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Collection Management Librarian

This position will be filled at either the Library Professional I or Library Professional II level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

The LANL Research Library seeks a forward-looking information professional to proactively develop and manage library collections. The Library delivers essential knowledge services in support of the Laboratory’s mission to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence. We do this by hiring highly talented personnel who deliver outstanding service.

You will also work on the Library’s Reference & Research Support team, providing services to Laboratory scientists and engineers, as well as collaborating across project teams. We seek a versatile individual eager to help shape the future of the LANL Research Library.

Core Responsibilities

  • Collection management and development

  • Scholarly communications services

  • The initial core responsibility of this position is collection management and development. As the incumbent matures into his/her position, those responsibilities will expand to include outreach, reference and research support.

Library Professional I ($53,300 - $84,700)

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Develop the collection by helping to select content that aligns with the current needs and mission of the Laboratory

  • Apply their knowledge to acquire and make accessible the journals, databases, books and other scholarly information resources needed by the research community

  • Plan and monitor collection budgets, as well as perform collection analysis, e.g. cost/use

  • Stay abreast of trends and changes in scholarly communications

  • Promote and incorporate digital scholarship tools, such as ORCID or DMPTool, researcher profile systems

  • Provide reference support and instruction at multiple service points (in-person, phone, email)

  • Engage in outreach to the Laboratory community, both learning about their work and educating them about Research Library products and services

Library Professional II ($65,200 - $103,500)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Library Professional II will be required to:

  • Work collaboratively with appropriate stakeholders to develop, implement and manage the full electronic resources lifecycle, from trials and renewals to negotiation, licensing and access

  • Ensure effective stewardship of the collection budget, including monitoring acquisition budgets and fund assignments, ongoing assessment of budget allocations, and managing the process for end-of-fiscal-year purchasing

  • Track regulatory (legislative/government) changes and evaluate impact on access

  • Apply knowledge of current issues and trends in electronic licensing, access provision, copyright, and traditional collections

  • Have knowledge of and apply publisher policies on archiving

  • Work collaboratively to develop and implement next-generation reference and library outreach services




For the full job posting, requirements and how to apply, click here.  

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