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Job announcement: Electronic Resources Librarian (Washington, DC) Jane Murray 07 Apr 2009 12:05 UTC

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Electronic Resources Librarian - Career Opportunity

The Research Library at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in
Washington, D.C., is seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian.  This new
position is designed to meet the Board's need for support in assessing,
negotiating for, and acquiring data and electronic resources to meet
time-sensitive research needs.
The Mission

As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve's mission is
to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary
and financial system. As a Federal Reserve staff member, you will play a
critical role in accomplishing this mission.

The Environment

The Research Library offers a full array of desktop and customized library
services to the 2,000 staff members at the Board. Over 200 of the Board's
staff are PhD economists, and many more support the research process.  This
is a concentration of economic expertise exceeding that of most other
institutions.  Over 82% of the staff in the three primary research
divisions are library customers.  Research at the Board is data intensive
and Internet dependent.  The research staff appreciate their library and
are eagerly looking forward to the hiring of an electronic resources
librarian.  The Research Library has a staff of eleven.

The Position

The Electronic Resources Librarian will work with Board staff to identify
and acquire needed data and electronic resources to meet time-sensitive
research needs.  The librarian will manage the assessment and acquisitions
process by conducting evaluations, participating in negotiations, reviewing
site licenses and agreements, serving as a liaison to offices involved in
the acquisitions process, and by guiding the acquisitions process to the
point of activation.  The Electronic Resources Librarian will work to raise
awareness of the resources acquired, arrange for vendor training and
oversee renewal audit activities. Many of the contracts for data and
resources involve multiple divisions at the Board; some are consortial
agreements including Federal Reserve Bank Libraries.  The Electronic
Resources Librarian reports to the Chief Librarian; the position is

The successful applicant will have an MLS degree and experience in
acquiring and managing data and electronic resources, in negotiating, and
in reviewing agreements.  Applicants need 2 or 3 years of experience in
managing electronic resources, depending on which level hired.  Strong
analytical and problem-solving skills are essential.  Excellent
interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, sound judgment, and
initiative are required. Specific knowledge of resources in the fields of
business, banking, finance, and economics is desirable.

The position is being advertised at both the FR-24 ($61,450-$92,180) and
FR-25 ($70,860-$109,830) levels.

Additionally, the Board offers an attractive benefits package.  The vacancy
announcement and information on working at the Board can be founds at the
Board careers website.

Here is the link to the vacancy announcement:

The Federal Reserve Board is an equal opportunity employer.

Jane Murray
Assistant Chief Librarian, Technical Services
Research Library
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
20th and C Sts.
Washington, DC 20551

202-452-3336 (voice)
202-530-6222 (fax)