Position announcement: Electronic Resources Librarian (Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC) Jane Murray 18 Nov 2009 16:59 UTC

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Electronic Resources Librarian - Career Opportunity

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
System in Washington, D.C., is seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian.
This position is available due to the retirement of a much-valued staff
member.  The 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 selectee will also serve as part
of the Research Library's reference team, providing research assistance to
Board staff.

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 Library has a staff of eleven.

The Position

The Electronic Resources Librarian position is one of two positions working
with Board staff to identify and acquire data and electronic resources to
meet time-sensitive research needs.  The librarian will inform and
contribute to 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 appointee also
will assist existing reference staff in providing financial and economic
research assistance to Board staff and may serve as a liaison to divisions
in the organization.

The Electronic Resources Librarian reports to the Chief Librarian; the
position is non-supervisory.

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 the level hired at.  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 found at the Board's careers website.

Here's the link to the Board's Online Application System:
The Federal Reserve Board is an equal opportunity employer.