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Public Services Librarian in Frederick, MD

Location: Frederick, MD
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Public Services Librarian

Job ID: req1701
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public's interest.  

 Position Overview:


The Scientific Library supports NCI Frederick and Frederick National Laboratory employees and is part of the Business Services Directorate.  The Library assists in all phases of the research process, providing: background research information needed prior to initiating a new project; current awareness services used to keep up with the latest developments in specific scientific topics; data for evaluation and comparison in monitoring other similar research projects conducted elsewhere; support for dissemination of research results, preparing for publication; resources for evaluating quality of research performed.   


  • Oversees public services, Library events, marketing, and outreach within the Scientific Library
  • Provides information management, reference, literature searching, and instructional services to scientists and support staff
  • Serves at the circulation/reference desk and coordinates the schedule for service points
  • Completes tasks requiring knowledge of bibliometrics, curriculum development, data management and research data lifecycle concepts
  • Assists with duties related to interlibrary loan, current awareness services, and integrated library system administration
  • Assignments are carried out independently, subject to periodic review


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience 
  • Expert literature searching experience, particularly using PubMed, Web of Science, and/or other key databases
  • Knowledge of publishing and other forms of information dissemination, organization of information, and computer applications
  • Ability to use information resources and take initiative in facilitating knowledge
  • Experience with Alma, Primo, EndNote, or other similar products


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Undergraduate degree in biology, health, or computer sciences
  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science 
  • Six (6) years of post-master's degree experience in a research library or information center
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, via telephone and online meeting tools, and in writing with researchers, other patrons, and coworkers, using tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)


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