Are you an experienced librarian interested in research, marketing,
training, and collections? Want to work for a great nonprofit organization
with a mission to explore, explain, and engage the world?  National
Geographic Library has a job opening for a Senior Librarian.  We are
looking for a team player to collaborate with clients across the
organization in editorial, business, and missions/outreach areas on
research, training, and more. National Geographic headquarters is located
in downtown Washington, DC near Farragut Square and Dupont Circle.

This is a full-time exempt position.  Please submit your resume and cover
letter via the National Geographic jobs website:  -- Job ID number is 5187.

*About the National Geographic Society*
The National Geographic Society is one of the largest non-profit scientific
and educational institutions in the world. Founded in 1888, its interests
include geography, wildlife, history, archaeology, natural science,
conservation, and exploration. Read more about National Geographic at

*About the National Geographic Library*
The NG Library maintains book, periodical, map, and electronic resource
collections; provides Society staff and partners with reference and
research services; produces competitive editorial and business information
reports; manages the Society's archives and records; produces comprehensive
indexing to Society-published content, and more. .

*Summary of Position*
The Senior Librarian provides leadership throughout NG Library to develop
and manage specific functions related to library operations. Provides
expert research and reference services and contributes to collection
development. Also participates actively in Library teams, including
website, collections development (electronic, print).  Coordinates library
training program, including use of technology for virtual offerings.
Oversees marketing and outreach of library products and services, following
industry best practices. Participates in cross-divisional teams as a
representative of NG Library and provides expertise in knowledge and
information management and facilitates the sharing of information across
divisions. This might include producing or managing original products
(e.g., EarthCurrent, Research Guides), or leveraging other content rich

1. *Reference, Research, and Competitive Intelligence*: Provides expert
reference services and consultations. Serves on the reference desk at least
one day per week and as needed. Serves as subject area expert (e.g. travel
and missions) and adviser to NGS staff and Library colleagues. Writes,
edits, and posts brief summaries of business and market intelligence as
required by Society business needs.

2. *Research Training:*  Provides research training for Society editorial
and business staff. Teaches advanced classes including Research Essentials
and Finding Experts. Consults with groups on their divisional information
needs and provides custom training to increase efficiencies and quality of
research results. Develops, delivers, and manages curricula educating
clients in information literary, internet usage, and locating and
interpreting information sources. Creates virtual training experiences on
library database and website use. Trains other staff in use of training
applications software.

3.* Collections and Database Management*: Serves as expert in identifying
the best information resources, examining features of resources available
from multiple vendors, and providing access to those resources for the
organization by negotiating cost-effective contracts with vendors. Works in
standard ILS systems such as Polaris or Voyager manage assigned electronic
and print collections, which might include electronic documents, books,
subject research guides, or subject specific areas (e.g. business or
science). Manages specific databases and electronic content, including
research guides in HTML and the CampusGuides software.

4. *Marketing and Outreach / Interns*: Leads library marketing and
outreach. Markets information services and products, both formally and
informally, through Web and physical communication, including print
calendars, presentations, publications and conversations. Provides feedback
on user interfaces to facilitate resource use, and helps to develop
usability studies and focus groups to align information products with staff
needs. Selects and manages Library interns.

5. Other duties as assigned.

*Supervision Exercised*

*Minimum Education & Experience*
MLS from an ALA accredited Library School and at least three years library
or comparable professional experience that provides an understanding of
information retrieval, database design, and structure models as well as
end-user needs. Excellent oral and written communication skills and project
management skills required. Focus on customer service to staff and ability
to bring new ideas/programs to the division required.
Instructional/teaching experience.

*Knowledge & Skill Requirements*
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in research and reference, and
searching structured / unstructured databases. Experience in creating and
offering training classes, research guides, and online learning materials.
Project management experience. Experience in HTML and website management.
Ability to lead people and to contribute to teams. Ability to write
policies, procedures, strategic documents clearly and concisely. Strong
negotiations skills.

 Experience creating online tutorials and library marketing/outreach
strongly preferred. Collection development, indexing, cataloging, or
archival experience desirable.

 This position seeks alliances with other functions within the organization
to optimize complementary knowledge and skills. Pursues positions or
projects outside NG Library to gain a better understanding of how other
functions apply information in their work and uses this information to
create services and programs for users.

*Equal Opportunity Employer*

Maggie Turqman
Manager, Research, Collections, & Training
National Geographic Library
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