Research, Outreach, and Engagement Librarian (Library Professional 2/3)

at Los Alamos National Laboratory (view profile)
Published March 13, 2023
Location Los Alamos, New Mexico
Category Public or Governmental  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association and five years of experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $72,800
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $142,500
Hourly or Salary? Salary


What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Library Professional 2/3 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 (RL) seeks an experienced, collaborative, forward-thinking Research, Outreach, and Engagement (ROE) Librarian (Library Professional 2/3) to join our team.

The Research, Outreach, and Engagement Librarian will be an innovative librarian who will be instrumental in leading and developing our specialized research services, outreach and engagement with LANL researchers and staff, and build partnerships across the LANL, NNSA, and DOE complex.

This position will be within Research Services & Resource Discovery (RSRD). RSRD consists of eleven professional librarians, with areas including research support, digitization, collections management, acquisitions, licensing, data management, and research impact/bibliometrics. Librarians serve as specialists and liaisons to the core LANL research subject areas of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Nuclear, Earth, and Life Sciences.

Like LANL Research Library as a whole, the overall mission of RSRD is to amplify the Laboratory's mission-driven research by enabling LANL researchers to learn powerful skills and access expertise and scholarly information, developing new methods for managing data and information, and connecting researchers with colleagues and the broader scientific ecosystem.

RSRD specifically fulfills this mission by (1) enabling access, discovery, dissemination, and use of licensed research resources, both current and historical (2) fostering connections and life-long learning, and (3) providing an inclusive and equitable environment that encourages intellectual curiosity and collaboration, and respects diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people.

The Research, Outreach, and Engagement Librarian will join a diverse and experienced group of nearly 30 technical specialists, library professionals, software developers, project managers, system administrators, and computer scientists. The Research Library leads in its contributions to open standards in the digital library and scholarly communications communities, and we are likewise engaged participants in the research library and special science library communities of practice. The successful candidate is a versatile individual who works collaboratively, embraces learning, and has a strong user focus in an Agile way. Lifelong learning is a core value and professional development activities are well supported.

Library Professional 2 ($72,800 - $115,500)

  • Provide leadership as appropriate, whether as a Product Owner for Library user services, committee/team chair, student worker or peer mentor, and/or staff supervisor.
  • Work with the Library's subject liaisons and acquisitions & licensing librarians to ensure that library collections meet customer needs.
  • Participate in the Research Library's portfolio management process, collaborating with other team leads and RL Leadership to make decisions regarding our projects and service investments.
  • Actively build relationships and collaborations with LANL groups, divisions, as well as agencies, such as NNSA and DOE, and Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDCs).
  • Conduct and guide development of workshops, online instruction tools, video tutorials and other resources. and outreach activities.

Library Professional 3 ($87,200 - $142,500)

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level you will:

  • Provide programmatic leadership and vision for adapting and expanding upon research services offered by the Research Library, such as competitive intelligence reports, research impact/bibliometric services, and data management consultations.
  • Actively participate in professional activities at a local, regional, national, and international level.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Ability to participate in, and/or lead, working groups, teams, and/or committees.

Research Services Delivery
Ability to adapt and expand research services to meet the diverse needs of a multidisciplinary research institution, including the needs of technical staff, engineers, theoretical and applied scientists, craft workers, as well as professional and executive staff. Experience conducting and assessing complex research assistance, including in-depth literature and resource searching and knowledge of key science resources.

Project Management
Ability to manage projects, engage stakeholders, communicate progress, delegate responsibilities, and adjust plans as appropriate. Willingness to adapt Agile methodologies.

Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Ability to build and maintain collaborative and productive relationships.

Communications and Marketing
Experience in the development of online instruction tools, video tutorials, and outreach activities. Strong presentation skills.

Scholarly Communication
Knowledge of scholarly communications services, such as research impact, open source and hosted data repositories, authors' rights and copyright management, data management, or publishing support.

User Experience and Assessment of User Services
Knowledge of assessment methods and tools to conduct quality assurance on library services, resources, and interfaces.

Additional Job Requirements for Library Professional 3

Leadership & Management
Experience leading, managing, supervising and coaching a team. Experience with hiring, onboarding, training, setting goals and objectives, evaluating performance, and coaching employees. Ability to lead organizational change.

Research Services Delivery
Experience adapting and transforming research services. Experience investigating new and emerging technological solutions. Experience supporting scholarly communications activities.

Project Management
Experience effectively managing projects, engaging stakeholders, communicating progress, delegating responsibilities, and adjusting plans as appropriate. Proven experience prioritizing, meeting deadlines, and seeing projects through to completion.

Demonstrated record of success in developing and maintaining strong working relationships with colleagues, stakeholder partners, and customers.

Communications and Marketing
Experience providing and developing instruction/workshop programs.

Scholarly Communication
Experience providing a variety of scholarly communications services.

User Experience and Assessment of User Services
Experience using assessment methods and tools to conduct quality assurance on library services, resources, and interfaces.

Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association and five years of experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.

Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association and eight years of experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Librarianship
Educational background or experience in a STEM-related discipline, in one of the major areas of research in the scope of the Laboratory. Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities surrounding open science, scholarly publishing, and communications in STEM fields.

Note to Applicants:

Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.

Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid childbirth and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q(Position will be cleared to this level). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.