Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Job Posting Chemical Reference Librarian

Wow: Chemical Reference

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Librarian IV - Chemical Reference Librarian
Requisition #: 4836 # Positions: 1
Location: US-DC- Experience (Years): ..
Posted Date: 8/13/2010 Category: Library Services and Research - Reference
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As a federal government contractor, ASRC Federal and its subsidiary companies participate in the electronic eligibility verification system (E-verify). This system is used to validate that all of our employees are legally eligible to work in the United States.

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Job Description:

ASRC Management Services (ASRCMS), a Subsidiary of ASRC Federal is currently seeking a Librarian IV - Chemical Reference Librarian in Washington, DC.


  • Providing professional-level library services that include, but are not limited to, reference support, collection development, collection maintenance, and user access support for both client staff and members of the public.
  • The librarian will also coordinate and facilitate the use of additional library services for Headquarters staff that may be provided by the Lead Service Center or through other network libraries.
  • Tracking usage statistics; preparing weekly and monthly reports as determined by supervisory staff and the client; participating in Library Network collaborative activities, including monthly conference calls, providing input for information product evaluations, providing professional input on network procedures and practices, etc.


  • Minimum education level: MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Minimum two years experience providing professional librarian services in the field of chemistry or allied fields such as toxicology, medical science, etc.
  • Strong background working with chemical and toxicological reference materials and electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communications abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, and office applications.
  • Proficiency with WWW searching and research.
  • Experience in preparing analytic reports and statistics, use of applications such as Excel, and development of logical expressions and database queries.

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