Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Systems Librarian

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Administrative/Management
Job ID: 102061
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Systems Librarian. You will be responsible for administration and support of the Library systems; cataloging electronic resources and participating in special projects in support of Laboratory research.  This position is in the Technical Information Department.
Essential Duties
- Modify and maintain Library web pages.
- Maintain database records in support of electronic resources and linking; support software cataloging format policies for Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC), Dublin core and XML.
- Provide access to electronic resources using link resolver software to direct users to resources.
- Analyze and determine library-computing requirements; develop new means of delivering services; coordinate and implement new electronic services.
- Develop test parameters for new library software releases; implement updated software on production server, test and evaluate systems to ensure integrality and performance.
- Write Application Program Interface (API) scripts to support subscription renewals.
- Prepare statistical reports for Library Manager using Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripts, APIs, Perl and staff reported statistics.
- Conduct literature, scientific, engineering, legal, regulatory, patent, and other searches with multiple search parameters; analyze search results.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience creating Application Program Interface (API) scripts and with one or more scripting languages and coding HTML, JavaScript, Perl, Drupal, XML or Shell scripts.
- Extensive knowledge of Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) rules.
- Knowledge of integrated library systems, link resolvers and discovery tools.
- Experience troubleshooting systems, documenting progress, and communicating solutions, regarding electronic products and services.
- Extensive reference experience and knowledge of print and electronic reference sources in the physical sciences or health sciences; knowledge of scientific, technical, and patent databases and scientific resources.
- Ability to explore new technologies as needed and keep current with new developments in information systems technology.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, publishers, vendors, library staff, and representatives of IT departments.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience with SirsiDynix integrated library system and ExLibris products.
- Master’s Degree in Library and Information Services.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level:  Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.


Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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