The National Library of Medicine has posted an announcement on USAJOBS (https://www.usajobs.gov/) for an archivist to coordinate the historic audio visuals program of the Images & Archives Section in the History of Medicine Division of NLM. Images and Archives Section desires a public-service oriented leader who is a seasoned professional archivist or librarian experienced in film and video collections. Ideal candidates should also be proactive problem solvers who work well as part of a team and thrive in dynamic, changing environments. The historic audio visuals archivist is responsible for acquiring, cataloging, arranging, describing, reproducing, preserving, and providing reference, access, and outreach services for a collection of approximately 10,000 film and video titles. The successful candidate for this position will have extensive knowledge of archives and audiovisual materials.
All US citizens may apply on USAJobs using this link: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/410020300
Federal government employees and former Federal government employees who are Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) may apply on USAJobs using this link: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/409193500
The announcement opened today, July 16th, and will close on Monday, July 20th. The short time period reflects NLM’s effort to expedite the hiring of talented individuals and is not an indicator of a pre-selected candidate.
NLM’s History of Medicine Division collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences one of the world's richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease. Learn more about the History of Medicine Division at http The historic audio visuals collection includes more than 10,000 films and video recordings from the early twentieth century through the present day. More than 900 titles date from before 1950. While most of the films are in English, there are important titles in German, Russian, French, and Spanish. The collection includes instructional, public health, commercial, military, documentary, and research films and is strong in the following subjects:
In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.