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Digital Librarian - LAC Group

Location: USA - MD - Greenbelt

LAC Group seeks a Digital Librarian to support the NASA Heliophysics Digital Resource Library (HDRL) which maintains and serves observational, research-based, and model data; documentation; software; models; and other digital resources. The ideal candidate will help manage, maintain, and upgrade this infrastructure with the goal of providing easier access to digital resources. Candidates should be forward-thinking with an interest in both fleshing out and maintaining resources and pushing the limits of what is possible in accelerating Heliophysics research across the community. This is a full-time, benefited contract position.

  • Augment and maintain a standards-based registry of HDRL resources. Assure that all HDRL resources have appropriate DOIs and other PIDs. Work to make these useful to the community and to HQ.
  • Assist in making all digital resources widely known and easily discoverable and accessible; this involves a variety of skills, including interactive web page design and publicizing regular notices of HDRL capabilities and services.
  • Coordinate work on databases and semantic technologies and/or related technologies for greatly accelerating and improving discovery and use of digital resources.
  • Oversee streamlining and automating (as possible) the system for registering and using digital resource metadata.
  • Assist in curating digital resources, recommending technological refreshes as needed.

  • Master’s degree in digital library science, or equivalent experience in a library setting
  • Experience providing digital resources to a diverse audience
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to pass a background check

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer who values diversity in the workplace.