ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 200 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 200 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 200.
We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.
This position is located in the Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) at the Smithsonian Institution (SI).
The Reference Librarian contributes to the overall goals of a major research library, and plays a dynamic role with the librarian profession. The Reference Librarian provides in-person and virtual comprehensive reference, research, and advisory services to scientists, veterinarians, animal keepers, biologists and staff located in geographically dispersed locations: the National Zoological Park, a hilly 163 acre campus in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC; the Conservation Biology Institute, 3,200 acres in the rolling hills of Front Royal, VA; additional departments located around the National Mall, DC; and field researchers stationed globally. Subjects include veterinary science, conservation biology, ecology, animal care, nutrition, pathology, agriculture, horticulture, and zoology. The Reference Librarian provides reference assistance to a diverse clientele, searches bibliographic databases, oversees inter-library loan, and circulation. Subjects include veterinary science, conservation biology, ecology, animal care, nutrition, pathology, agriculture, horticulture, and zoology.