MLIS student or recent grad opportunity

Los Álamos, NM
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Created: March 20, 2014


Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns. Its Research Library (SRO-RL) is a leading DOE digital library, providing state-of-the-art information technology tools to our research community and developing innovative web technologies to further information availability, accessibility, and digital preservation.

The LANL Research Library has current positions open for a Graduate Research Assistant. We offer a creative setting in which information technologies and services are applied to scientific productivity. We aggressively pursue new ideas, services, products, and approaches to satisfy research needs. The successful candidate will actively partner with Laboratory researchers in support of our mission to facilitate access to and enhance the usability of information. We are seeking a dynamic self-starter who is prepared to contribute in a rapidly changing, complex environment. This position requires a creative person who is comfortable with taking risks, embraces change, works collaboratively as a team player, and has a strong customer service focus.

Desired skills & experience
  •  Knowledge of/experience in metadata standards, controlled vocabularies and cataloguing rules.
  •  Commitment to user-centered library service
  •  Ability to use standard reference tools, including web-based and online resources to fulfill customer reference requests
  •  Experience with information technologies including web design, web authoring tools, and emerging technologies
  •  Experience or training in developing online resources such as tutorials, point of need assistance, surveys, and guides
  •  Experience working in a scientific research library or information center
  •  Formal training in a scientific field (e.g. computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biosciences, environmental sciences, etc.)
  •  Education: Master's level degree (completed or in process) in information science, library science, or equivalent degree and experience.
How to apply

Please submit your resume, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter addressing why you would like to work at LANL Research Library, what kinds of projects excite you the most, and how working at LANL Research Library will help shape your career path to


Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 15:34 UTC

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