DescriptionThe Forest Service has an exciting job opportunity available as Director for the National Forest Service Library in Fort Collins, Colorado. Subject areas include forestry, environmental sciences, hydrology, entomology, botany, range and grasslands, zoology, natural resources and myriad specialty areas such as archaeology, anthropology, mycology, forest products, geology, mining, roads, etc. A wide ranging knowledge of the sciences is essential.
The National Forest Service Library serves 30,000+ Forest Service employees across the United States and Puerto Rico. As a national resource, the Library is also used by academics, researchers, non-governmental organizations, and officials from various state, national, and international governmental agencies. Our collection of over 500,000 items includes a main library in Fort Collins, CO and two specialty libraries located in Madison, WI and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The National Forest Service Library also produces the FS INFO database (http://usfs.vtls.com/cgi-bin/usfs/chameleon ) and provides a monthly current awareness alerting service to Forest Service employees.
The director is responsible for overall program direction and management of the library in coordination with other senior library staff. This position provides leadership and creative vision for the future direction of the library program. You will lead a team of experienced professionals responsible for delivery of services, resources, and programming. Supervision of a varied team of librarians, technologists, and library services professionals includes a staff of about 25 with the branch libraries.
The director also provides direct services in the areas of reference, collection development, cataloging, training and outreach, and public relations. Experience in advocating for funding, supervising experienced employees, collection development, cataloging, answering reference questions in the area of natural resources, and handling the day to day operations of a library are required.
Specific application information and additional job details are available on USAJOBS.GOV announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/437646100/ .
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Published: Friday, May 6, 2016 00:52 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC