Librarian (Data and Subscriptions Licensing)

Washington, D.C.
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Salary: $81,300 - $148,900
Created: October 12, 2021


Please consider applying for this amazing position. The Board is such a supportive culture and economists truly respect the value librarians provide. If you are an experienced business reference librarian, we can introduce you to the licensing part of our job. If you are an experienced electronic resources librarian familiar with business resources, then we can introduce you to the Board’s acquisitions process. We are looking forward to seeing your resume.

Thank you,

Chris Black

Washington, D.C. - Federal Reserve Board

Job Title: Librarian (Data and Subscriptions Licensing)
Job Number: 22493

Position Description: This librarian position (part of the Board’s “Knowledge Analyst” job family) will join an experienced, customer-focused team of five librarians on the Board Research Library’s Data and Subscriptions Team who acquire data and subscription services that fuel the economic research at the Federal Reserve Board, the nation’s central bank. This librarian position blends business reference skills needed to learn about economists’ data needs and acquisition skills to coordinate negotiations for new licenses and renewals of existing licenses. The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research and policy work of more than 300 economists and hundreds of analysts. This position is particularly rewarding because the data and subscriptions we acquire are used immediately to brief Chair Powell, the Board of Governors, and Federal Reserve Bank presidents who chart the course of U.S. monetary policy.


·       Evaluate the research needs of economists and financial analysts to connect them to licensed economic and business data and research

·       Interview researchers to gather specifications used as the basis to negotiate new data and subscription services licenses

·       Coordinate the acquisition process with fellow professionals as the license moves through legal negotiation, procurement, billing, and data onboarding steps

·       Answer questions from data managers and researchers about licensed finance and economics data and subscriptions and connect them to data vendor subject matter experts

·       Verify data citations in externally released publications to ensure data used complies with our license agreements

Required Qualifications:

·       Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience

·       Minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience as a reference librarian or acquisitions librarian

·       Knowledge of the process of contracting for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books.

·       Ability to coordinate multiple project workflows simultaneously

·       Strong verbal and written communication skills to build relationships with internal customers and external vendors

·       Impeccable attention to detail needed to document the acquisitions process

Desired Qualifications:

·       Experience negotiating licenses for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books

·       Subject matter knowledge of business data resources (such as economics, finance, banking, or accounting subscription services) is preferred

·       Customer-facing or reference librarian experience assisting users with discovery and use of business or economics resources

·       Basic knowledge of the federal government contracting process is helpful but not required

Location: This role requires relocation to the Washington, D.C. area after the Board ends its pandemic response. During normal business operations, and subject to management approval, alternative work arrangements such as part-time telework may be possible.

Salary: Grade No: FR24/25

Salary offered is commensurate with experience within the following grades:

FR-24    $81,300-$124,800

FR-25    $93,800-$148,900





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Chris Black (she/her/hers)
Group Manager, Research Library Data Team, Eccles B-C-241, Mailstop 102
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
20th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20551
Office: 202-452-3701


Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 16:53 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 16:53 UTC