Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.
Job Summary:Westat is seeking a librarian to provide assistance with a variety of research and technical services as a member of the Information Resources Center team.
Job Responsibilities:· Providing research assistance· Conducting literature searches in a variety of subject areas· Staffing the Information Desk· Supporting document delivery services· Assisting users with bibliographic management programs (e.g., Reference Manager, EndNote)· Updating the library's intranet pages· Developing training and promotional materials· Cataloging new acquisitions· Other special projects, as assigned
Job Requirements:· ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science· 5 years of relevant work experience, including at least 3 years of library experience· Knowledge of specialized research tools (e.g., ProQuest, PubMed)· Proficiency with bibliographic database and Internet search techniques· Proficiency with MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) The ideal candidate must possess strong customer service, organizational, and analytical skills, proficiency in written and oral communication, and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work both independently and as a team member.Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law.