Librarian

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Nov 11, 2021
Closes
Dec 14, 2021
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
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 an experienced librarian for a part-time position with its Information Resources Center team. In this role you will work 15-20 hours per week. This position is based onsite at our office in Rockville, Maryland. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Conducting literature searches for published and grey literature in a variety of subject areas and documenting search methodology
•    Responding to complex reference questions 
•    Researching copyright status and handling permissions requests
•    Maintaining a database of staff publications
•    Using bibliographic software programs (e.g., EndNote) to manage search results
•    Staffing the Information Desk
•    Communicating effectively with requestors 
•    Collaborating with other librarians on research activities  
•    Other special projects, as assigned

Basic Qualifications:
•    ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science.
•    5 years of library experience, including at least 3 years of demonstrated bibliographic database searching. 
•    Knowledge of specialized research tools (e.g., ProQuest, PubMed)
•    Proficiency with MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel)

The ideal candidate must possess strong research, 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. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to contribute in a team-based environment

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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