Systems Librarian Position

Thu Mar 21 13:24:41 EST 1996

Systems Librarian Position

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory invites applications for the 
position of Systems Librarian for its R. E. Gibson Library and Information 
Center. The Applied Physics Laboratory is a research and development division 
of The Johns Hopkins University dedicated to solving urgent problems of 
national and global interest. While focused primarily on U.S. Navy and defense 
tasks, the Laboratory also conducts major programs for civil federal agencies, 
primarily in space science for NASA, and continues to make contributions in 
civilian sectors, where national needs are in concert with our capabilities.  
The Library provides its community of scientists and engineers with an array of 
sophisticated electronic resources and services.   A more detailed description 
of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory can be found at

The Systems Librarian will be responsible for enhancing and extending the 
capabilities of the Library's automated systems, installation and maintenance 
of server and workstation hardware and software, the provision of technical 
guidance and advice to library staff, and teaming with Library staff to 
develop, maintain and implement a dynamic technology plan for the delivery of 
library services.


A Master of Library Science or Master of Computer Science degree with extensive 
knowledge of library automation.  The candidate's experience must demonstrate 
an emphasize on UNIX based systems, Netware and the Internet.  The candidate 
must show evidence of strong organizational skills, an ability to work 
effectively in a rapidly changing environment, and a commitment to responsive 
and innovative library service.

Due to the rapidly changing nature of library systems, preference will be given 
to the candidates who have had professional-level library systems experience 
within the past year.  Familiarity with emerging technologies associated with 
Web-based systems (e.g., Java, VRML) are highly desirable.

Please submit a resume to Anne Long, The Johns Hopkins University, Applied 
Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD  20723, fax: 410-792-6047, 
email: Anne.Long at

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