Digital Projects Librarian

  • National Agricultural Library
  • Beltsville, Maryland
  • Jul 23, 2020
Full time Product Development Information Systems Web Design Technology Research

Job Description

Dear Colleagues,


The National Agricultural Library has a vacancy for a Digital Projects Librarian in the Digital Library Branch of the Information Products Division in Beltsville, Maryland.  The GS 9-11 position is permanent.  The incumbent applies an understanding of digital standards, library policies, collection development and general library rules and procedures, and an understanding of library users in a rapidly changing digital environment. 


The job opportunity closes on Monday, August 3, 2020

Open to the public and career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, and RPL) – apply here --


Current Federal employees (competitive service), career transition, individuals with disabilities, land & base management, military spouses, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps Vista, Veterans, and Special authorities – apply here --


We are seeking candidates with experience in the development of electronic or web based information products and collections for a library; collaborating with outside organizations to further digital development initiatives; and supporting users and colleagues in the effective use of digital content or technologies.


Major Duties

  • Participates in the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of core digital initiatives.
  • Assists in the design, creation, and maintenance of websites and other digital applications.
  • Creates and/or adds appropriate metadata, classification, and search capabilities to facilitate easy access to and ongoing maintenance of available content.
  • Collaborates with staff from across NAL to plan and organize projects with the goal of revising and organizing web content to ensure clear messaging and easy use by all populations.
  • Identifies trends in the agricultural community and analyzes web-based statistics to translate consumer needs for content to further enhance existing capabilities.
  • Evaluates and makes suggestions for improvement of processes, policies, procedures, systems, and communications/marketing and outreach programs.


Occasional travel may be expected for this position.


Please direct all questions to:

Sindy Leon

Telephone: 703-259-9356



All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  Please share this announcement with other potential candidates.


Please excuse any cross-postings.



Susan McCarthy, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Knowledge Services

National Agricultural Library





Usability-Information Architecture, Systems Analysis - IT, Web-UI-UX Design, Digital Content Development



$59,534 to $93,638 per year