Panama City, Panama: Supervisory Librarian, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Smithsonian Libraries & Archives

Job Opening Title:
Supervisory Librarian, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute | Smithsonian Libraries and Archives

Name of Employer:
Smithsonian Institution

Job Site Location :
Panama City, Republic of Panama

Application Deadline:
March 1, 2023

Minimum Degree Requirement:

Years of experience required:

Salary Range:
$84,546 – $109,908 per year

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
Are you passionate about the future of library research support for scientific discovery at the world’s largest museum library system? Do you have experience as a supervisory librarian in a natural history, tropical sciences, or an academic research library? Are you bilingual (Spanish/English)?

The Earl Silas Tupper Library in Tropical Biology, located on Ancón Hill, Panama City, Republic of Panamá, supports the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). The Library is one of twenty-one Library Research Centers of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, supporting the research, publications, exhibits and public programming of STRI, as well as those of other museums and research institutions in Panamá and across Central America.

The successful candidate would support the foundational work of the library while understanding new methods of scientific discovery and implementing services in support of this dynamic research environment. The bilingual staff at STRI also select and provide training on thousands of online journals and database resources. The Supervisory Librarian (GS 13) would join colleagues across the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives and the Smithsonian in cooperative processes and projects to support the mission of the Smithsonian to increase and diffuse knowledge. The successful candidate will also participate in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), headquartered at SLA.

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