Manager, Library & Information Resources, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy MA

National Fire Protection Association is an international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896.   Our mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standardsresearch,training, and education.

We are the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

            Do you want to make a difference?  We have an ideal opportunity for theManager of Library and Information Resources to provide vision and direction for the center, blending traditional library and research practices with innovation.  Researches fire-related topics for internal and external access; expands collections and usage; oversees the corporate records management program and the archives of the history of the National Fire Protection Association.



1.            Provide oversight and guidance for core service areas: collections; archives, taxonomy; literature research; records management.

2.            Supervise guide and train staff to ensure knowledgeable, responsive, user-oriented service.

3.            Using both primary and secondary resources, respond to literature research requests from NFPA staff and the community.

4.            Analyze the information needs of the Association to anticipate appropriate solutions and ensure information needs are met.

5.            Develop and manage information resources and services to provide responsive, user-centered collections and services.

6.            Manage budgets and resources to optimize resource allocation and maximize utilization.

7.            Review and evaluate information resources and services for relevance, use and cost-effectiveness.

8.            Formulate policies, procedures and guidelines relating to the delivery and access to information resources and services.

9.            Advise on best practices in information use.

10.        Coordinate archiving and digitization projects to monitor and preserve institutional memory.

11.         Explore and implement new technologies for core services.

12.        Contribute to the formulation of institutional policies, procedures and guidelines in areas of publishing, licensing and copyright.



1.            Graduate degree in Library Science or related field from a graduate school with American Library Association accreditation.

2.            A minimum of five years experience as a special librarian, with a minimum of two years in a management role, preferable in a technical, engineering or publishing house library.

3.            An expert literature researcher and specialist in electronic resources and scholarly communication.

4.            Proven ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate projects.

5.            Thorough knowledge of archival and records management principles.

6.            Substantial knowledge of micrographics, digital reformatting, preservation and conservation, application and use of imaging systems, and reasons for reformatting records to images.

7.            Working knowledge of industry standards such as LCSH, MARC21, Dublin Core.

8.             Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and take initiative.

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