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Job opporutnity: Principal Research Librarian, Redondo Beach, CA

  • 1.  Job opporutnity: Principal Research Librarian, Redondo Beach, CA

    Posted 07-16-2019 15:25

    Principal Research Librarian, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, CA

    Requisition ID: 19018275

    Location: United States-California-Redondo Beach

    US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

    Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available

    Clearance Type: None

    Shift: 1st Shift

    Travel: No travel stipend

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    At Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

    Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a full-time solo Research Librarian to support the information and research requirements of the engineering community. This position can be based out of Redondo Beach CA, San Diego CA, or Melbourne FL.

    Job Requirements include:

    • Managing all aspects of the virtual Engineering Technical Library
    • Providing online searches and supporting the evolving research needs for the acquisition, discovery, use, and management of data resources and tools
    • Performing research for the engineering community as well as effectively guiding engineers to utilize the online resources for their work flows, supporting innovative ideas for potential business, and intellectual property pursuits
    • Experience with developing and implementing initiatives to promote and increase awareness of library services and programs.
    • Establishing and growing internal relationships at all levels; maintaining strong ties with management and business management
    • Managing external content supplier negotiations and renewals for resources and services
    • Collaborating with internal departments and other library and information resources within the Northrop Grumman enterprise
    • Acquiring standards and print books for approved departmental purchases
    • Handling journal requests via deposit accounts and utilizing document delivery services
    • Developing and implementing departmental procedures and tools
    • Handling technical access issues, coordinating vendor training webinars, marketing library resources and services
    • Managing copyright compliance questions and issues  

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge and experience with aerospace, science, and engineering resources and how to search them
    • Experience with searching the DTIC R&E Gateway and registered NASA Technical Reports Server
    • Demonstrated experience in strategic budget planning and affordable execution for providing required and relevant information sources
    • Excellent communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently in adherence to departmental and company guidelines with minimal guidance
    • Adept at working in a diverse organizational team environment along with creating positive relationships in cross-sector collaborations
    • Knowledge of information management technologies such as collaboration and search tools
    • Effectively identifying and interpreting metrics to evaluate usage of digital resources
    • Attention to detail and ensuring quality in services and communication

    Determines types of technical literature searches and sources of information to satisfy the scientific information needs of researchers and staff within the company. Conducts searches of technical literature, analyzes and evaluates data, extracts pertinent information, prepares information abstracts and bibliographies of material searched. Maintains extensive knowledge of literature resources and continuous contacts with local, national, and international information centers and agencies. Maintains and improves information retrieval capabilities. Assists in the selection of literature for inclusion in the library's collection and may translate foreign technical literature. Keeps abreast of developments in areas of interest to the company and periodically consults with researchers and other information users to ensure maximum usefulness and service.


    Basic Qualifications:

        Master's Degree in Library or Information Science with 6+ years experience from an ALA accredited school.

        6+ years of experience with increasing responsibilities working in special or government libraries with a focus on the aerospace industry.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated commitment to customer-centered library services.
    • SharePoint 2013 and website experience.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
    • Strong formal and informal presentation skills.
    • Knowledge in providing an on-going review of process improvement.
    • Comfortable with a high level of flexibility and adaptable to change in a fast-paced environment.
    • Current DOD clearance preferred or ability to obtain one.

    Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

    Gayle Berry
    Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems