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Sandia National Laboratories Technical Library Manager in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a creative, bold and enterprising individual to lead and continue to develop its central library located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The library manager oversees and manages members of the workforce within the department; coordinates employee recruitment, selection, training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition; ensures that customer needs are satisfied by managing and coordinating specific work, overall program and project plans, budgets, schedules, and staffing requirements; balances the acquisition and development of staff resources, capabilities, and existing and future projects or programs; leads and manages the library organization, with responsibility for aligning the future direction of the library and library products and services to the Sandia mission; directs all aspects of library operations, including acquisitions, cataloging and metadata control, collection and e-resource management, interlibrary loan and document-delivery, reference and research services, lab repository for scientific and technical information, Scientific and Technical Information Program management and enabling technologies.On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Guide the work of the department

  • Connect the work and expertise of the library with potential beneficiaries, collaborators and customers

  • Promote excellence by managing and coordinating specific work, overall program and project plans, budgets, schedules and staffing requirements

  • Ensure that customer needs are satisfied through the creation of trust relationships

  • Apply library knowledge and experience to independently judge work quality, performance and alignment of results with customer expectations

  • Leads members of the library workforce, including hiring, professional development and assessment and performance management consistent with the mission of the library

  • Counsel and assist employees and management on government legislation, U.S. Department of Energy and Prime Contract requirements and Sandia National Laboratories' policies or procedures to ensure compliance

  • Engage in development to meet the needs of researchers and management through the deliberate use and deployment of technology as a research and reporting tool, with specific focus on digital products and electronic resources

  • Work with library customers, including researchers, principal investigators and organizations to identify information and research needs and provide solutions for such

  • Establish library processes, procedures and methodologies for the management of information and research assets

  • Manage the security and protection of information and research assets held in library collections

  • Fulfill record holder responsibilities associated with corporate scientific and technical information, including that of Scientific and Technical Information Program Manager and Corporate Releasing Official to the Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences or other relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Four or more years of directly related experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the job

  • Experience in managing library activities, technical products and/or services

  • Proven track record leading people, and guiding multidisciplinary teams

  • Experience in the financial management of projects and budgets

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association

  • Minimum of two years of demonstrated leadership experience.

  • Experience in a corporate, special or research library environment and a vision for library of the future products and services

  • Knowledge of Web-based technologies, including Web page development and maintenance and Web-based tools and utilities and a willingness and desire to champion the development and expansion of digital information technologies and solutions

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and a strong orientation to customer service

  • Dedication to Sandia values, workforce diversity, environment safety and health, and security and a broad understanding of Sandia's mission work

  • Experience in working with sensitive information and markings, including official use only, controlled unclassified information, classified documents and adhering to information security requirements, processes and procedures

About Our Team:

The Sandia National Laboratories Technical Library provides quality information products and services that support the research needs of the engineers, scientists, and staff of Sandia National Laboratories. Using the most current technology and employee expertise, the Technical Library acquires, organizes, manages, and delivers a variety of information resources and systems.

Our team is committed to nurturing environment compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

  • Extraordinary co-workers

  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 682958