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Technical Librarian II
Raytheon Company | Woburn, Massachusetts
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Job Description

Raytheon is searching for a Technical Librarian II or Sr. Technical Librarian for the Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Research Library.

Raytheon has multiple business units, this position supports IDS. The IDS Research Library enables the technical and business competitiveness of Raytheon by supplying relevant, authoritative, and cost effective information resources and services to employees.

As a member of the IDS library team, this position manages the Woburn site library as a solo-librarian. Five New England site libraries form the IDS Research Library. Although the Woburn site library is run by a single person, that person will work very closely with the IDS library team, currently consisting of six other librarians. They will also have regular interactions with other Raytheon business unit libraries and librarians.

This position will be based in the Missile Defense Center in Woburn, MA.

This position can be a G07 or a G08 based on the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibilities required for the position.
Responsibilities include:
  • Providing reference and research services to support the engineering, communications, and business development community.
  • Performing literature searches in technical, scientific, and business disciplines using various subscription databases, social media, and online search engines.
  • Running in-depth weekly alert services on specific subjects for individual teams.
  • Building up the reputation of the library with Woburn employees and increasing the use of the research services of the library.
  • Maintaining the physical collection, circulating materials, managing requests/holds, facilitating inter-library loan and document delivery.
  • Providing training to employees regarding the resources and services offered by the library.
  • Recording accurate library usage metrics.
  • Managing a high-school library intern one day per week.
The librarian will also be responsible for contributing to any of these team projects:
  • Managing the discovery service that promotes access and effective searching of the electronic resources licensed by the Raytheon IDS Research Library.
  • Managing the electronic resources, including troubleshooting access and authentication issues.
  • Providing administrative support for the integrated library system (ILS) that is shared among the enterprise-wide network of Raytheon libraries across business units.
  • Managing the collection development activities across the overall IDS Research Library, including the building, weeding, and analysis of physical and digital collections.
  • Cataloging new material by downloading OCLC records and when necessary, original cataloging. Older OCLC records and original records are coded to Resource Description and Access (RDA) standards.
  • Marketing of the IDS Research Library to employees.

  • Experience of working as a librarian for at least 2 years.
  • Experience working on a reference desk or providing research services.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under deadlines in a multi-tasking environment.
  • Ability and willingness to travel between New England offices to help run library sites as needed.
  • Ability to climb, lift and carry objects up to 20 lbs.
Desired skills:
  • Experience providing reference/research services in STEM subject areas.
  • Experience working in a corporate or special library setting.
  • Experience with technical report literature and military/industry standards/specifications.
  • Experience in administering discovery systems, electronic resources and integrated library systems.
  • Experience in cataloging MARC 21 records in RDA. Interest in cataloging developments such as BIBFRAME.
  • Experience with various IT tools and standards including: Excel, SharePoint, XML, SQL

Required education (including Major):
  • Master's degree in Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science, or a related field.

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 150149

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


About Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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