Library Director – United States Naval Academy, Nimitz Library – Annapolis, MD

LOCATION: United States Naval Academy, Nimitz Library
DATE CLOSES: Application review will begin on 7 April 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
ABOUT THE
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY:
The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions.  Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose–to develop the next generation of leaders for naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.

Every year more than one million people tour “the Yard” to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Library Director and Associate Dean for Information Services, an administrative faculty position reporting to the Academic Dean and Provost, is directly responsible for the administration of all Library operations. Nimitz Library is staffed by an all-civilian, user-oriented team of 30.  The Library’s collections are aligned with the broader Academy curriculum and reflect the need to support the full spectrum of faculty teaching and research activities.  As an affiliate of the National Archives, the Special Collections and Archives Department features extensive collections in a variety of subject areas ranging in date from the 15th to the 20th centuries.  For additional information about the U.S. Naval Academy and Nimitz Library, please see www.usna.edu.

Building on the rich history and mission of the Naval Academy, the next Library Director will provide visionary leadership to enhance the library’s value and role at the Academy. This search is for a proven, innovative library administrator who will capitalize on the experience and strengths of the library staff. The successful candidate will be a creative problem solver with the energy to partner with institutional stakeholders and the strong communication skills required to advocate for the library.

This is a 12 month position with a 4 year renewable appointment slated to begin Fall of 2017.​

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum:

  • A master’s degree in library and/or information science from ALA-accredited library program
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens

Preferred:

  • Understanding of the technological challenges facing academic libraries and ability to leverage today’s information environment in support of an exemplary      academic library
  • In-depth knowledge of information literacy and the educational role of academic libraries within institutions of higher education
  • An additional advanced degree
  • Teaching background or experience
  • Experience with and knowledge of scholarly communication
  • A strong record of internal fiscal management and demonstrated success with library fundraising or development activities
  • Experience working with a substantial special collections and promoting rare and unique resources

Required:

All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation.  These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Background-Investigation-Info.php.

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:
  1. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Professor Mark McWilliams, Chair of the Search Committee, at LibraryDirectorSearch-group@usna.edu
  2. Applications will be reviewed beginning 7 April 2017 but the position will remain open until filled.

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to godwin@usna.edu.  Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position.

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