Reference and Special Collections Librarian – U. S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

THE POSITION:  Nimitz Library, U.S. Naval Academy, is seeking a Reference Librarian who will serve in both the Reference and Instruction Department and the Special Collections and Archives Department.  In both departments the librarian will work with the respective department heads to contribute to the ongoing development of Nimitz Library as an exemplary 21st-century academic library; primary supervisory responsibility will rest with the Head of the Reference and Instruction Department in close consultation with the Head of the Special Collections and Archives Department.  The incumbent in this General Schedule (GS grade 9/GS grade 11) position will provide reference service during scheduled hours in each department, including some evening hours and occasional Sundays.  Responsibilities in Special Collections and Archives will include creating metadata for materials included in the library’s growing digital collections .

REQUIREMENTS:  U.S. citizenship; an appropriate degree; successful relevant experience in an academic library; reference and instruction experience including working with faculty; strong communication abilities; knowledge of current practices, trends, and innovations in reference and/or digital library development; knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards; knowledge of technology trends and developments as they affect and create opportunities for improving access to information.

HIGHLY DESIRABLE:  proven ability to respond to changing needs and circumstances; a record of professional development.

DESIRABLE: federal government experience.

THE LIBRARY:  Nimitz Library has a dedicated staff of 17 librarians, 12 library technicians, and 1.2 FTE part-time student aides.  The print collection of approximately 700,000 books and bound periodical volumes is complemented by a government documents collection by virtue of the library’s depository status, extensive microform collections, e-book collections, an extensive array of online databases, and rich collections in the Special Collections and Archives Department.

THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY:  The Naval Academy, founded in 1845, is the Navy’s undergraduate college, with 4,300 students, approximately 500 military and civilian faculty, and 25 major fields of study in three academic divisions (9 in engineering, 10 in math and science, 6 in humanities and social sciences).

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications.  Federal benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Please see The deadline for applications is April 30, 2015

The United States Naval Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

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