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Associate Library Director for Collections and Resource Management

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Nimitz Library
DATE CLOSES: Application review will begin on January 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


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.

The United States Naval Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development.  We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

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.


The Nimitz Library invites applications for an Associate Library Director for Collections and Resource Management, who will provide leadership, vision and overall management of the library’s physical and digital collections and of the library’s technical services departments. This Associate Director will also be responsible for oversight of the library’s operations budget.  The incumbent will define, implement and assess collection management initiatives to support the curricular, teaching and research needs of the Naval Academy. In leading technical services operations, the incumbent will identify and execute innovative methods to improve access to library materials from all sources and in all formats.  The Associate Library Director for Collections and Resource Management will work collaboratively with library leadership, staff and departments across the Yard to ensure the growth of a vibrant 21st century library with a premier collection of naval history and science. 

This is a 12 month position with a 3 year renewable appointment slated to begin in early spring 2018.  The position includes full federal benefits.



  • Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.


  • Supervisory and managerial experience in an academic library.
  • Knowledge/expertise in naval history.
  • Knowledge of information technologies available to libraries for providing end-user access to electronic resources.
  • Experience working in collection management.
  • Evidence of extensive knowledge about library technical services operations, trends and best practices.
  • Experience with budgeting; especially in a federal environment; strong analytical and budget management skills.
  • Working knowledge of linked data and BIBFRAME initiatives, MARC and non-MARC metadata schema.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across organizational boundaries, lead effective teams, manage change and mentor colleagues.
  • Track record of creativity in problem solving and developing innovative library programs.
  • Strong service orientation; excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Evidence of scholarship and professional service.


  1. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to

  2. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2018 but the position will remain open until filled.


The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests.  The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

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

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

Announcement: LIB-17-18-4

The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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