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Associate Director of Library Services, Nimitz Library

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Nimitz Library

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

Review of applications will begin on April 17, 2019 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.

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 believe that the strongest team will be formed from a composite of individuals with a wide spectrum of experiences, cultural influences, abilities, and backgrounds who choose to be involved in educational outreach.  Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged 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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Nimitz Library invites applications for an Associate Library Director for Patron Services, who will provide leadership, vision and overall management of the library’s circulation, reference and instruction services.  This Associate Director will be responsible for the oversight of the library’s marketing and service operations, and supervises more than half of the Library work force.  The Associate Library Director for Patron Services will be part of the senior leadership team along with the Library Director and the Associate Director for Collections and Resource Management, working to ensure the growth of a vibrant 21st century library offering state-of-the-art information services to a premier undergraduate institution. 

This is a 12 month position with a 3 year renewable appointment slated to begin in summer 2019.  The position includes full federal benefits.

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.

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum:

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

Preferred:

  • Supervisory and managerial experience in an academic library.
  • Knowledge/expertise in library patron services to undergraduate students and the faculty that provide educational services.
  • Knowledge/expertise in library outreach activities including Information Literacy efforts, marketing and other patron oriented services.
  • Experience working in the recruitment and mentoring of library faculty.
  • Evidence of extensive knowledge about library patron services operations, trends and best practices.
  • Experience with supervision of government employees.
  • Experience with managing special events that are used to engage students and faculty in educational activities.
  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to ald-patron-services-group@usna.edu.

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 17, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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 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

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

Announcement: LIB-19-20-1

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

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