Reference-Bibliographer The Nimitz Library U.S. Naval Academy The Nimitz Library, United States Naval Academy, seeks a dynamic librarian with experience, energy, initiative, and enthusiasm for this new position as reference-bibliographer for one or more of its academic departments. As reference-bibliographer, the librarian will serve as the liaison to one or more of the Naval Academy's academic departments in the humanities and social sciences (e.g., English), and will be an active participant in instruction, reference, collection development and faculty collaboration. He or she will also work closely with other USNA librarians to develop innovative services and programs for this academic community. Specific responsibilities will be to: -- provide the point of contact between the Library and faculty in one or more of the academic departments in order to ensure library support of academic information needs for faculty and midshipmen; -- provide both upper-division and lower-division instruction to midshipmen in support of academic assignments in collaboration with faculty; -- provide reference/research assistance to midshipmen, faculty and other authorized library users; -- serve on the Reference Desk which may include evening and/or weekend hours in support of the Library's schedule; -- build and maintain collections in the assigned subject area(s); and -- report to the Head of Reference. The strongest candidates will be self-motivated, flexible team players, comfortable with change while also appreciative of the importance of continuities. The Naval Academy is the Navy's undergraduate college, with 4,150 students, more than 500 civilian and military faculty, and 18 major fields of study in three academic divisions (seven in Engineering, seven in Math & Science, and four in Humanities/Social Sciences). The Academy has produced five Rhodes Scholars in the last ten years alone. The Nimitz Library has a service-oriented staff of 41 FTE (including 18 professional librarians) and some 550,000 volumes of books and bound periodicals, plus government documents, microforms, extensive holdings in Special Collections and Archives, and a growing array of electronic resources. "Library Excellence" is one of the initiatives in the Naval Academy's Strategic Plan, and the Library has been receiving significant budgetary increases for acquisitions. For additional information about the Library, see http://www.usna.edu/Library. Located in Annapolis, the capital of Maryland and "the sailing capital of America", the Naval Academy is 30 miles from both Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, in the beautiful Chesapeake Bay Area. Beginning salary will be at least the first step of the GS-11 ($46,469) pay scale, higher depending on experience or other qualifications. EVALUATION FACTORS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities): Applicants should demonstrate how their experience relates to the six factors listed below, which are essential for successful performance in the position. These should be addressed in the body of the resume or submitted with the application through Resume Builder in the "Other" Section. 1. Knowledge of and direct experience with formal instruction/information literacy in academic libraries. 2. Experience in providing reference/research assistance to students, faculty, and other library users. 3. Knowledge of the methodology and tools of collection development, which are required to assume responsibility for building one or more areas of the library's collections. 4. Experience in collaborating with faculty in assigned academic departments on behalf of the Library. 5. Sufficient knowledge of the subjects taught at the United States Naval Academy in order to respond effectively to the library-related needs of students and faculty. 6. Knowledge of current trends in academic librarianship. SELECTIVE FACTOR: Substantial recent experience as a professional librarian fulfilling responsibilities in reference, collection development, and faculty collaboration, while serving as an active participant in a program of formal instruction/information literacy. This experience must have been gained from at least one academic (defined as baccalaureate degree-granting) institution and must include experience working with faculty in one or more departments. HOW TO APPLY: Specifics about the application process are provided at http://www.usna.edu/Library/Posann1.htm Questions about the position, about the Nimitz Library, or about navigating the application process should be directed to: Patricia R. Patterson Head, Reference Department Nimitz Library U.S. Naval Academy Email: [log in to unmask] or phone: (410) 293-6975 The Naval Academy is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.