The Nimitz Library, United States Naval Academy has a cataloging position open to federal employees. *Applications must be received by November 10, 2015*!
THE POSITION: U.S. Naval Academy is seeking an innovative, user-centered and detail-oriented Cataloging Librarian to contribute to the ongoing development of Nimitz Library as an exemplary 21st-century academic library= . The range of responsibilities for this position includes original, descriptive and subject cataloging for materials in a variety of formats; working on authority data, such as vendor-supplied records; and assisting with quality control of the library's discovery tool. This Librarian will also help plan and prepare for a next generation catalog system and assists with technical training for staff. In addition, the Cataloging librarian has regular shifts at the reference desk, providing research assistance in person, by phone and virtually to midshipmen, faculty and other library users. The incumbent in this General Schedule (GS grade 9/GS grade 11) position reports to and works closely with the Head of the Cataloging Department in a collaborative environment.
REQUIREMENTS: *Current permanent Federal employee, former employee with reinstatement eligibility, or veteran VEOA eligibility* ( see application procedures link for more information), U.S. citizenship; an appropriate degree; successful relevant experience in an academic library; comprehensive knowledge and ability to interpret cataloging/metadata and standards, including but not limited to: AACR2, RDA, LC Classification Schedules, subject headings and authority rules; familiarity with BIBFRAME and linked data and how these emerging standards will affect MARC based library systems. Knowledge of current practices, trends, and innovations in reference and/or digital library development; 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.
THE LIBRARY: Nimitz Library (http://www.usna.edu/Library/ <http://www.usna.edu/Library/%20> )has a dedicated staff of 18 librarians, 14 library technicians, and 1.2 FTE part-time student aides. The print collection of approximately 600,000 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.