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US Naval War College Library

*Metadata and Serials Librarian*

*Description*

*Metadata and Serials Librarian:*  The Henry E. Eccles Library at U. S.
Naval War College (NWC) invites applications for the position of Metadata
and Serials Librarian. This librarian works under the general direction of
the Head, Infrastructure and Content department, which consists of four
librarians and four technicians who are responsible for monitoring and
spending the Library’s collections budget, acquiring materials in all
formats, creating and maintaining metadata to facilitate discovery of
library resources, and administering the Library’s online systems. The
department works closely with other library staff on digital initiatives,
collection development, and other projects. This position is responsible
for administering the Library’s serials (series, journals, annuals and
periodicals) collections; supervising the work of two Library technicians
working in the areas of copy cataloging, serials acquisition, serials
control, and government documents processing; participating in the
management of the Library budget;  administering the Government Documents
collection; and performing original and complex copy cataloging for the
Library.

*Background*

The U.S. Naval War College, located on Coasters Harbor Island, Naval
Station Newport, Rhode Island, established in 1884, is the oldest
institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have
graduated since its first class of 9 students in 1885 and about 300 of
today’s active-duty admirals and generals and senior executive service
leaders are alumni.  The Library is reinventing itself as a Learning
Commons, recapturing its role as the academic center of the U.S. Naval War
College by utilizing a full range of research, academic resources and
technology tools.  In support of this goal, the Library is schedule to
complete extensive renovation and expansion of its facilities by mid-2016.

*How to apply for a US federal government job: *



This announcement is being made in advance of the actual job posting, which
will appear *next week in USAJobs.com  (Feb. 29-March 4 only!) *This
pre-announcement provides interested candidates additional time to visit
the USAJobs site and prepare for a successful application.  This position
is only open for *five *days.



*The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender
identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation,
marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an
employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or
other non-merit factor. *



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*Elizabeth Geesey Holmes*

Head, Infrastructure & Content
U.S. Naval War College Library

686 Cushing Road

Newport, RI 02841-1207

401-841-4307

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