US Naval War College Library

Metadata and Serials Librarian


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.


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.

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This announcement is being made in advance of the actual job posting, which will appear next week in  (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. 



Elizabeth Geesey Holmes

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

686 Cushing Road

Newport, RI 02841-1207


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