The Nimitz Library, United States Naval Academy, anticipating a vacancy,
seeks a dynamic librarian with experience, energy, initiative, and
enthusiasm to head its Electronic Resources Program.  For additional
details about the position, consult the Library's home page (at

As leader in the development of the Naval Academy Library's electronic
information services, the incumbent will:
- plan, design, and coordinate successful access to electronic resources;
- with input from the nine other librarians in the Reference Department,
he or she will determine the need for new or revised online or CD-ROM
- will develop procedures for effective use of such systems including the
development of supplementary tools, and teach applications to faculty,
students, reference librarians, and other library staff;
- recommend hardware, software, budget, training, and staffing
requirements to support electronic information access needs, projecting
needs for future support;
- work closely with the Head of Reference and the Systems Librarian to
ensure implementation of new services.

As a reference-bibliographer the incumbent will provide general reference
service (including some evening and weekend hours), and also carry out
collection development responsibilities, specialized reference assistance
and instruction in conjunction with one or more academic departments.

HIGHLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Three or more years of professional
experience, as described above; a minimum of two years of professional
library experience in an academic library; a combination of initiative
with an ability to operate successfully in a complex organizational
environment; up-to-date knowledge of current practices and developing
trends in the field of electronic access to information; extensive
knowledge of the capabilities, characteristics, access and search
procedures of those electronic resources to which the Library provides
access; working knowledge of information access operating systems and
applications software; demonstrated teaching ability; excellent oral and
written communication/presentation skills; strong and demonstrated
commitment to reference services and information fluency in an
undergraduate environment; demonstrated ability to work independently, as
part of a team, and as a team leader; good time-management skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Professional collection development experience;
an additional graduate degree; and some experience working for the federal
government. 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 4,000
students, more than 500 civilian and military faculty, and 19 major fields
of study in three academic divisions (Eight in Engineering, seven in Math
& Science, and four in Humanities/Social Sciences).  The Nimitz Library
has a staff of 40 FTE (including 18 professional librarians) and slightly
more than half a million volumes of books and periodicals, plus government
documents, microforms, extensive holdings in Special Collections and
Archives, and numerous subscriptions to Web-based electronic resources and

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.

Minimum salary is $48,796 (first step of GS-12 pay grade), or higher,
depending on experience or other qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants must consult the formal vacancy
announcement which will be available via the Library's home page until 7
January 2000 in order to address the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
(KSAs) required by the position.  The formal announcement will also
provide the address to which applications must be sent and will identify
all the information that an application must contain in order to be

The Naval Academy is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.