Electronic Resources Librarian–Nimitz Library, U. S. Naval Academy


The Nimitz Library, United States Naval Academy, seeks a dynamic librarian with experience, energy, initiative, enthusiasm, and a strong service orientation to serve as the Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL). The ERL provides support for a wide range of activities related to the selection, acquisition, and management of electronic resources, and works collaboratively with other stakeholders. The ERL reports to the Head of Collection Development.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Coordinates access to and support of Nimitz Library’s electronic resources.

2. Evaluates current and new electronic resources in collaboration with other staff.

3. Maintains documentation on electronic resources, including license agreements.

4. Assists in implementing, updating, and maintaining an electronic resource management system.

5. Coordinates gathering of electronic resources usage data.

6. Maintains vendor relations.

7. Provides comprehensive reference service at a general reference.

8. Provides training in the use of electronic resources.

The Naval Academy is the Navy’s undergraduate college, with some 4,500 students, approximately 570 civilian and military faculty, and 21 major fields of study in three academic divisions (eight in Engineering, seven in Math & Science, and six in Humanities/Social Sciences). The Academy has produced two Rhodes Scholars in the past year alone.

The Nimitz Library has a user-oriented staff of 36 FTE positions (including 20 professional librarians) and over 500,000 volumes of books and bound periodicals, plus government documents, microforms, extensive holdings in Special Collections and Archives, and a growing array of electronic resources. For additional information, visit Nimitz Library on the web.

Located in Annapolis, the capital of Maryland,” the Naval Academy is 30 miles from both Washington, D.C., and 25 miles from Baltimore, in the beautiful Chesapeake Bay area.

Minimum salary is $51,630 (first step of GS-9 pay scale) or higher depending upon experience and other qualifications. The first step of the GS-11 pay grade is $62,467.


1. Knowledge of and experience with maintaining electronic resource collections in college or university libraries.

2. Knowledge of and expertise with electronic serials systems such as those that manage electronic journal lists and open URL systems.

3. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

4. Ability to provide reference/research assistance and instruction presentations.

5. Masters of Library Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

Highly Desirable Qualifications:

1. Strong public service orientation.

2. Experience with library software applications from the following vendors: Innovative Interfaces, Inc. and Serials Solutions.

3. Experience working collaboratively with other library staff.

4. Current involvement in the library profession at the local, state, or national level.

Other Information:

Apply via the USNA’s Human Resources Department’s web site under “Competitive Service Positions.

Please note that among other requirements, along with your application you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).

Deadline for applications is January 11, 2013.

Questions about the position or about the Nimitz Library should be addressed to:

Lawrence E. Clemens

Head of Collection Development

Nimitz Library

U.S. Naval Academy

Email: clemens@usna.edu or phone: (410) 293-6926

The United States Naval Academy is an equal opportunity employer and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities.

Patricia R. Patterson

Associate Director
Nimitz Library
U.S. Naval Academy
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, MD 21402