The Dudley Knox Library at the Naval Postgraduate School is seeking applicants for LIBRARIAN (RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION). This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment (AD-03). Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The Library is particularly interested in highly-energetic, collaborative, and proactive candidates.
The primary responsibilities of Research and Instruction Librarians are to teach information/digital literacy concepts and skills, provide research assistance to students and faculty, and to serve as library subject specialists for students and faculty in one or more of the primary NPS subject/research areas. Librarians in this position are members of the Reference and Instruction unit at the Dudley Knox Library and report to the Library’s Outreach & Academic Support Manager.
Provides comprehensive research consultation and thorough research assistance; designs, implements, and assesses library instructional services.
Serves as the subject liaison between the library and faculty in assigned academic areas and actively collaborates with faculty; proactively engages with faculty and students to identify current and emerging user needs and plan new library services to support teaching, learning and scholarship.
Evaluates and maintains the library collection for currency and relevance to the curriculum and faculty research needs in assigned subject areas; regularly informs departmental faculty and students about relevant library resources and services and facilitates feedback.
Proactively explores and advocates for innovative use of changing technologies to support online learning and enhance library information and instructional services; creates and maintains research guides, online tools, and tutorials; stays abreast of trends in the profession and participates in professional activities.
An accredited graduate degree in a discipline that supports the departmental needs (preferably a Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent)
Demonstrated experience or classwork related to reference and instruction
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively and independently
Eligibility for a Secret clearance; and
Must be a U.S. citizen
An undergraduate or graduate degree in the sciences is preferred.
Experience in digital fluency or information literacy instruction is preferred.
Knowledge of data science is preferred.
Demonstrated experience or classwork related to collection development is preferred.
Interested parties should submit a CV and cover letter by January 31, 2022. Tell us in your cover letter why you are interested in this position and comment on your experience and capabilities. Applications and further inquiries should be sent (email preferred) to:
Any offer of employment is contingent on providing appropriate documentation of proof of COVID-19 vaccination by the established start set in the final offer letter. You can provide a copy of the record of immunization from a health care provider or pharmacy, a copy of the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, a copy of medical records documenting the vaccination, a copy of immunization records from a public health or state immunization information system, or a copy of any other official documentation containing required data points (type of vaccine administered, date(s) of administration, and the name of the health care professional(s) or clinic site(s) administering the vaccine(s)). The agency will provide additional information regarding how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.
NPS offers competitive compensation with salaries that are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu.
Relocation incentives may be authorized. Situational telework from within the local commuting area may be authorized.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc...). Additional Veterans’ information: If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor's website: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/vetpref/mservice.htm.
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.