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West Point – Supervisory Librarian

Job Title: Supervisory Librarian
Department: Department of the Army
Agency: Army Installation Management Command
Job Announcement Number: NENAFBR13886736
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, May 20, 2013 to Sunday, May 26, 2013

JOB SUMMARY: The FMWRC mission is to create and maintain “FIRST CHOICE” MWR products and services for America’s Army.

Located in the scenic Hudson River valley, only 50 miles from New York City, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year academic institution, a nationally-renowned historic site, and the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. West Point’s 3,000 civilian employees have access to Eisenhower Hall Theatre, the Hudson Valley’s premier performing arts center, and recreational facilities such as an 18-hole Golf Course and Ski Slope.

DUTIES: Directs overall library operation. May also be responsible for one or two branch libraries. Responsible for the full scope of library functions to include library management/administration; personnel management; public/patron services, e.g. reference/research services, selective dissemination of information, circulation services, programming, interlibrary loans, up-to-date web presence; technical services, e.g. acquisitions, cataloging/classification, accountability of materials, procurement strategies; automation systems and other library technology implementation and support, e.g. ILS, workstations, Internet access, and network applications. Evaluates effectiveness of the library’s automated services, determines requirements and conducts studies to improve systems operations. Responsible for the library facility; i.e. justification and planning for new facility, maintenance and improvements, purchase of furniture and equipment, and allocation of space. Develops budgets, justifies requirements, and establishes short and long-range plans/goals. Monitors funding allocations and meets expenditure targets. Reviews library operations for effectiveness. Determines internal library policies. Advises on external library policies. Establishes standard operating procedures and sets internal controls. Prepares a variety of correspondence/reports/briefs. Conducts oral presentations and presides over group meetings. Promotes library services and programs. Develops marketing strategies to increase library awareness. Liaisons with community/user groups and establishes partnerships/networks for efficiencies with local, state, regional and/or national organizations. Attends professional meetings, conferences, workshops, and seminars as required.

Performs reference and research services using text and online searching principles. Selects a variety of print, non-print, and online resources to meet the organizational, educational and personal needs of customers. Catalogs and classifies library materials as required.

Supervises assigned staff, conducts employee appraisals, advocates training, and provides appropriate recognition and feedback for performance.

Knowledge of the Army’s General Library Information System (GLIS) is highly preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: A master’s degree in library science, information services, or information management from an accredited college or university. Additionally, one (1) year of progressively responsible work experience equivalent to the next lower grade level is required which showcases the ability to perform in library management, personnel management, public/patron services, technical services, and library automation service functions. Must have a working knowledge of office software products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Must have the ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Transcripts are required at time of application for consideration.

Conditions of employment:

  1. A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection.
  2. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  3. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS “E-Verify” system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant.
  4. All required background check of AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) that will be initiated prior to appointment to a NAF position.
  5. Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Minimum qualifications, Best Qualified Criteria, Administration and Management of a Library, Financial Management and Leadership.

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