Monday, March 12, 2012

Library Director - U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Library Director - Vacancy Announcement Number: 120003SRACAD. CLOSING DATE: March 29, 2012. JOB SUMMARY: The U.S. Coast Guard Academy, located in New London, Connecticut, invites applications for a fulltime Library Director. This is a twelve month, fulltime, permanent Professional Faculty position. The Academy seeks an individual with proven leadership, strong administrative skills, and managerial experience in higher education to oversee the Library Program. The Library Director reports directly to the Dean of Academics of the Coast Guard Academy and collaborates with the Academic Department Chairs, Associate Dean of Student Support Services, and the Registrar. Through leadership and service to students, faculty, and staff, the Library Director promotes the academic achievement and scholarship of tomorrows Coast Guard Officer Corps. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is a highly selective federal military college providing a rigorous undergraduate program. In addition, the Coast Guard Academy provides the professional education and training required to prepare young women and men for careers as commissioned officers in the U. S. Coast Guard, the nations oldest continuous seagoing service, which is wellknown for its humanitarian missions. The Academy offers B.S. degrees in eight academic majors: Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marine/Environmental Sciences, Operations Research/Computer Analysis, Management, and Government; the Academy is staffed with over 110 fulltime civilian and military faculty. The attractive riverside campus is home to a nationally representative and diverse student body of about 1,000. The Academy is located near the shoreline of southeastern Connecticut, midway between New York and Boston, and is within commuting range of regional as well as other national colleges and universities in the CT/RI/MA tristate area. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit for more information. MAJOR DUTIES: Directs and administers all Library operations, including supervision of a civilian staff. Manages and leads the strategic planning of all Library services. Represents the Academy Library in college administrative groups and engages in partnerships to further integrate the Library's mission with the Coast Guard Academy's Strategic Plan. Working collaboratively with fellow administrators, faculty, staff, and cadets, the Director builds connections Academy wide to improve Library services and foster a supportive and productive community of scholarly achievement. QUALIFICATIONS: U. S. Citizenship. A Masters or higher degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program. Continuing professional development in the field of Library Science beyond the Masters degree. Current understanding of library operation in higher education. Demonstrated experience with integrating and leveraging general information technology, library applications, and emerging technologies to support library operations, increase efficiency, and enhance customer experience. Strong record of successful library management in higher education, including project leadership; effective response to changing roles of academic libraries and the needs of the community they support; and experience working with and developing budgets. Experience in integrating library services in higher education with institutional programs. Solid evidence of successful collaborations with faculty and students. Excellent interpersonal, mentoring, and communication skills. Experience mentoring diverse student populations in higher education, and/or promoting diversity initiatives, including efforts at creating communities of inclusion. Experience in promoting library staff efficiency, creativity, and ability to achieve larger strategic goals. Experience with current higher education assessment methods and initiatives at both the library and institutional level. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Each application package will be evaluated against the qualifications criteria described in this announcement. If selected for an interview, you will also be evaluated on your responses to interview questions. OTHER INFORMATION: [Please see complete job listing PDF icon] HOW TO APPLY: Individuals wishing to be considered for this position must submit a complete application package to A complete application package consists of: 1. Curriculum Vita; 2. CGA Excepted Service Position Application Supplemental Sheet (located here - scroll to bottom of page PDF icon); 3. A letter: a. Describing how you meet the qualifications specified in this vacancy announcement; b. Describing your experience mentoring diverse student populations, and/or any experience you have in promoting diversity initiatives, including efforts at creating communities of inclusion; and c. Listing the names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least 3 references; 4. Copy of transcripts showing degree(s) obtained. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: You may or may not be contacted for an interview. All applicants will receive notification regarding selection or non?selection. Such notification may take several weeks and/or months. Minority and/or women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy prides itself in maintaining, developing, and promoting a community of inclusion that embodies a representative cross section of the population of the United States. It is our belief that gender, racial, ethnic, and religious diversity are critical to the professional and personal development of future Coast Guard Officers as well as the entire academic and professional community at the Academy.