U.S. Coast Guard Academy: Library Director

U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Position: Library Director

Vacancy Announcement Number: 12‐0003‐SR‐ACAD

Deadline Date: Application requested by March 29, 2012

JOB SUMMARY

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy, located in New London, Connecticut, invites applications for a full‐time Library Director. This is a twelve‐month, full‐time, 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 tomorrow’s 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 nation’s oldest continuous sea‐going service, which is well‐known 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 full‐time 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 tri‐state area. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit www.cga.edu 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 Master’s or higher degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program

Continuing professional development in the field of Library Science beyond the Master’s 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

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

Selectees are subject to a determination of suitability for federal employment, and all selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with governing regulations.

Candidates for this vacancy may be considered for identical future vacancies that occur within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Upon request by the Civilian Personnel Office, finalists for this position will be required to submit an OFFICIAL transcript within one week.

Complete application packages must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

The Academy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please submit a request to the email address listed below. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case‐by‐case basis.

HOW TO APPLY

Individuals wishing to be considered for this position must submit a complete application package to librarydirectorsearch@uscga.edu. A complete application package consists of:

1. Curriculum Vita

2. CGA Excepted Service Position Application Supplemental Sheet (located at the end of this announcement)

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.

U. S. Coast Guard Academy

Academics Division

Excepted Service Position Application Supplemental Sheet

Your name: _____________________________________________________

Position for which applying: LIBRARY DIRECTOR

Vacancy announcement number: 12-0003-SR-ACAD

1. Are you a veteran with a disability rating OR a veteran who served

During a war; or

During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; or

For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; or

During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992; or

For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law as the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or

In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti

Yes_________No _____________

 

If disabled, what is your disability rating?

2. If you are a retired member of the Armed Forces, did you retire at the rank of O-4 or above?

Yes­____________ No______________Not Applicable

3. Are you a citizen of the United States?

Yes ___________ No ______________

4. If no, what is your country of citizenship? __________________________________

5. How did you first learn about this vacancy?

Coast Guard Academy web site_________________

Other _____________________________________