Head, Infrastructure and Content, U.S. Naval War College, Coasters Harbor Island RI

Head, Infrastructure and Content, U.S. Naval War College

The Henry E. Eccles Library at U. S. Naval War College (NWC) invites applications for the position of Head of Infrastructure and Content (IC).  The Head of IC works under the general direction of the Library Director and leads the IC team, which manages print and electronic journals, cataloging, acquisitions, collection development and special collections. As a key part of the reinvention occurring within the Library, the Head of IC will be responsible for reimagining the role of technical services in an era of e-research, digital scholarship and distance education. The Head of IC oversees a department of 2 librarians, 3 technicians and student assistants. 


The U.S. Naval War College, located on Coasters Harbor Island, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, established in 1884, is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class of 9 students in 1885 and about 300 of today's active-duty admirals and generals and senior executive service leaders are alumni.  The Library is reinventing itself as a Learning Commons, recapturing its role as the academic center of the U.S. Naval War College by utilizing a full range of research, academic resources and technology tools.  In support of this goal, the current Library is schedule to undergo extensive renovation and expansion beginning in 2014.


The new Head of IC will be an outgoing, collaborative individual who can engage effectively with Library staff and the NWC community at large and is knowledgeable of current best practices and standards. In addition to demonstrating a record of success as a supervisor, the successful candidate will demonstrate many of the following characteristics:

Experience deploying institutional depositories; Experience with Integrated Library System implementations and migrations; Sensitive to security issues relating to information access; The ability to strategically and creatively build collections; Evidence of relevant publications, presentations and professional service; Highly organized and a good multi-tasker; Ability to effectively manage projects; Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.


A Master's degree in Library and Information Science or an advanced degree in a related discipline and significant experience working with technical services operations in an academic library setting.

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