University Librarian, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), in Monterey California, is seeking outstanding candidates for our University Librarian (UL) position.  NPS seeks an innovative, energetic, and proven library administrator who will capitalize on the experience and strengths of her/his team, which is comprised of Dudley Knox Library, Graduate Writing Center (GWC), and the Thesis Processing Office (TPO) (collectively “the Library”).  In partnership with NPS faculty, students, and staff, the UL will advance and support graduate-level teaching, learning, and research in our unique academic environment. This non-tenure track administrative faculty position, reporting to the NPS Provost and Academic Dean, is a member of NPS’ senior leadership team and will provide visionary leadership that enhances the Library’s programs, value, and role at the university. The successful candidate will be a creative problem solver with effective communication skills who has the insight, motivation, and energy to be an advocate for the Library teams while collaborating with institutional and external stakeholders.

As the chief administrative officer of the Library, the UL is responsible for formulating and implementing policies, programs, services, and associated technologies that support NPS resident and distributed instructional and research programs. The UL articulates the Library’s contributions to effective teaching and learning as an integral part of the NPS Teaching and Learning Commons.  The UL will guide the Library teams with a continued focus on improving discovery and access to internal and licensed information resources and will partner with faculty and students on critical thinking, effective communications, data analytics and visualization, and data management. The successful candidate will bring extensive knowledge of academic research resources, information infrastructure (including technologies for users), trends in effective written and spoken scholarly communications, digital collections, institutional repositories, and best practices for metadata. The UL should have a clear understanding of current and possible future trends in academic and research libraries and be able to leverage technological innovations in order to advance the library and NPS mission. The UL must have experience managing a complex budget and be able to direct the Library’s financial and other resources by setting clear priorities.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae plus an in-depth statement about their experience and capabilities. Applications for this announcement will be accepted beginning 07/11/2018 until 10/15/2018.

Inquiries and applications should be sent (email preferred) to:

Or mail to;

Professor Monique P. Fargues
Search Committee Chair
US Naval Postgraduate School
Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Spanagel Hall
833 Dyer Rd, RM 437, Code EC/Fa
Monterey, CA 93943-5121

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is a fully accredited teaching and research-oriented, graduate university serving the naval, defense, and homeland security communities of the United States and allied nations.  NPS’ mission is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs that increase the effectiveness of the US defense forces and enhance US national security.  NPS’s newly published strategic plan will guide institutional programs and activities over the next five years (2018-2023) to support the instructional and research needs of more than 500 faculty and 2,500 students, located in Monterey, California, and around the globe.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.

The Naval Postgraduate School offers a competitive salary and benefits. Learn more at or .

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, and character of service)

Additional Veterans’ information:  If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor’s website:  For more veterans’ preference information, visit:

The Naval Postgraduate School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans. The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Minimum qualifications:

An earned American Library Association-accredited Masters’ of Library and Information Science or equivalent. Ten or more years of progressively more responsible library management experience, with five or more years at the Assistant Dean/Director level in an academic or research library; plus evidence of professional outreach and service as demonstrated by positions held with professional organizations or scholarly publications.

This announcement closes on 10/15/2018.

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