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Friday, September 28, 2007

Position: Assistant Archivist

The Nimitz Library, United States Naval Academy, is seeking an individual with energy, experience, initiative, flexibility, enthusiasm, good judgment, strong service orientation, and knowledge of history to appraise, arrange, and describe archival records and manuscript collections and to otherwise facilitate and enhance access to the official records and other holdings within Special Collections & Archives.


1. Engages in records appraisal and implements retention schedule for the Archives to ensure that all non-current permanently valuable Academy records are turned over to Special Collections & Archives.

2. Processes archival records and creates print and on-line descriptive aids for them.

3. Processes manuscript collections, creates print and on-line descriptive aids for them, and provides bibliographic access as needed.

4. Provides general and specialized reference service, instruction, and orientation as needed for all materials in Special Collections & Archives, including rare books, photographs, manuscripts, and archives, to midshipmen, faculty, staff, and other researchers to enable them to effectively use Special Collections & Archives materials.

5. Maintains contacts with the National Archives and Records Administration and keeps the Head of SC&A/Archivist informed of all pertinent matters relating to the USNA Archives' status as an affiliated archive.

6. Assists in the preparation of the annual Command History of the Naval Academy by collecting and organizing information for inclusion, and final assemblage to provide the Director of Naval History with a record of the Academy's yearly activities.

Full Time

Salary is $46,041 (first step of GS-1420-09 pay grade) or higher, depending upon experience and other qualifications.


To apply go to

Applications must be submitted online via this site.

Deadline for submission of applications is expected to be October 2, 2007

Questions about the position, about Nimitz Library, or about navigating the application process should be addressed to:

Jennifer A. Bryan, Ph.D.
Head of Special Collections & Archives/Archivist
Nimitz Library
U.S. Naval Academy
Phone: (410) 293-6904

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