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    This position is assigned to the Recreation Division (N922); Fleet Readiness (N92); FFR (N9); CNIC; on the Washington Navy Yard. This position manages the MWR Library Program for the Navy, serving shore MWR libraries, the Navy MWR Digital Library, and providing shipboard library material for Fleet Sailors.

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    • Performs direct supervisory functions for N922 Library Program support staff.
    • Serves as subject matter expert (SME) for library operations Navy wide, with responsibility for management and operational support for Navy shore MWR libraries, resource centers, shipboard Library Multimedia Resource Centers (LMRCs), digital library, and library resources at remote and isolated Navy locations and Military Missions in the Unified Pacific Command. Is the Department of the Navy (DON) authority on the professional, technical, and procedural aspects of military MWR librarianship and information resources.

    • Establishes MWR library program policy, objectives, goals and priorities. Ensures progressive program development and technological advancement on par with military and municipal library systems.  

    • Manages the integrated library system and public access portal for libraries in the consortium of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force libraries.  Collaborates with Information Technology (IT) staff as necessary to accomplish upgrades for Navy MWR shore libraries. 

    • Establishes library qualitative and quantitative standards for personnel, collections, equipment, facilities, services and programs and evaluates compliance annually. 

    • Oversees contract administration, collection research and management, and ensures optimal user authentication and site performance for the MWR Digital Library. 

    • Develops instructions, directives, manuals, desk guide and training aids for effective library system operations for Navy MWR. 

    • Determines resource requirements and priorities, and prepares and justifies execution, Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and Fiscal Year Defense Plan (FYDP) budgets for direct Operations and Maintenance, Navy (O&MN) funds. Prepares non-appropriated fund (NAF) budget for headquarters library non-appropriated Uniform Funding and Management (UFM) cost center. Tracks execution of multiple lines of funding from CNIC, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) sources. 

    • Directs and manages acquisition of library collections, materials, services and electronic resources. Manages all supporting IT documentation as required for systems and software acquisitions.  Develops purchase agreements, statements of work, sole source justifications and identifies contracting vehicles as necessary. Serves a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for library contracts. Prepares payment documents and ensures proper accounting procedures and compliance with NAF and appropriated fund (APF) acquisition processes.

    • Conducts site visits to field library programs at Navy installations world-wide to assist staff development and review compliance with standards.  

    • Assists field librarians develop and advocate for projects to accomplish necessary upgrades to furnishings and facilities. Works with Region and installation staff to confer on project plans and requirements to meet library standards. 

    • Provides guidance and consulting services to staff commands, Naval War College, NAVSEA, Office of the Under Secretary for Defense (OUSD) Personnel and Readiness and military Service Library counterparts for collection research and fulfillment, coordination of higher level initiatives and collaboration to ensure efficiency and parity in operation of the military MWR Libraries. 

    • Assesses training needs of field libraries and provides opportunities for professional librarian development.

    • Maintains liaison with other Federal agencies, and professional and educational organizations to further program objectives. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel of less than 20% may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1410 Librarian

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