Three Library Positions – Northern Virginia

Position: Director, Special Collections Research Center
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 12/02/15
Deadline: 02/01/16

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The George Mason University Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, service-oriented, and experienced professional to lead its expanding and innovative Special Collections Research Center. In recent years, significant investments have been made in the SCRC including personnel, technology and other resources. Currently, personnel consists of: four professional faculty, three classified staff, one graduate research assistant, and, occasionally, grant-funded staff. Significant state-of-the-art growth has been achieved for the Special Collections Research Center as part of Fenwick Library’s major expansion (150,000 sq. ft.), opening in January 2016.

This position is responsible for the planning and management of the following: Special Collections; University Archives; University Records Management; Oral History Program; and coordination of a variety of digitization activities. In addition, the incumbent will contribute to grants writing projects, and work with potential donors of collections to the SCRC.

The Special Collections Research Center holds notable collections in the performing arts, transportation and planning, planned communities, peace and conflict, U.S. and Virginia government and politics, and other collections in humanities, social sciences and STEM fields. Recently acquired collections of note include the C-SPAN archives, the “Booknotes” collection of Brian Lamb, the Partners for Livable Communities, the economics Nobel Laureate James M. Buchanan papers, the Center for Media and Public Affairs archives, and Congressional Papers of Tom Davis and Frank Wolf. Agreements have been made for the gifting of two other significant collections (Gilbert and Sullivan, and Historical Intelligence Collection).

Increasingly, the SCRC’s collections are being utilized in graduate and undergraduate courses. The Director of the SCRC will also work closely with the Libraries’ Mason Publishing Group and Advancement staff.

This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Resources and Collection Management Services.

Assessment and Planning Officer, University Libraries (FA779z)
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 12/02/15
Deadline: 01/10/16

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Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, the Assessment and Planning Officer:

Researches and analyzes a wide range of topics associated with academic research library services, programs and administration;
Uses knowledge of academic research library organizations and higher education generally to develop strategies to measure the effectiveness of existing services and resources, as well a new strategic initiatives;
Coordinates the reporting of Mason Libraries’ data to internal and external partners;
Generates assessment and benchmarking reports for the University Libraries’ administration;
Reviews, develops, implements, and maintains information systems to collect, process, and disseminate data for internal decision making and external reporting;
Conducts library management-related studies and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data gathered from various sources, and prepares reports and presentations for internal and external audiences;
Administers a variety of surveys involving the Libraries’ users and analyzes/reports findings;
Promotes the integration of assessment in all phases of library planning and services;
Provides consultation, training and documentation to support library faculty and staff as they collect, process, analyze, manage and report data;
Coordinates and documents development and evaluation of library goals, objectives and policies;
Coordinates and develops library responses to requests that cover a wide range of library issues;
Serves as the University Libraries’ liaison to the university’s Office of Assessment and Institutional Reporting; and
Depending on background and experience, may also be assigned a role in the University Libraries’ grant-related activities, including coordination with the university’s Office of Sponsored Programs.

Position: Librarian Supervisor
Location: Arlington County Public Library, Arlington, Virginia
Salary: $57,595 to $105,498
Status: Full-time
Posted: 12/03/15
Deadline: 12/17/15

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The Arlington Department of Libraries is seeking a Librarian Supervisor to lead the Central Library Adult Services unit and welcomes candidates with strong leadership experience and customer service ethic. The staff oversees a collection of 200,000 items and a centralized reference service that responds to walk-in, phone, chat and email questions, provides community outreach and one-on-one appointments with subject specialists. Technology offerings include public-use PCs, computer and maker classes, one-on-one tutoring, and an emerging Maker Lab.