Two Library Positions – Washington, D.C. and Northern VA

Position: Director, Special Collections Research Center
Location: George Mason University – Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Director, Special Collections Research Center

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.), which opened 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.

Position: Librarian (Outreach)

Location: Government Publishing Office – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
Closes: Wednesday 6/15/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The position of Outreach Librarian is located in the Office of Outreach and Support (O & S) within Library Services and Content Management (LSCM). As a user-centric organization, the mission of LSCM is to administer four statutorily mandated programs including the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Cataloging and Indexing Program (C & I), the International Exchange Service (IES) and the By-Law Program. Specifically, O & S is responsible for the development of relationships that support these programs and activities of LSCM across the United States, utilizing a wide variety of customer service tools and applications to help depository librarians maximize their FDLP affiliation. This is a professional librarian position responsible for working with the library community to better educate users about services and resources available through LSCM, while gaining an understanding of individual library and community needs and how LSCM can address those needs. The Outreach Librarian is responsible for providing virtual and on-site assistance to library coordinators to meet program objectives and administrative processes.

Sheila D. Thompson
Phone: (202)512-1308×20611