Position: Reference and Outreach Services Librarian
Location: George Mason University Law Library – Arlington, VA
Originally posted on the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. Jobline:
For more information and to apply, visit https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/38212
The George Mason University Law Library invites applicants for the position of Reference and Outreach Services Librarian located on the Arlington, Va., campus. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The incumbent is responsible for providing library services to students, staff, faculty, alumni, attorneys and public patrons. Duties include reference and research services, Law student instruction, serving as a library liaison to Law faculty, collection development, Web page editing, social media and other duties as assigned.
1. Provide reference services by e-mail, telephone, and in-person to faculty, students, staff, alumni, attorneys and other public patrons.
2. Prepare guides, handouts and other materials (both print and Web-based) to assist students, faculty and other patrons with the library collection and services.
3. Serve on the Collection Development Committee to evaluate, update and implement collection development policies; and identify titles for selection, cancellation and weeding.
4. Provide liaison support to Law School faculty, including training in the use of print and electronic resources, preparation of bibliographies, and facilitation of interlibrary and document delivery.
5. Serve as the primary faculty liaison to all adjunct faculty.
6. Teach legal research as part of the LRWA (Legal Research, Writing and Analysis) I and II programs, including instruction in both print and electronic resources. Participate in other bibliographic instruction classes, including substantive law classes; Career, Academic and Alumni Services Office (CAAS) presentations; orientation; and library tours.
7. Under the supervision of the Head of Reference and Instructional Services, take primary responsibility for developing the teaching materials, presenting the materials to the librarians, and scheduling instruction in the LRWA III and IV courses.
8. Take primary responsibility for maintaining the Law Library’s Library and Technology blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed, and manage the Law Library’s display case.
9. Provide backup, as needed, to the Faculty and Web Services Librarian reviewing and uploading Social Science Research Network (SSRN) papers and making edits to the Law School and Law Library Web sites.
10. Work with the Circulation Department to provide backup coverage at the Circulation Desk when necessary, and assist in collection management decisions.
11. Participate in professional development activities, library committees, and Law School and university activities.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.
J.D. from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school, and MLS or equivalent from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library program;
Thorough knowledge of legal bibliography, both in print and electronic formats;
Academic law library experience providing services to law faculty;
Strong service orientation and organizational abilities;
Teaching experience; and
Experience using, or ability to quickly learn to use, Web editing software for Web page maintenance.
Experience working with The West Education Network (TWEN), Web page editing software, and social media software such as WordPress blogs, Facebook and Twitter.
Position: Science/Instruction Librarian (FA73Bz)
Location: George Mason University – Fairfax and Manassas, VA
Full vacancy announcement posted on ALA Joblist:
The George Mason University Libraries seeks to fill the position of Science/Instruction Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The incumbent is responsible for providing reference, research consultation, and instruction to faculty and students in the College of Science’s Mathematics; Computational and Data Science; and Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences departments, as well as developing corresponding library collections. The incumbent will support information literacy programs developed for the College of Science’s affiliated Governor’s School located on the Science and Technology campus. The position reports to the Team Lead, Science and Technology and Mercer Library and will serve on both Mason’s Fairfax and Science and Technology campuses.
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