Two Academic Library Positions – Northern VA and Baltimore

Position: Life Sciences Librarian
Location: George Mason University – Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Life Sciences Librarian


The George Mason University, University Libraries seek to fill the position of Life Sciences 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.


This position is responsible for providing library services in the areas of reference, research, and instruction in support of faculty and students in the College of Science’s biology, system biology, and bioinformatics departments; and developing corresponding library collections. The incumbent will support researchers within the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, as well as the information literacy programs developed for the College of Science’s Governor’s School, located on the Science and Technology campus. The position and reports to the Lead, Science and Technology Team and Mercer Library and will serve on Mason’s Fairfax and Science and Technology campuses.

Position: Customer Services Evening Supervisor

Location: Loyola / Notre Dame Library – Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is looking for an enthusiastic, customer service oriented, and responsible individual to join our Access, Research, and Learning Department as the Customer Services Evening Supervisor. Reporting to the Head of Customer Services, this position supervises the Customer Services desk during evening hours, working Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 pm–11:30 pm, hours will vary during summer and intersessions. The successful candidate will assist library patrons by circulating material, providing information services suppport, troubleshooting technology and hardware problems, and ensuring building security. The Customer Services Evening Supervisor also supervises student employees, manages stack maintenance, coordinates and compiles departmental statistics and completes other duties as assigned.

Position Responsibilities:

Serve as the customer services supervisor Sunday through Thursday evenings from 3:30pm – 11:30pm. Regulates that the library building is comfortable and secure for patrons in collaboration with Loyola Security.
Manage circulation functions, assists with print accounts and printing issues for library users.
Train and supervise evening Customer Services student employees in collaboration with the Head of Customer Services, creates training materials as needed for Customer Services student employees.
Assist the Interlibrary Loan unit with processing lending requests using resource sharing management systems and scanning equipment.
In partnership with the Head of Circulation, oversee shelving, shelf-reading, inventorying, shifting and cleaning of library materials.
Assist patrons in locating materials, providing appropriate referrals for research support to reference librarians or 24/7 virtual reference where necessary.
Provide technical support for equipment in the auditorium, screening room, microfilm and media areas.
In collaboration with the Head of Circulation, liaisons, and evening reference librarians, oversee, coordinate and mount book exhibits at the entrance to the library.
Coordinate data collection for the circulation
Serve on library and other committees as appropriate. Attend training classes, seminars and meetings to increase skills and keep up to date on library circulation trends.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
2+ years of customer service experience in a library or comparable public service environment.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, with a focus on commitment to delivering high quality customer service…
Strong organizational skills; ability to be creative and work independently with little supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work accurately and with attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to collect and compile statistics using established software.
Demonstrated proficiency in use of, email systems, internet web browsers and desktop office applications including Microsoft Office products.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions.
Ability to adapt to changes in policies, procedures and technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience providing high quality customer service in an academic library with a demonstrated understanding of academic library functions and standards and the Library of Congress Classification System;
Working knowledge of integrated library systems including Aleph and ILLIAD;
Experience supporting the use of AV equipment in multiple formats, high speed scanners, and microfilm readers;
Interest in exploring and supporting emerging technologies

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, is a recently admitted member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves two universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning while Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total population of 7,448 FTE that includes 5,540 FTE at Loyola and 1,908 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Customer Service Evening Supervisor” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:

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