Three Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Research Department Assistant
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Research Department Assistant performs organizational, reference, technical, and administrative activities for the Research Department. Serves as a primary contact for the receipt, assignment, and tracking of research requests. Maintains the content and integrity of the Research Request Database and other internal databases of the department. Provides reference, document retrieval, and research assistance to patrons. Provides administrative and research assistance to the Research Librarians. Compiles monthly and annual statistical reports on research requests and database usage. Provides administrative support to the Assistant Librarian for Research Services and serves as backup to the Library’s Administrative Secretary.

Position: Head, Access Services
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Salary: Not less than $60,000/year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Mason University Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, and communicative leader for the Access Services department. The Head, Access Services will lead a department of dedicated staff in developing a forward-looking and service-oriented vision for the provision of services for faculty and students at the integrated services Fenwick Library Information Desk, the flagship service point for the university’s library system. The Fenwick Library Information Desk is the nexus for faculty and students’ information needs, as it deftly handles circulation, reserves, consortial loan, and general reference inquiries. This is an exciting time for Mason Libraries as we seek a Head, Access Services to collaborate with us in finding the best ways to serve the university’s students and faculty. Incumbent will be an integral part of our exciting partnerships with the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) and George Mason University’s Student Government, and will have the opportunity to truly make a difference for students and faculty as we continually explore the best ways to support George Mason University’s commitment of access to excellence.

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 provides leadership, coordination, and staff supervision in the Access Services department, while assisting in and contributing to setting a high standard for user-centered services in Mason Libraries. The department is part of the Access & Resource Management division, a collegial and supportive division encompassing the following other departments: Resource Acquisition, Metadata Services, Resource Licensing & Delivery, and Preservation Services. This position serves on the Management Advisory Council, and reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Access and Resource Management.

Position: Campus Librarian
Location: Stratford University, Alexandria, VA

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Librarian is responsible for the ongoing planning, supervision and management of the campus library and instructional resources, integrating these resources into all phases of the curriculum, and assisting students and faculty in the use of these resources.

Assist students and faculty in the use of the library collection, research materials, technology, and area resources

  • Instruct students on a formal and informal basis in skills related to identifying and interpreting research information and communicating the content of research material in written and visual presentations
  • Continually develop, evaluate and maintain the library collection to meet the needs of students and faculty
  • Coordinate quarterly textbook distribution
  • Oversee library assistants in providing customer service, shelving of books and inventorying materials
  • Develop and maintain library publications, reports, and activities
  • Attend meetings and workshops related to personal professional development and  further development of the library
  • Other duties as assigned