Position: Associate Director, Law Library
Location: George Mason University Law Library
Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.
The Law Library at George Mason University invites applications for a capable management-level librarian to join our library’s administrative team while also contributing to our faculty liaison program and participating in teaching legal research throughout the LRWA curriculum and in Scholarly Writing. 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.
About the Law Library:
The Law Library supports a robust Law School, with a student population over 500 and more than fifty full-time teaching faculty. The Law School and Library support a daytime and Flex JD program, an LLM program, and a JM program. The Law Library also serves as a resource to attorneys and GMU alumni in the Washington, D.C. region. The Library provides access to a collection that is focused to support our faculty and students. The Library also houses the Law Schools Technology Services team, and we strive to provide excellent support for instructional technologies, the student technology experience, and the faculty technology experience.
About the Position:
The Associate Director assists the Associate Dean for Library & Technology in the general administration of the library, including preparation of budgets, management of personnel, and the development and implementation of long-range plans. The Associate Director is responsible for administration of all facets of day-to-day public services operations, including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, instructional services, and the use of information instruction technologies. The Associate Director is in charge of the library in the absence of the Associate Dean for Library & Technology.
Train, supervise, and evaluate public services personnel, which includes the Reference Librarian, the Research Services Librarian, the Reference & Outreach Librarian, the Faculty and Web Services Librarian, the Research Services Specialist, the Circulation Manager, and part-time wages and student circulation assistants;
Oversee day-to-day operations of library public services, including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, and instructional services. Coordinate departmental projects and initiatives;
Serve on the Collection Development Committee with other professional librarians to evaluate, update, and implement collection development policies, and identify titles for selection, cancellation, and weeding;
Provide direct liaison support to law school faculty, including assistance in the use of print and electronic resources, preparation of bibliographies, and facilitation of interlibrary and document delivery;
Teach legal research as part of the two-year LRWA program and Scholarly Writing courses, including instruction in both print and electronic resources. Participate in other bibliographic instruction classes including substantive law classes, orientation, and library tours. Participate in LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law training;
Serve as Human Resources Liaison for the law library. Coordinate recruitment and orientation of all new classified staff and administrative faculty through eWork. Approve all wage and work-study hiring in Banner HR;
Coordinate all public services statistics for reporting purposes to accrediting organizations;
Approve and monitor non-book purchases on eVA and Bank of America;
Oversee all facilities and housekeeping issues;
Assist the Associate Dean, Library & Technology in the evaluation of and implementation of new information technologies and services to support the educational and research needs of faculty, students, and staff; and
Participate in professional development activities, library committees, law school, and university activities.
JD from an ABA-accredited law school or MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited school;
Demonstrated law library experience with a record of increasing administrative responsibility (typically 5+ years);
Demonstrated supervisory and organizational abilities;
Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in both print and electronic formats;
Experience teaching legal research using both print and electronic resources;
Demonstrated skill in effective oral and written communication;
Proven service orientation, and the ability to work flexibly with law faculty, students, staff and a diverse legal research community;
Knowledge of current law librarianship trends; and
Familiarity with current technology used in legal education and practice.
To apply, visit: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/55040
Position: Head of Technical Services & Collection Development
Location: George Mason University Law Library
Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.
Head of Technical Services & Collection Development
The Law Library at George Mason University invites applications for an engaged and experienced librarian to be our Head of Technical Services & Collection Development. 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.
About the Law Library:
The Law Library supports a robust Law School, with a student population over 500 and more than fifty full-time teaching faculty. The Law School and Library support a daytime and evening JD program, an LLM program, and a JM program. The Law Library also serves as a resource to attorneys and GMU alumni in the Washington, D.C. region. The Library strives to maintain and provide access to a collection that is focused to support our faculty and students. One of our priorities is to work to make more of our e-titles accessible through the catalog in the very near future.
About the Position:
The Head of Technical Services & Collection Development is responsible for all aspects of Technical Services administration, including Acquisitions, Cataloging, e-Resource management, Serials Check-in, Binding, and Deaccession. They also manage the library’s collection development program, act as a liaison for the Alma integrated library system, assist the Associate Dean for Library and Technology with general planning, budgeting, and statistical compilation, and provide liaison services for faculty research.
Oversee daily operations of the Technical Services Department: acquisitions, cataloging, e-resource management, serials check-in, binding, and deaccession. Directly supervises and oversees the hiring, training, and evaluation of the Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager and the Cataloging and Serials Manager;
Oversee and communicates with University Libraries about various modules of the Alma integrated library system. This includes serving as a liaison to relevant personnel at the main University Library (Fenwick) and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), specifically the WRLC Metadata and e-Resources committees;
Assist the Associate Dean for Library & Technology with general planning and budgeting. Ensures that the needs of the Technical Services department are communicated to the Associate Dean and that the priorities of the Library are effectively communicated to the Technical Services staff. Accepts overall responsibility for the operation of the Library if both the Associate Dean for Library & Technology and the Associate Director are unavailable;
Submits completed statistics for ASERL, ACRL, IPEDS, ALLStAR, and US News. Compiles statistics for Assets Management for George Mason University’s insurance needs. Ensures the timely compilation of acquisition and cancellation data;
Manages the library’s collection development efforts. Works with other professional librarians in selecting materials for acquisition, assessing library collection needs, and updating the Library’s comprehensive collection development policy;
Works closely with the Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager in the order fulfillment process. Responsible for negotiation of contracts with vendors, including coordination with Purchasing and University Counsel’s office. Approves orders for books, databases, equipment, and supplies in the eVA (procurement) and Bank of America (purchase card) systems;
Coordinates with vendors, relevant Law Library and Technology personnel, and University Library personnel to ensure access to electronic databases through IP recognition and/or a Central Authentication Server (proxy server) and the catalog (metadata record loading). Coordinates with the Reference and Instructional Services Librarian to ensure that electronic resources are accurately listed and described on the Library’s list of Law-Related Databases webpage;
Participates in the law faculty liaison program. This direct support includes research, assistance with course materials and course management software, instruction of faculty RAs when requested, training faculty in the use of print and electronic resources, facilitation of interlibrary loan and document delivery, and materials ordering;
Serves as principal contact for gift and other material donations; and
Participates in professional development activities, library committees, and law school and university activities.
MLS from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Supervisory experience in Technical Services operations, including the management of cataloging and acquisitions functions;
Demonstrated understanding and experience in managing an integrated library system, especially the Ex Libris Alma system;
Advanced organization and communication skills;
Ability to work flexibly with law faculty, students and staff;
Familiarity with current technical services trends and issues in law libraries; and
Experience in law library budgeting.
JD from an ABA-accredited law school strongly preferred
Position: Lead, Sciences and Technology Team and Mercer Library
Location: George Mason University
Originally posted on SLA Career Center.
Lead, Sciences and Technology Team and Mercer Library
The George Mason University Libraries is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, skillful, enterprising, and collaborative manager for the position of Lead, Sciences and Technology Team and Mercer Library.
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.
About the Position:
In conjunction with the other subject disciplinary and functional team leads and under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Learning, Research and Engagement (LRE), this position is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of innovative library services in the areas of reference, research, instruction, and in support of faculty and students in the fields of earth sciences, physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, biomedical sciences, engineering, and computing, as well as overall management of the Mercer Library at the Science & Technology campus. The incumbent leads a team of library faculty integrated into STEM-H, educational and research programs while fostering an environment that promotes development of new approaches to evolving academic library services. The Team Lead supervises and evaluates team members; works with Collections Strategy staff to ensure development of STEM-H collections; oversees collection development for reference resources; assumes direct liaison responsibilities for academic departments/programs as needed; and coordinates and implements reference, research, and instructional activities (including contributing to policy development therein) in collaboration with other LRE and Libraries’ leadership.
Incumbent plans, implements, manages, and evaluates reference/research consultation, outreach, and instructional services and programs designed for students and faculty in the broad range of STEM-H disciplines;
Responsible for the creation, maintenance, and assessment of library service programs appropriate for faculty and students in STEM-H programs;
Responsible for the operations of the Mercer Library, including supervision of its on-site staff-level manager, at the university’s Science and Technology campus;
Provides research consultation/reference service to users;
Teaches and creates instructional materials in any directly assigned subject area(s);
Contributes to collection development activities including assessment of existing collections and maintenance of holdings to research levels, possessing deep subject knowledge of assigned collection development areas, and spending allocated funds to build depth and breadth any in assigned discipline(s);
Responsible for coordination of instruction, reference and research services, collections services, and outreach to programs supported on the Fairfax and Science and Technology campuses, including, but not limited to, the College of Science, College of Engineering and Computing, College of Health and Human Services, the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (Front Royal, VA), the Governor’s School at Innovation Park, and associated research institutes and centers;
Collaborates and coordinates with the Lead, Social Sciences Team and Mason Square Library for School of Computing programs and activities at the Mason Square campus (Arlington, VA), including support for the university’s Institute for Digital InnovAtion at that campus;
Directly supervises and evaluates six (6) subject librarians in their reference/research/instruction/outreach roles; supervises and evaluates two (2) additional library staff members who (a) support the Science and Technology Team and (b) contribute to the daily management of the Mercer Library. In conjunction with the Libraries’ Administration unit, manages recruitment, hiring, onboarding, mentoring, training, and performance assessment of librarians and staff of the Science and Technology Team and Mercer Library;
Works with the Teaching & Learning Team for distance education, and instructional assessment to provide formative and evaluative feedback to department’s librarians and staff;
Coordinates with Access Services to assure consistent access services quality and hours of delivery at the Mercer Library;
Under the auspices of the Collections Strategy department, facilitates collection development and management activities for reference, instructional, and research resources purchased in relevant fields;
Partners with Digital Technologies and Services to effectively address IT requirements of the unit;
Works closely with staff in the Digital Scholarship Center to develop digital data proficiency in the Science and Technology Team members;
Contributes to planning, policy development, resource management, and decision-making within LRE and, as a member of the Libraries’ leadership team, appropriately to the university library system as a whole;
Seeks, considers and communicates diverse perspectives and ideas;
Participates on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the Mason University Libraries, the campus, the university, and, as appropriate, the community; and
Performs other duties, as requested, which fall within the scope of a member of the University Libraries’ faculty including engaging in university and professional service, and scholarship endeavors.
Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position:
ALA-accredited graduate degree OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;
Progressively responsible management level professional experience (generally 3+ years) with demonstrated capability in providing responsive quality reference, instruction, and collaborative library research services and support to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in STEM-H fields;
Knowledge of and versatile understanding of the changing educational and research needs of STEM-H students and faculty;
Demonstrated skill in effective oral and written communication;
Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds; and
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth.
The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:
Graduate degree in a STEM-H discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Demonstrated leadership potential; and
Experience in an academic research library environment involving multiple libraries and campuses.
12-month Professional Faculty appointment; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Base salary is commensurate with professional experience and academic qualifications; salary at appointment dependent on rank: Librarian II ($67,500 – $72,500); Librarian III ($72,500 – $77,500); Librarian IV ($77, 500+). Additionally, this position carries an annual administrative stipend.
The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and three other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. Serving an R1 university, the Mason Libraries pursues an ambitious programmatic agenda in all areas that are key to a contemporary academic research library – innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, digital scholarship, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. For more information, visit us at https://library.gmu.edu.
Special Instructions to Applicants
All applications for this position (FA457z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit application, cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references.
Questions should be directed to Diana Tippett (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Della Patrick (email@example.com), Office of the Dean of Libraries.