One Position: Virginia

Position: Associate University Librarian, Learning, Research & Engagement
Location: George Mason University

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

Description
Associate University Librarian, Learning, Research & Engagement
George Mason University invites applications for the Associate University Librarian position leading the library system’s Learning, Research and Engagement division. We are seeking an experienced and accomplished leader with a vision of serving and partnering with students and faculty as they pursue their learning, teaching and research activities in the exciting and thriving multi-campus environment of George Mason University. 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:
The Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Learning, Research, & Engagement (LRE) is responsible for the leadership, planning, and administrative oversight of most of the University Libraries’ outwardly-focused programs, services, and initiatives that directly impact the George Mason community of students at all levels, faculty, and researchers. The AUL for LRE leads the division in the development and articulation of an innovative and compelling vision for advancing teaching, learning, and research, as well as the importance of the Libraries (as well as research commons) as place for the Mason community. While also engaging directly with faculty, academic administrators, and students, the AUL works with Libraries’ faculty and staff to innovate, design, pilot, implement, promote, and assess user-focused services that respond to a rapidly changing scholarly environment, in support of the Libraries’ mission and vision. This position works collaboratively as part of Dean’s Executive Team (the senior leadership team) to help develop and implement the Libraries’ strategic priorities. This position reports to the Dean of Libraries & University Librarian.
Responsibilities:
Consults with, apprises, and advises the Dean of Libraries & University Librarian of issues within the scope and content of the LRE division’s mission and associated resources, services and programs;
Provides leadership, administrative oversight and coordination for the Libraries’ system-wide departments involved with teaching, learning, research services, and user engagement; also contributes to and furthers the Libraries’ research collections (including Special Collections);
Leads the development of a service portfolio to support digital forms of teaching, learning, and scholarship;
Engages library faculty and staff expertise to enable community members to effectively and critically create, use, and share information;
Fosters an environment that encourages exploration, innovation and implementation of new approaches to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a rapidly-changing digital learning and work environment;
Works to foster and grow existing partnerships within the university, as well as establish new partnerships, both internal and external to George Mason University;
Guides development, implementation and assessment of an user engagement program, encompassing both student and faculty dimensions;
Works continuously and collaboratively with the other Associate University Librarians and with directors and department heads to ensure excellent and seamless provision of requisite instructional, reference, and research consultation services, including with non-LRE division key areas such as the Digital Scholarship Center, Mason Publishing Group (regarding open access and OER initiatives), and Collections Strategy (regarding research resources);
In conjunction with the Assistant Dean for Administration, leads and collaborates on initiatives to maximize creative and attractive teaching, learning and research spaces, including possibilities of learning commons environments;
Provides direction and administrative oversight for Mason’s significant holdings of special collections and archives as it expands access to its unique materials, as well as for the University Archives and the university’s Records Management program;
Serves as a member of Dean’s Executive Team to review and establish University Libraries’ policies, strategically plan system-wide programs and services, and evaluate resources and services;
Contributes to the development of grant proposals for projects and activities requiring external funding within the scope of the LRE division and, as needed, assists with donor relations efforts associated with the SCRC, as well as working with the Dean’s Executive Team on Libraries-wide advancement priorities;
Manages personnel and training for all departments and units within the LRE division of the Libraries and provides leadership for the professional development and training of the directors, department heads, and library faculty and staff within the division;
Oversees preparation of budget requests for Wages expenditures and other than personnel services expenditures for the LRE division;
Works closely with other Associate University Librarians, and also with library site managers, to assure excellent collections and collections-related services exist at all three University Libraries sites;
Ensures timely and ongoing assessment of all LRE programs and initiatives, including those concerned with learning and instruction, user engagement, research services and programs, and prepares reports, studies, and analyses as needed;
Works with regional, state, and national consortia/networks and other professional agencies, particularly with the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), with the Washington Research Libraries Consortium (WRLC), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), related to activities falling within the scope of the position’s role and responsibilities; and
Performs other administrative, management, and leadership functions within the University Libraries and to support the university community as needed/requested, including leadership of and service on University Libraries as well as university-wide committees.
Required Qualifications:
Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position:
ALA-accredited graduate degree, or an equivalent certified foreign degree;
Extensive progressively responsible management/administrative-level experience (generally 10+ years) in an academic or research library setting;
Substantial experience and record of accomplishments in at least three of the following functional areas:
Academic programs liaison and faculty outreach;
Instructional services;
Reference and research services provision;
Special collections and archives;
User/campus engagement and programmatic partnerships;
Substantial budgetary experience, particularly related to program development, discretionary funds, or Wages budgets;
Knowledge of assessment techniques and trends in academic libraries;
Demonstrated ability to adapt and collaborate in a rapidly changing organizational and institutional environment;
Experience managing supervisory/managerial personnel, library faculty, and other staff, including excellent and proven skills in mentoring and leading employees, and as well with employee relations matters;
Ability to conceptualize, and capacity to innovate and contribute toward, transformative organizational change to advance development of library faculty and staff;
Demonstrated commitment to academic outreach and to student/faculty engagement;
Exemplary leadership and communication skills, along with interpersonal skills; and,
Commitment to fostering access, diversity, and inclusion for both members of the academic community served and library employees, and ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications:
The following education and/or skill sets are strongly preferred:
Advanced academic (i.e. discipline) degree;
Expertise in strategizing, planning, visioning, and change management;
Experience in the management of multiple functional areas/departments;
Classroom teaching experience and conversant with higher education pedagogies;
Knowledge of scholarly communications trends (including open access models, intellectual property domain, and open educational resources);
Experience with or knowledge of grants writing, and familiarity with development/advancement work; and
Experience with regional and national academic library consortia.
Appointment/Benefits/Salary:
12-month professional faculty appointment with rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Salary is commensurate with professional experience and academic qualifications. Salary at appointment is dependent upon professional experience and academic background.
The University Libraries, comprised of a large central library and two 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 (FA530z) 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 (dtippett@gmu.edu), Office of the Dean of Libraries.

Three Positions: Virginia

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.

Responsibilities:

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.
Required Qualifications:

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.

Description
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.

Responsibilities:
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.

Requirements
Required Qualifications:
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.
Preferred Qualifications:
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.

Description

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.

Responsibilities:

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.
Required Qualifications:

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.
Preferred Qualifications:

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.
Appointment/Benefits/Salary:

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 (dtippett@gmu.edu) or Della Patrick (dpatrick@gmu.edu), Office of the Dean of Libraries.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Policy and Government Librarian
Location: George Mason University
Salary: $67,500 – $77,500+

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Policy and Government Librarian

George Mason University Libraries seeks an experienced, creative, dynamic, collaborative, and both teaching- and research-oriented Policy and Government Librarian to serve all of the Schar School of Policy and Government programs.

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:

As a member of the Social Sciences Team & Mason Square Library, incumbent’s duties include: collection development, instruction, reference, research consultations and support, outreach, and information management. The Policy and Government Librarian serves as the primary contact/liaison for the Schar School’s undergraduate and graduate programs; collaborates with faculty and students to provide instructional, project, and program support and assistance; provides general and specialized reference and research support in person, via email and phone; and oversees the maintenance of in-house and electronic publications and research resources. Incumbent also serves as the Libraries’ Government Documents Coordinator. Position reports to the Lead, Social Sciences Team & Mason Square Library.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides holistic liaison services to the Schar School;
  • Works closely with the Schar School faculty in collection development matters and oversees expenditure of associated allocated funds;
  • Assists faculty and students in all areas of research—both general reference and in-depth research consultations and assistance, online and in person;
  • Prepares and presents library instruction sessions for faculty and students in Schar School undergraduate and graduate programs, both in-class and in library drop-in workshops;
  • Provides support for information problem solving, retrieval, and management;
  • Provides general and specialized reference and research assistance, as well as email and virtual reference. Provides instructional services (including curriculum-based instruction, walk-in instructional sessions, web-based tutorials, library orientations, and individual student appointments). Prepares and maintains web-based instructional materials and online research guides within the scope of the position;
  • Serves as the University Libraries Government Documents Coordinator;
  • Works closely with the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center to support the data-related needs of designated departments: finding and using relevant datasets as well as instruction and assistance with relevant computational technologies;
  • Participates in the work of the Social Sciences Team, including contributing to team projects, providing coverage for other subject areas as needed, and assisting in the selection, training, and supervision of Classified staff and Graduate Assistants;
  • Develops and sustains academic program-based relationships and serves on academic department task forces, committees, work groups, etc. as requested or assigned;
  • Prepares activity and action reports for Supervisor as requested (including identification of issues and trends); and
  • Performs other duties as requested, which fall within the scope of a member of the University Libraries’ professional faculty.

Appointment/Benefits/Salary:

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. Salary is commensurate with professional experience and academic qualifications. This is not a beginning professional-level position, and, as such, salary at appointment dependent on rank: Librarian II ($67,500 – $72,500); Librarian III ($72,500 – $77,500); Librarian IV ($77,500+).

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 (FA002z) 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 (dtippett@gmu.edu) or Della Patrick (dpatrick@gmu.edu), Office of the Dean of Libraries.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Head of Technical Services & Collection Development

Location: George Mason University Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC JobLine

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.

 Responsibilities

  • * 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;
  • * Participates in professional development activities, library committees, and law school and university activities.

Required Qualifications

* MLS from an ALA-accredited school;

* 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;

* Excellent 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;

* Experience in law library budgeting.<br><br>

Preferred Qualifications

* JD from an ABA-accredited law school strongly preferred.

To Apply: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/54721

Suggested salary range: $75,000-$95,000

One Position: Virginia

Position: Music and Media Librarian
Location: George Mason University
Salary: $62,500 – $77,500+

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

George Mason University Libraries seeks a creative, dynamic, collaborative, teaching-oriented and research-attentive Music and Media Librarian to support the university’s faculty, students, and staff with their music education and research needs, and to manage the music and media collections.

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:

The Music and Media Librarian is responsible for all subject specific instruction, reference assistance and research consultations, outreach, and collection development for the Dewberry School of Music, the Film and Video Studies program, and to serve as domain expert for Media (including audiovisual, music audio media and generally media streaming). The position is located in Fenwick Library, which also houses the circulating music collection, the music reference collection, all musical scores, and the University Libraries’ analog media collections. This position will provide leadership in the University Libraries in the selection, curation, preservation, and scope of media collections. The Music and Media Librarian will be the subject specialist in the areas of media creation, editing, and instruction; and will provide advice on the use of media content by collaborating with the Mason Publishing Group, as well as instructional faculty, subject librarians, the Online Learning Coordinator & Instructional Librarian, students, and administrators.

As a member of the Arts and Humanities Team, the Music and Media Librarian also serves as a subject resource to other librarians, contributes to the development and support of initiatives within the University Libraries, consults with and builds relationships with assigned School and department faculty, contributes to the provision of Libraries’ general public services, and supports university and Libraries scholarly communication initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as subject librarian for the Dewberry School of Music and the Film and Video Studies program, providing research and reference support, instruction, collection development, and outreach to those programs and subject areas;
  • Provides expertise to subject librarian colleagues regarding selection of resources in all media formats;
  • Works collaboratively with the Libraries’ Digital Technologies and Services unit and other information technology units in the university to evaluate and implement new media technologies, and maintain and troubleshoot existing media technologies at the Libraries;
  • Collaborates with the Metadata Services group to ensure that appropriate metadata standards are being used in order to assist users with their resource discovery needs in regards to music and media related items;
  • Works closely with Access Services to determine circulation policies in regards to Music and Media collections and equipment, and provides guidance to Access and Resource Management division staff and others who are responsible for managing media and music collections, circulation, equipment, and media course reserves;
  • Oversees the physical and streaming media collections, including the restricted media collection, to ensure they meet best practices and curricular and co-curricular needs of the University’s faculty, staff, and students;
  • Develops strategies and tools to assess the effectiveness of instruction and outreach activities;
  • Participates in collection development activities assigned subject areas, including assessing existing collections, maintaining deep subject knowledge of assigned collection development areas, and spending allocated funds appropriately to build depth and breadth;
  • Develops print and online format information and instruction materials for assigned subject areas;
  • Engages with and contributing to the development and assessment of programs and services at Fenwick and throughout the Libraries as a whole;
  • Provides face-to-face, telephone, e-mail, online, and other forms of reference service;
  • Participates and serves on committees, task forces, projects, etc., within the Mason University Libraries, the campus, the university, and, as appropriate, the community;
  • Contributes to Arts & Humanities Team shared activities and projects;
  • Seeks, considers and communicates diverse perspectives and ideas; and
  • Participates in professional development and/or scholarly activities to enhance professional skills and contribute to the profession and body of knowledge.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in music and/or equivalent broad knowledge and training in music librarianship;
  • Ability to read music;
  • Demonstrated professional experience (generally 2+ years) as a librarian;
  • Experience in providing responsive and quality reference, instruction, digital and collaborative library research services; as well as practical understanding of the changing research needs of students and faculty; experience in developing, building, and sustaining working relationships with teaching faculty, researchers, and students;
  • Experience with collection development in music, film studies, and/or media; knowledge of relevant vendors and publishers;
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate and promote library resources and services to a variety of constituents;
  • Understanding of emerging trends and technologies in digital literacy/information literacy and music librarianship through research, practice, and other professional development activities; understanding of issues related to copyright and licensing of streaming media;
  • Demonstrated ability to use current technologies for delivering and developing library services;
  • Demonstrated, effective communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Ability to work within a collaborative team environment in a distributed library and university setting;
  • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth.

Preferred Qualifications:

The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:

  • Training and/or experience in providing media services;
  • Experience with building and maintaining a physical and streaming media collection; and
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Digital Humanities methodologies and research.

Appointment/Benefits/Salary:

12-month Professional Faculty appointment with rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Salary is commensurate with academic qualifications, professional experience, and rank, with an anticipated appointment salary, dependent on rank, as follows: Librarian I, $62,500 – $67,500; Librarian II, $67,500 – $72,500; Librarian III, $72,500 – $77,500; and Librarian IV, $77,500+.

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 (FA097z) 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 (dtippett@gmu.edu) or Della Patrick (dpatrick@gmu.edu), Office of the Dean of Libraries.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Librarian

Location: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior

Salary: $61,947 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

As a Librarian within the Libraries Program, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Use library systems to support and perform ILL and document delivery tasks such as processing borrowing/lending requests, and related scanning. Gathers data and analyzes usage of library online services to identify various patterns of usage/non-usage. Using a variety of techniques, obtains feedback from clients and others to assist the library in modifying its services to provide more effective assistance
  • Utilize a working knowledge of library systems technology, databases, software as well as operating policies and procedures. Provide support for special projects and participate in vendor demonstrations and review to identify potential new products and services. Supports library acquisitions by assisting with the development of contract documentation, technical reviews, and annual management of awards
  • Analyzes library operating practices and procedures, online files, and processing methods to improve the operating effectiveness and efficiency of the library, the management of information and to develop techniques for making quality assurance inspections. Using a variety of techniques, obtains feedback from clients and others to assist the library in modifying its services to provide more effective assistance to a wide range of science professionals.
  • Use library systems to support and perform ILL and document delivery tasks such as processing borrowing/lending requests, and related scanning. Gathers data and analyzes usage of library online services to identify various patterns of usage/non-usage. Using a variety of techniques, obtains feedback from clients and others to assist the library in modifying its services to provide more effective assistance. Provide access to information resources responding to personal, phone and email inquiries that may require analysis of policies, methods and conclusions and the inclusion of appropriate materials.
  • Supports the library digitization program by tracking equipment upgrades and maintenance contracts, creating and tracking logs, filling scan requests, and maintaining workflow documentation and standard operating procedures files.
  • Participate in the development, design and implementation of training and outreach programs for internal and external resources and policies.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Key Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  2. Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
  3. Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.
  4. More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?

  • If selected you may be asked to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
  • Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.

Qualifications

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Librarian, all grade levels.
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree; OR

B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

GS- 09:

In addition to the Basic Education Requirement as described above, applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-09 level:

Possess one year of experience at the GS-7 level or equivalent assisting with the coordination and technical oversight of library functions needed to organize and maintain collections and deliver scientific materials and information services, 2) Creating and maintaining content on subject focused research guides and help aids using library technologies and standards; and 3) Utilizing subject knowledge of scientific research library collections and resources to respond to patron questions and assist with training and outreach.

**OR Successfully completed at least 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master`s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position

**OR Possess a combination of graduate level education as described above, beyond the first year of progressive graduate study, and appropriate professional experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

GS-11:
In addition to the Basic Education Requirement as described above, applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-11 level:

Possess one year of experience at the GS-9 level or equivalent providing coordination and technical oversight of multiple research library functions needed to organize and maintain collections and deliver scientific materials and information services, 2) Providing research and reference support in an earth, natural sciences, or biology research and science library setting; utilizing subject knowledge of scientific library collections, terminologies, and concepts to answer complex questions and identify resources to support research needs; 3) Providing research literature search services, training and outreach to scientists and professionals in a science library setting.
**OR Possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) related to the position.

**OR Possess a combination of graduate level education as described in above, beyond the first two years of progressive graduate study, and appropriate professional experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Head of Technical Services & Collection Development
Location: George Mason University Law Library
Salary: $75,000 – $95,000

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

JD from an ABA-accredited law school strongly preferred.

Two Positions: Virginia

Position: Virginia Room Librarian (Librarian I)

Location: Fairfax County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Under direction of the Virginia Room Manager, provides information services to customers of all ages, including reference, programming and outreach, and inter-library loan. Recommends reading materials to customers with an emphasis on Virginiana, local and family history. Performs entry-level professional librarian work utilizing specialized professional knowledge to manage the collection, including weeding, replacements, input to collection development, and annual periodical selection. Communicates and interprets library policies and procedures to the public. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library. Note: This job announcement may be used to fill future full-time Virginia Room Librarian (Librarian I) vacancies.
Salary: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $72,561.84) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.
Schedule: Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends.
To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Public Library, watch our video “Library Staff Share Why They Love Working at the Library

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
  • Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
  • Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
  • Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
  • Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
  • Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
  • Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
  • Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
  • Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
  • May supervise volunteers;
  • May serve as person in charge;
  • Provides reference services using Library collections and subscription databases, including Special Collections holdings;
  • Describes, preserves, provides access in both physical and digital formats to Special Collections materials which include manuscripts, photographic images and subject files.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
  • Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
  • Ability to create or curate professional resources;
  • Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library’s collection;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
  • Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
  • Knowledge of the Library’s operating procedures;
  • Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change;
  • Ability to classify and catalog material.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a practical, oral and/or written exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters degree from an ALA (American Library Association)-accredited library school; or ability to obtain a Master’s degree from an accredited library school within three months of the job advertisement closing date.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within (3) three months of date of appointment to the position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
One or more years of experience working in a library setting. Strong customer services skills. Experience with local history/genealogy collections and archives. Experience in planning and providing programs and outreach to adults.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Position: Information Services Librarian (Librarian I)

Location: Fairfax County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Provides information services to customers of all ages, including reference, programming and outreach, and inter-library loan. Recommends reading materials to customers with an emphasis on services to adults. Performs entry-level professional librarian work utilizing specialized professional knowledge to manage the collection, including weeding, replacements, input to collection development, and annual periodical selection. Communicates and interprets library policies and procedures to the public. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library.
Note: This job announcement may be used to fill future full-time Information Services Librarian (Librarian I) vacancies.
Salary: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $72,561.84) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.
Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.
To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Public Library, watch our video “Library Staff Share Why They Love Working at the Library

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
  • Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
  • Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
  • Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
  • Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
  • Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
  • Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
  • Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
  • Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
  • May supervise volunteers;
  • May serve as person in charge.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
  • Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
  • Ability to create or curate professional resources;
  • Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library’s collection;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
  • Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
  • Knowledge of the Library’s operating procedures;
  • Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change;
  • Ability to classify and catalog material.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include an oral, practical and/or written exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree from an ALA (American Library Association)-accredited library school; or ability to obtain a master’s degree from an accredited library school within three months of the job advertisement closing date.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within (3) three months of date of appointment to the position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in a library setting.
  • Strong customer services skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic book reading devices and basic knowledge of e-book downloading procedures.
  • Experience in planning and providing programs and outreach to adults.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Biomedical Librarian

Location: George Mason University

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

The George Mason University Libraries is seeking a skillful, and collaborative person for the position of Biomedical 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.

About the Position:

This is a new position assigned to the Libraries’ Science and Technology team. The team serves the College of Engineering and Computing, the College of Health and Human Services, and the College of Science, as well as several STEM-H multi-disciplinary university-level institutes and centers. Within the team, the programmatic role of the Biomedical Librarian is to assist with planning and related support to ready the University Libraries for provision of library resources and services in support of the university’s eventual medical education goal and, concurrently, provide biomedical subject librarian expertise and support mainly for the university’s pre-medical and related programs, including: instruction, reference, research consultation, collection development, and academic outreach. Additional duties will extend to such areas as research data support for faculty and students, grant assistance for faculty, and other subject liaison assignment(s) within the scope of the three aforementioned colleges and STEM-H institutes/centers.

The incumbent in this position will collaborate with the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center, the Mason Publishing Group, and the Collections Strategy unit, as well as with other library departments more broadly and across the university to support research and data efforts, methods, and tools.

Responsibilities:

  • Generally, the Biomedical Librarian will coordinate, shape, and deliver resources and services by:
  • Using outreach strategies for developing relationships with faculty and researchers that optimize the impact of library expertise, services and resources;
  • Applying knowledge of trends and tools in information technology to service delivery and design of interdisciplinary projects;
  • Developing library collections in relevant disciplines and sub-disciplines, and supporting initiatives in open access, open science, and open data;
  • Teaching in the library program on critical information and research skills, helping students achieve academic success, and understanding the social consequences of how data and information are used, created, and shared;
  • Helping researchers find and manage information and data, and critically evaluating and using research tools, platforms, and infrastructure;
  • Engaging in systematic, ongoing learning activities to build skills for professional impact and cultural competence; and
  • Participating in or leading project(s) of the Science and Technology team and fostering team outcomes by using best practice tools and techniques.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position.
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program OR an equivalent combination of education and experience OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;
  • Some (generally two (2)+ years) experience working as a Biology, Bioengineering, Biomedical, or general STEM-H Librarian;
  • Experience providing library instruction and research support in STEM-H that support the educational goals of a multicultural student population;
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic resources and information technologies to support reference, research, and collection development in biology or health sciences/medical related or other STEM-H disciplines;
  • Experience collaborating with instructional faculty to help students achieve learning outcomes such as information literacy, written communication, problem solving, critical thinking and integrative learning;
  • Development of strategies for doing outreach and building relationships with faculty to deliver high impact services and resources, and capacity to adapt outreach skills to the Mason Libraries context;
  • Experience with key information resources in a variety of scientific disciplines, including resources for data discovery, data literacy, or library services that support data management and analysis;
  • Familiarity with research trends and with ethical, legal, and policy issues in the broader biomedical and health sciences areas;
  • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds; and
  • Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace, as well as in the systems and services we build, as an inclusive excellence imperative.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:
  • Bachelor’s OR strongly preferred advanced degree in Biology, Bioengineering or health sciences related field, OR significant coursework in those areas; and
  • Knowledge of data management planning, scholarly communications, and open access concepts and trends.

Appointments/Benefits/Salary:

12-month professional faculty appointment with rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Salary is commensurate with academic qualifications, professional experience, and rank; however this position is funded at a “junior” level and, therefore, the appointment salary range is anticipated as follows: Librarian I: low $60s – $65K; and Librarian II: $65 – $70K.

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 21st century 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

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA71JZ at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Diana Tippett at dtippett@gmu.edu, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin August 2, 2022.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Librarian
Location: Drug Enforcement Administration
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Financial Management Division, Arlington, VA.

The position’s primary purpose is to perform and provide librarian duties for the DEA, Office of Administration (FS).

As a Librarian your typical work assignments may include:

  • Serves as Librarian and is responsible for managing all aspects of workload within the Library Information Center.
  • Identifies, distributes, and balances workload and tasks among Library Information Center team members in accordance with established workflow, skill level, and/or occupational specialization.
  • Performs information searches in broad subject fields where users need specialized and complex information.
  • Stays abreast of new publications, books, periodicals, and other materials relating to the work and suggests other materials to support the library’s mission.
  • Identifies, examines, and analyzes major publications, electronic resources, and trends in field of expertise for us in preparing in-depth and highly complex research.
  • Serves as expert in identifying and providing direction on operations and guidance in the library location such as cataloging, acquisitions, collections, and development maintenance, reference and research, and internet/intranet services.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Librarian

Location: Patent and Trademark Office

Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs

Duties

The physical worksite for this position is located in Alexandria, Virginia. The physical worksite for this position is located in Alexandria, Virginia. This position is telework eligible.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is currently under Phase III due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This position is eligible for telework up to 4 days per week within 50 miles of the Alexandria campus and reports to USPTO’s Alexandria, VA headquarters for the remaining days in the week.

If selected for an interview, applicants are encouraged to discuss telework options and eligibility specific to the position in which they applied with the hiring manager.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. The USPTO will request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

The individual selected for this position will be able to:

  • Develops and delivers training, informational presentations and marketing programs for a variety of audiences;
  • Provide expert research and reference services to support the PTO library program; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of library automation systems and technology.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Applicants will only be accepted from United States Citizens and Nationals.

Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related competencies.

You must meet the definition of specialized experience.

Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.

Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).

If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Suitable for Federal Employment

Qualifications

You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. OPM Qualifications Standards are available at Librarian Series, 1410.

Basic Educational Requirements:

  1. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science from an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

or

  1. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, candidates must have all of the specialized experience listed below:

Specialized Experienceis experience that has equipped applicants with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service.

For this position, the next lower grade level is a GS-12. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Experience providing assistance with research and reference services in science, technology, or the intellectual property field; and
  • Experience planning, designing and delivering presentations and informational products through a library setting to a variety of audiences; and
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating databases and websites to determine their effectiveness and informational accuracy in order to make meaningful recommendations for improvement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

If this position requires proof of higher education, or you are substituting education for experience, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information. You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education’s website – US Department of Education. Another listing of services that can perform this evaluation is available at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Librarian (Maps)
Location: Geological Survey, Office of the Interior
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

As a Librarian (Maps) within the USGS Library, Science Analytics and Synthesis Office, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Manage and document workflows and procedures for original and complex copy cataloging of map sheets and series, atlases, and GIS data using cataloging principles and standards as defined in RDA, AACR2, MARC Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats.
  • Plan collection inventory and analysis projects designed to increase availability of collection data, determine holdings, identify collection gaps and needs, and report on collection use.
  • Serve as geospatial data expert on library-wide, regional, and Departmental committees related to map content development and access
  • Assigns USGS classification call numbers, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Geospatial data, and name authority details to cataloging records.
  • Uses local integrated library system (ILS) cataloging features, OCLC and related technologies for batch processing, retrospective conversion, and cooperative cataloging.
  • Plans and designs projects pertaining to inventories and information management (such as preparing catalogs, carto-bibliographies, or printed or machine-readable inventories) to determine holdings and make collections data more accessible.
  • Discover and recommend new supportive technologies including macros and similar time-saving techniques, local integrated library system (ILS) cataloging features and functions, MarcEdit, and other special technologies as needed to support Library goals.
  • Makes authoritative evaluations and recommendations on collection development. Maintains current awareness of national cataloging trends to translate those to local practices.
  • Leads the processing and cataloging of newly acquired/unprocessed cartographic materials using conventional cataloging standards, controlled vocabularies, and authority controls.
  • Identify and fulfill collection development needs for spatial and numeric data across multiple subjects. – Source and acquire different types of print cartographic materials from map dealers, commercial publishers, and government sources
  • Manage the physical collection including map processing, map storage, preservation, and security, materials handling and repairs.
  • Leads teams composed of a variety of library staff to conduct special projects that require a strong understanding of library systems technology, databases, software as well as operating policies and procedures.
  • Develops databases based on recommendations of best practices for project data capture and dissemination.
  • Integrate new digital access systems by implementing emerging standards applicable to description and access of materials (e.g. RDA).

One Position: Virginia

Position: Associate Dean. Library & Technology
Location: George Mason University Law Library

Originally posted on AALL Careers.

Description

About the Position:

The George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, invites applications for the Associate Dean, Library & Technology. 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 Associate Dean, Library & Technology has the responsibility and accountability for the administration and development of the law library and technology services for the law school, including the wise stewardship of the budget and outstanding leadership of the library and technology services staff. The Associate Dean, Library & Technology is responsible for effectively conveying the goals and needs of the library and technology services to the law school administration and acting as the library’s main representative in maintaining satisfactory relationships with key constituents, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the Mason community on library and technology-related issues.

Key qualifications for this position include appropriate academic qualifications, excellent communications skills, excellent strategic planning, a willingness to advocate for the library and technology services, a tendency toward a collaborative and supportive leadership style, enthusiasm for assessing and implementing new technology, and a commitment to fostering excellence in librarianship and the law library profession. The Associate Dean shall have knowledge of and experience in law library administration sufficient to support the program of legal education at the law school and to enable the law school to operate in compliance with the American Bar Association Standards.

Requirements

Responsibilities:

Exercises management and oversight of the library’s budget through establishing financial priorities of the library, tracking library expenditures, and approving all library operations and personnel expenditures;
Oversees all library personnel matters through initial approval of all hiring decisions, hiring pay rates, pay increases, reclassification requests, and performance evaluations. Provides resolution/mediation of employee disputes and grievances as needed;
Responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the library’s services to faculty, students, staff, alumni and the local bar;
Has primary responsibility for management of the law school’s ITS team and works closely with Mason ITS to assure that ITS provides the highest quality service and support to the law school. Oversees technology purchases including hardware and software. Advises the Dean in the identification, development, and implementation of new information technologies and services in order to support the educational and research needs of faculty, students, and staff;
Oversees the library staff’s collaboration with and participation in the law school’s Legal Research, Writing & Analysis Program;
Works closely with the law school’s leadership team on the development of the law school’s computing environment including faculty/staff desktops, student labs, classroom technology, local servers, and the network;
Works with the law school’s executive team and the team’s communications lead to develop, grow and improve the law school website;
Communicates library policies and procedures, as established by the Assistant/Associate Dean and the Dean in consultation with faculty, to the library’s users. Responds to user complaints and questions. Periodically surveys users on their satisfaction with services;
Responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the library’s collection so that it will effectively support the teaching and research activities of the Law School;
Responsible for seeing that the library makes optimum use of its physical facilities and that the physical facilities are properly maintained. Communicates to the Law School administration the library’s space needs;
Attends regular faculty meetings. Serves on the Library Faculty and Technology Committee. Assists in faculty recruitment by describing the library’s collection and services to candidates;
Participates in the work of university committees and regional and national professional associations as requested and as assigned by the Dean;
Serves as an active member of the Dean’s executive team in the overall operation of the law school; and
Performs related duties as required.
Required Qualifications:

MLS and JD from ALA and ABA accredited schools and substantial experience in Law Library administration; strong service orientation; highly knowledgeable in computer applications and technologies employed in law schools today.
For Additional Information and to Apply:

https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/54015
For full consideration apply by 5/24/2022

One Position: Virginia

Position: Deputy Director of Libraries

Location: Alexandria Library

Salary: $93,692.30 – $169,774.02 Annually

An Overview

The Alexandria Library is seeking an experienced and successful collaborator to provide outstanding, innovative services that will enrich the lives of community members, continue the Library’s successes and further enhance the Library’s stellar reputation.  The Deputy Director of Libraries is an innovative, visionary, thoughtful leader who works closely with the Library Director leading and executing the mission of the Alexandria Library. Working closely with the senior management group, the Deputy Director will provide guidance to the operations of the Central Library and all branch libraries, in improving operating systems, and in planning for the future needs of the City for library service.  The incumbent in this position assists the Director in the production and implementation of long-range plans for the Alexandria Library Board’s review and approval in such areas as staff development, technology, economy of materials and staffing, publicity, and collection development.  Work is performed in accordance with professional standards and established policies and procedures within the Library Department and the City government, with a minimum of direction or supervision.   Supervision is exercised over professional and paraprofessional personnel, and work is reviewed through performance conferences, reports and results achieved.

The Opportunity

  • Conferring with and advising division heads on policies and problems related to the administration of library services
  • Directing the supervisors of branch libraries in the performance of their duties
  • Instructing supervisory personnel in regulations and procedures, and conducting staff conferences and meetings
  • Directing the Library system in the absence of the Director
  • Studying methods and assisting in drafting plans to develop all services of the library system to effectively meet more the present and future community needs
  • Planning for the career growth and development of the sub-professional and professional staffs, and ensuring that training and development assignments are carried out
  • Investigating new library operational and control techniques and procedures, and revising present methods to improve operating efficiency
  • Conferring with officials, citizens, clubs and other community organizations explaining the library system objectives, policies and services
  • Participating in community activities and presenting lectures and talks about the library services
  • Assisting in the preparation and execution of the budget
  • Preparing grant applications and supervising grant programs
  • Completing special assignments from the Director and the Alexandria Library Board
  • Obtaining and reviewing competitive bids for services and recommending selections
  • Submitting and tracking reports for Capital Improvement Projects and Information Technology funding
  • Updating, revising, and reporting 5 Year Plan status to the Library of Virginia
  • Responding to and resolving difficult and sensitive issues with community organizations and patrons
  • Assuming a top leadership role for special strategic initiatives and projects assigned by director
  • Leading and delegating authority to sub teams, and executing the 5 Year plan
  • Performing related work as required

About the Department

We offer you access to the world of electronic information, not just of our records of holdings and availability, but we offer access to full text articles from thousands of magazines and newspapers through our online databases. You can search genealogy records with HeritageQuest and even borrow e-books and e-audio books on OverDrive. Free public access to the Internet is available at all branches as well as free WiFi access for properly equipped laptops and PDA’s.

Although we have done much with our virtual library, we have not forgotten our buildings. During the past decade, the City Council and the Alexandria Library Board have renovated and expanded the Barrett Branch on Queen Street, built the exciting Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library on Duke and Pickett Streets (designed by world renowned architect, Michael Graves and the local architectural firm of Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville), and redesigned and reopened the Burke Branch on Seminary Road. In September 2005, the completely renovated and expanded Duncan Branch on Commonwealth Avenue was dedicated.

Whether through renovation or innovation, it is a most exciting time for the Alexandria Library. We are rising to the challenge of balancing the traditional user and the nontraditional user. We remain committed to having books and the types of programming that people have come into libraries to use for years, while we are committed as well to those users who are very tech savvy, who primarily want to use the Library through our website. Our resources allow us to provide excellent customer service for those people who are coming into the libraries and to extend our services for those people who are accessing us online.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Extensive responsible experience in professional library work, including supervisory experience at the level of Librarian III/Branch Manager (or equivalent), and possession of a master’s degree in library science augmented by courses equivalent to a minor in business or library administration; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Systems administration or information technology skills a plus.

Notes

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to a criminal background.
 
All newly hired employees must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Newly hired employees who do not show proof of vaccination or exemption will be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment. 

One Position: Virginia

Position: Instruction and Scholarly Communication Librarian

Location: Marymount University

JOB SUMMARY

Librarians at Marymount University participate in teaching library instruction and information literacy classes, collection development, serve as L&LS liaisons to schools or programs and provide reference and research assistance. Contributes a significant amount of time to teaching information literacy sessions and providing reference services, as part of the Access & Education Department. Provides leadership and oversight of open access and open education resource initiatives within the library and university. Works across campus and library departments to coordinate efforts to integrate open and affordable resources into the curriculum and collections. Serves as a resource for copyright and the institutional repository. 

 MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participates in designing, implementing, delivering, and assessing a comprehensive information literacy and library instruction program in person and online; works with assigned school directors to achieve information literacy objectives; creates and maintains research guides and other digital learning objects in assigned subject areas.
  • Serves as subject liaison to faculty and students in assigned programs; provides instruction and research support for those programs; selects resources to support those instructional and research needs; manages collection in assigned subjects. 
  • Provides reference and research assistance to users at all service locations through a variety of communication modes including in-person, phone, email, and virtual reference; participates in an evening and weekend reference desk coverage rotation.
  • Leads library open access and open education initiatives, including the design and implementation of faculty-facing training  and building partnerships with campus and community groups. 
  • Facilitates, with other library faculty, the discovery, adoption, creation, adaptation, and assessment of open resources across academic disciplines and programs.
  • Collaborates within L&LS in identifying, prioritizing, and developing initiatives to promote open, affordable authoring and alternative publishing options, including utilization of the institutional repository.
  • Serves as a resource for best practices in copyright, intellectual property, and fair use related to open resources and publishing.
    OTHER DUTIES AND ASSIGNMENTS
  • Participates as a member of the faculty in accordance with the Marymount University Faculty Handbook, including expectations for teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Collaborates on or leads a variety of teams, task forces, and committees within L&LS, across the University, and within consortia.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:  ALA accredited Master’s degree in library science required; second graduate degree preferred for hire and is required for promotion in faculty rank. 

Experience:  At least three years of relevant library work experience preferred.  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and must be able to work collaboratively on teams.  Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills. Computing skills including Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and database searching required.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Licenses or Certifications:  None.

Financial Responsibility:  None.

Supervision:  May supervise faculty librarians, part-time librarians, and/or staff.

Special Knowledge:  Knowledge of open educational resources best practices.  Familiarity with adapting and promoting open educational resources in an academic environment.

Demonstrated teaching skills and an understanding of trends in information literacy instruction and instructional technologies.  Excellent customer service skills and ability to work effectively with diverse groups. Commitment to collaboration in a dynamic, diverse work environment, and evidence of work with diverse populations, in support of the library and university’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS 

  • None.

Marymount provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

One Position: Virginia

Position: Office Manager – Chambers of a Circuit Judge
Location: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Salary: $40,883 – $97,430 (Dependent on Grade)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Initially in Alexandria, VA, but expected to move to Arlington, VA later in 2022. This position is open until filled.

Although it looks like a typical “judicial assistant” position, Judge Heytens is looking for someone with experience more similar to managing a law firm library. While some of the duties are administrative, there would also be the opportunity to assist with a lot of research, using a law librarian’s specialized skill set.

The Office Manager is responsible for the daily operation and management of judicial chambers and provides administrative and clerical support to the Honorable Toby J. Heytens and the chambers’ staff. The ideal candidate has initiative, good judgment, professionalism, follow-through, the ability to multi-task and readily adapt to fast-changing priorities, excellent organizational skills, a strong work ethic, and unquestioned integrity.

The Fourth Circuit prides itself on being a collegial and collaborative organization as well as an overall exemplary place to work.

  • Oversee the daily operation and maintenance of the office, including the acquisition of supplies and equipment as well as receiving, screening, and referring phone calls and mail.
  • Create and maintain files and databases.
  • Assist in guiding opinions through the editing process.
  • Prepare correspondence, reports, and other legal materials.
  • Assist the Judge in committee and with extra-judicial work.
  • Make travel arrangements and prepare travel reimbursements for the Judge; maintain the Judge’s calendar; serve as liaison to all other court support units on behalf of the Judge.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of full-time general experience.
  • JSP 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 – One (1) year, two (2) years, three (3) years, four (4) years, five (5) years, or six (6) years, respectively, of fulltime specialized experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities within strict deadlines in a fastpaced environment.
  • Consistently exhibit the highest standards of excellence and integrity as well as a courteous, professional, and cooperative attitude.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with minor supervision.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality is an absolute must.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field.
  • Familiarity with the federal courts’ Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) or Pacer electronic docketing.
  • Familiarity with legal terminology and court processes.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Email the following in a single PDF document to Human Resources at vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov.

  1. Cover Letter detailing qualifications and experience.
  2. Resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references.
  3. AO78–Application for Employment. (Available at http://www.uscourts.gov/forms/humanresources-forms/application-judicial-branchfederal-employment.) Please complete the entire application, including questions 18, 19, and 20. Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Librarian
Location: Geological Survey
Salary: $61,947 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties

As a Librarian within the Libraries Program, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Use library systems to support and perform ILL and document delivery tasks such as processing borrowing/lending requests, and related scanning. Gathers data and analyzes usage of library online services to identify various patterns of usage/non-usage.
  • Provide support for special projects and participate in vendor demonstrations and review to identify potential new products and services.
  • Analyzes library operating practices and procedures, online files, and processing methods to improve the operating effectiveness and efficiency of the library, the management of information and to develop techniques for making quality assurance inspections.
  • Participate in the development, design and implementation of training and outreach programs for internal and external resources and policies.
  • Provide access to information resources responding to personal, phone and email inquiries that may require analysis of policies, methods and conclusions and the inclusion of appropriate materials.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Librarian/Cataloger
Location: BAE Systems, Springfield, VA

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking a Library professional to support a government customer with cataloging of their collection of geospatial and textual products (maps, charts, CDs, DVDs, textual material, intelligence documents, handheld photography and digital datasets), manage inter-library loans, perform research in support of the mission, and maintain the library collection.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

3+ Years of professional experience with geography, cataloging, document management, and research. Must have familiarity of inter-library loans and excellent customer service skills.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited organization; experience using MARC and other professional metadata standards

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Records and Information Management Specialist
Location: U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Justice
Salary: $55,756 – $86,881

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The selectee of this position serves as a Records and Information Management Specialist. You will be responsible for the development, modernization, and management of agency-wide Records and Information Management (RIM) programs.

Responsible for maintaining and improving access to electronic resources using standard bibliographic cataloging techniques, library services platforms, and electronic resource management tools. Responsible for collecting and managing statistics for collection materials, acquisitions budget, resource usage, and other related data. Provides support in making data-driven decisions. Plays a key role in the acquisition and renewal of electronic resources and troubleshooting end-user access issues.

Duties

As a Records and Information Management Specialist at the GS-0308-11/12 level, some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Assisting in developing, implementing, and managing manual and automated RIM processes, tools, internal controls, monitoring and evaluation methods for agency wide records programs.
  • Providing guidance and assistance to RIM team members and assigned support personnel.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of RIM program policies, plans, guidelines, proposals, processes, and recommendations on issues which cross functional lines.
  • Overseeing the implementation and execution of RIM compliance to agency programs and policy activities to ensure compliance with federal legislation, policy, direction, guidance.
  • Developing, establishing, maintaining, and monitoring administrative control systems for safeguarding all records.
  • Providing planning, implementation, and monitoring of RIM programs for agency core mission and administrative records regardless of medium or format.

Two Positions: Virginia

Position: Electronic Resources Specialist
Location: Marymount University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for maintaining and improving access to electronic resources using standard bibliographic cataloging techniques, library services platforms, and electronic resource management tools. Responsible for collecting and managing statistics for collection materials, acquisitions budget, resource usage, and other related data. Provides support in making data-driven decisions. Plays a key role in the acquisition and renewal of electronic resources and troubleshooting end-user access issues.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures that all electronic resources are active, discoverable, and accessible through all access points.
  • Manages licensing of electronic resources, in collaboration with the Collection & Acquisition Librarian.
  • Maintains the electronic resources management system.
  • Maintains web access and authentication service using systems such as EZproxy.
  • Orders, receives, and processes electronic resources’ subscriptions, trials, renewals, and cancellations.
  • Leads the acquisition of new electronic resources, in collaboration with the Collection & Acquisition Librarian.
  • Maintains all platform, publisher, collection, and title changes.
  • Processes invoices for renewal of electronic resources.
  • Collects and manages statistics for collection, budget, usage, and other miscellaneous data for electronic resources using appropriate tools.
  • Provides statistical reports and analytical summaries as needed.
  • Troubleshoots end-user access issues, in collaboration with the Systems Librarian.

OTHER DUTIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Collaborates on or leads a variety of teams, task forces, and committees within L&LS, across the University, and within consortia.

Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: At least two years of relevant library work experience required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and must be able to work collaboratively on teams. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and time management skills. Computing skills including Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and database searching required. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Financial Responsibility: Some accountability for financial transactions.

Special Knowledge: Ability to use library services platforms, integrated library systems, and discovery systems. Alma and PrimoVE experience preferred. Experience with bibliographic cataloging and tools of electronic resources management. Knowledge of cataloging standards (MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCC, LCSH) and working knowledge of other metadata schemas. Experience with EZproxy, IP authentication, link resolvers, and COUNTER usage standard. Excellent customer service skills and ability to work effectively with diverse groups. Commitment to collaboration in a dynamic work environment.

Marymount provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Position: Librarian (Maps)
Location: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Salary: $60,129 – $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities

As a Librarian (Maps) within the the USGS Library, Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS), Core Science Systems, some of your specific duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and document workflows and procedures for original and complex copy cataloging of map sheets and series, atlases, and Geographic Information System (GIS) data using cataloging principles and standards as defined in Resource Description and Access (RDA), Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules Ver. 2 (AACR2), Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats.
  • Assigns USGS classification call numbers, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Geospatial data, and name authority details to cataloging records.
  • Leads research assistance efforts in response to both USGS and public patrons on accessing and using the USGS map collection.
  • Answering complex multi-faceted inquiries about cartographic resources, geospatial data, and historical collections.
  • Serve as geospatial data expert on library-wide, regional, and Departmental committees related to map content development and access.
  • Leads teams composed of a variety of library staff to conduct special projects that require a strong understanding of library systems technology, databases, software as well as operating policies and procedures.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Research Analyst
Location: MITRE, McLean

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That’s because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation’s toughest challenges—and we’re committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We’re making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us. MITRE’s Information Services department seeks a Research Analyst to join the Custom Research Team. The successful candidate will be adept at scoping research requests, hunting and digging for information and data, and presenting findings in a clear manner.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with the InfoDesk, MITRE’s corporate information desk, to provide in-depth Tier 2 research support
  • Conducting competitive intelligence and market research in support of business development, and benchmarking
  • Conducting research using scholarly literature, IT advisory services, government and business databases, news sources, and e-books in support of a diverse work program
  • Packaging research findings into high-quality deliverables to guide business decisions and inform corporate strategy
  • Delivering current awareness materials via customized newsletters
  • Expanding, building, and maintaining relationships with customers throughout MITRE
  • Creating executive-level briefings and reports

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to formulate complex search strategies; to search and locate information from various sources; to summarize and synthesize findings; and to place findings in context
  • Excellent customer service skills including an aptitude for understanding and anticipating customer needs
  • An understanding of the research process and workflow
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across level and function
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to effectively build partnerships
  • Commitment to continuous learning and ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to present information effectively to multiple sized audiences
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS / MLIS / MIS or related degree
  • At least 2-3 years of professional experience in library research, business analysis, market research, or competitive intelligence
  • Experience serving as a librarian in a corporate, government, or academic organization supporting engineers and/or other highly technical professionals
  • Experience visualizing data and designing infographics

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):Secret

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Benefits information may be found here: https://www.mitre.org/careers/working-at-mitre/benefits

One Position: Virginia

Position: Geospatial Resources Librarian
Location: George Mason University Libraries

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to join a team of colleagues supporting the university’s faculty, researchers, students, and staff with needs related to Geographic Information Systems and Geography and Geoinformation Science. 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:

Reporting to the Director, Digital Scholarship Center, the Geospatial Resources Librarian is a member of the Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) team. The incumbent will collaborate with colleagues more broadly in the Libraries’ other departments across several divisions, as well as across the university to support geographic information and data efforts, methods, and tools.

The Geospatial Resources Librarian will:

  • be responsible for promoting and developing geospatial data services and programs;
  • provide instruction, research assistance and consultations in the use of geospatial information; data and tools, including the map collection;
  • serve as the subject librarian supporting the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS);
  • perform outreach and collection development in geography and geoinformation disciplinary areas;
  • promote DiSC to faculty, students, staff, and other relevant stakeholders;
  • plan, facilitate, and participate in DiSC events and workshops;
  • keep current on trends, tools, issues, and needs in GIS;
  • participate in activities related to access, preservation, and sharing of geographic data; and
  • work both independently and as part of a team to support the Digital Scholarship Center’s initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or a certified foreign equivalent;
  • Proficiency with geographic information systems (GIS) applications including the ESRI suite of ArcGIS products;
  • Familiarity with open-source geospatial software, such as QGIS, and digital mapping tools;
  • Proficient understanding of geospatial and GIS concepts;
  • Experience with teaching to groups and providing research consultations;
  • Demonstrated public presentation as well as oral and written communication skills; and
  • Ability to build and sustain key relationships with faculty, students and professional colleagues and to work effectively with a variety of academic groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate, undergraduate degree, or significant coursework in a discipline working with GIS, geography, or spatial analysis;
  • Demonstrated ability with or willingness and aptitude to learn scripting languages utilized in GIS, such as R, Python, or SQL;
  • Familiarity with data visualization software (e.g., Tableau or Microsoft Power BI); and
  • Understanding of trends affecting academic libraries and higher education including scholarly communication issues.


Appointment/Salary/Benefits/To Apply:

12-month professional faculty appointment with rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience and rank, with minima as follows: Librarian I – $60,000; Librarian II – $65,000; Librarian III – $70,000; Librarian IV – $75,000.

All applications for this position (FA537z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Renee Prokop (rprokop@gmu.edu), Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin July 12, 2021.

The George Mason University library system, comprises a large central library and three other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. One of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library—innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational engagement and partnerships. Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Library Associate or Senior Library Associate
Location: Thomas Balch Library
Salary: $21.20-$37.55 Hourly Wage

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, Virginia, is current recruiting for a flexible part-time Library Associate or Senior Library Associate to add to its team. Work schedule: Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday (twice a month) 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; potential for additional day/night/weekend on call hours; closed holidays.

What You’ll Be Doing:
This flexible part-time position, located within Thomas Balch Library, participates in reference, outreach and curatorial activities, which may include accessioning, processing and describing collections, reference and research, instruction, exhibits, and programs for the general public, staff, and Town officials with focus on local, regional, and military history, and genealogy.

Minimum Qualifications

Library Associate
Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or a related field or a combination of education and library experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; possession a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.

OR

Senior Library Associate
Master’s degree in history, library science, genealogy or a related field with reference or archival processing experience and a minimum of two (2) years of library experience, or a Master’s degree in progress with a projected completion date within six (6) months of employment; possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.

TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.