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Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communication Lead – George Mason, Fairfax, VA

George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to join a team of educators and service providers supporting George Mason faculty, researchers, students, and staff with needs related to Open Educational Resources (OER), Copyright, Fair Use, Open Licensing, and other scholarly communication matters.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director, Mason Publishing Group/George Mason University Press, the Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communication Lead will collaborate with colleagues in Mason Publishing, within the Libraries more broadly, and across the university to support the adoption and creation of open and affordable course content. The incumbent also provides guidance and compliance assistance on copyright and fair use issues related to OER, as well as copyright use in classroom teaching and technology, online courses, Mason Publishing supported journals, and university press publications. In the Scholarly Communications role, the incumbent leads the Libraries’ educational program and outreach activities to promote open access scholarly dissemination, provides expert guidance to faculty and students wishing to pursue open access venues for their research and publication projects, and consults and advises on intellectual property issues and copyright generally in the publishing process.

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 Mason Publishing Group (http://publishing.gmu.edu/) unites the George Mason University Libraries’ digital publishing activities with the George Mason University Press to form a set of publishing services for the university.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a Library and campus resource on issues related to Open Educational Resources (OER) and affordable course content and conducts outreach and educational programming on these topics;
  • Provides assistance for Mason Publishing’s efforts in preparing and publishing Open Textbooks and other OER;
  • Serves as the university’s primary resource on fair use, open licensing, and other copyright issues, and liaises with Office of University Counsel in managing more complex intellectual property matters;
  • Fulfills the function of front-line copyright compliance officer for the university;
  • Assists faculty, staff and students to understand copyright issues regarding their research and publications;
  • Actively provides guidance and support to instructional faculty on appropriate application of fair use and educational uses of copyrighted material in face-to-face, as well as online educational contexts; and,
  • Administers and promotes the Libraries’ open access publishing fund, and helps to educate faculty, students, and library staff about open access publishing issues.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science (or, an equivalent certified foreign degree) OR an Advanced degree in a related field such as publishing, English, communications, journalism, or social sciences;
  • Significant demonstrated experience in several interrelated areas encompassing the responsibilities of this position, including: copyright educational compliance; scholarly publishing; scholarly communication; outreach and engagement, or editorial;
  • Strong computer skills in desktop and database applications;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills as well as effective interpersonal, collegial and communication skills (both oral and written); and
  • Experience in and a record of accomplishments in publishing or scholarly communication environment.
  • Experience developing outreach materials and services, such as publications, training materials, workshops, conferences, and other tools relevant to scholarly communication; and,
  • Ability to set and adjust priorities and work flows in a dynamic and changing environment and accept new challenges to realize departmental and library goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of professional-level experience in functional areas falling within the scope of this position;
  • Familiarity with trends and best practices in open education and the intersection with scholarly communications.
  • Experience in education or instructional design; knowledge of current and emerging trends in OER for higher education;
  • Fluency with XMLHTML, command line scripting, etc.; and,
  • Facility with Adobe InDesign or publishing platforms and software.

Appointment/Benefits/To Apply:

Twelve-month professional faculty appointment, with or without librarian rank – dependent upon academic qualifications; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAACREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; and tuition waiver for self.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four 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 partnerships. Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information.

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Head, Access Services – George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

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

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department:
The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four 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 partnerships. Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information.

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

Duties:

  • Directs the activities of Access Services staff in the work of information provision, circulation, consortial loan, reserves, and the provision of excellent user-centered services at the Fenwick Library Information Desk;
  • Overall managerial responsibility for nine classified staff and 10-15 student employees;
  • Provides leadership and coordination of access services policies across all University Libraries, working with colleagues at the Arlington Campus Library and the Mercer Library;
  • Provides leadership, guidance and training for provision of on-site library information services at the integrated services Fenwick Library service desk;
  • Works closely and collaboratively with Digital Technologies and Services to troubleshoot circulation issues in Alma; participates in developing efficient workflows for circulation functions in Alma;
  • Serves as a resource for the University Libraries on all matters related to circulation, reserves, consortial loans, patron accounts, fiscal services for fines, lost books, etc.;
  • Develops access services-related policies as best practices in the profession evolve; educates staff across the Libraries about evolving best practices and trends in access services;
  • Represents George Mason University on relevant consortial committees, particularly the Washington Research Library Consortium’s (WRLC) Resource Sharing Advisory Committee (RSAC);
  • Handles outreach to our user community through answering questions about library services and responding to issues or suggestions received from the Libraries’ user community, always seeking to build and foster proactive and responsive services and positive relationships (both within the library system and university community).

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;
  • Previous substantial experience in one or more areas of access and information services in an academic library: circulation, reserves, consortial loan;
  • Substantial experience with an integrated library system (ILS);
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds;
  • Ability to thrive in a team-based environment and work collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma ILS;
  • Experience in working in, or managing, an academic library integrated services point/desk;
  • Experience in the related areas of interlibrary loan/document delivery and/or reference;
  • Experience with data gathering and in data-informed decision making.

Appointment/Benefits/To Apply:
12-month professional faculty appointment with rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAACREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.

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Instruction Coordinator – George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Instruction Coordinator

The George Mason University Libraries seeks an innovative and collaborative librarian to fill the position of Instruction Coordinator. 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.

Responsibilities:

The Instruction Coordinator is a collaborative, student-centered teacher-librarian on the Teaching and Learning Team, a department within the Learning, Research and Engagement (LRE) division. The individual is responsible for providing library services such as information literacy instruction, research support, and academic partnerships expertise for the Teaching and Learning Team’s academic and co-curricular partners. The position reports to the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team and works in an innovative and adaptive public service environment.

This individual works collaboratively with others to explore and implement innovative strategies for information literacy instruction by developing and maintaining course-integrated programs of student-centered instruction; incorporating active learning into both face-to-face and online instruction; and following best practices for information literacy instruction. The Instruction Coordinator oversees professional development for librarians and instructional staff related to library instruction, including coordinating the Teaching Squares program in the LRE division.

The Instruction Coordinator is the liaison to the English Composition program and in this role oversees information literacy instruction in ENGLISH 101 and 302 across the University Libraries. The individual also proactively seeks opportunities to partner with faculty to integrate information literacy instruction into all academic programs, as well as (when appropriate) co-curricular programs.

In collaboration with the Student Success & Inclusion Librarian, the Instruction Coordinator follows best practices in integrating and assessing the student learning outcomes as outlined in the University Libraries’ Student Learning Assessment Plan, both in their own teaching and by supporting other librarians and instructional staff.

The Instruction Coordinator will actively participate in the work of the Teaching and Learning Team. Team responsibilities include attending team meetings, participating in team-based projects, and collaborating and communicating with other team members. In the absence of the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team, incumbent may be asked to fulfill a senior librarian supervisory role and mediate and resolve issues as necessary.

This individual will also engage in professional development, scholarship, and service, in accordance with university/Libraries’ standards for appointment renewal and promotion. This includes serving on committees, task forces, projects, etc., within Mason’s University Libraries and the university.

Incumbent may supervise classified staff, graduate assistants, or student workers.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science, OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;
  • Minimum two years of professional-level experience involving information literacy instruction in an academic library;
  • Knowledge of various educational theories and pedagogy that inform library instruction, including thorough grounding in the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education;
  • Experience creating, implementing, and assessing professional development programs related to information literacy;
  • Experience working with large enrollment courses in a general education curriculum;
  • Experience in providing responsive and quality reference, instruction, digital and collaborative library research services;
  • Experience in developing, building and sustaining working partnerships and relationships with teaching faculty, researchers and students;
  • Demonstrated experience assessing student learning in an information literacy context;
  • Demonstrated ability to use current technologies for delivering and developing library services, employing course management systems, developing online research guides, using digital learning objects, and building online library instruction modules;
  • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds;
  • Ability to thrive in a team-based environment and work collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth; and
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of professional-level experience involving information literacy instruction in an academic library;
  • An additional advanced degree in a field broadly related to teaching and learning, or willingness to attain such a credential;
  • Supervisory experience of either student workers, graduate students, or staff; and
  • Experience with writing instruction-based reports for internal and external stakeholders.

Appointment/Benefits/To Apply:

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

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four 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 partnerships. Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information.

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Head, Collection Strategy – George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Head, Collection Strategy
The George Mason University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and forward-thinking individual to lead its Collection Strategy unit. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Learning, Research, and Engagement (LRE), the Head, Collection Strategy (HCS) provides leadership in the broadly defined areas of research materials content strategy and collection development. While directly supervising a small team of two paraprofessional staff and a graduate research assistant, the incumbent will guide and coordinate the selection and collection development responsibilities of 20 subject specialist librarians (who are organized in three disciplinary subject-based teams and spread across three campuses) as well as those of another dozen staff with selection responsibilities. Additionally, the position serves as the primary content and collections contact with VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia), WRLC (Washington Research Libraries Consortium), and ASERL (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries).

At this time of rapidly changing and developing paradigms of scholarly production and dissemination, the HCS will help direct our efforts towards embracing these changing models of scholarly communication (in collaboration with other key staff including the Director of Mason Publishing and the Director of the Digital Scholarship Center, as well as Libraries’ subject specialists).

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 HCS will take a prominent role, working closely with the Head, Resource Acquisition and in collaboration with not only the AUL for LRE but also with other key Libraries’ leaders and managers with research collections responsibilities to strengthen existing models of content provision as well as explore and develop new approaches for providing research content to the George Mason University scholarly community.

Responsibilities:

The Head, Collection Strategy’s primary role is to direct, coordinate and assess the Libraries’ overall research materials content strategy and development of all research collections, whether owned, subscribed to, shared, open, accessed or otherwise made available to the George Mason University scholarly community.

Duties:

Through leading the continuous development of Mason’s libraries-wide collection development and content strategies; the wise stewardship of the Libraries’ $9.4 million research materials budget (FY2020); as well as the coordination of collection development activities of approximately 30 subject expert librarians and other staff, the Head, Collection Strategy ensures excellence of all on-site and electronic collections as well as access to collections by distance learners and all other off-site users and researchers. The HCS works closely with the heads of all libraries, disciplinary and other team leads, and with managers across all three divisions of the Libraries in developing afore-mentioned, and future-focused content strategies.

The Head, Collection Strategy works in close collaboration with the Libraries’ Head of Assessment and Planning and the Libraries’ Assessment Office in the investigation and implementation of new paradigms of assessment for the content, research collections, and related services the Libraries provides. The incumbent also represents George Mason University on the VIVA Collections Committee, the WRLC Coordinated Collections Committee, and with ASERLCRL, and other collections-focused national and regional entities.

Qualifications
REQUIRED:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;
  • Experience of at least three years at a professional level working in some aspect of collection development/management, content strategy, or related area;
  • In-depth knowledge of academic electronic and print publishing; and experience working with open access, Open Educational Resources, and digital management and intellectual property rights;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and public presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively on teams;
  • Experience managing research materials budgets in the range of millions of dollars;
  • Demonstrated successful supervisory experience;
  • Strong commitment to service excellence;
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate peer responsibilities and direct activities/projects in a collaborative environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Highly Desirable: additional advanced degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Experience developing working partnerships through outreach and engagement with university communities and clienteles;
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to succeed in a dynamic and complex environment.
  • Experience managing large research materials budgets of $5 Million or more.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of qualitative and quantitative collection assessment techniques.
  • Experience with service assessment or improvement.
  • Established record of research/scholarly publications and presentations at conferences focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning; and
  • Evidence of relevant professional service activities at the state, regional, or national levels.

Appointment/Benefits/Salary:
12-month professional faculty appointment with rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAACREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, rank; not less than $72,500/year.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four 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 partnerships. Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information.

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Resource Sharing Librarian – George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Resource Sharing Librarian
The George Mason University Libraries seek a creative and collaborative Resource Sharing 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 Department:
The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four 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 partnerships. Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information.

Responsibilities:

The Resource Sharing Librarian is primarily responsible for the overall management of the University Libraries’ interlibrary loan (ILL) and document delivery services and also supports resource licensing to improve and maintain inter-institutional resource sharing and ILL workflows. This position reports to the Head, Resource Licensing & Delivery.

Duties:

  • Manages all aspects of borrowing, lending, record-keeping and delivery of materials from reciprocal partners, including the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), and others;
  • Directly supervises a staff of four full-time classified employees engaged in ILL borrowing, ILL lending, and document delivery services;
  • Manages implementations of software used to in providing document delivery and ILL services – including OCLC’s ILLiad and Odyssey systems, RAPIDBSCANILL, and Occam’s Reader; maintains current knowledge of system updates and changes;
  • Monitors processes and workflows to develop and recommend improvements and updates;
  • Evaluates and recommends new technology and services that could improve processes and workflow and/or provide cost-savings and actively assists in implementation when new technologies or services are adopted;
  • Actively promotes the services offered through the department;
  • Maintains positive working relationships with the University’s resource sharing partners in VIVAASERL, the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and others;
  • Serves on appropriate library, university, and external committees and working groups;
  • Maintains knowledge of current national and international interlibrary loan codes and best practices, and monitors emerging trends that affect interlibrary loan services;
  • Maintains awareness of current and evolving scholarly communications trends as they relate to inter-institutional resource sharing and ILL and document delivery services;
  • Oversees fiscal activities relating to ILL, and prepares accurate statistics and reports in a timely manner;
  • Supports management of negotiated licensing terms for content in library systems relevant to resource sharing and ILL operations;
  • Fulfills other function and duties as assigned that fall within the scope of a member of the library faculty;
  • Engages in university and professional service, research, and creative work as outlined in the George Mason University Librarians’ Handbook.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;
  • Experience providing interlibrary loan or document delivery services;
  • Knowledge of ILL codes, standards and policies – including copyright compliance;
  • Strong service orientation;
  • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth; and
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful supervisory experience;
  • Working knowledge of OCLC’s ILLiad and Odyssey systems;
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication trends and inter-institutional resource sharing; and
  • Candidates with substantial paraprofessional experience in ILL/document delivery will be given consideration.

Appointment/Benefits:

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

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Metadata and Cataloging Librarian – George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Metadata & Cataloging Librarian
The George Mason University Libraries seeks to fill the position of Metadata and Cataloging 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 Department:
The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four 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 partnerships. Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information.

Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for original and complex cataloging of a wide variety of newly purchased research materials for the general collection, as well as special collections, including print monographs, serials, audio discs, and maps. The Metadata & Cataloging Librarian also serves as the department lead for original and complex copy cataloging of music scores.

This position contributes to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, for NACO and BIBCO through the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) funnel. It provides general leadership and support to the department for special projects. The incumbent in this position will be expected to stay abreast of evolving national and international cataloging standards; assist in the development and documentation of local policies and procedures; and work collegially within the department of four librarians and eight paraprofessional staff. Incumbent may also participate in data management and record enhancement activities; train and oversee the work of staff; and serve on local and regional, or national library committees as appropriate.

Duties:
1. Performs original and complex copy cataloging for special collections materials of various forms and formats; works closely with staff in the Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center;
2. Performs original and complex copy cataloging for all music scores in the Libraries’ collections; works closely with the Music and Theater Librarian to support and enhance access to music scores;
3. Performs original and complex copy cataloging of print monographs, serials, audio discs, and maps;
4. Contributes to the Program of Cooperative Cataloging for NACO and BIBCO, creates and enhances authority records, performing related research as necessary;
5. Works collegially with all other University Libraries’ administrative units and distributed libraries; creates and maintains a positive work environment; fosters a climate of equity, collegiality, and cooperation;
6. Prepares and edits policies and procedures, schedules, reports, studies and analyses as needed/requested, for the Metadata Services department;
7. Performs other duties as requested, which fall within the scope of a member of the Libraries’ professional faculty; and
8. May also participate in catalog management and record enhancement activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;
  • Two years professional cataloging experience in an academic library setting;
  • Knowledge of RDA, LC-PCCLCCLCRILCSHLCGFT, and MARC21 formats;
  • Experience cataloging scores and special collections materials;
  • Familiarity with cataloging practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of musical notation;
  • Experience working with automated library systems;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries;
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with an attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial team environment; and
  • Bibliographic knowledge of one or more Western European languages.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Exlibris Alma or Voyager and OCLC Connexion;
  • Experience with authority control and data management activities;
  • Experience creating authority records;
  • An awareness of BIBFRAME and other linked data initiatives; knowledge of non-MARC metadata standards; and
  • Broad knowledge of music history and music bibliography.

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

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Circulation Assistant – Hyattsville, MD

Circulation Assistant  (Bilingual, English/Spanish Required)

  • Extra money for fluent bilingual skills.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Exceptional training opportunities.
  • Must be available for day, evening and Saturday hours.
  • Apply today! This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.

The Circulation Assistant provides a wide range of administrative and clerical support duties to support efficient circulation of library books and materials; assists with supporting front desk coverage; responds to customer inquiries and requests, collects customer fines/fees, and responds to phone calls/emails. 

 Essential Functions:

  • Serves as customer service support (e.g. answers phones and greets public) and staffs the customer service desk.
  • Provides assistance to library customers including helping customers with the circulation of library books and materials (e.g. check-in/out).
  • Registers, verifies, and renews customer library accounts.
  • Sorts library materials and places items back on appropriate shelves.
  • Assists with minor book or item repairs/binding as requested.
  • Responds to customer inquiries; refers customers to supervisor for escalated conflict assistance if needed.
  • Coordinates daily cash report; prepares cash drawer for library opening/closing, collects customer fines/fees.
  • Assists with deliveries and book shipments including the distribution of materials and supplies to/from other library branches.
  • Processes library hold requests.
  • Maintains neat and organized workspace and ensures customer materials are returned to proper locations at the end of each day.
  • Performs routine data entry including entering customer information into library database.
  • Prepares correspondences and reports.
  • Creates and maintains office files and department records appropriately.
  • Maintains display areas and posts community notices.
  • Maintains lost and found materials from library customers.
  •  Coordinates and distributes office supply orders as needed.
  • Assists with the preparations of the staff schedules and department calendar.
  • Trains new staff as needed.
  • Acts as an ambassador and advocate for the library.
  • Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  • Assists with special projects as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • One year of related library and/or customer service experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s practices, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to act as a representative of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s to the public.
  • Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals preferred.
  • Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong organization and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with volunteers.
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Work is conducted in a normal office setting which provides comfortable lighting, temperature and air conditions. Occasional light lifting, such as three to four reams of paper, four or five books, or other materials (up to 20 pounds) may be required.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms, e.g. use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations.

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Librarian (Systems) – DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, Washington, DC

Responsibilities

In order to qualify for this position, resumes must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicant resumes are the key means for evaluating skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position therefore, applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing experience.

Manages the cloud-based DoD Joint Library Services Platform (LSP) systems, including but not limited to ensuring contractor customer and technical support and system services meet contract requirements, serving as the contracting officer’s representative for contract implementation and oversight.

Maintains LSP websites for Navy, Marines, Army, and Air Force, ensuring content is updated; optimizes integration with LSP services; and makes website design improvements.

Provides customer service support for the LSP; responds to inquiries from DoD libraries installation staff and patrons on LSP services, usage guidance, and problem resolution; and manages DoD Library staffing of the live chat help desk.

Maintains federated search installation and digital collections cross product search service.

Ensures all catalog records meet industry standards.  Serves as the lead cataloger for the Navy MWR Library Program, providing guidance to DoD MWR Library Staff on proper cataloging procedures and standards, identifying and resolving cataloging issues, and performing original cataloging.

Develops and implements marketing and outreach strategy for DoD LSP services.

Provides digital collection management services.  Assists in arranging and processing digital collections using a web based platform.

Develops training and procedures documentation and provides training in-person and remotely.

Requirements

  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment

Qualifications

Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

Master’s degree or higher in Library Science (Information Services, Information Management, or other library-related concentration) from an American Library Association accredited degree program.

At least 5 years’ college-level education, training, and/or experience demonstrating the application of theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship in order to provide effective library and information services.

Knowledge of library automation systems and online services, including integrated library systems, and related delivery methods pertaining to library services.

Knowledge of bibliographic cataloging and collection maintenance standards, including Resource Description and Access (RDA), Machine Readable Catalog Records (MARC 21), radio-frequency identification (RFID), Dewey Decimal System, Bookstore organizational model, Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2), Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), and Encoded Archival Description standard (EAD).

Knowledge of areas related to primary job assignment, focusing on technologies applicable to library operations and services.

Knowledge of cloud-based services, standards, and technologies.

Knowledge of network services, technologies, cybersecurity, and coding standards used in a cloud-services environment (such as XML, SQL, etc).

Skill in research methods to build appropriate collections to serve readers and learners in a military environment.

Skill in the use of standard web browser display and application technologies (such as HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, CGI, XSLT), including usability, accessibility and cross-browser compatibility issues.

Skill in providing customer service.

Ability to identify and communicate system issues with contractor technical support and oversee implementation of remedies.

Ability to support technically and administratively a complex integrated suite of library services solutions and effectively implement a collaboratively-developed vision for search, discovery, and delivery services in a Joint Services environment.

Ability to manage workload while meeting deadlines and responding to changing needs and priorities.

Ability to develop and deliver presentations.

Education

Master’s degree or higher in Library Science (Information Services, Information Management, or other library-related concentration) from an American Library Association accredited degree program.

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Metadata – Specialist Silver Spring, Maryland

DESCRIPTION
Riverside Technology, inc. (Riverside), a leading international engineering and consulting firm providing scientific analysis, scientific applications development, systems engineering and GIS services to Federal agencies, international clients and state governments, is seeking a Metadata Specialist to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in Silver Spring, MD.

The Position
This position supports archival data stewardship activities in the NCEI Archive Branch. The team member will work on a variety of projects to archive and document environmental data following NOAA procedural directives and Federal data standards. This position:

  • Is suited for an experienced professional capable of working with team members and stakeholders in various geographical locations.
  • Requires attention to detail and following established processes to plan and manage data archive projects.
  • Involves negotiating technical agreements with stakeholders for submitting data to NCEI for long-term preservation.
  • Requires managing digital data records according to established policies.
  • Requires using technical tools and running code to process metadata.
  • Requires the ability to translate and communicate project requirements to developers and operators.
  • Requires a professional degree in library or information science, physical sciences, engineering, mathematics or a similar field.

REQUIREMENTS

Required Skills/Experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A professional, yet personable, demeanor.
  • Skills at collaborating with other teams and outside partners.
  • Understanding of records and information management.
  • Skills at metadata writing and management.
  • Proficiency in metadata standards, especially ISO 19115-2/1, ISO 19139.
  • Knowledge of Data Citation Principles.
  • Ability to implement and improve data curation processes and best practices.
  • Experience with file transfer protocols.
  • Experience using Windows OS and Google G-Suite.
  • Familiarity with version control systems (preferably Git or SVN) in a team environment.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Experience with scientific data and documentation file formats, such as NetCDF, HDF, TIFF, and PDF/A. As well as generic data file formats like CSV, XML and JSON.
  • Experience with NetCDF conventions, including the ACDD and CF Conventions.
  • Familiarity with key science concepts in meteorology, climatology, geophysics and/or oceanography.
  • Programming experience, especially with XML/XSLT.
  • Understanding of relevant frameworks: OAIS-RM, PMBOK and SDLC.

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Reference and Digital Services Librarian – Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Responsibilities

ABOUT THE GRADUATE RECRUIT PROGRAM:

Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon participants’ performance and completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

ABOUT CRS:

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

DUTIES FOR THIS POSITION INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Performs reference and instructional services, and will maintain and develop web-based information tools and services.
  • Contributes to the development or enhancement of information tools to support CRS’s research activities. Identifies project-related issues or problems, helps gather requirements for tools and systems to address these needs, and liaises with information technology specialists regarding incorporation of these requirements into new or enhanced information systems.
  • Participates in digital content and data projects. Assists with ongoing assessment of CRS’s information services through data gathering and analysis, and exploratory research on standard storage and access options and preservation strategies. Participates in research and evaluation, and in the planning, design, development, testing, and implementation of new digital services.
  • Keeps abreast of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval.

This candidate should have solid computer skills, including skills needed to work with databases, spreadsheets, and web applications in a network environment. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in or graduating from a Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree program or have experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information; and an understanding of the principles of information management, metadata, and information retrieval.

Requirements

Graduates students and Library of Congress employees who meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

1. U.S. Citizenship

2. Current enrollment in or anticipated graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program.  (Library employees may already possess a graduate degree). At the time of appointment, Library employees must maintain employment status without a break in service.

3. General education requirements for a GS-9 appointment (see table below).

GS-9 Grade Level: Two years of progressively higher level appropriate graduate education leading to a Master’s degree, OR

Master’s or equivalent graduate degree, OR

One year of specialized experience at the GS-07 grade level in the federal service or at a comparable level of difficulty outside the federal service.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

The critical knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs), gained through education, experience and/or training, needed to successfully perform the duties of the position:

GS-9 Grade Level: 

Ability to apply knowledge of current and emerging technologies and techniques in library and information services

The ability to apply knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles, best practices, techniques, and technologies of library and information services, including digitization, virtual reference, digital repositories, data management, expert systems (e.g., question-and-answer knowledgebase), website creation and/or management, and content curation (e.g., wikis, LibGuides or SharePoint sites) to develop new products and enhance current products and services. This includes skill in utilizing technology to improve access to information and data and to increase the efficiency of the work.

Ability to provide reference and research services

The ability to provide reference and research services by conducting reference interviews; evaluating clients’ requirements and developing search strategies; identifying and evaluating authoritative data, statistics, and information; evaluating publications and electronic resources for content coverage and trends; and monitoring current events.

Ability to organize, integrate and present content

The ability to organize, integrate and present content for a variety of audiences.   This includes, for example, creating subject guides (e.g., LibGuides, SharePoint pages, pathfinders); (2) aggregating and presenting information to respond to user needs; (3) tagging content to improve information access; (4) creating and maintaining information alerts; (5) testing usability of web products; and (6) integrating disparate information sources (e.g., library catalogs, RSS feeds) into web portals.

Education

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LIBRARIAN POSITIONS

GS-09 Grade Level:

Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library or information science, OR master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent graduate degree related to the position, OR enrollment in a master of library or information science degree program or equivalent graduate degree program with one year of relevant work experience equivalent to the GS-07 level.

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