Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services – Georgetown University Main Campus, Washington, DC


The Georgetown University Library is seeking an experienced, dynamic Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services to lead and implement forward-looking initiatives to engage with the work of Georgetown faculty, students, and researchers at every stage of the scholarly process. The AUL provides leadership and direction for a division that includes the departments of Research Services, which is responsible for collection development, instruction, and research services; Copyright and Scholarly Communications; Library Assessment; the Bioethics Research Library; the School of Continuing Studies Library; and the Woodstock Theological Library. Over 27 FTE report directly or indirectly to this position.

As a member of the Library’s Executive Committee and Leadership Council, s/he shares in the responsibilities for decision-making, resource management, strategic direction and development of policies for the library operations and services within a collaborative, team oriented environment. As indicated, s/he represents the Dean of the Library and the Library within the University and in local, regional, and national associations and consortia. This position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Administration, Management, and Program Development

  • Directs all aspects of the division, ensuring that the library’s strategic and annual plans are incorporated into and accomplished through division goals and objectives.

  • Sets priorities, ensures sustained progress toward achieving goals, and drives continuous improvement in operations and services. Oversees planning and resource management within the division.

  • Assesses operating and staffing needs, developing plans accordingly. Guides, develops, and supervises middle managers directly and through them manages a large professional staff.

  • Analyzes, anticipates and responds to the evolving library and higher education environment by developing emerging initiatives (e.g., scholarly communications, data services, technology-enhanced learning) into sustainable library programs.

Scholarly Resources and Services

  • Develops strategies for cultivating collaborative working relationships among scholars, librarians, staff and students as well as for aligning services proactively with academic priorities.

  • Oversees the development of content selection strategies to create and promote the Library’s extensive principal collections in all formats, including books, journals, databases, video, and data. Works with academic departments to assess the impact of proposed new academic programs on the library.

  • Works closely with colleagues who have direct responsibility for the library’s materials budget (approximately $8m in FY2019), delegating responsibility for budget allocations and assignment of subject areas.


  • Master’s degree in Library Science or MIS from an ALA-accredited institution plus a second advanced degree in a related field are required.

  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible administrative experience in providing services related to research, teaching and learning and scholarly communication.

  • Successful record of management and administration of a large staff, along with the ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in rapidly changing environments.

  • Demonstrated success in outreach to faculty, students, the University community, and related stakeholders.

  • Established expertise in managing library materials budgets and developing scholarly and circulating collections.

  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of trends and issues affecting academic research libraries, along with understanding of and enthusiasm for the role of the library in the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university.

  • Evidence of leadership and active involvement in the library profession.

  • Proven commitment to scholarship is critical to interact intellectually with members of a University community renowned for its excellence.

  • The incumbent must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and excellence in oral and written communications. 

  • Strategic, in-person engagement is essential for successful interactions within and beyond the Library, as is the ability to interact collegially and effectively with all constituencies, from faculty, staff, and students to alumni, donors and members of the wider community.

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