Art & Visual Technology Liaison Librarian, George Mason University


Art & Visual Technology Liaison Librarian
George Mason University,
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 11/03/08
Deadline: 12/09/08
Art & Visual Technology Liaison Librarian (FA017z)
The George Mason University Libraries seeks an Art & Visual Technology Liaison Librarian based in Fenwick Library on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. This position will be responsible for liaison services (reference and research services, collection development, library instruction, information management of sources in all formats, outreach and integration) for the Department of Art and Visual Technology, the Art History program, and the Arts Management program. Additionally, incumbent will serve as the libraries’ liaison to the University’s undergraduate Honors program. Provides general reference desk service including evening and weekend rotations. Position reports to the Head, Reference Department, Fenwick Library.

QUALIFICATIONS — Required and Preferred: ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent; undergraduate and/or graduate degree in subject field(s) relevant to the position; 3+ to 4+ years of professional level academic library experience, including reference, instruction, and collections work; experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments; experience developing and assessing service initiatives; wide exposure to relevant databases, collections, and publishers/vendors; knowledge of the scholarly communication issues facing academic libraries and the arts and/or humanities; understanding of the information needs of researchers in the arts/humanities; experience working with image/data collections; demonstrated ability to use technology for improved library services; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; ability to work effectively with diverse academic groups and a demonstrated commitment to responsive and quality library services.

APPOINTMENTS/BENEFITS/TO APPLY: 12-month professional faculty appointment in the $50,000-$60,000 salary range, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits information and application instructions are available at Applications for this position (FA017z) MUST be submitted online at the George Mason employment site. Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Assistant to the University Librarian, at Review of applications will begin on December 9, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

George Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution located in the greater metropolitan Washington, D.C. area with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is 31,000, with students studying in over 150 degree programs on campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William, and the United Arab Emirates. George Mason is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), the Center for Research Libraries and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. For more information, please visit or
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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