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Location: United States, Virginia, Fairfax
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Academic Librarianship
George Mason University Libraries

Open as of 2/24/09

Department Library
Alternate Department Description
Job Category Admin or Professional Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Art & Visual Technology Liaison Librarian
Working Title Art & Visual Technology Liaison Librarian
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number FA017z
Recruit Number 3198
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band No Response
Salary $50,000-$60,000 salary range, depending on qualifications and experience.
Web Announcement: Art & Visual Technology Liaison Librarian

The George Mason University Libraries seeks an Art & Visual Technology Liaison Librarian based in Fenwick Library on the Fairfax campus. 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, the 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.

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.

Appointment/Benefits: This is a 12-month professional faculty appointment in the $50,000-$60,000 salary range, depending on qualifications and experience.
George Mason University provides excellent benefits, including: choice of several health plans; dental plan; fully paid life insurance; choice of several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF (the university pays 10.4 percent of salary into such plans); 24 vacation days; 12 paid holidays; and tuition waiver for employee.

George Mason University 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 .

Applications must be submitted online at ; refer to position number FA017z.

* Submit letter of application; resume; and names, addresses (including e-mail address) and telephone numbers for three current references.

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.

Mason Ad Statement: George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is 30,000, with students studying in over 150 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and the United Arab Emirates.
Equity Statement: George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.
Posting Date 10-31-2008
Job Close Date Open Until Filled

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