Job Posting: History and Political Science Liason Librarian, George Mason Univ.

via ALA JobList:
(note that History includes Art History in this case–JL)

History and Political Science Liaison Librarian (FA403Z)

George Mason University,
Fairfax, Virginia

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 09/17/10
Deadline: 10/25/10

History and Political Science Liaison Librarian (FA403Z)

The George Mason University Libraries seek a creative, dedicated and collegial librarian for the position of History and Political Science Liaison Librarian. This position communicates with, provides services to, and develops collections for the departments of History and Art History ( and Public and International Affairs ( on the Fairfax campus.
The Librarian cultivates partnerships and actively establishes networks and relationships with faculty, staff and students; partners with faculty to integrate the library into the curricula; provides instruction and research services to undergraduate and graduate students in these subject areas; develops Web-based research portals, guides and tutorials; participates, as scheduled, in general reference services and instruction; employs excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills; demonstrates use of and ability to learn new technologies; manages assigned resource funds; takes initiative and produces effective results; advances library and departmental goals.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent; undergraduate degree in subject fields relevant to the position, or equivalent training and experience; two-four years of demonstrated academic research 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; knowledge of digital humanities; experience working with 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.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Second master’s degree in subject relevant to the position.
APPOINTMENT/BENEFITS/TO APPLY: Twelve-month professional faculty appointment with rank dependent on qualifications and experience. Salary: Librarian I–up to $55,000; Librarian II–up to $60,000; Librarian III–higher. Health plan options and paid life insurance, several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF, 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays, and tuition waiver for self. All applicants for position FA403z MUST complete the Mason faculty application form online at George Mason University’s employment page ( and must attach letter of application; resume; and names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Assistant to the University Librarian, at Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

George Mason University 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 33,000, with students studying in over 150 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William. The university is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, the Virtual Library of Virginia, 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 employer encouraging diversity.

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