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Research Services Librarian

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Research Services Librarian.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Sustain and expand intellectual partnerships with faculty and students across the university

  • Conduct library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level courses in partnership with faculty, including partnering with GW’s first-year University Writing Program

  • Create and contribute to programs and instruction that support student success, including information and data literacy and other skills for academic success

  • Support students, staff, and faculty via research consultations, library instruction, and workshops across disciplines

  • Participate in collaborative collection development, building relationships and supporting faculty and departments through active engagement

  • Contribute to one or more strategic services or teams in GWLAI. Areas of focus include supporting scholarly communications, increasing college affordability through the adoption of Open Educational Resources (OERs), and digital and computational fluency

  • Collaborate with colleagues in developing approaches for understanding and meeting research and teaching needs across schools and departments

  • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession

This position reports to a Director of Research Services.

When applying for the Research Services Librarian position please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities. Please also highlight any disciplinary expertise.

The Research Services Librarian position is part of an open recruiting call for multiple professional librarian/archivist positions. Please read the Multiple Librarian Positions posting to understand the varied, collaborative, and dynamic responsibilities undertaken by GWLAI librarians, the community we are building within GWLAI and across the campus, and the basic job qualifications for all positions.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions. 

Application procedure

To be considered, please complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. As part of your cover letter, please indicate for which position or positions you would like to be considered. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening.
 

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