Fenwick Stacks Students & Spaces Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Salary starting in the low $40's, commensurate with education and experience.
Dec 14, 2022
Feb 04, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Library Specialist II, Collections Management - Fenwick Stacks Students & Spaces SpecialistThe George Mason University Libraries Fenwick Collections Management department seeks an energetic, dependable, experienced, and production-oriented individual to support the Fenwick Library Sunday through Thursday evening operations, as a Library Specialist II, Collections Management - Spaces & Student Assistant Specialist. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:This position requires an experienced, customer focused, and production oriented individual to provide outstanding services to the Fenwick Collections Management department by managing the student assistants and furniture placement at Fenwick Library. The Collections Management - Spaces & Student Assistant Specialist is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and management of student assistants in the Fenwick Collections Management department. Places work-orders for building issues, assists in shifts of the collections, and performs/supervises collections maintenance duties. Monitors and maintains placement of furniture in the library's public spaces. Serves as senior person in charge of library facilities Sunday through Thursday evenings.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of related education and library experience;Academic library experience;Demonstrated strong customer service skills;Demonstrated experience performing stacks maintenance duties;Experience supervising staff and/or student assistants;Demonstrated experience with office productivity software, computer equipment, and software;Aptitude for accurate and detail-oriented work;Solid organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities for self and others, meet deadlines, and exercise good judgment;Effective interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) for providing customer service in a diverse, academic environment, and for interacting with library staff, faculty, students, and members of the public;Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, production- and service-oriented environment;Physical ability to bend and reach overhead, to grasp and move library materials, to move and unpack packages and bins (up to 40 pounds), and to push loaded book trucks; andDependability and punctuality.Preferred Qualifications:Successful experience responding to building/facilities issues;Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with current library systems (such as Alma) and research resources (such as EBSCO, JSTOR, ProQuest, etc.);Experience hiring student assistants;Library public services experience;Circulation experience;Experience shifting library collections; andExperience training student assistants.The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and two other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. Serving an R1 university, the Mason Libraries pursues an ambitious programmatic agenda in all areas that are key to a contemporary academic research library-innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, digital scholarship, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. For more information, visit us at https://library.gmu.edu.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position 01249Z athttps://jobs.gmu.edu/;complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3) current professional references. References must include name, address, email, and phone number. Questions should be directed to Diana Tippett (dtippett@gmu.edu), Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2023.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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