Mason Square Library Manager

Fairfax, VA
Salary is commensurate with education and professional experience and not less than $60,000
Mar 29, 2023
May 21, 2023
Full Time
Mason Square Library ManagerThe George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of the Mason Square Library Manager. 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. About the Department:The mission of the Mason Square Library (MSL), as part of the University Libraries, is to support the research, education and life-long needs of the campus's faculty, staff, students, and community patrons using collections, technology, facilities, and staff expertise.About the Position:This position has an essential leadership role in the Mason Square Library. In working with the Head of the Library, this position ensures appropriate goals are set and met in relation to facilities management, collaboration with campus and intercampus administrative and support units, and staff supervision.Responsibilities:Coordinate and manage all access services in the Mason Square Library including circulation, stacks, serials, document delivery, course reserves, and basic computing;Supervise and evaluate access services classified and student wages staff;Collaborate with other access services personnel at other University Libraries sites to ensure consistency in the implementation of circulation and access services policies;Serve as the primary contact for the library for facilities, campus police, and campus administration in carrying out daily business operations; andOversees day to day operations (general administrative activities, facilities issues, computer stations, supplies and equipment, desk and staff schedules, statistics and reports, circulation/access services).Required Qualifications:The following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities are required:Bachelor's degree required or significant equivalent library experience (typically 3+ years);Substantial knowledge of library public services experiences, particularly circulation services;Proficiency with relevant, current computer software and support on various computer operation systems (e.g. Windows, MS Office suite, etc.);Proficiency with current library systems and research resources;Project, service, and/or program management experience;Successful experience supervising, training, and mentoring other staff members and/or student employees;Basic working knowledge of bookkeeping;Advanced organizational skills, including the ability to manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, and exercise good judgment;Analytical and problem-solving skills, initiative, follow-through, and attention to detail;Interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and oral) for providing service in a diverse academic environment;Demonstrate well-developed service orientation and understanding of functional work and its impact on other library units as well as the user community;Ability to work both independently with minimal supervisor and as part of a team in a fast-paced production- and service-oriented environment;Ability to act with tact and diplomacy, negotiate fairly and rationally, and exercise good judgement under time, pressure, and/or in potentially challenging situations; andAbility to lift 40 pounds on a regular basis.Preferred Qualifications:The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:Academic library experience, preferably in circulation.The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and three 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

All applications for this position MUST be submitted online at George Mason's employment page ( Applicants must submit an application, cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Brian Royer (, Office of the Dean of Libraries.

"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!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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