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Access Services Specialist, Mason Square Library

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Salary is commensurate with education and professional experience and not less than 43k
Closing date
Jun 3, 2023

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Analyst, Research
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Access Services Specialist, Mason Square LibraryThe George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of the MSL Access Services 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. About the Department:The mission of the Mason Square Library, within the University Libraries, is to support the research, education and life-long learning needs of the faculty, staff, students, and community patrons through the use of library resources, technology, facilities and staff expertise.About the Position:This position oversees circulation operations during evening and weekend hours at Mason Square Library, including administrative activities, interpreting and enforcing University and Libraries' policies and procedures, and monitoring student workers.Responsibilities:Provide oversight for the Library's circulating and non-circulating collections;Responsible for the overall maintenance and management of all Mason Square Library (MSL) stacks areas which includes serials maintenance, preservation inspections, collection shifts, and space planning;Creating and updating site-specific marketing materials and social media;Participates in Libraries' and departmental-wide projects and tasks; andTravel to other Mason campuses and work with other Mason Libraries' units as needed or necessary.Required Qualifications:The following education and/or skill sets are required:Bachelor's degree or significant equivalent library experience (typically 2+ years);Library public services experience, particularly in circulation services;Knowledge of and experience with academic library functions, including current library systems and research resources;Experience using an integrated library system, office productivity software, and computer equipment and software;Service-oriented and ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, production- and service-oriented environment;Dependability and punctuality;Ability to identify and modify work priorities as needed or directed;Ability to act with tact and diplomacy, interpret and explain, negotiate fairly and rationally, and exercise sound judgment under pressure or in potentially challenging situations;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;Aptitude for accurate and detail-oriented work;Effective interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) for providing customer service in a diverse, academic environment; andWell-developed analytical skills and problem-solving skills, including initiative and follow-through.Preferred Qualifications:The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:Academic library experience, preferably in circulation;Knowledge of stacks maintenance; andDemonstrated ability to supervise.

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. Review of applications will begin after the Full Consideration Date.

"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.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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