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Head, Sciences and Technology Team and Mercer Library

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education, professional experience, and rank (if applicable); see ad text for anti
Closing date
Nov 7, 2023

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Analyst, Research
Full Time
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Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Head, Sciences and Technology Team and Mercer LibraryThe George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of Head, Sciences and Technology Team and Mercer Library. 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. Purpose and Understanding of the Organization:Part of the Learning, Research, and Engagement (LRE) unit, the Science and Technology Team supports the research and instruction needs of students, staff, and faculty in science and technology related programs and departments. More directly, Mercer Library, which is part of the SciTech Team, supports the George Mason University Science and Technology campus community.About the Position:This position is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of innovative library services in the areas of reference, research, instruction, and in support of faculty and students within the fields of earth sciences, physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, biomedical sciences, engineering, and computing, as well as the overall management of the Mercer Library at the Science & Technology campus. As a faculty librarian position, the SciTech Head is also responsible for engaging in professional development and scholarly endeavors as part of an ongoing reappointment process. Responsibilities:Team and Functional LeadershipContributes to planning, policy development, resource management, and decision-making within LRE and, as a member of the Libraries' leadership team, to the university library system as a whole; andDirectly supervises and evaluates five (5) subject librarians in their reference/research/instruction/outreach roles; supervises and evaluates three (3) additional library staff members who (a) support the Science & Technology Team and (b) contribute to the daily management of the Mercer Library.STEM-H Strategy and OperationsReporting to the Associate University Librarian for Learning, Research & Engagement, plans, implements, manages, and evaluates reference/research consultations, outreach, and instructional services and programs designed for students and faculty in the broad range of STEM-H fields.Outreach and Engagement Strategy and Mercer Library/SciTech Campus Strategy and OperationsResponsible for the operations of the Science & Technology Campus's Mercer Library. Responsible for coordination of instruction, reference services, collections services, and outreach to programs supported on the Science & Technology Campus including, but not limited to, the Governor's School at Innovation Park and the George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program.Required Qualifications:The following education and/or skill sets are required:Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;Progressively responsible management level professional experience (typically 3+ years);Demonstrated capability in providing responsive and quality reference, instruction, and collaborative library research services to users in STEM-H in face-to-face and online settings;Understanding of the changing educational and research needs of STEM-H program students, faculty, and researchers;Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds; andDemonstrated commitment to professional development and growth.Preferred Qualifications:The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:Graduate degree in a STEM-H discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience;Demonstrated leadership potential; andExperience in an academic research library environment involving multiple libraries and campuses.Salary / Appointment / BenefitsSalary is commensurate with professional experience and academic qualifications. Salary at appointment is dependent upon rank: Librarian I (not less than $65,000), Librarian II (not less than $70,000), Librarian III (not less than $75,000), and Librarian IV (not less than $80,000). 12-month professional faculty appointment with rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. 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. 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For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and three current professional references. References must include name, address, phone number, and email address. Questions should be directed to University Libraries HR (, 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 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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