|Location||Washington, District Of Columbia|
|Date Posted||November 18, 2019|
GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) enriches the academic experience of scholars and students and sparks innovation at GW. Our people, programs, partnerships, and services enable research and teaching through access to the latest scholarship as well as rich archival resources; tailored support for researchers at all levels; guidance for faculty who want to explore new teaching methods and technologies in the classroom; and robust support for online education. Through innovative partnerships, dynamic workshops, and team-based approaches to project management and problem solving, GWLAI fosters collaboration and provides leadership across the university to support the shared mission of generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.
Librarians at GW work closely with faculty, students, and a broad range of partners on and off campus to achieve GW’s aspirations to excellence as a comprehensive global research university. Librarians support the research lifecycle by providing leadership across functions. They are active instruction partners across disciplines; advise on technical strategies for data analysis; steward resources; manage, develop, describe, and digitize collections; illuminate GW’s specialized, unique, and archival content; develop software and teach programming languages; advocate for equal access and affordability in higher education; design curricula; advise on strategies for navigating the scholarly publishing landscape; and partner with other libraries across the region to provide comprehensive access to research materials. Successful candidates will demonstrate a collaborative spirit; a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; creativity, flexibility, and a willingness to contribute to the core functions of the library while exercising expertise in a particular area of practice.
GWLAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. Multiple librarian positions will be filled from this announcement, including:
- Collections Strategist
- Digital Services Manager
- Director of Resource Description
- Instructional Design Librarian
- Metadata Librarian for Continuing and Electronic Resources
- National Education Association Archivist, Rank: I-III
- Research Services Librarian
- Research Services Librarian for Undergraduate Research
- Software Developer
Unless noted, all positions will be recruited as open rank.
- ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science, computer science, or other advanced degree with relevant experience.
- Demonstrate the ability to partner with academic departments to advance scholarship in the disciplines.
- Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others in an environment committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.