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Job: Education Liaison Librarian at George Washington University

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The George Washington University Libraries seek collaborative, technologically
capable, user-focused applicants for the position of Education Liaison
Librarian. The position is responsible for direct outreach to the Graduate
School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD), including the departments
of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Educational Leadership, International Education,
Human and Organizational Learning, and Special Education and Disability
Studies.

  
Liaison librarians proactively develop partnerships with faculty to develop
and deliver value-added services as well as new methods of delivering existing
services to support the University's research and teaching initiatives. The
successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex,
changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and
he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in
teams with staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students.

  
As a strong partner in student learning, GW Libraries foster critical thinking
and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, over
two million volumes, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology
and Special Collections. The Graduate School of Education offers programs at
the main campus of the University (Foggy Bottom) as well as at four additional
locations in Virginia (Ashburn, Alexandria, Arlington, and Hampton Roads).

  
Responsibilities include: providing discipline-based research and technology
assistance through individual and small group consultations and online user
support; creating programs, services, and collections for GW's education
community that will advance the research enterprise and foster a climate of
scholarly inquiry and student achievement; teaching curriculum-integrated
instructional sessions at all degree levels; collaborating with teaching
faculty to develop course content; participating in assessing student
learning; creating online tools and user guides; helping to shape new
directions for development and access to education collections; and working in
a team environment with a focus on continuously enhancing the user experience.

  
Liaison librarians proactively develop partnerships with faculty to develop
and deliver value-added services as well as new methods of delivering existing
services to support the University's research and teaching initiatives. The
successful candidates will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex,
changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and
he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in
teams with staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students.

  
In collaboration with the other members of the Reference, Instruction, and
Collection Development teams, the incumbent will be expected to contribute
significantly to the planning, development, provision, and assessment of a
cohesive program of library services, reference, collections, and strategic
information literacy initiatives for the library. As a member of the
Instruction team, the incumbent will also contribute to the development and
delivery of an active and nationally recognized freshman writing program.
Representing GW Libraries in the academic and professional community, and
maintaining professional networks and collaborative relationships with other
libraries, the Education Liaison Librarian remains current with trends in
education librarianship and assumes an active leadership and advocacy role
within the field.

  
Some evening/weekend hours and travel are required. Although based at the
Gelman Library on the main campus, regular service at the Ashburn location,
and close collaboration with the Distance Education Librarian will be expected
of the incumbent. This position will serve on library and university
committees, which provides unique opportunities to promote GW's Library
services across all campuses. The position reports to the Coordinator of the
Education and Instruction Group, and receives direction and feedback from the
Head of Collection Development.

  
Minimum Qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS.

  
Teaching experience or experience in instructional design in a higher
education, library, or secondary education setting.

  
Relevant undergraduate or graduate degree or significant experience as a
library liaison to a university Education Department.

  
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  
Academic library experience with research assistance and information literacy
instruction.

  
Experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments and
other campus communities.

  
Experience building research level collections to support academic programs.

  
Experience working with and assisting others in using education/social
sciences datasets in support of research.

  
Experience assisting students and faculty with the use of multimedia tools to
support "digitial writing" Evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and
commitment to professional growth.

  
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  
Understanding of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing and
communication in Education.

  
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues in a collaborative
team-based organization; and flexibility in adapting to change.

  
The George Washington University Libraries seek collaborative, technologically
capable, user-focused applicants for the position of Education Liaison
Librarian. The position is responsible for direct outreach to the Graduate
School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD), including the departments
of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Educational Leadership, Human and Organizational
Learning, and Special Education and Disability Studies.

  
As a strong partner in student learning, GWU Libraries foster critical
thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial
staff, over two million volumes, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date
technology and Special Collections.

  
The Graduate School of Education offers programs at the main campus of the
University (Foggy Bottom) as well as at four additional locations in Virginia
(Ashburn, Alexandria, Arlington, and Hampton Roads).



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