Multiple Librarian Positions, GW Libraries and Academic Innovation
Washington, DC 
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Job Description
Posting Number: F001653
Academic Title: Multiple Librarian Positions, GW Libraries and Academic Innovation
Rank: Open Rank
Administrative Title:
Discipline Libraries
Contract Type: Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) - 03/01/2020 - 02/28/2021
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Prior Employment Verification
Proposed Start Date: 03/01/2020
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Position Description Summary:

The George Washington University invites applications for multiple professional librarian positions through this open recruiting call.

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation 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
  • National Education Association (NEA) Archivist, Rank I/II/III
  • Research Services Librarian
  • Research Services Librarian for Undergraduate Research
  • Software Developer

Unless noted, all positions will be recruited as open rank. More information about each role is available at

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Librarians at GWLAI 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 life cycle 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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.
Advertised Salary: Rank and salary are contingent upon qualifications and are competitive for DC-area academic libraries.
Other Benefits:

APPOINTMENT RANK & SALARY: Librarian I/II/III/IV, full-time appointment. The comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • (22) days/year paid annual leave.
  • (12) days/year paid sick leave.
  • Paid winter break and (7) other paid holidays.
  • Medical, dental, and vision.
  • 401(A) retirement plan, 4% base and GW will match 150% of the first 4% of employee 403(B) contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of eligible compensation.
  • Tuition assistance and generous ongoing support for professional development.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Librarians are eligible to apply for research leave after a defined period of service.
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Other Information:

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • To be considered, please complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. As part of your cover letter, please indicate for which position(s) you would like to be considered. Review of applications begins December 16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
  • The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.
  • Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status.
  • We are hiring for ten (10) positions on a rolling/ongoing basis. The start date and initial appointment period will be determined accordingly.
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Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Background Screening Successful completion of a background screening is required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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