Student Success and Inclusion Librarian

Fairfax, Virginia
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
Mar 27, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Student Success and Inclusion Librarian

The George Mason University Libraries seeks an innovative and collaborative librarian to fill the position of Student Success and Inclusion Librarian. 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.

The Student Success and Inclusion Librarian is a collaborative, student-centered teacher-librarian on the Teaching and Learning Team. The individual is responsible for providing library services such as information literacy instruction, research support, and outreach expertise for the Teaching and Learning Team’s academic and co-curricular partners. The position reports to the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team and works in an innovative and adaptive public service environment.

This individual will apply sound and current assessment principles and methodologies to maintain and revise the University Libraries’ Student Learning Assessment Plan. As the librarian responsible for coordinating the Student Learning Assessment Plan, the Student Success and Inclusion Librarian analyzes assessment data to improve instructional services, answer research questions, identify possible data relationships, and interpret results for internal reporting. This individual will work closely with other librarians and instructional staff to develop student learning assessment competencies as well.

The Student Success and Inclusion Librarian will identify, build, sustain, and assess relationships with campus units and organizations serving distinct student populations, and work towards campus goals around access equity and inclusion. These units include, but are not limited to, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) and the Early Identification Program (EIP). The individual is also the primary library contact for all interactions with the Assistive Technology Initiative.

This individual will provide liaison services to assigned academic programs or departments, which includes information literacy instruction, student and faculty teaching/learning support, and may involve collection development responsibilities. The Teaching and Learning Team focuses on undergraduate education across the university, including (but not limited to) the Honors Program, the Communications Lab, Mason/NOVA ADVANCE, English Composition, the School of Integrative Studies, and the Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) program. As a member of the Teaching and Learning Team, incumbent will assist patrons in the use of teaching and/or research resources, and will provide general and specialized reference and research assistance.

The Student Success and Inclusion Librarian will actively participate in the work of the Teaching and Learning Team, including participating in and contributing to team-based projects. In the absence of the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team, this individual may be asked to fulfill a senior librarian supervisor role and mediate and resolve issues as necessary.

This individual will also engage in professional development, scholarship, and service, in accordance with university/library standards for appointment renewal and promotion. This includes serving on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the Mason University Libraries, and the university.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;
  • One - three years of teaching experience in an academic or research library;
  • Experience with assessment standards, tools, and practices;
  • Knowledge of various educational theories and pedagogy that inform library instruction, including thorough grounding in Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education;
  • Experience in providing responsive and quality reference, instruction, digital and collaborative library research services;
  • Experience in developing, building and sustaining working partnerships and relationships with teaching faculty, researchers and students;
  • Demonstrated ability to use current technologies for delivering and developing library services, employing course management systems, developing online research guides, using digital learning objects, and building online library instruction modules;
  • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds;
  • Ability to thrive in a team-based environment and work collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth; and
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An additional advanced degree in a field broadly related to teaching and learning, or willingness to attain such a credential;
  • Experience with analysis, interpretation, and application of assessment data.
  • Experience working with library-related assistive technologies and patrons using assistive technologies; and,
  • Experience working with diverse student populations through academic programming, instruction, or other library-related activities.

Appointment/Benefits/To Apply:
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.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience and rank; not less than $57,500.

All applications for this position (FA669z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (  Applicants must submit letter of application, CV or resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Renee Prokop ([email protected]), Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin April 22, 2019.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. One of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library—innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. Visit us at for more information.

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.