MARS librarian search begins…

We’ve just posted an announcement of our Digital Repository Services Librarian. You can read the full posting (and make an application) on the site. Here’s the announcement:

Digital Repository Services Librarian

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, a Carnegie Research University (High Research Activity), is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is 30,000, with students in over 150 degree programs. The Libraries are experiencing a period of significant growth in funding, staffing and facilities, and were identified in the University’s long-range planning process as critical to the University’s expanding role as a research institution.

This position serves as head of the MARS (Mason Archival Repository Service) project at Mason. Duties include managing the service, coordinating administrative workflows, and leading audience-building efforts of University Libraries in support of the service. MARS employs DSpace to satisfy digital archiving needs as well as more traditional IR services. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of current metadata schemas, standards, and protocols (such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, and OAI-PMH); experience with one or more digital content management systems; academic library experience working directly with faculty; experience managing projects and meeting deadlines; an awareness of current trends in open access and digital archiving and excellent communication skills. Position reports to the Associate University Librarian/Systems and is based in the Digital Programs and Systems Office.

Required qualifications: an ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent. Knowledge of current metadata standards and strong interest in digital content management systems. Experience working with faculty in an academic library setting. Demonstrable technology skills and excellent communication skills. Ability to meet requirements for reappointment and promotion.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with one or more digital content management system; DSpace experience preferred; second Master’s Degree or post MLS coursework.

Salary: Appointment at Librarian II, $ 50,000 minimum

Benefits: 12-month professional faculty appointment. Health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 11 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.

Special Instructions to Applicants All applications for position # FA463z must be submitted online at Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. To apply, go to George Mason’s Employment page. Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Assistant to the University Librarian, at

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2007 and will continue until position is filled.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.

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