Position Open at The George Washington University, Gelman Library

Gary Price gprice at gwis2.circ.gwu.edu
Tue Dec 2 15:04:36 EST 1997


The Gelman Library at The George Washington University is currently
searching for an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Subject
Specialist/Reference Librarian. file Please assist us by circulating or
posting this position description. Thank you.

The George Washington University announces a search for an Engineering Subject

POSITION: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Subject Specialist/Reference Librarian

APPOINTMENT RANK & SALARY:  Appointment at the rank of Librarian II.  Minimum Salary: $30,000.  Rank and
Salary depend on qualifications and experience.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: As subject specialist for electrical engineering and computer science, serves as liaison to
faculty, provides specialized research support, user education and consultation services, develops and manages print and
electronic collections, and identifies user needs with respect to library services and policies.  Additional subjects may be
assigned based on background and/or library needs.

Serves approximately 8 hours per week providing reference services at a busy reference desk in a highly automated
environment.  The library collections include all subjects except law and medicine.  Additionally, works under the guidance
of the Electronic Resources Librarian to assist with the selection, organization and maintenance of the library's electronic
resources and their interfaces. Will contribute, along with others, to support the development of electronic, multimedia
and Internet/WWW services and resources. Serves on library and University committees.  Reports to a Subject Specialist
Group Leader.

SUBJECT BACKGROUND PREFERRED: Engineering, especially Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, or
Natural/Physical Sciences.  May be demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, substantive experience, or
engineering library experience. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: ALA accredited Masters Degree in library/information science; 2 years post-MLS
experience, excellent oral and written communication skills; experience in providing reference services; experience with
electronic resources and the Internet/WWW; familiarity with information resources for engineering; experience with, or
ability and interest to learn, technical aspects and troubleshooting for electronic resources, such as CD ROM installation,
Internet resources and tools, software packages and  operating systems; academic or research library experience;
commitment to public service and to collection development; ability to work effectively with co-workers in a collaborative

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Collection development experience, faculty liaison experience, experience in planning
and presenting user education sessions; ability to take innovative approaches to translate creative ideas into practical reality.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin January 20, 1998 and continue until the position is
filled. Please send current resume and names and addresses of three references to: 

                        Andrea Stewart, Director
                      Gelman Library Administration
                    The George Washington University
                        2130 H Street NW, Room 201
                          Washington, DC 20052.
The George Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer which actively seeks and encourages
                 applications from minority candidates.

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