Research Services Librarian (2 vacancies)

Salary: See posting
Created: February 7, 2022


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. 

GWLAI seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Research Services Librarian to fill two open positions. LAI 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.

A virtual information session about the Research Services Librarian positions will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7PM (Eastern) Please register for the information session in order to receive access to the webinar.

This session will be recorded and linked from the library's website following the event.

Primary job responsibilities 

  • Sustain and expand intellectual partnerships with faculty and students across the university 

  • Conduct library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level courses in partnership with faculty, including partnering with GW’s first-year University Writing Program 

  • Create and contribute to programs and instruction that support student success, including information and data literacy and other skills for academic success 

  • Support students, staff, and faculty via research consultations, library instruction, and workshops across disciplines 

  • Participate in collaborative collection development, building relationships and supporting faculty and departments through active engagement 

  • Contribute to one or more strategic services or teams in GWLAI. Areas of focus could include supporting scholarly communication, advocating for affordability and equity through the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs), building digital and computational fluency, supporting researchers’ use of data, instructional design/virtual instruction, teaching and research in business or the sciences

  • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession 

Basic Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information 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. 

This position reports to a Director of Research Services and may be eligible for partial telework.

When applying for the Research Services Librarian position please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities. Please also highlight any disciplinary expertise. 

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. 

Appointment Rank & Salary 

Salary minimums by rank are:

Librarian 1: $54,000; Librarian 2: $58,956; Librarian 3: $68,700; Librarian 4: $80,300

Salary is negotiable, contingent upon rank, skills and qualifications and is competitive for DC-area academic libraries. Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 days/year paid annual leave; 12 days/year paid sick leave; paid winter break and 7 other holidays; medical, dental, and vision; 401(A) retirement plan, 4% base and GW will match 150% of the first 4% of your 403(B) contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of your eligible compensation; tuition assistance; generous ongoing support for professional development; and paid parental leave. Librarians are eligible to apply for research leave after a defined period of service. For benefit details, please visit GW Benefits.

These positions are classified as a Council of Librarians position. Proven commitment to the profession is expected and can be exhibited through service, publications, presentations, and other contributions to the University and profession.

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. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening.

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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Published: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 15:49 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 15:49 UTC