Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Scholarly Resources and Services - Georgetown University Job at Georgetown Univerisity, Washington DC

  • Georgetown Univerisity
  • Washington DC

Job Description

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Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Scholarly Resources and Services - Georgetown University

Job Overview

Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Scholarly Resources and Services provides vision and creative leadership, coordination, and support for Research Services, Access Services, and the School of Continuing Studies Library. The AUL will also be responsible for developing and supporting library services on the emerging Capitol Campus, located in downtown DC.

The AUL takes a leadership role in developing new programs and partnerships that empower faculty and students and ensure that the library evolves in a rapidly changing environment. They actively shape and advance research and instruction services in combination with student outreach and engagement, and also guide the development of general collections and access services. By leading innovative, productive collaborations and shared services among the SRS units, the AUL helps expand the library's capacity to provide responsive, effective user-centered services and enhanced access to scholarly content.

Working within a collaborative, team-oriented environment, the AUL for SRS closely coordinates the functions, directions, and resources of their division with the collection, research, instruction, and outreach services offered by other public-facing units within the library, especially the Booth Family Center for Special Collections and the Digital Scholarship Services Unit. In addition, they cultivate and sustain partnerships with faculty and other campus stakeholders through a variety of outreach and communication methods, with a focus on strengthening the library's contributions to student success and increasing its impact on faculty research and teaching.

As a member of the Library's Executive Committee and Leadership Council, the AUL for SRS shares in the planning, decision-making, resource management, and setting of strategic directions for library wide operations and services. They also represent the Library within the University and in local, regional, and national associations and consortia, and may be called on to represent the Dean of the Library, as appropriate.

Work Interactions and Work Mode Designation

The AUL for Scholarly Resources reports to the Dean of the Library and works closely with the AUL for Digital Services and Technology, the Director of the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, the Director of Administrative Services, and the Head of Outreach and Engagement. Direct reports to the AUL include 3 FTE librarians heading the areas of Research Services, Access Services, and the School of Continuing Studies.

The AUL regularly meets with SRS department heads and their staff to establish directions and priorities, review progress on established goals, and assess outcomes. They also provide mentoring and counsel to staff, seek professional development and training opportunities for staff, and serve as an advocate on behalf of their staff.

In addition, the AUL has direct and indirect contact with other library staff across all divisions through shared meetings, projects, and informal gatherings. They establish connections with faculty and other campus partners through regular outreach and meetings, and have direct and indirect contact with donors and alumni through participation in library events, campus and community meetings, and interaction with the Library Board members and affiliates.

This position has been designated as Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website:

Required Qualifications

+ Master's degree in library science (or MIS) from an ALA accredited institution or its foreign equivalent, plus a second Master's degree by date of appointment

+ Minimum of 8 years of experience in working with research collections and instructional services in academic libraries, with demonstrated success in outreach to faculty, students, and other campus partners

+ Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible administrative experience in leading innovative library research and user services, with successful record of managing and administering one or more units

+ Proven effectiveness in budget management and planning

+ Record of articulating a compelling vision, setting direction, and accomplishing initiatives in a rapidly changing environment

+ Ability to take initiative, identify issues, and problem solve

+ Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the trends and issues affecting academic research libraries, along with understanding of and enthusiasm for the role of the library in the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university

+ Record of exceptional interpersonal skills and excellence in oral and written communications, as well as evidence of strategic, in-person engagement

+ Proven ability to build and sustain effective working relationships, contribute to the organization at a high level, and work collaboratively in a diverse, fast-paced environment

+ Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, students, and staff

+ Evidence of professional services and scholarly contributions through presentations and/or publications

Preferred Qualifications

+ Proven experience in collection development, assessment, planning, and management of library materials budgets

+ Knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communications and copyright in higher education

+ Experience using digital and AI tools in support of research and instruction

+ Operational knowledge of and/or experience working with access services

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer ( fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation) , disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law ( .


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website ( .

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