DATE ENTERED: May 15, 2023
POSITION: Access and Education Librarian, Department Head
LOCATION: Marymount University, Arlington, VA
APPLY BY:  No date specified

Access and Education Librarian, Department Head

Library & Learning Services (L&LS) at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, invites applications for a faculty librarian position beginning July 2023.  Department Heads, in collaboration with the University Librarian, provide leadership and supervision to a Department, its members, and its teams. In collaboration with Team Coordinators, the Access & Education Department Head provides leadership and vision for services such as circulation, resource sharing, outreach, open and affordable educational resources, reference, and information literacy instruction services.

L&LS supports intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective by building a collection that supports the curriculum; supporting classroom learning, teaching, and research needs; promoting the integration of information literacy skills throughout the curriculum; and providing physical and virtual places that foster learning and promote a sense of community.  L&LS is committed to providing its services in an inclusive atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility for all.  The collections reflect and serve our diverse community, and intentionally address historic and ongoing exclusions.  Marymount University is proud of its diverse student body, and is ranked nationally at #23 for Campus Ethnic Diversity and #20 for Most International Students by U.S. News & World Report. Marymount is Virginia’s only Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

The position holds a renewable 12-month contract, as a non-tenure-track faculty with rank, and may have flexibility for some hybrid work.  The starting salary for the position is $85,000 annually plus benefits.

Applications should include a cover letter that matches strengths to the position needs and a statement on diversity; a current curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  Please view position details and submit applications via Marymount's job portal.


  • Works collaboratively to coordinate, improve, and assess services, programs, and resources and to efficiently carry out the functions of the Department and Teams.
    • Develops, implements, and assesses initiatives and operations within the Department and its Teams
    • Stays abreast of and regularly shares current knowledge relevant to the work of the Department and its Teams
    • Guides Team Coordinators in developing, prioritizing, and maintaining Team service standards, projects, and operations
  • Oversees operations of the Department
    • Guides the assessment process within the Department and L&LS
    • Convenes and leads regular Department meetings and ensures that Teams are meeting regularly
    • Maintains Department documents and statistics, and compiles and submits annual report content to the UL's office
    • Coordinates Departmental objectives in support of the L&LS strategic plan, monitors progress on goals and objectives, and reports on these at monthly L&LS faculty meetings
    • Prepares budget requests on behalf of the Department
  • Manages and leads Department personnel
  • In collaboration with three Team Coordinators, monitors trends, develops long-term projects, and leads implementation of services:
    • Circulation - Access services workflows using library services systems
    • Instruction - Information literacy instruction as guided by professional standards and best practices
    • Reference - Research support services in multiple modalities for Marymount students, staff, and faculty
  • Oversees outreach and publicity services, operations, and events for L&LS, including developing success metrics.
  • Coordinates library faculty liaison newsletters, liaison reports, and faculty orientations to L&LS.
  • Engages with relevant Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) committees and collaborations.
  • Participates in designing, implementing, delivering, and assessing a comprehensive information literacy and library instruction program in person and online; works with assigned school directors to achieve information literacy objectives; creates and maintains research guides and other digital learning objects in assigned subject areas.
  • Serves as subject liaison to faculty and students in assigned programs; provides instruction and research support for those programs; selects resources to support those instructional and research needs; manages collection in assigned subjects.
  • Provides reference and research assistance to users at all service locations through a variety of communication modes including in-person, phone, email, and virtual reference; participates in an evening and weekend reference desk coverage rotation.


  • Education: ALA accredited Master’s degree in library science required; second graduate degree preferred for hire and is required for promotion in faculty rank.
  • Experience: At least five years of relevant library work experience required, with a minimum of two years of progressive supervisory responsibility. 
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and must be able to work collaboratively on teams.  Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and time management skills.  Computing skills including Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and database searching required.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Marymount provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.