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Georgia State University: Psychology Librarian

Georgia State University

Position: Psychology Librarian

Deadline Date: Application requested by April 19, 2010

Position and Responsibilities:
The University Library seeks a collegial, committed, and energetic librarian to provide innovative teaching and research support to students and faculty in the Psychology Department and Neuroscience Institute. This position offers an opportunity to participate in instruction programs and develop collections in all formats in psychology, neuroscience, and other areas based on background and expertise.

The successful candidate is responsive to and engages both undergraduate and graduate students and has a strong commitment to quality public service. The Psychology Librarian meets regularly with faculty members in the department to provide information and instruction about library services, collections, and programs. The successful candidate delivers quality, in-depth reference and consultation services; develops library collections in the assigned subject area(s); promotes the library and information literacy; and fosters communication between assigned departments and the library. Subject librarians assist with general reference service that includes desk and virtual reference hours and are responsible for some weekend and evening hours. Subject librarians serve on committees and are expected to engage in scholarly activities.

Since its 2007 renovation, the Georgia State University Library provides one of the most attractive, open and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million visitors this past year, the library is an integral part of the university community. It supports both teaching and research with an expansive collection and outstanding assistance. The library also exhibits a new, modern image, providing the campus with an attractive, centralized location. Its signature bridge, a glass link that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the library’s two prominent buildings. Many appreciate the comfort of the library’s new interior design, often enjoying a coffee from the cafe located on the first floor.

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is one of the country’s top urban research universities. Over 28,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll each semester in six different colleges. This diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere, with many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events. Between college sports, the performing arts and a variety of local restaurants, the campus location has it all.

For additional information about the Georgia State University Library:


  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
  • Commitment to innovative and successful user-centered services
  • Knowledge of research databases and other resources in psychology
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Additional Master’s degree in psychology or related subject area
  • Experience in providing research support and instruction in an academic library environment
  • Knowledge of research databases and other resources in neuroscience
  • Understanding of collection development practices
  • Demonstrated interest in scholarly and professional activities


Condition of Work and Benefits
Forty-hour work week Retirement plans include: Teachers Retirement System, TIAA–CREF, VALIC, & Fidelity Twenty-one days vacation Twelve paid holidays Group health and life insurance Twelve days sick leave Social Security Faculty rank and status Optional pre-tax benefits Non-Tenure track Support for research and professional activities

Salary and Rank Minimum salary of $44,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin April 19, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Human Resources Coordinator
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
(404) 413-2700

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.

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