Georgia State University Library: Associate University Librarian, Public Services

Georgia State University Library

Position: Associate University Librarian, Public Services

Deadline Date: Application requested by October 1, 2009

Position and Responsibilities:
Georgia State University Library seeks an enthusiastic, collegial, service-oriented and dynamic Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Public Services. The AUL will play a major role in formulating service delivery models for the functional areas of liaison services, outreach, the Learning Commons, library instruction, and access/media services. The AUL will be responsible for leading the effort to further define library service for a growing research university and for working collaboratively with library and university communities to deliver those services. He/she will also work with library and university faculty in support of teaching and scholarship, particularly with regard to information literacy and new models of information delivery and use.

The successful candidate will be responsible for librarians and staff in all public services areas, with 3 library faculty and 1 library staff reporting directly to the AUL. The AUL will report to the Dean of Libraries and will join an administrative team that is committed to innovation and experimentation in the delivery of academic library information services.

Department & Campus Environment:
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 exudes 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.

Library services are supported by the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system. The University System of Georgia statewide system, GALILEO, provides access to electronic resources and other materials for libraries throughout Georgia. The University Library is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, LYRASIS, and the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education.

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: http://www.library.gsu.edu

Qualifications:
Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in information/library science
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a collegial and collaborative environment
  • Ability to think critically and analytically
  • Experience in planning, organizing, and assessing operations or programs
  • Library experience in an academic or research library environment
  • Experience in using technology in support of service innovation
  • Strong commitment to user-oriented service
  • Evidence of professional activity and scholarship appropriate for faculty appointment at assistant professor level or above
  • Five years of increasingly responsible management experience

Preferred:

  • Experience mentoring junior faculty
  • Experience providing patron services in an academic library
  • Instruction experience in an academic library
  • Experience managing cross-functional or cross-departmental teams or groups
  • Second advanced degree

Condition of Work and Benefits:
Forty-hour workweek Retirement plans include: State Teachers Retirement Plan, TIAA–CREF and VALIC 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 $70,000 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 all required qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin October 1, 2009 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
liblao@gsu.edu

 

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