|Date Posted||October 25, 2019|
Digital Projects Coordinator
Library Faculty Position, Atlanta Campus
Position and Responsibilities
Georgia State University, ranked in 2018 as the #2 Most Innovative University by U.S. News & World Report, has one of the fastest growing research profiles in the country and a proven commitment to the success of students from all backgrounds.
The University Library welcomes applicants to lead the Library’s digitization program, including development, creation, description, maintenance, and preservation of unique digital collections. This position collaborates closely with our Special Collections & Archives department, as well as other Library departments and community partners as needed. This position manages a digitization team composed of both regular staff and student employees, and is an excellent opportunity for an individual considering a move into a supervisory role in libraries. Interested persons from any stage of their career are invited to apply.
The Digital Projects Coordinator is expected to seek grant funding for digitization projects for the library that address the research and services goals indicated in the Library’s strategic intentions. Training and support will be provided to librarians who may be new to grant writing and management.
This position will serve as a member of the library faculty (12-month; non-tenure track), hold faculty rank, and is expected to participate in service and scholarly activities as outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines. The library is committed to providing exceptional professional development opportunities to its employees.
The University Library, Atlanta Campus, provides one of the most attractive, open, and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million visitors in the past year, the Library is an integral part of the University community. The Library is a valued partner within the campus community, offering a modern, inviting, and centralized facility supporting both teaching and research with extensive collections and outstanding assistance. Its signature Link, a multilevel glass structure that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the Library’s two prominent buildings. CURVE (curve.gsu.edu), located in Library South, brings together students and expert researchers from all disciplines in a shared, hands-on, interactive space featuring cutting-edge hardware and software for data visualization and analysis. For additional information about the Georgia State University Library, visit library.gsu.edu.
Georgia State University, an innovative urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds. Georgia State readies students for professional pursuits, educates future leaders and prepares citizens for lifelong learning. Enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation at its downtown research campus, at its vibrant branch campuses and online, the university provides educational opportunities for more than 53,000 students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels. For additional information about Georgia State University, visit gsu.edu.
• ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library, Archival, or Information Science or relevant graduate degree in a related field
• Knowledge of digitization and metadata standards and practices
• Effective oral, written and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues
• Experience managing digitization projects and processes
• Experience with CONTENTdm or other digital asset management systems
• Knowledge of digital preservation issues and standards
• Experience identifying grant funded opportunities and writing grant proposals
Conditions of Work and Benefits
Faculty rank and status
Support for research and professional activities
Salary and Rank
Salary commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at faculty rank (Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor) on a contract renewal basis.
Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume/CV; name, address and phone number of three references. Review of materials will begin October 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials, pdf format preferred, to:
Human Resources Officer
All offers of employment at Georgia State University are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.