Collection Analysis Librarian

at Georgia State University (view profile)
Published February 28, 2023
Location PO Box 3999, Atlanta, US-GA
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $57,000 - $70,000, dependent on experience, education, and faculty rank.
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Collection Analysis Librarian

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 Collection Analysis Librarian will:
• Use data analysis to identify new and developing areas in collections to improve student success, research, and teaching at GSU.
• Support the projects of the Collection Development & Discovery Department by developing reports to assist department members in decision-making regarding collection strategies.
• Create and apply methods to collect data from various sources using semi-automated methods and ensure the data is correctly uploaded into the appropriate repository or relational database system. Manage relational databases to maintain data quality, modify database structures, create new databases as needed, and document procedures.
• Create collections reports for other library departments.
• Gather, assess, interpret, and present quantitative and qualitative data about library collections for various internal and external stakeholders.
• Cultivate data analysis, visualizations, and database maintenance skills and stay abreast of software upgrades, new tools, and methods of analysis.
• Serve as the GSU representative on the University System of Georgia OPAC/Discovery functional committee.
• Communicate proposed OPAC changes from the committee to University Library; solicit feedback and propose improvements.
• Coordinate any changes to the GSU OPAC requested by the University Library.

Required Qualifications
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. A May 2023 degree completion date will be considered.
• Experience working in collection development/assessment/management, electronic resources, discovery, systems, or technical services in an academic or research library.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience, or knowledge, of current trends in collection strategy, assessment, or collection management in academic libraries.
• Experience using or evaluating library collections usage data.
• Experience working with an ILS, especially the Analytics module.
• Knowledge of, or experience with, relational databases (Access, MySQL Server, MySQL, etc.).
• Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Access and Excel.
• Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects.

If you feel that you don’t meet these preferred qualifications, don’t let a confidence gap stop you from
applying. Sometimes a list of preferred qualifications can miss the elements that would most strengthen
our team; we value the many different skills which make all of us unique.

Georgia State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Salary and Rank
• $57,000 - $70,000, dependent on experience, education, and faculty rank.
• Appointment at faculty rank (Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor) is on a 12-month contract renewal basis.

Please submit in PDF: (1) a statement of interest in the position, including addressing the above qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for three current references c/o the Library’s Human Resources Officer,, (404) 413-2713.

Review of materials will begin immediately, with complete applications received by March 31, 2023, receiving full consideration.

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.