Department Head for Resource Acquisitions (Atlanta Campus)

at Georgia State University (view profile)
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Date Posted March 28, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Position and Responsibilities:

The Georgia State University Library welcomes to our team an innovative, collegial, and highly engaged Department Head for Resource Acquisitions who will be responsible for managing the library materials budget and providing leadership for Electronic and Continuing Resources and Interlibrary Loan. Reporting to an Associate Dean, this position directly supervises one faculty member, 2.5 library staff, provides leadership to a total of ten staff and one faculty member, and
• Supports, recommends and implements new workflows and initiatives for managing and processing print and electronic resources.
• Ensures oversight and management of collection fund expenditures, reports budget trends, creates and shares analytics and other reports that capture data needed for budget management and external reporting throughout the fiscal year.
• Works closely with other library departments and the Law Library to communicate and coordinate cross-unit workflow requirements and initiatives.
• Collaborates with University System of Georgia system-wide colleagues, maintaining open communication channels, and participates on library-wide and/or system-wide teams.

Georgia State University Library, as part of the University System of Georgia libraries, uses the Ex Libris Alma integrated library services platform, is in the process of transitioning from EZproxy to Open Athens for authentication and access management, and uses ILLiad and RapidILL. This position serves as the primary point person for Alma acquisitions functions and works with colleagues across library departments and institutions to maximize Alma’s capabilities to meet users’ needs.

The Department Head for Resource Acquisitions is a member of the library faculty (non-tenure track), holds faculty rank, and is expected to engage in service and scholarly activities as outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines. There are many opportunities to explore and expand one’s skills and experiences within our collaborative and supportive environment.


With over 1.4 million visitors in the past year, the University Library is an integral part of the University community. The Library is engaged with the campus community, offering a modern, inviting, and centralized facility supporting both teaching and research with extensive collections and outstanding assistance.

Georgia State University, the largest university in the state, is an innovative urban public research university and 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 52,000 students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels.



• ALA-accredited master’s degree in information/library science
• 3 years of supervisory experience
• Knowledge of budgeting and fund management, including allocations, encumbrances, expenditures
• Familiarity with an integrated library system or library services platform
• Familiarity with electronic and continuing resources management
• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues


• Experience with Ex Libris Alma library services platform
• Experience with electronic resource licensing
• Familiarity with resource sharing and interlibrary loan
• Record of professional service and scholarly accomplishments sufficient for appointment as Assistant Professor

Condition of Work

Twelve-month assignment Faculty rank and status Non-Tenure track
Support for research and professional activities

Salary and Rank

$70,000 minimum salary for 12 months. Salary 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; and name, address, and phone number of three references. Review of materials will begin May 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Send materials to:

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

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.