Outreach Librarian

at Georgia State University (view profile)
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Date Posted June 6, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time


Outreach Librarian (2 Vacancies)

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 is hiring two (2) forward-thinking and collegial outreach librarians to support key areas of research, teaching, and learning from across the University, with particular focus on:

  • Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Global Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Public Health
  • Other disciplines as defined by need and interest

Training and support will be provided to librarians who may be new to outreach services or to supporting the needs of specific disciplines. Interested persons from any stage of their career are invited to apply. Working closely with assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, Outreach Librarians provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information and resource use. Librarians at GSU have a strong commitment to student learning and success and are expected to collaborate with library and campus colleagues serving the wide variety of colleges and programs.

We welcome information professionals eager to partner with faculty in their research and teaching and work with students at all levels in learning the information tools and skills needed to succeed in college and career. These positions serve as members of the library faculty (12-month; non-tenure track), hold faculty rank, and are 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 50,000 students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels. For additional information about Georgia State University, visit gsu.edu.

Required Qualifications

  • One of the following: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program OR a graduate degree in a related field with a commitment to completing a Master’s in Library and/or Information Science degree within five (5) years of employment
  • Strong ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues
  • Understanding of the rapidly changing role of the academic library and librarian in higher education
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Conditions of Work and Benefits

Twelve-month assignment

Faculty rank and status

Non-tenure track

Support for research and professional activities


Salary and Rank

Minimum of $50,000, with a higher salary possible, 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 June 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials, pdf format preferred, to:

Human Resources Officer
University Library
(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.