Public Health Librarian (Atlanta Campus)

at Georgia State University (view profile)
Location Atlanta, GA
Date Posted February 11, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Position and Responsibilities

Georgia State University, ranked in 2018 as the #2 Most Innovative University by US 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. We welcome to our team an innovative and collegial librarian to become deeply engaged with the School of Public Health (SPH) and other health-related programs. Our Public Health Librarian provides consultations, research assistance, instruction in information and resource use, has a strong commitment to student learning and success and collaborates closely with the subject librarians serving a variety of GSU colleges. The SPH is one of the fastest growing colleges at Georgia State University, with programs that include the B.S., M.P.H., D.P.H, and Ph.D., as well as dual-degree programs with the College of Law and the College of Arts & Sciences.

We welcome a subject librarian who works with students at all levels in learning the information skills needed to succeed in college and career, and who is a partner in faculty research. Identified areas of need among faculty and graduate student researchers include conducting systematic literature reviews; analyzing, organizing, preparing, and managing original research data; and presenting research findings and raw data for publication and reuse. Together we will work to develop a more thorough understanding of federal agency requirements (particularly NIH) regarding data management as well as the broader scholarly communication and curation issues associated with e-science and open data initiatives. The position serves as a member of the library faculty (non-tenure track), holds faculty rank and is expected to participate in service and scholarly activities as outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines.


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 (, 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

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


• ALA-accredited graduate degree and/or relevant graduate degree in a science or health-related field
• Familiarity with research methods used in public health or health-related research
• Understanding of the rapidly changing role of the academic library and librarian in higher education
• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues
• Experience working in an academic or special library
• Classroom teaching experience
• Grant writing experience

Condition of work:

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

Salary and rank:

$50,000 minimum salary for 12 months. 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; name, address and phone number of three references. Review of materials will begin February 28, 2019 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

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