Reference & Instruction Librarian

at Georgia State University (view profile)
Location Alpharetta, Georgia
Date Posted November 14, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here liblao@gsu.edu
Twitter Handle @GeorgiaStateU

Description

Library Faculty Position, Alpharetta 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 Georgia State University Library welcomes to our Alpharetta campus team an innovative, collegial and service oriented colleague to: coordinate instruction for the campus, be actively involved in outreach throughout the university, provide reference service in-person and online, facilitate course-integrated instruction and resource guides, assist with developing the collection and actively engage and support the research, teaching and learning needs of the faculty, staff and students on campus and community.

We welcome librarians eager to partner with faculty in their teaching and research and work with students in their first and second year primarily in learning the information tools and skills needed to succeed in college and career. This member serves as a member of the library faculty (12-month; non-tenure track), holds faculty rank and is expected to participate in service and scholarly activities outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines. The library is committed to providing exceptional professional development opportunities to its employees.

 

Environment

This position is based on GSU’s Alpharetta campus (http://perimeter.gsu.edu/about-perimeter-college/our-campuses/alpharetta/), located approximately 27 miles north of the downtown Atlanta campus. Perimeter College (https://perimeter.gsu.edu) became a part of Georgia State University in January 2016, as part of a consolidation that formed the largest university in Georgia. For additional information about the six libraries that make up Georgia State University Library, visit http://library.gsu.edu.

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 Perimeter campuses and online, the university provides educational opportunities for more than 52,000 students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels. For additional information about Georgia State University, visit http://www.gsu.edu.

 

Required Qualifications

ALA-accredited master’s degree in information/library science
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

Salary commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at faculty rank (Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor) on a contract renewal basis.

 

Apply:

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin immediately, with complete applications received by December 13, 2019 receiving full consideration.

 

Send materials, pdf format preferred, to:

Human Resource Officer
University Library
liblao@gsu.edu
(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.