Friday, February 29, 2008

Communication & Political Science Liaison/Library

Georgia State University Library is part of a dynamic urban university in the heart of Atlanta. With approximately one million visitors this past year, the Library is an important partner in teaching and research at the University with over 1.3 million volumes and an environment which encourages active learning and study. The Library employs a self-motivated staff of over 100 FTE who have the opportunity to work with a diverse faculty and student population, as well as participate in Library and University governance. The Library collections reflect the needs of the University, and the Library is engaged in several digital initiatives designed to provide access to an array of scholarly information.

The University Library seeks a committed and energetic librarian to provide innovative teaching and research support to the areas of Speech and Journalism within the Department of Communication and the Department of Political Science. For these departments of responsibility, the librarian will develop collections in all formats. This position reports to the Head of Liaison & Outreach Services.

The Department of Communication partners with some of Atlanta’s most vibrant corporate and artistic organizations. Areas of emphasis within Speech and Journalism include Journalism Studies, Political Communication and Speech Communication. Masters degrees are offered in Mass and Human Communication and a doctoral degree is offered in Speech Communication. The Department of Political Science teaches in all of the major fields of the discipline including American Government, Comparative Politics and International Relations. Masters degrees are offered in general Political Science, American Politics, International and Comparative Politics, and Professional Political and Governmental Practices. The department also grants a doctoral degree.

The successful candidate serves as liaison to assigned Departments; meets regularly with members of the departments to provide information and instruction about library services, collections, and programs. The successful candidate will deliver quality, in-depth reference and consultation services in the designated subject areas; develop library collections in the assigned areas, including participation in the management of the library materials budget; promote the library and information literacy; foster communication between the assigned departments and the library. Liaison librarians assist with the general reference service that includes desk and virtual reference hours and are responsible for occasional weekend and evening hours. As faculty members, liaison librarians serve on library committees and engage in scholarly activities.

ALA-accredited master’s degree in information/library science and relevant experience in one of the advertised subject areas. Familiarity with resources in a variety of formats, skill in use of technology and web based applications, excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. PREFERRED: Second Master’s Degree in appropriate subject area. Experience in Collection Development within one of the subject areas is strongly preferred. Demonstrated interest in research and professional activities.

Salary and Rank
$42,000-$50,000 for 12 months 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; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin April 7, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

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

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Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.

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