Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian

Position and Responsibilities

Georgia State University Library seeks an energetic, knowledgeable and visionary librarian to provide leadership in developing, delivering, maintaining and assessing the University Libraries’ collection of electronic resources.

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, and supervising personnel in the Electronic and Continuing Resources unit of the department, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the purchase, licensing and maintenance of all electronic materials and will work closely with publishers, vendors, consortium partners and colleagues in other library departments including, but not limited to, Collection Development and Digital Library Services. The Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian will implement new electronic resource management applications and manage existing applications including SFX, MetaLib, Verde, GALILEO Local Resources Integration (GLRI) and the library’s list of databases. Other responsibilities include monitoring the evolution of these systems and identifying new alternatives for managing and exposing the library’s electronic resources; resolving issues relating to access and maintenance of electronic and continuing resources; analyzing and disseminating usage data and preparing reports to assist in collections decisions; performing administrative duties and participating in university and professional activities including research, publication, planning, procedure development and implementation, and policy and decision making processes for the department and library.

Since its 2007 renovation, the Georgia State University Library provides one of the most attractive, open and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million visitors this past year, the library is an integral part of the university community. It supports both teaching and research with an expansive collection and outstanding assistance. The library also exudes a new, modern image, providing the campus with an attractive, centralized location. Its signature bridge, a glass link that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the library’s two prominent buildings. Many appreciate the comfort of the library’s new interior design, often enjoying a coffee from the cafe located on the first floor.

Library services are supported by the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system. The University System of Georgia statewide system, GALILEO, provides access to electronic resources and other materials for libraries throughout Georgia. The University Library is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, LYRASIS, and the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education.

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is one of the country’s top urban research universities. Over 28,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll each semester in six different colleges. This diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere, with many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events. Between college sports, the performing arts and a variety of local restaurants, the campus location has it all.

For additional information about the Georgia State University Library:

REQUIRED: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science. Knowledge of issues associated with the licensing and management of electronic resources. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

PREFERRED: Experience with the negotiation of licenses for electronic resources; experience working in an academic library; supervisory experience.

Condition of Work and Benefits
Forty-hour workweek Retirement plans include: State Teachers
Twenty-one days vacation Retirement Plan, TIAA–CREF and VALIC
Twelve paid holidays Group health and life insurance
Twelve days sick leave Social Security
Faculty rank and status Optional pre-tax benefits
Non-Tenure track Support for research and professional activities

Salary and Rank
$43,000-$58,000 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 July 31, 2009 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

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

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