Friday, January 7, 2011

Coordinator, Library Services to Health and Natural Sciences

Position and Responsibilities:
Georgia State University Library seeks an enthusiastic, collegial, and service-oriented manager and librarian to plan, implement, and evaluate services to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty within departments, schools, and institutes in the health and natural sciences. The sciences and health research are identified as key growth areas in the University’s proposed Strategic Plan. The Coordinator is responsible for leading the effort to further define, develop, and enhance library outreach within a growing research university and for working collaboratively with university and library communities to deliver services and collections. Working in a team-based and interdisciplinary environment, the Coordinator:
·         Leads a team of 5-7 subject librarians in all outreach services to the health and natural sciences, including, but not limited to, instruction, research assistance, and collection development
·         Coordinates and works closely with librarians to promote library resources and services across multiple departments, schools, and institutes
·         Assesses needs and use patterns of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty
·         Evaluates instruction delivered to departments, schools, and institutes
·         Coordinates librarian outreach and instruction as they relate to campus curricular and learning initiatives (e.g., Critical Thinking Through Writing)
·         Provides statistics, reports, and analysis on librarian involvement on campus
The Coordinator maintains an awareness of trends in library outreach and instruction, has a strong commitment to students’ academic success, and promotes the use of emerging technologies in reaching learners and researchers both within and beyond the physical library. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Public Services, the Coordinator works collaboratively within a team of 5 Public Services Coordinators to implement, support, and evaluate innovative services and programs for all students and faculty.

For additional information about the Georgia State University Library:

·         ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
·         Commitment to innovative and successful user-centered services
·         Minimum of 2 years progressive management and supervisory experience
·         Evidence of professional activity and scholarship appropriate for faculty appointment at assistant professor level or above
·         Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
·         Ability to pass a background check

·         Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in health or natural sciences
  • Experience in providing research support in an academic library environment

Salary and Rank
Minimum salary of $55,000 for 12 months.  Salary 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 February 15, 2011 and will 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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