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Outreach Librarian (2 Vacancies), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

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 University Library is hiring two (2) forward-thinking and collegial outreach librarians to support key
areas of research, teaching, and learning from across the University, with particular focus on:

  • Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Global Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Public Health
  • Other disciplines as defined by need and interest

Training and support will be provided to librarians who may be new to outreach services or to
supporting the needs of specific disciplines. Interested persons from any stage of their career are invited
to apply. Working closely with assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, Outreach Librarians provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and
instruction in information and resource use. Librarians at GSU have a strong commitment to student
learning and success and are expected to collaborate with library and campus colleagues serving the
wide variety of colleges and programs.


We welcome information professionals eager to partner with faculty in their research and teaching and
work with students at all levels in learning the information tools and skills needed to succeed in college
and career. These positions serve as members of the library faculty (12-month; non-tenure track), hold
faculty rank, and are expected to participate in service and scholarly activities as outlined in the
University Library's faculty guidelines. The library is committed to providing exceptional professional
development opportunities to its employees.


Environment:

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 (curve.gsu.edu),
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 library.gsu.edu.
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 gsu.edu.


Required Qualifications:

  • One of the following: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program OR a graduate degree in a related field with a commitment to completing a Master's in Library and/or Information Science degree within five (5) years of employment
  • Strong 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:
Minimum of $50,000, with a higher salary possible, 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/CV; name, address and phone number
of three references. Review of materials will begin June 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Send materials, pdf format preferred, to:

Human Resources 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.

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