Library Faculty Position



Job description

Atlanta, GA

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 welcomes a new colleague to provide leadership in developing, delivering, maintaining and assessing the library’s collection of electronic and continuing resources. This position collaborates closely with our collections and cataloging/metadata departments, and other areas as needed. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual considering a move into a supervisory role in libraries, but interested persons from any stage of their career are invited to apply. The position leads a team of two Library Specialists.

The Electronic & Continuing Resources Librarian coordinates the purchase, licensing and maintenance of all electronic materials, and will have the opportunity to work closely with closely with publishers, vendors, and consortium partners. Existing applications include Alma, EBSCO EDS, an electronic resource management system, EZproxy, and OpenAthens. Training and support will be provided to librarians who may be new to these applications and authentication systems.

The University 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. For additional information about the Georgia State University Library, visit

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

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science or relevant graduate degree in a related field
  • Knowledge of issues associated with the licensing and management of electronic resources
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with electronic resource licensing
  • Experience with Alma, OpenAthens or similar systems

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 qualifications and experience. Appointment at faculty rank (Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor) on a contract renewal basis.

How to apply

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume/CV; name, address and phone number of three references. Review of materials will begin July 29, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials, pdf format preferred, to:

Human Resources Officer
University Library
[email protected]
(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.