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William Russell Pullen Library
Vacancy Announcement



Georgia State University is seeking an energetic, knowledgeable and visionary librarian to serve as Serials and Electronic Acquisitions Librarian.  Georgia State University has an annual serials budget of approximately $3 million dollars for both print and electronic resources.  It is a full participant in GALILEO, which provides substantial online information sources, and in consortial purchases with other research libraries. Pullen Library seeks a person with serials experience for a faculty rank (non-tenure) position to manage all aspects of electronic serials acquisition, oversee the efficient operation of the Serials Unit and to serve as Assistant Department Head.  The position reports to the Head of the Acquisitions Department and will have administrative responsibility for the Acquisitions Department in the absence of the department head.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but are not limited to: coordinating the purchase and licensing of all electronic materials; overseeing all aspects of serials acquisitions including ordering, receipt, invoicing, claiming, binding, vendor assessment, and other serials-related functions; coordinating the work of the serials unit with the other appropriate areas to ensure efficient workflow and communication; serving as Assistant Department Head; and participating in university and professional activities including research and publication.

ALA-accredited master's degree in library science plus two years serials experience.  Computer skills.  Experience supervising or organizing the work of others. PREFERRED: Experience with electronic resources including negotiating contracts and licenses for electronic resources.  Some budget management experience. Experience working in an integrated automated environment, preferably Voyager.  Excellent communications skills.  Attention to detail. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated interest in professional and research activities.

Library and University Environment
Georgia State University (GSU) is a dynamic urban institution located in downtown Atlanta with an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. The close relationship that exists between the university and its surrounding business, government and cultural communities makes GSU unique in the University System of Georgia and distinctive among universities in the South.

The William Russell Pullen Library houses over 1,300,000 volumes, subscribes to more than 8,000 serials, and is a Federal Document Depository with more than 850,000 government documents. Its growing Media Center has holdings of approximately 12,000 audio, video, and multimedia materials. The carefully selected collections are designed to serve varied research and instructional needs at the undergraduate and graduate levels of the university community. Library services are supported by GIL (GALILEO Interconnected Libraries) with integrated functions for OPAC, acquisitions, circulation systems and serials control, including a system-wide union catalog. The University System of Georgia has a statewide system known as GALILEO providing equal access to electronic resources and other materials for libraries throughout the state. Pullen Library is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries; the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET), and the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education, consisting of fourteen academic and research libraries serving nineteen institutions in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

Condition of Work and Benefits
Forty-hour workweek                     Retirement plans includes:  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

Salary and Rank
$37,000 - $43,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate's experience.  Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications: resume, names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references, including immediate supervisors.  Materials received by September 30, 2002 will receive priority consideration.  Send materials to:

Carmen R. Newton, Library Human Resources Officer
William Russell Pullen Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE
Atlanta, GA  30303-3202
(404) 651-2172

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