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Position Announcement (Georgia) William Walsh 13 Apr 2004 12:36 UTC

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Electronic Resources Librarian

Georgia State University is seeking an energetic, knowledgeable and
visionary librarian to serve as Electronic Resources 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. The
University Library seeks a librarian for a faculty rank (non-tenure)
position to provide leadership in developing, delivering, maintaining
and assessing the Library's collection of electronic resources. 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 not limited to:
coordinating the purchase and licensing of all electronic materials;
implementing and managing electronic resource management applications
including GIL (Voyager), Serials Solutions, SFX and GLRI; keeping
abreast of developments in electronic resources; working closely with
the library and University community to implement access to electronic
resources and facilitate communication; serving on the Collections
Council Committee; performing administrative duties and participating in
university and professional activities including research and
publication. Successful candidate should possess ASERL's Competencies
for Research Librarians listed at

ALA-accredited or Georgia BOR approved MLS degree. PREFERRED:
Experience with electronic resources, knowledge of the issues involved
in negotiating contracts and licenses for electronic resources,
experience working in an integrated automated environment. Recent
graduates are encouraged to apply.

Library and University Environment
Georgia State University (GSU) is a dynamic urban institution located
in downtown Atlanta with an enrollment of approximately 31,000 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 University Library houses over 1,373,800 volumes, subscribes to
more than 7,900 serials, and is a Federal Document Depository with more
than 820,000 government documents. Its growing Media Center has holdings
of approximately 21,800 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 as well as a library-wide Novell LAN. 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
Twelve paid holidays                      Group health and life
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
$33,500 - $40,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate's
experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications: resume,
names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references, including
immediate supervisors. Materials received by May 28, 2004 will receive
priority consideration. Send materials to:

Carla Y. McClellan
Library Human Resources Coordinator
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
(404) 651-2172

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

William Walsh
Head, Acquisitions Department
Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.651.2149
Fax: 404.651.2148