Position Announcement (Georgia) William Walsh 27 Jun 2006 16:50 UTC

Electronic Resources Librarian

Georgia State University (GSU) Library seeks an energetic, knowledgeable and visionary librarian to provide leadership in developing, delivering, maintaining and assessing the University Libraries collection of electronic resources.  The GSU Library is part of a dynamic urban university in the heart of Atlanta.  This 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 electronic resources librarian will be responsible for, but not limited t coordinating the purchase and licensing of all electronic materials; implementing and managing electronic resource management applications including GIL (Voyager), SFX, MetaLib (forthcoming), and GALILEO Local Resources Integration; keeping abreast of developments in electronic resources; working closely with the library and University to implement access to electronic resources and facilitate communication about electronic resources with the library and University community; performing administrative duties and participating in university and professional activities including research, publication, planning, procedure development and implementation, and policy and decision making processes for the department and library.


ALA-accredited or Georgia BOR-approved master's degree in library science.  Experience with the acquisition of electronic resources.  PREFERRED:  Knowledge or experience with the negotiation of licenses for electronic resources; experience working in an integrated environment; supervisory experience.

Library and University Environment

Georgia State University is a dynamic urban institution located in downtown Atlanta with an enrollment of approximately 27,000 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 1,420,000 volumes, subscribes to more than 7,700 serials, and is a Federal Document Depository with more than 804,000 government documents. Its growing Media Center has holdings of approximately 24,000 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 the Endeavor Voyager integrated library system. The University System of Georgia has a statewide system known as GALILEO, providing access to electronic resources and other materials for libraries throughout the state. The University 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.

Salary and Rank

$40,000-$48,000 for 12 months 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 August 1, 2006 and 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) 651-2172

For more information please visit our web site at: http://www.library.gsu.edu.

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

William Walsh
Head, Acquisitions Department
Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.651.2149
Fax: 404.651.2148
Email:  wwalsh@gsu.edu