Job Posting -- Periodicals/Media Librarian, Georgia State (Joan Stephens) Ann Ercelawn 21 Aug 1995 13:01 UTC

Date: Sat, 19 Aug 1995 09:47:08 -0500
From: "Joan M. Stephens" <LIBJMS2@LANGATE.GSU.EDU>
Subject: Job posting - Periodicals/Media Librarian

William Russell Pullen Library
Vacancy Announcement

POSITION:     Periodicals/Media Librarian
AVAILABLE:   December 1995

Pullen Library seeks a Periodicals/Media Librarian to
manage the Periodicals Service Center and the Media
Center.  This faculty rank, tenure track position will supervise
and participate in service at the periodicals desk and the
media desk and will participate in bibliographic instruction.
The librarian will work extensively with the periodicals
collection, providing access to periodicals in a variety of
formats including print, CD-ROM, microforms, and online;
and, with the media collection which includes audio, video,
and electronic formats.  Additionally the librarian will work
with an online catalog and CD-ROM databases, as well as
other computerized and print sources.  The position is in the
Information Services Department, which includes reference
service, interlibrary loan, government documents, maps,
media and microforms.

This new position, reporting to the Head of the Information
Services Department, will supervise two of the department's
units, including seven support staff as well as student
assistants.  The librarian will be responsible for the provision
of public service (1) in the newly-created Periodicals Service
Center, which will include a service desk, public terminals for
searching electronic indexes and resources, a microforms
collection and reading room, and closed stack periodicals
shelving, and will be adjacent to open stack periodicals
shelving and (2) in the Media Center, which has a variety of
audio, video and computer resources, with a heavily-used
music collection, and is serviced from a public desk. In
addition, the librarian sometimes will be involved with
collection development, acquisition, and cataloging of
periodicals and media as well as with planning for both units.
 Some night and weekend hours may be required.  The
librarian also will pursue university and professional activities,
including research and publication.

This position requires an ALA-accredited M.L.S.; minimum of
3 years professional library experience; computer skills,
including working in an integrated automated environment;
public service experience; and experience with serials
(technical skills desired).  Excellent communications and
interpersonal skills are essential. Experience with media or
microforms, supervisory experience, collection
development/collection management experience, and
planning abilities and management skills are preferred.
Desirable qualifications include a background in  music; a
demonstrated interest in research and professional activities;
evidence of reliability, stamina, creativity and initiative; and
ability to work in changing organizational environments.

Georgia State University is an urban institution located in
downtown Atlanta with an enrollment of approximately 24,000
commuting 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's William Russell Pullen Library houses more
than 1,000,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 7,000
serials, including 4,000 periodicals.  Its growing Media
Center has holdings of approximately 11,000 audio, video,
and multimedia materials.  The carefully selected collections
are designed to serve the varied research and instructional
needs of the university community.  Library services are
supported by a PALS online catalog with integrated
acquisitions and circulation systems, a serials control
system, and a library-wide Novell LAN.  Automated reference
services are supported by CD-ROM subscriptions and online
reference services from a variety of vendors.  The library is a
member of the Association of Southeastern Research
Libraries, the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET), and
the University Center in Georgia, an active consortium of
fourteen academic and research libraries serving nineteen
institutions.  Plans initiated by the Chancellor of the
University System of Georgia are underway to link together
institutions into a statewide library, providing equal access to
electronic resources and other materials for libraries
throughout the state.

Forty-hour work week
Twenty-one days vacation
Twelve paid holidays
Twelve days sick leave
Faculty rank and status
Retirement plans include:  state teachers retirement plan,
Group health and life insurance
Social Security
Tenure track
Optional pre-tax benefits
Support for research and professional activities

Salary range:  $30,000 to $34,000 for twelve months.  Salary
and faculty rank dependent upon qualifications.

To apply, submit letter of interest, resume, and names and
telephone numbers of three references, including immediate
supervisors.  Materials received by September 15, 1995 will
receive priority consideration.  Send materials to:

                        Dr. Carolyn L. Robison
                        Library Administration Office
                        Georgia State University
                        100 Decatur Street, SE
                        Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
                        (404) 651-2172

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity education
institution and an equal opportunity affirmative action
employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.  Minorities
are encouraged to apply.