Urban Studies Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2019-05-03

Employer: Georgia State University

Employer URL: https://www.gsu.edu/


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.

As stated in our strategic plan, Georgia State University seeks to be a leading urban public research university addressing the most challenging issues of the 21st century and a leader in understanding the complex challenges of cities and developing effective solutions. We welcome to our University Library team an entrepreneurial and innovative colleague to explore emerging interdisciplinary needs of the research and teaching community, with opportunities to collaborate with partners across the Atlanta metro area.

The Urban Studies Librarian serves as the principal library liaison to multiple academic departments and programs at GSU, including History, Political Science, Geosciences, Urban Studies Institute, and others depending on educational background and need. The Urban Studies Librarian provides individual and small-group consultations, workshops, instruction in information and resource use, has a strong commitment to student learning and success, and collaborates closely with our team of subject librarians serving a variety of GSU colleges and programs.

We welcome a new type of information professional who works with students at all levels in learning the information tools and skills needed to succeed in college and career, and who is a partner in faculty research and teaching. The position serves as a member of the library faculty (12-month; non-tenure track), holds faculty rank, and is expected to participate in service and scholarly activities as outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines. Funding for travel and professional development is provided.

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Strong ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively across disciplines with multiple stakeholders
  • Understanding of the importance of GIS and mapping applications across multiple disciplines
  • Understanding of the rapidly changing role of the academic library and librarian in higher education
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Additional graduate degree in a related field
  • Experience providing instruction
  • Experience with GIS desktop and web-based mapping applications Condition of work and Benefits

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