Outreach Librarian for the Social Sciences

Posted to IASSIST on: 2021-08-18

Employer: Georgia State University

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


Library Faculty Position, Atlanta Campus

Position & Responsibilities

Georgia State University, consistently ranked among the country’s most innovative universities 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

The University Library is hiring a forward-thinking and collegial outreach librarian to support key areas of research, teaching, and learning across the university, with a particular focus on:

  • Psychology
  • Neuroscience Institute
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Other areas as identified by need and background

Interested persons from any stage of their career are invited to apply. Working closely with assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, Outreach Librarians provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information and resource use. Librarians at GSU have a strong commitment to student learning and success and are expected to collaborate with library and campus colleagues serving the wide variety of colleges and programs. A desire to learn new skills and explore new areas of expertise is highly valued.

We welcome information professionals eager to partner with faculty in their research and teaching and work with students at all levels in learning the information tools and skills needed to succeed in college and career. The position serves as a member of the library faculty (12-month, non-tenure track), holds faculty rank, and is expected to participate in research, professional development, and service activities as outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines. The library is committed to providing exceptional professional development opportunities to its employees


The University Library, Atlanta Campus, provides one of the most attractive, open, and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million annual visitors in 2019, the Library is an integral part of the University community. The Library is a valued partner within the campus community, offering a modern, inviting, and centralized facility supporting both teaching and research with extensive collections and outstanding assistance. Its signature Link, a multilevel glass structure that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the Library’s two prominent buildings. CURVE (curve.gsu.edu), located in Library South, brings together students and expert researchers from all disciplines in a shared, hands-on, interactive space featuring cutting-edge hardware and software for data visualization and analysis. For additional information about the Georgia State University Library, visit library.gsu.edu.

Georgia State University, an innovative urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds. Georgia State readies students for professional pursuits, educates future leaders and prepares citizens for lifelong learning. Enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation at its downtown research campus, at its vibrant branch campuses and online, the university provides educational opportunities for more than 50,000 students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels. For additional information about Georgia State University, visit gsu.edu .

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Strong ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues
  • Understanding of the rapidly changing role of the academic library and librarian in higher education
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a relevant social science field
  • Experience providing in-person or online instruction

If you feel that you don’t meet these preferred qualifications, don’t let a confidence gap stop you from applying. Sometimes a list of preferred qualifications can miss the elements that would most strengthen our team; we value the many different skills which make all of us unique.

Condition of Work and Benefits
Twelve-month assignment
Faculty rank and status
Non-tenure track
Health and retirement benefits
Support for research and professional activities

Salary range from $50,000-$65,000 dependent on experience, education, and faculty rank. Appointment at faculty rank (Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor) is on a 12-month contract renewal basis.

To Apply

Please submit: (1) a statement of interest in the position, including addressing the above qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for three current references c/o the Library’s Human Resources Officer, liblao@gsu.edu, (404) 413-2712.

Review of materials will begin immediately, with complete applications received by September 19, 2021, receiving full consideration.

Any offer of employment at Georgia State University is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

More info/apply URL: https://library.gsu.edu/files/2021/08/Outreach-Librarian-for-the-Social-Sciences-Job-Ad-Fall-2021.pdf

Archived on: 2021-09-29