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Science Librarian

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Georgia State University
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The Georgia State University Library seeks a highly motivated, dynamic, and innovative professional to build the Library’s connections with the sciences, including the Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, and Neuroscience Institute. The position also collaborates with other librarians in providing outreach and services to health professions, public health, nursing, and other academic programs dependent on the candidate’s background and experience.

The successful candidate has a broad understanding of scholarly information across multiple science fields, and connects researchers and learners with science information and resources both within and beyond the physical library. The individual works successfully with campus partners across departments and institutes, and seeks to build strong transdisciplinary relationships with faculty in these programs, in order to further both research and student learning. The successful candidate is committed to students’ academic success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Based within the downtown Library’s Research and Engagement Department, this position will help define new services and develop programs for evolving research needs. The successful candidate is well versed in the scientific research lifecycle, with an understanding of the processes of conducting literature reviews; analyzing, organizing, and preparing original data; and presenting research findings and raw data for publication and reuse. In addition, the successful candidate maintains an awareness of federal agency requirements regarding data management, as well as the broader scholarly communication and curation issues associated with e-science and open data initiatives. This position facilitates collaboration with science faculty in grant-related activities, including identifying grant opportunities, and providing library
related services to fulfill grant requirements. The successful candidate serves as a member of the library faculty (non-tenure track), holds faculty rank, and is expected to engage in service and scholarly activities



  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science and/or an advanced degree in a related science or health field
  • Extensive experience searching science databases, such as Web of Science, PubMed, and SciFinder
  • Experience providing instruction or group training
  • Awareness of the scientific research lifecycle, with an understanding of the processes of conducting extensive literature reviews; analyzing, organizing, and preparing original research data; and presenting research findings and raw data for publication and reuse
  • Understanding of the changing role of the academic library in higher education
  • Excellent technology skills and ability to learn new ones quickly
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to pass a background check


  • Experience working in an academic or special library
  • Experience analyzing, organizing, and preparing research data in a laboratory setting
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Grant writing experience
  • Awareness of federal agency requirements regarding data management plans
Application Procedure: 

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 November 29, 2016
and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Georgia State University
University Library
Attn: Human Resources Officer
100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
(404) 413-2712

$50,000 - $65,000, annualized.
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