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William Russell Pullen Library
Vacancy Announcement



Georgia State University is seeking an energetic, knowledgeable and
visionary librarian to serve as Serials and Electronic Acquisitions
Librarian.  Georgia State University has an annual serials budget of
approximately $3 million dollars for both print and electronic resources.  
It is a full participant in GALILEO, which provides substantial online
information sources, and in consortial purchases with other research
libraries. Pullen Library seeks a person with serials experience for a
faculty rank (non-tenure) position to manage all aspects of electronic
serials acquisition, oversee the efficient operation of the Serials Unit
and to serve as Assistant Department Head.  The 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 successful candidate will be responsible for, but are not limited to:
coordinating the purchase and licensing of all electronic materials;
overseeing all aspects of serials acquisitions including ordering,
receipt, invoicing, claiming, binding, vendor assessment, and other
serials-related functions; coordinating the work of the serials unit with
the other appropriate areas to ensure efficient workflow and
communication; serving as Assistant Department Head; and participating in
university and professional activities including research and publication.


ALA-accredited master's degree in library science plus two years serials
experience.  Computer skills.  Experience supervising or organizing the
work of others. PREFERRED: Experience with electronic resources including
negotiating contracts and licenses for electronic resources.  Some budget
management experience. Experience working in an integrated automated
environment, preferably Voyager.  Excellent communications skills.  
Attention to detail. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated interest in professional and research activities.

Library and University Environment

Georgia State University (GSU) is a dynamic urban institution located in
downtown Atlanta with an enrollment of approximately 25,000 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

The William Russell Pullen Library houses over 1,300,000 volumes,
subscribes to more than 8,000 serials, and is a Federal Document
Depository with more than 850,000 government documents. Its growing Media
Center has holdings of approximately 12,000 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 GIL
(GALILEO Interconnected Libraries) with integrated functions for OPAC,
acquisitions, circulation systems and serials control, including a
system-wide union catalog. The University System of Georgia has a
statewide system known as GALILEO providing equal access to electronic
resources and other materials for libraries throughout the state. Pullen
Library is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries;
the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET), and the Atlanta Regional Con!
sortium for Higher Education, consisting of fourteen academic and research
libraries serving nineteen institutions in the greater Atlanta
metropolitan area.

Condition of Work and Benefits

Forty-hour workweek		Retirement plans includes:  state teachers
Twenty-one days vacation	retirement plan, TIAA * CREF and VALIC
Twelve paid holidays		Group health and life insurance
Twelve days sick leave		Social Security
Faculty rank and status		Optional pre-tax benefits
Non-Tenure track		Support for research and professional 

Salary and Rank

$37,000 - $43,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate's
experience.  Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.


To apply, submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications:
resume, names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references, including
immediate supervisors.  Materials received by September 30, 2002 will
receive priority consideration.  Send materials to:

Carmen R. Newton, Library Human Resources Officer
William Russell Pullen 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/