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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.

Responsibilities. 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.

Required. 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

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 South.

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

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

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 December 16, 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/