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Position Announcement (Georgia)


Georgia State University is seeking an energetic, knowledgeable and
visionary librarian to serve as Electronic Resources 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. The University Library
seeks a librarian for a faculty rank (non-tenure) position to provide
leadership in developing, delivering, maintaining and assessing the
Library's collection of electronic resources. 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 not limited to:
coordinating the purchase and licensing of all electronic materials;
implementing and managing electronic resource management applications
including GIL (Voyager), Serials Solutions, SFX and GLRI; keeping abreast
of developments in electronic resources; working closely with the library
and University community to implement access to electronic resources and
facilitate communication; serving on the Collections Council Committee;
performing administrative duties and participating in university and
professional activities including research and publication. Successful
candidate should possess ASERL's Competencies for Research Librarians
listed at www.aserl.org


ALA-accredited or Georgia BOR approved MLS degree. PREFERRED: Experience
with electronic resources, knowledge of the issues involved in negotiating
contracts and licenses for electronic resources, experience working in an
integrated automated environment. Recent graduates are encouraged to

Library and University Environment

Georgia State University (GSU) is a dynamic urban institution located in
downtown Atlanta with an enrollment of approximately 31,000 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 University Library houses over 1,373,800 volumes, subscribes to more
than 7,900 serials, and is a Federal Document Depository with more than
820,000 government documents. Its growing Media Center has holdings of
approximately 21,800 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 as well as a library-wide Novell LAN. 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 Consortium 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 retirement plan, TIAA - CREF and VALIC
Twenty-one days vacation
Twelve paid holidays                   
Twelve days sick leave  
Group health and life insurance
Optional pre-tax benefits
Social Security
Faculty rank and status
Non-Tenure track 
Support for research and professional activities

Salary and Rank

$33,500 - $40,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate's
experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.


Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications: resume, names,
addresses, and phone numbers of three references, including immediate
supervisors. Materials received by January 31, 2004 will receive priority
consideration. Send materials to:

Carla Y. McClellan
Library Human Resources Coordinator
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
(404) 651-2172

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational
institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural

William Walsh
Head, Acquisitions Department
Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.651.2149
Fax: 404.651.2148
Email:  wwalsh@gsu.edu