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Licensed Content Coordinator

The Georgia Tech Library invites applications for an energetic, flexible, and innovative librarian to join us as Licensed Content Coordinator.  The Licensed Content Coordinator manages the acquisition of licensed content including databases, eBooks, and print and electronic serials.  This position reports to the Head of Library’s Collection Acquisitions and Management (CAM) Department, oversees the operation of Electronic Resource Unit, and currently supervises a Library Associate I. Reporting relationships are likely to change as new programs and projects emerge and others evolve.  Excellent analytical skills, sound judgment, proactive communication skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple projects and responsibilities in a dynamic environment are required for success in this position. Applicants should be eager to shape change and should have an interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education. Applicants should be committed to the vision of the Library Renewal. Information about the Library Renewal is available at http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate activities related to the licensing, purchasing, ordering, payment, access provision, discovery, maintenance, renewal, and troubleshooting of the Library’s electronic resources (including eJournals, eBooks, and bibliographic databases) and oversee the purchasing of print serials
    • Collaborate closely with other Library departments to facilitate the identification, selection, and fiscal control of licensed information resources and consistent, timely access and record maintenance related to these resources
    • Develop and manage electronic resources workflows and maintenance (including link resolution) in the Library’s next-generation system, Alma
    • Develop and enact policies and procedures that facilitate the discovery and delivery of serials and electronic resources to Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students
    • Work with the Head of CAM and others to develop, enact, and evaluate plans that support Core Infrastructure operations involving electronic and, where appropriate, physical resources
    • Optimize electronic resources workflow and processes
    • Document all new and revised processes and procedures
    • Attract, develop, and lead staff who display initiative and creativity and can successfully navigate changes and transitions
    • Work with staff to perform as a results-oriented team, with measurable goals, and focused on outcomes and service standards for stakeholders
    • Stay informed of emerging issues, standards, and technologies in the acquisition and management licensed electronic resources and serials
    • Work with electronic resource vendors to troubleshoot access problems and to remain current with vendors’ technologies and systems
    • Foster a collaborative, inter-departmental approach to problem solving and decision making

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree
  • Two years of experience in managing electronic resources in an academic library
  • Experience in supervising, training, and organizing the work of other staff
  • Experience working collegially with vendors of information resources, including subscription agents
  • Working knowledge of current management practices, strategies, standards, and technologies for managing the acquisition, licensing, and delivery of electronic resources
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including creativity and initiative in troubleshooting problems related to electronic resource access
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across Library departments on issues related to electronic resource acquisition, discovery, and access
  • Strong commitment to quality customer service and a user-centered approach to electronic resource acquisition and access
  • Working experience with a library management system and/or link resolver
  • Skill in planning and implementing projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in negotiation of electronic resource licenses
  • Experience in working with library consortia
  • Experience with Ex Libris’ SFX and/or Alma systems

Faculty Status:

The position will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech Library, is non-tenure track and is subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists. As a member of the Georgia Tech Library Faculty, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service.

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

Application Process:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution and the Library encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) / resume and cover letter as one document to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: https://goo.gl/IxYWVA

Social Sciences Librarian

The Georgia Tech Library invites applications for an innovative social sciences librarian to join the newly formed Community Engagement & Scholarly Outreach Department, which consists of liaison librarians and digital initiatives librarians who collaborate on services, outreach programs, engagement activities, repository services, scholarship initiatives and instruction. Applicants should be eager to shape change, should welcome a service model where they actively engage faculty and students through direct outreach and should have a knowledge and interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education. Applicants should be committed to the vision of the Library Renewal. Information about the Library Renewal is available at http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Design innovative programming and services in support of the Library Renewal initiative
    • Provide leadership and coordination for liaison activities in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Schools of Economics and International Affairs and the College of Sciences School of Psychology
    • Cultivate new models of engagement by partnering with faculty, staff and students
    • Provide outreach to the schools, including in-depth research consultations and orientations.
    • Perform collection development responsibilities in assigned areas and in support of centralized collecting activities
    • Develop and deliver technology rich, curriculum-integrated instruction in assigned liaison areas. In collaboration with the First Year English Instruction Librarian and the Multimedia Instruction Librarian, provide course-integrated instruction for introductory (ENG1101/1102) English courses, as well as ongoing stand-alone library workshops tailored toward technology, multimedia and design.
    • Collaborate with library specialists to provide a full suite of Library services/resources to the schools, including data service assistance, promotion of the institutional repository, and advice and education on scholarly communication and copyright/fair use guidelines

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Two years of experience as a social sciences librarian and a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a social sciences or related discipline
  • Instruction experience
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies and with trends in teaching with technology in higher education.
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative data analysis tools (e.g. SPSS, STATA, or NVivo)
  • Ability to adapt design thinking principles into continually improving spaces, processes and services
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, to assume multiple responsibilities and to assess and shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment 
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Commitment to outreach and service

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic library
  • Experience in delivering reference services

Faculty Status:

The position will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech Library, is non-tenure track and is subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists. As a member of the Georgia Tech library faculty, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service.

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

Application Process:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution and the Library encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) / resume and cover letter as one document to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: https://goo.gl/CwmUK3

Engineering & Physical Sciences Librarian (2 positions)

The Georgia Tech Library invites applications for two innovative engineering and physical sciences librarians to join the newly formed Community Engagement & Scholarly Outreach Department, which consists of liaison librarians and digital initiatives librarians who collaborate on services, outreach programs, engagement activities, repository services, scholarship initiatives and instruction. Applicants should be eager to shape change, should welcome a service model where they actively engage faculty and students through direct outreach and should have a knowledge and interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education. Applicants should be committed to the vision of the Library Renewal. Information about the Library Renewal is available at http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Design innovative programming and services in support of the Library Renewal initiative  
    • Provide leadership and coordination for liaison activities in the engineering/physical sciences disciplines. Potential areas of coverage in the College of Sciences are the Schools of Mathematics and Physics and in the College of Engineering are the Schools of Materials Science & Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering; assignments will be determined by the experience and education of the successful candidates
    • Cultivate new models of engagement by partnering with faculty, staff and students
    • Provide outreach to the schools, including in-depth research consultations and orientations.
    • Perform collection development responsibilities in assigned areas and in support of centralized collecting activities
    • Develop and deliver technology rich, curriculum-integrated instruction in assigned areas
    • Collaborate with library specialists to provide a full suite of Library services/resources to the schools, including data service assistance, promotion of the institutional repository, and advice and education on scholarly communication and copyright/fair use guidelines

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Two years of experience as an engineering and/or physical science librarian or a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in an engineering or physical sciences discipline
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies and trends in teaching with technology in higher education
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Commitment to outreach and service
  • Ability to adapt design thinking principles into continually improving spaces, processes and services
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, to assume multiple responsibilities and to assess and shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment 
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic library
  • Experience in delivering reference services
  • Instruction experience

Faculty Status:

The position will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech Library, is non-tenure track and is subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists.  As a member of the Georgia Tech library faculty, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service.

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

Application Process:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution and the Library encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) / resume and cover letter as one document to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: https://goo.gl/9rH24I

Head, Community Engagement & Scholarly Outreach

The Georgia Tech Library invites applications for an innovative and experienced librarian to lead the newly formed Community Engagement & Scholarly Outreach Department. This librarian will oversee a department consisting of subject librarians and digital initiatives librarians who collaborate on services, outreach programs, engagement activities, repository services, scholarship initiatives, and instruction. This librarian will supervise and work with the librarians in the department to implement the Library's strategic vision and to guide the development and implementation of services and initiatives that respond to the evolving needs of researchers and scholars. Applicants should be committed to the vision of the Library Renewal and to helping the Library and Community Engagement & Scholarly Outreach Librarians transition into new roles and services. Information about the Library Renewal is available at http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Lead a new engagement-centered department that focuses on scholarship and relationship building between the Library and the Georgia Tech academic and research community
    • Lead department faculty in the development of a shared vision and service model, which involves actively engaging faculty and students through direct outreach
    • Set departmental goals and assess services and programs
    • Set individual expectations, oversee librarian project portfolios, assess librarian development
    • Assess diverse librarian skill sets, recognize talent and anticipate and orchestrate synergistic collaborations
    • Cultivate new models of engagement by partnering with faculty, staff, and students
    • Lead initiatives and coordinate with other Library and Institute units to accomplish the library mission and support the Library Renewal
    • Mentor and guide librarians in the department on faculty progress to promotion

    Reporting Relationships:

    • The position reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services. The position supervises 14 librarians.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Minimum of three years of experience providing subject liaison or information specialist services in an academic library
  • Minimum of three years of experience supervising librarians, or managing project teams, in an academic library
  • Experience leading academic library outreach services and initiatives
  • Broad knowledge of scholarly resources, issues and trends and of research library collections and academic disciplines
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, evolving models of scholarly communication, including open access and open educational resources
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, data curation, open data, or data science
  • Knowledge of best practices, issues, and trends in teaching and learning in academic libraries, including trends in online learning and information tools and resources
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse staff and foster collegiality, to encourage change and innovation, and to engage professionals in the collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services
  • Strong commitment to engaging users and providing excellent public service
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze trends and to initiate, develop, and assess innovative services for optimal use of information resources
  • Solid record of working collaboratively as well as independently
  • Experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment
  • Instruction experience
  • Ability to adapt design thinking principles into continually improving spaces, processes and services
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, written and oral communications skills
  • Professional service, professional activity and contributions to scholarship sufficient for appointment at the rank of Librarian III, which requires a minimum of eight years of experience

Faculty Status:

The position will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech Library, is non-tenure track and is subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists.  As a member of the Georgia Tech library faculty, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service.

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

Application Process:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution and the Library encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) / resume and cover letter as one document to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: https://goo.gl/gjf2pp

NextGen Public Services Manager

The Georgia Tech Library invites applications for an innovative and experienced librarian to lead the NextGen Public Services Department. This librarian will oversee department staff who support and communicate library resources and services to customers and provide 24/7 in-person and virtual reference service, access service, and technology support. This librarian will supervise and work with department staff to implement the Library's strategic vision and to guide the development and implementation of services and initiatives that respond to the evolving needs of students and faculty. This position will provide leadership in the physical space where services will be offered, the “Library Store” (the name of which is evolving), which is a key aspect of the Library Renewal. The Library Store is intended to showcase the breadth and depth of electronic library collections, staff expertise, and library resources in a compelling and personalized manner using cutting edge technologies including (but not limited to): interactive screens, geolocation tools, virtual reality interfaces and interaction with personal mobile devices. The goal of the Library Store is to entice users by making the “invisible” world of scholarly collections, expertise and resources “visible” to the user in a personalized and proactive manner. Applicants should be committed to the vision of the Library Renewal and to helping the Library and Public Services Department staff transition into new roles and services. Information about the Library Renewal is available at http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Lead the Public Services Department in a transformation from a traditional customer service model at a service desk to be the frontline service providers in the Library Store, who recognize customers’ underlying needs and proactively deliver information and support services to address their needs
    • Lead the Department staff in the development of a shared vision and a new, forward-thinking service model that is focused on user engagement and the needs of digital thinkers
    • Implement and refine the Department’s new organizational structure
    • Set departmental goals and assess services and programs
    • Set individual expectations, develop staff skills needed to deliver new services (an example of a prospective new service is Staff Rovers, who will assist users throughout the Library buildings), assess staff development
    • Manage the day-to-day frontline service operations in the Library Store
    • Work with colleagues to envision how the Store will be used and will evolve and to define and develop the overall strategy of the space
    • Assess services and programs
    • Prototype and implement service changes
    • Lead initiatives and coordinate with other Library and Institute units to accomplish the library mission and support the Library Renewal
    • Ability to adapt design thinking principles into continually improving spaces, processes and services
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, written and oral communications skills
    • Professional service, professional activity and contributions to scholarship sufficient for appointment at the rank of Librarian II, which requires a minimum of four years of experience

    Reporting Relationships:

    • The position reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services. The position supervises 18 staff members.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a library setting and minimum of three years progressively responsible supervisory and/or project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse staff, foster collegiality, encourage change and innovation and engage staff in the collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services
  • Strong commitment to mentoring and developing staff
  • Ability to analyze trends and to initiate, develop and assess innovative services for optimal use of information resources
  • Instruction and/or training experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, written and oral communications skills
  • Solid record of working collaboratively as well as independently
  • Strong commitment to engaging users and providing excellent public service
  • Demonstrated experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment
  • Demonstrated leadership ability

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading academic library outreach services and initiatives
  • Experience with developing, publishing or delivering web based customer support materials and services
  • Experience with the creative use of current and emerging trends and technologies related to proactively anticipating user needs

Faculty Status:

The position will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech Library, is non-tenure track and is subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists. As a member of the Georgia Tech library faculty, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service.

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

Application Process:

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV)/resume and cover letter as one document to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: https://goo.gl/nGDWJ0

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Senior Associate Dean

The Georgia Institute of Technology Library invites applications for a strategic-thinking, innovative leader with strong knowledge of the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education. The Senior Associate Dean must be a change agent who will help lead the library through successful implementation of the collaboration with Emory University Library, the transformation of library services, and the renewal of the library buildings.

He/she will serve as a key leader for coordinating library operations by working closely with the associate deans, department heads, and team leaders. The incumbent will play a major role and have a high level of responsibility for the library’s strategic initiatives, including the Georgia Tech Library Renewal, user engagement, strategic communications implementation, and information technology and development (IT&D). This leadership position is a member of the Library's Leadership Team and reports directly to the Dean of Libraries and Vice Provost for Academic Effectiveness.

Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Works with the Dean in the overall administration of the Libraries and plays a key role in the management and coordination of library operations. Serves as primary Library administrator in the absence of the Dean
    • As a member of the Libraries' senior management team, participates in the development of a shared vision for the Libraries that contributes to the mission of the Institute; serves as a change agent supporting the Library Renewal initiative and the building of a shared college with Emory University Library
    • Serves as a key leader in the management and coordination of the Library Renewal Project, one of the Libraries’ current strategic initiatives; the goal of the initiative is to redesign the main library spaces and services to match the changing needs of the 21st century learners and researchers
    • Advocates for Libraries' initiatives, services, and partnerships by developing strong relationships with Institute faculty and administrators; able to articulate a clear vision for the role of the academic research library in a rapidly growing and changing environment

    Responsible for leading several departments, including:

    • Information Technology and Development– provides strategic oversight of the function, ensuring an integrated and innovative implementation of services to support library services and collections access
    • Communications – manages the development of an internal and external communications strategy to support the dynamic communications needs of the Libraries, including print, digital, online; also includes Marketing and Events
    • Faculty and User Engagement – provides strategic oversight into the development and implementation of an engagement strategy for the 21st Century Research Library, including library services and faculty outreach
    • Other strategic initiatives – based on the Libraries and Institute needs
    • Embraces ambiguity in a changing environment and is committed to continual professional development, improvement and learning
    • Participates in Libraries'-wide budget decisions, including budgeting to the strategic plan

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience managing operations in a library environment or higher education environment. Experience in an academic research library preferred.
  • Experience in supervising/managing employees; demonstrated ability to support, mentor, and develop staff and faculty as well as to work with diverse groups within the Libraries and across campus
  • Broad, in-depth knowledge of strategic planning, budget planning, and introducing and managing change
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills; demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession
  • Active scholarship and professional service sufficient for appointment at Librarian III or Librarian IV

Application Process:

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV)/resume and cover letter to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: https://goo.gl/AgNmFH.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Director, Library Service Center

(A collaborative partnership between Georgia Tech and Emory University)

The Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University libraries are jointly creating a shared library collection and services for faculty and students in both institutions. Part of this collaboration involves constructing and operating a state-of-the-art, high-density, environmentally controlled facility. The Library Service Center (LSC) will receive, store, retrieve, and scan materials; distribute materials both electronically and physically; provide a reading room for research and reading.

The overall operations of the LSC will be managed by the Director who will be responsible for establishing and monitoring operational strategies and priorities in alignment with both the Georgia Tech and Emory University library goals. The collaboration between the Georgia Tech and Emory libraries, as it applies to the LSC, is governed by the EmTech Board. The LSC Management Advisory Group (LSC Management Group), which is appointed by EmTech, is responsible for the administration of the LSC. The Director will work collaboratively with both the LSC Management Group and the EmTech Board.

If the Director has a graduate degree in an appropriate field, (s)he will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech library and subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists. As such, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service.

Position Description:

The LSC Director will have responsibility for a wide range of strategic visioning, operational, and management duties.

  • In partnership with the EmTech board and the LSC Management Group, develop an operational plan for the LSC which incorporates the strategic goals and objectives of both Georgia Tech and Emory University
  • Provide financial and budgetary oversight of the LSC; work with financial managers from both institutions to ensure monetary and fiscal policies and procedures are established and adhered to
  • Work collaboratively with Georgia Tech and Emory University librarians, faculty and staff, and internal and external stakeholders to establish and execute collection and service goals
  • Establish procedures and processes to manage and facilitate the collection transfers between the LSC, Georgia Tech, and Emory University, including developing service and workflow strategies between the various facilities and enhancing access to collections
  • Develop processes and procedures to effectively manage collection transfer operations, ensuring timely accessioning of incoming materials while minimizing disruption of access to materials for patrons
  • Develop operational strategies to ensure the stored collection is maintained and available for current and future use; partner with Security/Facilities to ensure appropriate disaster planning and risk management strategies are in place; ensure the LSC operations meet all requirements for the basic long-term preservation of physical materials in all formats
  • Manage vendor relationships; begin pre-negotiation process with vendors as appropriate
  • Provide leadership for LSC staff, setting goals and expectations as well as participating in the hiring and evaluation of staff performance; organize and manage staff and resources to ensure the effective management of the LSC and the meeting of service goals
  • Develop best practices and standards relating to high density storage facility operations and services; engage in scholarly research on the topic; share learnings with the library community

Work Environment:

The Library Service Center is located on Emory University’s Briarcliff campus. The facility will store library materials on high-bay, mobile shelving at heights up to 40 feet tall. The storage environment is maintained at optimal preservation set points of 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 35% relative humidity. Materials are moved throughout the facility utilizing a combination of book trucks, dollies, pallet jacks and man lifts. The Director usually works in an office environment; however, (s)he should not be afraid of heights and must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs. on occasion, as well as maintain certification on man lift operation.

For operational purposes, LSC employees will be employees of Georgia Tech; accordingly, compensation, benefits, and other human resources policies and procedures are governed by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree or an accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline and seven years of relevant work-related experience
  • Management and supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience providing financial management and oversight
  • Knowledge of the basic tenets of library preservation activities; experience assessing and evaluating library or similar workflows; demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards
  • Experience in large-scale collection management or inventory control
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse constituency of higher educational internal and external stakeholders, including the ability to manage vendor relationships
  • Ability to lift a 50 pound box to a height of 5 feet; willingness to obtain and maintain certification in man lift operation
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.; a green card holder, citizen or have a work authorization card (no sponsorship will be provided)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working at a research library
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors
  • Demonstrated understanding of process design and process improvement tools and techniques

Salary and Rank:

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) / resume and cover letter to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: https://goo.gl/JsghYg

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

IT Support Professional II

Job Purpose:

Provide unit level support in the installation, operation and maintenance of computer systems. Position typically addresses a wide variety of applications often involving highly complex issues, working under general supervision while providing work guidance to lower levels.

Responsibilities:

  • Install, maintain and upgrade workstation and peripheral hardware and software.
  • Analyze and resolve complex workstation, application and server related problems.
  • Update desktop software/applications; maintain documentation on installed applications.
  • Provide users with assistance in working in specific applications.
  • Participate in development of standard operating procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two to four years job related experience.
  • This job requires advanced knowledge of and skill in the installation and maintenance of information technology hardware and software, requiring a full understanding of industry practices and campus policies and procedures. Included are skills in problem solving, decision making, customer service, system documentation and communications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a closely related field. 
  • Three or more years job related experience. Prefer previous IT support experience in higher education.
  • Certifications: A+, Network+
  • Understand diverse needs of the unit stakeholders and work with unit IT management to define new solutions and technology applications to serve them. 
  • Ability to build trust and relationships with faculty and staff to support their research, administrative, and academic initiatives. 
  • Provide consultative support to faculty or staff on any and all technology relevant to their work (may include collaboration tools such as videoconferencing, communication technologies including web and social media, and multimedia applications). 
  • Candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong service orientation, and the ability to work well with other professionals in providing technical solutions. 
  • Candidate should be able to resolve and prioritize multiple problems and project assignments quickly and completely with limited supervision.
  • Strong knowledge of a variety of Windows operating systems for workstations (7 through Windows 10) and servers (2003 through 2012).
  • Automating deployments of operating systems through imaging or scripted installs using software or tools such as Altiris, Ghost, Landesk, Clonezilla, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Casper, Netboot, SCCM, etc.
  • Active directory management and experience including the use of group policy for users and computers.
  • Understanding of computing networking and performing network management tasks related to DNS, DHCP and firewall configurations.
  • Ability to read and write scripts such as batch, powershell, bash or similar scripting languages to automate processes.
  • Experience working with Mac OS X and/or Linux (RHEL, Debian, Ubuntu, etc) is a plus.

Impact & Influence:

This position will interact on a consistent basis with faculty and staff personnel. This position typically will advise and counsel users and other support personnel.

Application Process:

Candidates must apply through the Georgia Tech Human Resources site for consideration.

Information Associate I

Job Purpose:

Provide basic information services and information technology support to library users. Services provided include assistance with database searches, identifying references, locating materials and assisting with computer access and troubleshooting computer related issues.

The role of the Information Associate I will be to staff the main library services desk, a combined service desk that provides circulation assistance as well as first tier reference and technology support. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated customer service experience, preferably in circulation or another library public services department.

The Georgia Tech Library is in the process of renewing its buildings and services. In doing so, library service is shifting from a reactive customer service model at a service desk to an outwardly focused operation that recognizes patrons’ underlying needs and proactively delivers information and support services to address their information needs. Prior to applying for this exciting opportunity, you are encouraged to learn more about the Library’s Renewal initiative by visiting: http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

This is a full-time, 40-hr position with the following schedule: 
Sun 11am-8pm, Mon 9am-6pm, Tu-Th 11am-8pm

Responsibilities:

  • Assist library users in reference searches, locating materials and providing general information regarding library resources.
  • Provide basic technical support to users needing assistance with computers and peripherals including troubleshooting problems encountered, training in use of selected software and obtaining wireless access.
  • Participate, as assigned, in departmental initiatives and projects.
  • Process incoming materials and provide related departmental clerical support.
  • Perform other duties as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Technical Diploma, Associates degree or two years college coursework
  • Two to four years job related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • This job requires basic knowledge of library reference resources and bibliographic information retrieval; ability to search databases and effectively analyze and interpret finding. Additionally, information technology skills are required to facilitate basic user support in specified applications and software systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Prior working experience in academic library environment
  • Circulation experience and experience with Voyager or other integrated library system
  • Experience and ability to use and provide assistance for PC and Mac platforms, MS Office, as well as multimedia software such as Adobe Creative Suite. 
  • Knowledge of reference resources and information retrieval
  • Ability to search research databases and effectively analyze and interpret findings
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to take initiative, and to work in a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills and problem-solving skills
  • Strong technology skills
  • Characteristics of self-reliance and leadership
  • Ability to perform complex and multiple tasks
  • Willingness to keep abreast of changing technologies and to assume new responsibilities

Impact & Influence:

This position will interact on a consistent basis with: library users and co-workers.

Department Description:

The Georgia Tech Library is a creative partner and essential force in the learning community and in the Institute's instructional, learning and research programs. The Library plans, develops and implements programs to provide expert staff, information, learning resources and information competencies to students, faculty, and staff and selected services to off campus clients. Using appropriate technology, the Library delivers resources to satisfy information needs, promote lifelong learning and create productive connections for the scholarly community.

Application Process:

Candidates must apply through the Georgia Tech Human Resources site for consideration.

Accountant III

Job Purpose:

Verify and post a variety of financial transactions in accordance with accounting principles and Institute policy. Compile and analyze financial data, often complex in structure, and generate related schedules and reports. May provide guidance and work direction to other accounting personnel.

Responsibilities:

  • Compile and verify the accuracy and validity of complex accounting transaction, often requiring in-depth analysis and resolution.
  • Prepare reconciliations of a variety financial data.
  • Post and or review posting of transactions to appropriate accounts.
  • Prepare and review financial schedules and reports.
  • Maintain financial records.
  • May prepare budget revisions.
  • May provide explanations and/or work direction to other accountants and clerical personnel regarding more complex assignments.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three years job related experience.
  • This job requires application of advanced accounting principles and practices as they relate to recording and reporting financial transactions and related data within university business units. Analytical and problem solving skills are needed as is advanced use of business and accounting related computer applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Process bi-weekly payroll, invoices, requisitions, check requests, travel and registrations, and the preparation of deposits.  Understand and utilize a variety of funding sources.
  • Understand and utilize the credit card payment applications and systems; responsible for the auditing of credit card statements for assigned card holders.
  • Verify the accuracy of accounting documents, resolve discrepancies, and review, prepare and interpret financial reports; monitor budget status of various funding sources and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of applicable policy and serve as travel resource for personnel; interpret applicable policy issues for staff and interact with other Georgia Tech personal and vendors as appropriate.
  • Experience using Peachtree Accounting or an equivalent accounting software system
  • Experience using PeopleSoft
  • Proficiency using Word, Excel, and email applications 

Impact & Influence:

This position will interact on a consistent basis with: co workers and other campus financial personnel. This position typically will advise and counsel: other accounting personnel.

Department Description:

The Georgia Institute of Technology Library & Academic Effectiveness unit is seeking an accountant to work with our financial management team.  In addition to someone who has strong accounting and financial management skills, we are looking for a team player who has the ability to adapt to a dynamic environment as Georgia Tech builds a 21st century research library.  More information about the Library’s Renewal initiative can be found by visiting: http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Application Process:

Candidates must apply through the Georgia Tech Human Resources site for consideration.

Digital Library Developer I

Job Purpose:

Develop basic software solutions for the Library's web-based digital programs. Involves researching, designing and testing software supporting a digital library system.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in systems design, development, implementation and support of digital repositories.
  • Design, develop and support digital and archival collections.
  • Perform data harvesting and normalization activities.
  • Investigate, test and recommend digital library software and technologies.
  • Provide support for digital preservation initiatives.
  • Recommend and document standards, policies and procedures associated with digital library.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two to three years job related experience.
  • This job requires a basic knowledge and skill in application of a variety of specialized operating system and other software required for developing web-based digital programs. Also required are skills in organization and customer service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Programming in Ruby & Rails, Javascript (jQuery, Coffeescript)
  • Experience working with APIs and a solid understanding of web protocols and technologies
  • Familiarity with XML, XSLT, JSON
  • Experience with SQL
  • Knowledge of metadata formats (e.g. MARC, METS, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD, PREMIS)
  • Familiarity with repository related applications and digital asset management technologies (e.g. Fedora, Hydra, Blacklight)

Impact & Influence:

This position will interact on a consistent basis with: Library management and staff, faculty. This position typically will advise and counsel: Library management.

The incumbent, working with existing Library information technology professionals, archival specialists, faculty, and librarians, will play a key role in the development, planning, documentation, and deployment of a new and enhanced digital library repository infrastructure.

Department Description:

The Georgia Institute of Technology Library is seeking a Digital Library Developer to help advance the discovery, sharing, preservation, showcasing and reuse of Georgia Tech scholarship and archival materials. Library digital initiatives promote open access to scholarship, and help researchers comply with Institute and federal requirements for sharing and preserving research outputs, including academic publications and datasets.

This position will be a part of the library's IT&D department and will partner with library faculty to support the library's digital initiatives. This position is also a key contributor to the library's renewal efforts and will work with cross functional teams  to develop web-based digital programs. Prior to applying for this exciting opportunity, you are encouraged to learn more about the Library’s Renewal initiative by visiting: http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Application Process:

Candidates must apply through the Georgia Tech Human Resources site for consideration.

Communications Manager

Job Purpose:

Plan, develop and implement communications and promotional strategies and programs that optimize the visibility of a college, school or department. Additionally, coordinate information technology support efforts for the unit to include administrative leadership in planning, organization and budgeting. Responsible for setting employee goals, assessing employee performance and providing feedback, and making pay recommendations.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop ideas and concepts for publication.
  • Write articles and newsletters, produce graphics and fact sheets; format and edit research proposals; manage web pages.
  • Plan and oversee the unit's information technology support needs; establish priorities and formulate/manage unit IT budget.
  • Direct promotional events and special projects.
  • Attend workshops, events, lectures, etc. relating to the communications field.
  • May assist with promotion of fundraising efforts.
  • May manage the communications budget.
  • Coordinate and market information programs which may include educational short courses and certificate programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Eight to ten years job related experience.
  • This job requires professional level writing and editing skills, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, time management ability and presentation/program development/event management skills. Skills in technology related administration including planning and budgeting are also required. Use of office and specialized computer applications is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent
  • Three years of experience working in an academic library and/or experience working in an academic research library
  • Experience developing brand identity, PR campaigns, marketing plans, social media engagement, and web content development
  • Demonstrated experience with creating and implementing user assessment tools and conducting user experience and/or usability studies; demonstrated experience in addressing usability issues and user-centered design in libraries, educational institutions, or other knowledge-based organization
  • Knowledge of and experience with current and emerging web development technologies as they relate to digital library services and the user experience of all library patron types
  • Demonstrated experience making data-driven decisions

Impact & Influence:

This position will interact on a consistent basis with: faculty, staff, students, alumni, outside vendors, internal and external media contacts, alumni. This position typically will advise and counsel: unit leadership, faculty, staff and students. This position will supervise: communications/technical staff.

Department Description:

The Georgia Institute of Technology Library is seeking a Communications Manager to manage its internal and external communications strategy. This role will have primary responsibility to develop and execute a communications plan that supports the Library’s strategic objectives, including the Library Renewal initiative and the Library Service Center. Responsibilities include oversight of all medium, including print, digital, online, etc. This role will also oversee the Marketing and Events manager.

Prior to applying for this exciting opportunity, you are encouraged to learn more about the Library’s Renewal initiative by visiting: http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Application Process:

Candidates must apply through the Georgia Tech Human Resources site for consideration.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

Student Employment

Interested in working at the Georgia Tech Library?
Fill out the Library Student Employment Application

  • Your application will be distributed to various departments within the Library based on the need for student assistants. 
  • We will contact you if we have a suitable employment opportunity.
  • Scheduled hours vary by department; weekend or evening hours may be required.
  • In some departments, students are asked to work during semester breaks.


Duties may include:

  • Shelving and retrieval of materials.
  • Use of the Library's online catalog system for circulation of materials.
  • Photocopying of articles from journals and magazines.


Qualifications: Basic typing skills are preferred; attention to detail is required; excellent customer service skills are essential.

 

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