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Head of the Learning Commons
Position Description. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the incumbent will provide leadership and oversee the development and delivery of services in support of student learning at the Learning Commons. The position requires commitment to student success and the provision of excellent service, as well as strengths in outreach, collaboration, supervision, instruction, technological innovation, assessment, and ability to adapt to change. The department head is a member of the dean’s senior leadership team that includes the associate deans and seven department heads at the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses. The incumbent will be expected to work collegially with colleagues at the Henderson Library on the Statesboro campus as well as those at Lane Library on the Armstrong campus. The position is a fiscal year (12 month), faculty-ranked, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The following are responsibilities of this position:
  • Sets strategic directions for the department and provides training, supervision and evaluation to three Learning Commons Associates, two part-time Learning Commons Assistants, and several student workers.
  • Serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and Leadership Team and collaborates with other Department Heads to advise the Dean of Libraries regarding the strategic direction of the department and libraries on both campuses.
  • Works closely with the Georgia Southern Libraries Reference and Instruction liaison librarians, the Head of Systems, and the campus Information Technology Services Department.
  • Carries out liaison activities and communications to an assigned academic department in support of the Libraries liaison program.
  • Provides services at the Learning Commons service desk, which may include some night and weekend work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • All work for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.
Screening of applications begins December 6, 2021, and continues until the position is filled. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Ann Fuller, Search Chair, Search # 67897
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: aofuller@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-344-3006

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://library.georgiasouthern.edu/. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478- 6947.
Position: Head of the Learning Commons
Organization: Georgia Southern Libraries
Location: Statesboro,  GA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 11/15/2021
Date Posted: 11/15/2021
Requirements Required Qualifications:
  • Earned Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program in library/information studies.
  • A minimum of 3 years full-time work experience in libraries.
  • Progressively responsible experience directly related to the operation of a department or unit, including the supervision of staff and/or student workers.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Ability to effectively and easily communicate technical topics to library users.
  • Experience providing training, guides or instructional materials on hardware and/or software provided by the institution for students and/or staff.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues, students, staff, faculty and community members.
  • Experience creating or implementing programming in support of student success
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Consideration at the Associate Professor rank requires a minimum of 5 years full-time college/university professional (post-MLS) experience in academic libraries at the assistant professor level, along with a strong record of research and service, including peer reviewed publications and presentations in professional venues. Probationary credit towards tenure may be available.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a Learning Commons or other technology-oriented environment.
  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience participating in the assessment or enhancement of existing technology, as well as new technology related to services deployed.
  • Experience designing or administering quantitative or qualitative assessments to evaluate services.
  • Experience managing a departmental budget that includes identifying needs, purchasing equipment and managing funds.
  • Experience coordinating building security and facilities maintenance.
Status: This listing expires on: 2/13/2022
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Organization Information
Georgia Southern Libraries
Georgia Southern University

Statesboro,  GA 30458
United States
(912) 344-3006
Ann Fuller