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Head of Collection Services and Associate Professor/Professor
Position Description. The Head of Collection Services and Associate Professor/Professor provides critical leadership, guidance, and operational oversight to library functions related to collection development and management. The Collection Services Department (CSD) supports teaching, research, and student success by providing fiscally responsible demand-driven acquisitions; robust and diverse collections in a variety of formats; a full array of institutional repository and data management services; exceptional customer service; and a rewarding work experience for all CSD personnel. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Head of Collection Services and Associate Professor/Professor 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. The position is a fiscal year (12 month) tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The following are responsibilities of this position:
  • Supervises and provides leadership for 19 employees including 5 librarians, 13 full-time staff members, and 1 part-time staff member organized into multiple cross-departmental teams across two campuses. Oversees hiring and training of all departmental staff and provides guidance in all personnel matters. Oversees the development and implementation of all departmental policies.
  • Supports the Libraries’ administration with annual budget planning and monitors and manages all collections-related budget expenditures. Prepares budget projection and expenditure reports as needed.
  • Coordinates all collections-related internal and external reports as requested (e.g., annual reports; ACRL, IPEDS, accreditation, and insurance reports).
  • Oversees and provides leadership to collection management functions including acquisitions and budgeting; cataloging and metadata management; collection development; discovery services; and institutional repository services.
  • Co-Chairs the Libraries’ Collection Development Committee and oversees the development and application of the Libraries’ collection development policy.
  • Oversees and provides leadership to strategic planning, goal setting, and monitoring of progress for the department and the Collection Development Committee.
  • Oversees the development, documentation, and execution of all departmental workflows pursuant to maximizing discovery of and access to all library collections.
  • Oversees the provision of patron-driven acquisition of library resources in all formats to meet the teaching and research needs of all students, faculty, and staff across three campuses, and online.
  • Facilitates and supports collection-related projects and initiatives across library units.
  • 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:

Beth Burnett, Search Chair, Search #67911
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: nburnett@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-344-3015 or 912-344-2818

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 nonevaluative 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 Collection Services and Associate Professor/Professor
Organization: Georgia Southern Libraries
Location: Statesboro,  GA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 11/15/2021
Date Posted: 11/15/2021
Requirements Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program of library/information studies. Minimum of 5 years full-time professional (post-MLIS) experience in academic libraries at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor, along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time professional (post-MLIS) experience in academic libraries at the associate professor level is required for the rank of professor, along with a strong record of research and service with substantial publications and presentations in professional venues.
  • Strong record of applying technical expertise, leadership, and collaboration in one or more areas of academic library collection services (e.g., acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, collection development, discovery services, and institutional repositories).
  • Experience with budget planning, reporting, and effective stewardship of budget allocations.
  • Strong working knowledge of national and international metadata standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of resource licensing and management of e-resources.
  • Professional work experience must include at least 3 years supervisory experience.
  • 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. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrable experience with project management and initiating new services and programs.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to operational changes.
  • Experience working in a consortium.
  • Experience with institutional repository and data management services.
  • Experience working collaboratively in a multi-campus environment. 
Status: This listing expires on: 2/13/2022
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Georgia Southern Libraries
Georgia Southern University

Statesboro,  GA 30458
United States
(912) 344-3015