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Library Systems Support Librarians

Posted by: Kennesaw State University

Posted date: 2018-Sep-06

Location: Kennesaw State University Library System

Distinguishing Features of this Position:

Due to Kennesaw State Universitys unprecedented growth and increased funding and support for its libraries, the Kennesaw State University Library System invites applications for two entry-level librarians with a dynamic, collegial, and flexible to serve as Systems Support Librarians. Under the supervision of the Director of Virtual Services, the incumbents serve as members of the Virtual Services Unit, to guide the KSU Library System to meet the challenges of todays complex higher education environment while working collaboratively to achieve the KSU University and Library Systems missions, goals, and objectives as part of a team for a multi-campus organization. These librarians will work partnered with the other Systems Librarian to provide support for Alma (the KSU library systems ILS), the librarys webpage, and other library systems as needed.

We seek librarians who embrace the Librarys collaborative organizational culture and work to learn and develop professionally. These candidates will need to strive to provide innovation in the workplace, participate in data driven decision-making, and provide excellence in library services and collections. They will work to provide support for student success, collegiality, and our desire to develop leadership skills among all employees.

The home location for these positions may be the Marietta Campus; however, these individuals will spend time at the Kennesaw Campus and other KSU sites as necessary.

Major Responsibilities:

Librarianship (80 %)
1. Helps update, maintain, and troubleshoot library online systems in partnership with other members of Virtual Services.
2. Serves as an undergraduate faculty liaison. Performs subject specific professional work including library instruction to undergraduate students, faculty outreach, and collection development.
3. Provides research assistance and reference services to undergraduate students and other members of the KSU community.
4. Maintains professional growth by broadening up-to-date knowledge and professional growth of relevant, current and best practices in academic librarianship for self and others.
5. Effectively and collaboratively facilitates the work or others.

Service (5%)
Provides service to the KSU Library, KSU Campus, University System of Georgia, regional, and national professional communities (5%)

Scholarship (5%)
Maintains appropriate professional scholarship and creative activities. Contributes to the development of the library profession and/or subject-specific discipline through scholarship, presentations, and publications.

Other Duties as Assigned (10%)
1. Embrace the Librarys vision to be an organization that provides continuous learning for all staff and librarians.
2. Work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends and at various KSU learning sites.
3. Effectively facilitate the work of others.
4. Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Title Library Systems Support Librarians
Start Date November 1, 2018
Library/Institution Name Kennesaw State University Library System
Salary $47,476
Certification Required? No
City Kennesaw
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Required Qualifications:

1. Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program or foreign equivalent.
2. Impeccable written and oral skills. Ability to communicate appropriately within, and outside of, the library.
3. Collegial attitude and enthusiasm for innovation with creativity in problem solving.
Desired Qualifications
1. Experience with the Ex Libris Alma system or similar ILS systems.
2. Experience with Springshare products.
3. Experience with website maintenance and support, including HTML, CSS, and PHP.
4. Experience working in a consortia environment with a shared ILS.
5. Experience in an academic library working in an online services related position.
6. Experience working with other library systems, including ILLiad and Ares.
7. Experience providing library instruction and reference services.
Application Instructions GENERAL INFORMATION:

Salary is $47,476 annually, non-negotiable.

Assistant Professor rank, non-negotiable.
These are non-tenure track faculty positions.

One position will have the home base at the Johnson Library at the Marietta Campus.

One position will have the home base at the Sturgis Library at the Kennesaw Campus

Position are open until filled. Complete applications received by October 1, 2018 will be given first consideration.

Applicants invited to come for a campus interview will provide a writing sample and give a presentation on a topic to be determined.

Applicants must provide the following:
1) Letter of Application / Cover letter
2) Current Curriculum Vita
3) Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Official Academic Transcripts due upon hire. Note: when submitting more than one set of transcripts create them in one file and then upload the system can only accept one download)
4) Three reference names and email contact information. (Please note: KSUs job application system will notify these references electronically for letters of reference. Please do not supply these letters yourself).
5) Statement of Librarianship Philosophy (one-page) that addresses how library systems support can play a vital role in student success. This statement is placed in the teaching philosophy section of the on-line application system.
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