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About Us

Georgia Southwestern State University, a four-year institution, cultivates excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Georgia Southwestern State University is a comprehensive state university within the University System of Georgia that offers a full range of bachelor's degree programs... along with selected master's and specialist degree programs.

Georgia Southwestern is committed to serving the needs of its developing region with educational programs for high school, for professional and technical graduates; post-graduate professional training; research and business services; and cultural enrichment. Through its national and international affiliations, the University links Southwest Georgia with the global economy and actively fosters a greater understanding of international business and culture.

Every member of the USG community is required to adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values ¿ Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect ¿ that form and guide the daily work of the organization.

Core Values

Integrity - We will be honest, fair, impartial, and unbiased in our dealings both with and on behalf of the USG.

Excellence - We will perform our duties to foster a culture of excellence and high quality in everything we do.

Accountability - We firmly believe that education in the form of scholarship, research, teaching, service, and developing others is a public trust. We will live up to this trust through safeguarding our resources and being good stewards of the human, intellectual, physical, and fiscal resources given to our care.

Respect - We recognize the inherent dignity and rights of every person, and we will do our utmost to fulfill our resulting responsibility to treat each person with fairness, compassion, and decency.

Job Summary

This position oversees the university's library services, embodying a innovative approach to library management and academic support.

Responsibilities

Directs library operations. (70%)

Develops and implements comprehensive, forward-thinking strategic plans to align with the university's mission and goals.

Establishes and enforces policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective library services.

Develops and manages library schedules to accommodate diverse user needs.

Provides leadership and guidance to library faculty and staff, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation.

Reviews and approves library payroll, ensuring equitable compensation for all staff.

Guides collection development activities, leveraging emerging technologies and trends to enhance resource accessibility.

Manages library budget requests and expenditures, prioritizing investments in accordance with academic priorities.

Initiates, executes, and evaluates strategic initiatives in alignment with university objectives.

Leads participation in collaborative programs within the University System of Georgia (USG) and beyond.

Produces various reports to assess library performance and inform decision-making.

Designs and executes dynamic marketing and public relations strategies to promote library services effectively.

Represents the library on university committees, advocating for resources and initiatives that support academic excellence.

Supervises and participates in the library instruction program. (20%)

Teaches LIBR1101, UNIV1000, and LIBR3202 courses, integrating information literacy and research skills into the curriculum.

Develops specialized sessions on media literacy theory to equip students with critical thinking skills in a digital age.

Expands the curriculum and develops new classes to address evolving academic and technological landscapes.

Supports OER initiatives and serves as Library Champion for Affordable Learning Georgia (5%)

Teaches LIBR1101, UNIV1000, and LIBR3202 courses, integrating information literacy and research skills into the curriculum.

Develops specialized sessions on media literacy theory to equip students with critical thinking skills in a digital age.

Expands the curriculum and develops new classes to address evolving academic and technological landscapes.

Performs a variety of related duties. (5%)

Required Qualifications

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university.

More than five years of experience in library services and academic support.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of modern library practices, standards, and emerging trends.

Familiarity with university policies, personnel management, and budgetary processes.

Understanding of higher education practices and standards, including accreditation requirements.

Proficiency in library collection development principles and resource acquisition strategies.

Strong delegation skills to empower staff and foster a culture of innovation.

Competence in utilizing computers and relevant software for administrative and academic purposes.

Exceptional decision-making and problem-solving abilities.

Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

Apply Before Date

Applicants must apply before April 29, 2024 to be reviewed and considered for the position. Desired start date for the position is June 1, 2024.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at 229-931-2000 or by email at [email protected].

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected].

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating eligibility for employment with Georgia Southwestern State University, as determined by Georgia Southwestern State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check and drug screen.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating eligibility for employment with Georgia Southwestern State University, as determined by Georgia Southwestern State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check and drug screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southwestern State University is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the University takes affirmative action to preclude discrimination in recruiting, transferring, training and terminating of employees because of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, veterans status, disability or any other reason in accordance with applicable state and federal statutes, executive orders and other regulations which prohibit discriminatory employment practices
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