GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
The Collection and Resource Services Department in the Zach S. Henderson Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Coordinator of Collection Development. Georgia Southern University (www.georgiasouthern.edu), a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia's premier universities. A residential university serving more than 20,000 students, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels through eight colleges. In 2012, Georgia Southern was named one of the top 10 most popular universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The more than 700 acre park-like campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.
Within this setting, the Zach S. Henderson Library's mission is to support the University by providing access to information, collections, and services designed to meet the scholarly needs of the University. In addition, the Library promotes independent lifelong learning, employs a learner-centered service ethic, and ensures a comfortable and secure study environment. The Coordinator of Collection Development plays a pivotal role in the library's mission, working in a collaborative team environment to facilitate discovery and access to library collections, information, and knowledge for the student, researcher and scholar alike.
Position Description: Reporting to the Head of Collection and Resource Services, the Coordinator of Collection Development provides leadership for the development of general library collections, works closely with library and campus faculty in collection analysis and evaluation; oversees a liaison program to determine collection needs of faculty and students; evaluates electronic and consortia purchases; works collaboratively on resource sharing and consortia opportunities; assists with initial product license negotiations; contributes to library budgeting, planning, and decision making; and provides reference assistance on a rotation basis. The Coordinator of Collection Development supervises two staff members and possibly student assistants.
The position requires meeting performance requirements in library duties, research, and service, along with a master's degree in Library Science. This position is a 12-month tenure track appointment at the level of assistant professor. Entry level salary is $42,000 and is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience. In accordance with University System of Georgia requirements for promotion and tenure, all library faculty must achieve the following: superior professional performance, demonstrating excellence in librarianship; outstanding service to the institution, profession, and/or the community; outstanding research, scholarship, creative activity or academic achievement; professional growth and development.
Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://library.georgiasouthern.edu/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.