GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
The Information Services Department in the Zach S. Henderson Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Information Services/Learning Commons Librarian and Assistant Professor. 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 nearly 20,000 students in fall 2010, 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 2011, Georgia Southern was named the fourth most popular university in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s “Top 20 Most Popular Universities.” The nearly 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 Information Services/Learning Commons Librarian plays a pivotal role in the library’s mission, providing leadership that results in effective planning, delivery, sustaining and assessing of information services, including new initiatives for services. Maintaining and establishing established collaborative efforts with Information Technology Services and other units across campus is also vital to the role of the Information Services/Learning Commons Librarian. We believe that a strong interest in reference service will improve customer service, demonstrate the value of the library, and make our students productive and successful.
Position Description. Reporting to the Head of Information Services, the Information Services/Learning Commons Librarian and Assistant Professor will serve as liaison with faculty and students in the departments of physics, chemistry, history, and engineering; participate in collection development; provide leadership resulting in effective planning; participate in developing innovative customer-centered solutions integrating technologies such as social networking, virtual reference, and other Web 2.0 applications; provide reference services as scheduled and participate in the activities of the Information Services Department; assist in the maintenance and development of the learning commons webpage; evaluate and recommend new technology and hardware; supervise all learning commons activities including staff and student assistants; maintain and improve knowledge of and experience with the latest computer and telecommunication teaching and learning technologies; participate in University, library committees and professional development activities; prepare reports and statistics as needed and other duties as assigned.
The position is a 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment, and rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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.