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Executive Director, Library Service Center

The Georgia Institute of Technology Library and the Emory University Libraries have collaborated to build and operate the Library Service Center (LSC), a state-of-the-art facility for the long-term housing and preservation of library materials. The goal of this partnership is to create a shared library collection and services for faculty and students at both institutions. This new venture is governed by the EmTech Board, the governing body for partnerships between Georgia Tech and Emory University. The LSC is administered by the LSC Management Advisory Group.

As a result of this partnership, the Emory University Libraries and the Georgia Tech Library have an exciting opportunity for an Executive Director role at the LSC. In this new role, the Executive Director will be responsible for working with the LSC Management Advisory Group to manage already established initiatives and to work to develop strategies to expand into new areas to enhance resources and services. The Executive Director’s top priority is to assist in the development and execution of a strategic plan for the collaborative efforts between the two institutions. The incumbent must be skilled at facilitating the creation of a shared vision between multiple stakeholders as well as building and managing collaborative partnerships. In this role, the Executive Director will also have responsibility for overseeing the operational and financial planning processes of the facility.

To succeed in this position, the Executive Director must be comfortable getting buy-in and gaining agreement to new ideas from multiple stakeholder groups. Additionally, (s)he must be able to work with financial managers from both institutions to provide financial and budgetary oversight on behalf of the LSC.

More information about the LSC may be found at: About the LSC and LSC Partnership

The ideal candidate for this role is someone who enjoys creating shared vision, is skilled at building win-win partnerships at the institute level, and has an entrepreneurial nature.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the LSC Management Advisory Group, provide leadership for the LSC collaborative partnership and its operational objectives
  • Refine and execute a shared vision between the Emory University Libraries and the Georgia Tech Library
  • Develop and execute a strategic plan in alignment with the strategic direction of both the Georgia Tech and Emory libraries
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with a diverse population of library employees, EmTech Board members, and stakeholders from both institutions to realize the vision of a shared collection between the two institutions
  • Oversee the financial management and budgeting process; ensure contractual agreements are being followed
  • Oversee the LSC operations, working closely with LSC Operations Manager to ensure service mission and metrics are being achieved
  • Facilitate continuous improvement of the LSC; oversee the management of the building project plan, including the final stages of the current plan and any future LSC projects
  • Establish relationships with other similar organizations in anticipation of potential future partnerships

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree along with 15+ years of relevant professional work experience; an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree helpful but not required
  • Ability to create a shared vision and to develop and implement a strategic plan across multiple institutions
  • Ability to align strategic priorities with evolving multi-institutional cooperative objectives
  • Ability to contribute effectively to multi-institutional collaborations, including brokering new collaborative partnerships
  • Demonstrated competency in financial management and budget planning
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships at the board and institute level
  • Ability to lead change across multiple institutions
  • Ability to lead staff in achieving operational objectives

Faculty Status & Salary:

Depending on qualifications, this position may be appointed as a non-tenure track faculty member and be subject to a review and promotion process. If appointed as a non-tenure track faculty member, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service. Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience.

Reporting Relationships:

The Executive Director will manage the LSC and work collaboratively with the LSC Management Advisory Group as well as the EmTech Board. Accordingly, this role will have a matrix reporting relationship with Emory’s University Librarian and Georgia Tech’s Dean of Libraries while working with the LSC Management Advisory Group.

For administrative purposes, LSC staff will be employees of Georgia Tech. The Executive Director will report into the Dean of Libraries or the Sr. Associate Dean of Libraries at Georgia Tech. The LSC Operations Manager has the responsibility for running the day-to-day operations of the facility and manages the LSC Associates responsible for the ingest, retrieval, and delivery functions. The Operations Manager reports to the Executive Director.

Additional Information:

The LSC is a state-of-the-art, high-density, environmentally controlled storage facility; it is 50 degrees/35% RH and materials are stored up to 36 feet. The Executive Director will usually work in an office environment while having ultimate responsibility for the LSC. Accordingly, the Executive Director should be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs. on occasion and should not be afraid of heights nor an environment at temperatures listed above.

To Apply:

To receive full consideration, please submit an application no later than May 31, 2016. To apply, please submit a cover letter that addresses qualifications for this position along with a resume/vita in a single MS Word or PDF file (one attachment) by using the following link: Executive Director LSC

Data Visualization Specialist

The Georgia Tech Library is looking for a Data Visualization specialist to join our team! This individual should be knowledgeable, creative, and resourceful as they will have the exciting opportunity to take the lead role in defining, developing, implementing and managing data and visualization services on behalf of the Library. Applicants for this position should be eager to shape change and to partner with internal and external stakeholders. They will be instrumental in building a sustainable data visualization service model as the Library responds to the dynamic data needs of GT faculty and students. The incumbent must have an active interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the landscape of higher education. To understand how the Georgia Tech Library is influencing the role of research libraries, please visit http://renewal.library.gatech.edu. Here you will learn more about our Library Renewal work.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design, development and implementation of sustainable and scalable data and visualization resources and services. Build the foundation for these services in support of the Visualization Lab and the Digital Media and Scholarship Commons planned for the renewed library.
  • Manage the support of Library data and visualization services and resources, including technology and research consultations.
  • Collaborate with Library and campus stakeholders to support teaching and learning in the use of data and visualization tools for faculty, staff and students in all academic disciplines.
  • Partner with other Library specialists to provide a full suite of Library services/resources to the campus.
  • Design and deliver course-integrated instruction and workshops on data and visualization tools. Develop instructional materials and guides to support services.

Required Qualifications:

  • A relevant graduate degree in a field related to the position or a Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Depending on the qualifications, appointment will be as a librarian or as other non-tenure track faculty member.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends, tools, technologies, and practices supporting data and visualization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and visualization tools.
  • Demonstrated experience with instruction or leading workshops/training and/or research consultations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience executing and managing change.
  • Experience supporting data and visualization services in a research setting.
  • Proficiency with graphic design, using relevant software and using tools to support text analysis.
  • Familiarity with geospatial technology.
  • Experience with researching and writing grants

Faculty Status:

Depending on qualifications the position will be appointed as a librarian or other non-tenure track faculty member and is subject to a review and promotion process. The incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service.

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

Application Process:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution and the Library encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) / resume and cover letter as one document to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: Data Visualization Specialist

STEM Librarian

The Georgia Institute of Technology is renowned for the excellence of its engineering, science education, and research programs. To support these outstanding programs, the Georgia Tech Library invites applications for a STEM librarian. The STEM librarian will serve as a liaison to the faculty and students in the College of Engineering and College of Sciences. The STEM librarian will be a part of the library’s newly formed Campus Engagement & Scholarly Outreach Department. This department consists of liaison librarians and digital initiatives librarians who collaborate on services, outreach programs, engagement activities, repository services, scholarship initiatives and instruction. 

Applicants should be eager to shape change! They should also welcome a service model where they actively engage faculty and students through direct outreach. Knowledge and interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education is ideal. To learn more about the Georgia Tech Library’s vision to build the 21st century library, please visit http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Librarians beginning their career are encouraged to apply as are those with experience!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate liaison activities in the engineering/physical sciences disciplines, specifically the Schools of Mathematics and Physics in the College of Sciences and the School of Industrial & Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering.
  • Develop and deliver technology rich, curriculum-integrated instruction in assigned areas.
  • Provide outreach to the schools, including in-depth research consultations and orientations.
  • Perform collection development responsibilities in assigned areas and in support of centralized collecting activities.
  • Collaborate with Library specialists to provide a full suite of Library services/resources to the schools, including data service assistance, promotion of the institutional repository, and advice and education on scholarly communication and copyright/fair use guidelines.
  • Design innovative programming and services in support of the Library Renewal initiative.
  • Cultivate new models of engagement by partnering with faculty, staff and students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies and trends in teaching with technology in higher education.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to network; commitment to outreach and service.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, to assume multiple responsibilities and to assess and shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment. 
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in engineering or the physical sciences, or experience in an engineering or science library
  • Experience delivering reference services
  • Instruction experience
  • Academic library experience.
  • Ability to adapt design thinking principles into continually improving spaces, processes and services.
  • Familiarity with one or more computer programming language or graphics modeling software (C, C++, Java, SolidWorks). 
  • Familiarity with one or more statistical analysis package (such as R or MATLAB).

Faculty Status:

The position will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech Library, is non-tenure track and is subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists.  As a member of the Georgia Tech Library faculty, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service.

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

Application Process:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution and the Library encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) / resume and cover letter as one document to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: STEM Librarian Application

Engineering Librarian

The Georgia Institute of Technology is renowned for the excellence of its engineering, science education, and research programs. The Georgia Tech Library invites applications for an innovative and proactive engineering librarian to liaison with the faculty and students in two schools within the College of Engineering. The Librarian will join the newly formed Campus Engagement & Scholarly Outreach Department, which consists of liaison librarians and digital initiatives librarians who collaborate on services, outreach programs, engagement activities, repository services, scholarship initiatives and instruction. 

Applicants should be eager to shape change, welcome a service model where they actively engage faculty and students through direct outreach, and have an interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education. To learn more about the Georgia Tech Library’s vision to influence the landscape of higher education, please visit http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Librarians beginning their career as well as experienced librarians are encouraged to apply!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate liaison activities for the School of Mechanical Engineering and School of Material Science and Engineering within the College of Engineering.
  • Develop and deliver technology rich, curriculum-integrated instruction in assigned areas.
  • Provide outreach to the schools, including in-depth research consultations and orientations.
  • Perform collection development responsibilities in assigned areas and in support of centralized collecting activities.
  • Collaborate with Library specialists to provide a full suite of Library services/resources to the schools, including data service assistance, promotion of the institutional repository, and advice and education on scholarly communication and copyright/fair use guidelines.
  • Design innovative programming and services in support of the Library Renewal initiative.
  • Cultivate new models of engagement by partnering with faculty, staff and students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies and trends in teaching with technology in higher education.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to network and engage faculty and students; commitment to outreach and service.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, to assume multiple responsibilities and to assess and shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in engineering or the physical sciences, or experience in an engineering or science library.
  • Experience in delivering reference services.
  • Instruction experience.
  • Academic library experience.
  • Ability to adapt design thinking principles into continually improving spaces, processes and services.
  • Familiarity with one or more computer programming language or graphics modeling software (C, C++, Java, SolidWorks). 
  • Familiarity with one or more statistical analysis package (such as R or MATLAB).

Faculty Status:

The position will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech Library, is non-tenure track and is subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists.  As a member of the Georgia Tech Library faculty, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service.

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

Application Process:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution and the Library encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) / resume and cover letter as one document to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: Engineering Librarian

Humanities Librarian

The Georgia Tech Library invites applications for an engaging and creative humanities librarian to join the newly formed Campus Engagement & Scholarly Outreach Department. This new department consists of liaison librarians and digital initiatives librarians who collaborate on services, outreach programs, engagement activities, repository services, scholarship initiatives and instruction. Applicants should be eager to shape change, welcome a service model where they actively engage faculty and students through direct outreach, and have a knowledge and interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who can be committed to helping the Library achieve its Library Renewal vision. For information about our exciting vision, please visit http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate liaison outreach for the School of Literature, Media, and Communication and the School of Modern Languages within the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, including in-depth research consultations and orientations.
  • Collaborate with the Writing and Communication Program’s Brittain Fellows, in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, to develop and deliver technology rich, curriculum-integrated instruction for courses including English 1101 and 1102. http://wcprogram.lmc.gatech.edu/
  • Partner with the Multimedia Instructional librarian on course-integrated instruction, collaborative projects, and grant funding opportunities.
  • Perform collection development responsibilities in assigned areas and in support of centralized collecting activities.
  • Collaborate with Library specialists to provide a full suite of Library services/resources to the schools, including data service assistance, promotion of the institutional repository, and advice and education on scholarly communication and copyright/fair use guidelines.
  • Design innovative programming and services in support of the Library Renewal initiative.
  • Cultivate new models of engagement by partnering with faculty, staff and students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated instruction experience and excellent presentation skills.
  • A commitment to teaching and a willingness to handle a robust teaching load, often including consecutive back-to-back sessions.
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies and with trends in teaching with technology in higher education.
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative data analysis tools (e.g. SPSS, STATA, or NVivo).
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years instruction experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying emerging technology to instructional context.
  • Two years of experience as a humanities librarian or a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a humanities or related discipline.
  • Academic library experience.
  • Experience delivering reference services.
  • Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite or CMS tools such as Wordpress.

Faculty Status:

The position will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech Library, is non-tenure track and is subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists.  As a member of the Georgia Tech Library faculty, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service.

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

Application Process:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution and the Library encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) / resume and cover letter as one document to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: Humanities Librarian

Campus Engagement & Scholarly Outreach Department Head

The Georgia Tech Library invites applications for an innovative and experienced librarian to lead the newly formed Campus Engagement & Scholarly Outreach (CESO) Department. This librarian will have the opportunity to shape and define the future roles and responsibilities of the department. CESO consists of highly talented liaison librarians and digital initiatives librarians who collaborate on services, outreach programs, repository services, scholarship initiatives, and instruction in a model influenced by Ithaka S & R’s Leveraging the Liaison Model: From Defining 21st Century Research Libraries to Implementing 21st Century Research Universities (2014) and the ARL SPEC KIT 349: Evolution of Library Liaisons (2015).

The incumbent will work with CESO librarians to execute the Library's strategic vision. The position will guide the development and implementation of services and initiatives that respond to the needs of students, researchers and scholars. Applicants should be eager to shape and/or adapt to changes, should welcome a service model where library faculty actively engage faculty and students through direct outreach and should have a knowledge and interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education. Applicants should also be committed to the vision of the Library renewal. Information about the Library renewal is available at http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead new engagement-centered department that focuses on scholarship and relationship building between the Library and the Georgia Tech academic and research communities.
  • Develop and execute a shared vision and service model with CESO librarians, which involves actively engaging faculty and students through direct outreach.
  • Advocate for the department, mentor and coach department librarians on faculty progress to promotion; assess diverse librarian skill sets, recognize talent, and anticipate and orchestrate synergistic collaborations within CESO and with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Set departmental goals, develop metrics for success, analyze trends and initiate, develop, and assess innovative services for optimal use of information resources.
  • Assess impact of CESO activities on faculty research productivity and student learning outcomes.
  • Cultivate new models of engagement by partnering with faculty, staff, and students.

Reporting Relationships:

  • The position reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services and manages a team of expert librarians.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of experience providing subject liaison or information specialist services in an academic library.
  • Minimum of three years of experience supervising librarians, or managing project teams, in an academic library. Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse staff and foster collegiality and productivity, to encourage change and innovation, and to engage professionals in the collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services.
  • Professional service, professional activity and contributions to scholarship sufficient for appointment at the rank of Librarian III, which requires a minimum of eight years of experience.
  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience in leading academic library outreach services and initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to adapt design thinking principles into continually improving spaces, processes and services.
  • Knowledge of best practices, issues, and trends in teaching and learning in academic libraries, including trends in online learning and information tools and resources.
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, evolving models of scholarly communication, including open access and open educational resources.
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, metrics, data curation, open data, or data science.

Faculty Status:

The position will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech Library, is non-tenure track and is subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists.  As a member of the Georgia Tech Library faculty, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service.

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

Application Process:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution and the Library encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) / resume and cover letter as one document to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: CESO Application

Metadata Strategist

The Georgia Tech Library invites applications for a flexible, and innovative librarian to join us as a Metadata Strategist.  Reporting to the Head of Collection Acquisitions Management, this person will provide strategic and technical guidance on cataloging and metadata practices for the Georgia Tech’s Library’s physical and digital collections. Excellent analytical skills, sound judgment, proactive communication skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple projects and responsibilities in a dynamic environment are required for success in this position. Applicants should be eager to shape change and should have an interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education.

Applicants should be committed to the vision of the Library Renewal and to helping the Library staff transition into new roles and services. Information about the Library Renewal is available at http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Position:

The Georgia Tech Library seeks a collaborative, customer-oriented, and innovative librarian to take the lead role in developing strategic cataloging and metadata initiatives for the Library. This person provides strategic leadership, consultation, training, and expertise in cataloging in a variety of metadata schemas for resources in all formats. Additionally, the Metadata Strategist works collaboratively with other personnel in the Library as well as with others outside the Library. This person will help provide long-term strategies to deal with MARC and non-MARC metadata initiatives and provide direction for staff in techniques and new methodologies, such as RDA and BIBFRAME. The overarching goal is to optimize discovery for scholarly content, owned or licensed by Georgia Tech and available through Open Access and cooperative arrangements.

Responsibilities:

    • Working with groups within and without the Library, develop long-term strategies to provide optimal access and discovery.
    • Provide expertise and leadership to staff on original cataloging, copy cataloging, physical processing, batch loading, and database maintenance
    • Develop and implement procedures for new projects such as relocating materials to remote facilities, creating or acquiring records for materials digitized in house, retrospective conversions, properly preparing records for the ASERL Cooperative Journal Retention and the Collaborative Federal Depository Program projects, etc.
    • Provide expertise to resolve catalog-related problems, keeping the customer experience as the most important consideration
    • Provide leadership in pursuing new opportunities for resource management, access and discovery and for the Library’s involvement in national programs
    • Develop, communicate, document, and train staff on local metadata policies and procedures
    • Work with the Head of Collection Acquisitions and Management and others to develop, enact, and evaluate plans that support Library infrastructure operations involving electronic and, where appropriate, physical resources
    • Serve as the lead in exploring innovative tools and methods in streamlining processes for creating, cleaning up, and optimizing bibliographic metadata
    • Develop an expertise in linked data, semantic web applications, and ontologies for discovery of bibliographic data and information
    • Serve as a metadata consultant to larger library projects/initiatives. Work closely with other Library departments, Emory University Libraries, GALILEO, University System of Georgia Libraries, and other partners involved in joint projects
    • Advise in original cataloging and authority control

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science, or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Minimum of two years post-MLS or paraprofessional cataloging experience in an academic, public or special library utilizing current cataloging rules and MARC formats.
  • Experience with an ILS and a national bibliographic utility.
  • Effective leadership skills and proven experience with teams and projects.
  • Effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Commitment to professional development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional working groups as well as independently as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory Experience
  • Knowledge of metadata management tools (e.g., RDA, MARCEdit, OCLC Connexion, Access, authority control, batch processing techniques).
  • Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma System

Faculty Status:

The position will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech Library, is non-tenure track and is subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists. As a member of the Georgia Tech Library Faculty, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service to the Library profession or the Institute. The librarian in this position must participate actively in professional and scholarly activities including Library, Institute and professional committees, research and publication.

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

Application Process:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution and the Library encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) / resume and cover letter as one document to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: Metadata Strategist Application

Special Collections Access Archivist

The Georgia Tech Library seeks a collegial, innovative archivist to engage in the arrangement, description, and access of manuscripts and records within Special Collections and University Archives. The successful candidate for this position will also be involved in instruction and outreach programs, engagement activities and scholarship initiatives in the Archives and Records Management Department. The candidate will actively participate in library-wide initiatives through committees, taskforces and projects that are inline with the Library's strategic mission. Applicants should be eager to shape change, welcome a service model where he/she actively engages students, faculty and researchers through direct interaction. He/she should have an interest in the evolving roles of research libraries and archives in the changing landscape of higher education. Information about the Library Renewal is available at http://renewal.library.gatech.edu.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Engage in the arrangement, description, and access of manuscripts and records within Special Collections and University Archives,
    • Partner with faculty and researchers to determine areas of arrangement and description,
    • Create finding aids and other descriptions and make them available to researchers, faculty and students,
    • Assist in carrying-out the strategic goals of the department with a focus upon the department vision,
    • Design innovative archival services in support of the Library Renewal initiative.
    • Provide outreach to faculty, student and researchers including detailed research consultations and archival orientations and instruction
    • Assist in the research and creation of exhibitions for the department
    • Supervise student assistants and interns in the department.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science, master’s degree in archival administration, or equivalent advanced degree;
  • Minimum of four years of archival experience with arrangement and description of archival materials;
  • Requires working knowledge of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and other related archival descriptive standards and knowledge of the preservation needs of archival collections;
  • Experience providing reference assistance and instruction;
  • Commitment to outreach and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Archivists’ Toolkit, ArchivesSpace or similar archival management software systems;
  • Supervisory experience with student assistants and interns.

Faculty Status:

The position will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech Library, is non-tenure track and is subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists. As a member of the Georgia Tech Library Faculty, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service.

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

Application Process:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution and the Library encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) / resume and cover letter as one document to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: Special Collections Access Archivist Application

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

Student Employment

Interested in working at the Georgia Tech Library?
Fill out the Library Student Employment Application

  • Your application will be distributed to various departments within the Library based on the need for student assistants. 
  • We will contact you if we have a suitable employment opportunity.
  • Scheduled hours vary by department; weekend or evening hours may be required.
  • In some departments, students are asked to work during semester breaks.


Duties may include:

  • Shelving and retrieval of materials.
  • Use of the Library's online catalog system for circulation of materials.
  • Photocopying of articles from journals and magazines.


Qualifications: Basic typing skills are preferred; attention to detail is required; excellent customer service skills are essential.

 

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