Arts Liaison Librarian, Georgia State

Position: Arts Liaison Librarian (Music, Art & Design, Film)
Institution: Georgia State University
Location: Georgia
Date posted: 4/14/2008
Application deadline: 5/9/2008

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Library: Arts Liaison Librarian (Music, Art and Design, Film). The Georgia State University Library seeks a committed and energetic librarian to provide innovative teaching and research support of the arts. The departments of responsibility are: Music, Art and Design, Film and Video, and Theater. For these departments of responsibility the librarian will develop collections in all formats. This position reports to the Head of Liaison and Outreach Services. The School of Music offers several MA concentrations including composition, music education and performance as well as a Ph.D. in teaching and learning. The School of Music also maintains a full calendar of concerts and events in several venues including the Kopleff Recital Hall and the Rialto Center for the Arts. The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design offers MA concentrations in fine arts, including Art History, with an option for digital filmmaking and graphic arts. The School of Art and Design also has two galleries which for more than 25 years has hosted hundreds of events. Film and Video and Theater are in the Department of Communication, which partners with some of Atlanta’s most vibrant corporate and artistic organizations. Master’s degrees are offered in Digital Imaging and a Ph.D. is offered in Moving Image Studies.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate serves as liaison to assigned departments; meets regularly with members of the departments to provide information and instruction about library services, collections, and programs. The successful candidate will deliver quality, in-depth reference and consultation services in the designated subject areas; develop library collections in the assigned areas, including participation in the management of the library materials budget; promote the library and information literacy; and foster communication between the assigned departments and the library. Liaison librarians assist with the general reference service that includes desk and virtual reference hours and are responsible for occasional weekend and evening hours. As faculty members, liaison librarians serve on library and university committees and engage in scholarly activities.

Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS and relevant experience in one of the advertised subject areas. Familiarity with resources in a variety of formats, skill in use of technology and Web-based applications, and excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Preferred: Master’s Degree in one of the advertised subject areas. Experience in Collection Development within one of the subject areas, especially music, is strongly preferred. Demonstrated interest in research and professional activities.

Salary and rank: $42,800-$52,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis. Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin May 9, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

Send materials to: Human Resources Coordinator University Library, Georgia State University 100 Decatur Street South East, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3202; 404-413-2700. For more information, please visit our Web site at: http://www.library.gsu.edu. Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution, affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.


Contact Information:

Job code: Arts Liaison
E-mail : libpmf@langate.gsu.edu
Phone : 404/413-2700
Janaia Moore
Human Resources Coordinator
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
USA

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