Floyd Campus Librarian

Georgia Highlands College
Job Description
Job Description Summary

This position manages and administers the day-to-day work of the Floyd Campus Library by supervising librarians and staff throughout the library, coordinating and supporting a positive work environment, integrating the library into campus life, and promoting/implementing library goals. The incumbent will serve on the library management team.

Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. With a focus on employee wellness and development, the culture is warm and embracing, while the work is fast paced and challenging. Regular full-time staff, administrators, and faculty enjoy the abundant array of University System health, retirement, and other benefits which includes tuition assistance after six months of employment. Additionally, GHC is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of literally thousands of students and their families.

Key Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
• Minimum of one year supervisory experience, preferably in a library setting
• At least three years of professional work experience, preferably in an academic library setting
• Will need to work one night per week during the semesters until 9:00 PM
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

Key Responsibilities

• Assists the Dean in operations of the libraries, contributing to the mission, goals, and plans of the college, which may include assessment, budgetary evaluation, and statistical reporting
• Through membership in the library management team, assists with interpretation, development, and evaluation of policies relative to libraries and testing centers. Provides guidance and leadership for policies, and disseminates information to faculty, staff, students, public and other constituencies
• Works with the respective campus dean or site director to ensure library services are meeting the needs of the specific campus environment
• Interviews, hires, trains, and supervises part-time personnel; trains and supervises full-time personnel; prepares related budget justifications and reconciliations as needed, approves OneUSG payroll
• Provides public service and reference assistance to individuals and groups
• Serves as faculty liaison; prepares and teaches library instruction exercises; coordinates with faculty regarding student assignments; participates in the information competency program and teaches related classes
• Serves on college committees, attends meetings as required.
• Participates in professional development workshops, continuing education classes, and conferences
• Participates in collection development, including management of the leased book collection and weeding of materials
• This role is designed by the institution as a Position of Trust
• Performs related duties

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of current professional academic library principles, methods, procedures, and best practices
• Knowledge of current and emerging library technologies
• Knowledge of library operations and services
• Knowledge of budgeting policies and procedures
• Skill in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of personnel
• Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions
• Skill in the preparation of clear and precise reports
• Skill in oral and written communication

Special Instructions To Applicants

Applicants, please attach unofficial transcripts with your application. Official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment.

Application Deadline

Position open until filled and applications will be screened as received. First review of applicants will occur on October 15, 2018.

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