KSU Library System Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in working for the KSU Library System? We currently have open positions for faculty librarians, library staff, and library student assistants. 

For technical support or assistance completing a job application, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or oneusgsupport@usg.edu.

For questions about Faculty positions at Kennesaw State University, please contact the search chair, the contact listed on the posting or email facultyjobs@kennesaw.edu.

For questions about Staff positions at Kennesaw State University, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 470-578-6030 or email jobs@kennesaw.edu.

Follow the links in the menus below to find the full job description and the application page for each open library position. Thank you for your interest in working for the KSU Library System!

Faculty Librarian Positions

  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for the Research Support Librarian, Librarian Assistant/Associate Professor position. 

    Job Summary

    Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for twelve-month, non-tenure track Research Support Librarian and Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor faculty positions in the Kennesaw State University Library System beginning May 1, 2022. Rank is determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with experience.

    The position is under the general supervision of the Director of Research & Instructional Services and part of the Research & Scholarship Team. This position supports the university’s R2 trajectory by providing critical support through the development of academic enrichment opportunities and partnerships, tailored advanced research support, information discovery source mastery, and creating digital research tools.

    Because a number of classes take place on weekends or during the evenings, the position will occasionally be required to work during these times to serve the needs of the students. Although based primarily at the Kennesaw campus, this person may need to work at the Marietta campus or other affiliated locations.

    Responsibilities

    Librarianship (80%)

    • Provide instruction in research and information literacy for both face-to-face and online classes
    • Foster relationships with faculty to incorporate library instruction into courses in multifaceted ways
    • Develop and maintain digital or physical instructional materials to support subject disciplines and individual courses
    • Work with students to develop advanced level library research skills
    • Develop academic enrichment opportunities to support advanced student and faculty research
    • Develop and maintain partnerships with KSU units, departments, research consortium, centers, etc. that support student and faculty research efforts. Support university research teams’ activities and initiatives. 
    • Maintain working knowledge of emerging trends in advanced research support

    Service (10%) 

    • Engage in KSU Library System service, KSU University service, and service to the library profession. 

    Scholarship (10%) 

    • Participate in scholarship, research, and/or creative activity. Contribute to the development of the library profession and/or subject-specific discipline through scholarship, presentations, and publications. 

    Required Qualifications

    • An earned Master’s in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program, or the foreign equivalent, or related field is required.
    • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
    • Instruction experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Two years experience working as a librarian in an academic library or equivalent experience
    • A record of professional service
    • A record of developing scholarship within academic librarianship or subject specialty
    • Knowledge of or experience providing data literacy, digital humanities, and/or STEM research support
  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for the Student Outreach and Sponsored Programs Librarian, Librarian Assistant Professor position. 

    Job Summary

    Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for an open rank, twelve-month, non- tenure track, Student Outreach and Sponsored Programs Librarian and Librarian Assistant Professor in the Kennesaw State University Library System with a desired start date of January 1, 2022. Library students graduating in December 2021 are eligible to apply. Salary $47,476 annually. Salary and rank firm.

    The position is under the general supervision of the Associate Dean & Director of Engagement and Assessment Services Team. This position is part of the Department of Public Services.

    A focus of this position will be the development, planning, implementation, and assessment of a diverse range of outreach programs, and sponsored activities that promote academic success and lifelong learning targeted to the students, faculty, and staff of KSU and the wider community.

    Because a number of events take place on weekends or during the evenings, the position will occasionally be required to work during these times to serve the needs of the students and faculty. Although based primarily at the Kennesaw campus, this person may need to work at the Marietta campus or other affiliated locations occasionally.

    Finalists will be invited to give a presentation on a topic to be determined.

    Responsibilities

    Librarianship (85%)

    • Develop, plan, implement, manage, and assess a diverse range of outreach programs and sponsored activities that promote academic success and lifelong learning targeted to the students, faculty, and staff of KSU and the wider community which requires substantial attention to details with a focus upon increasing awareness and engagement of the KSU Library System’s collections, services, and spaces.
    • Collaborate with the Student Engagement and Marketing Strategist Librarian on the promotion and advertisement of activities, collaborate with Assessment Librarian to measure impact of activities, and partner with library vendors and other entities for sponsored library training events.
    • Promote KSU Library System student success initiatives and impact across campuses. Cultivate and maintain relationships with other university departments, especially those that provide student support services to foster awareness about ways the Library System can be an essential partner for student success.
    • Collaborate with other internal library units to assist them engaging with the university and external community and promote the Library System
    • Perform subject specific professional work including faculty outreach and liaisonship as needed.
    • Provide research assistance (in person, via chat, or other communication modes) to students and other members of the KSU community as needed.

    Service (10%)

    • Engage in KSU Library System service, KSU University service, and/or service to the library profession.

    Scholarship (5%)

    • Participate in scholarship, research, and/or creative activity. Contribute to the development of the library profession and/or subject-specific discipline through scholarship, presentations, and publications.

    Required Qualifications

    An earned Master’s degree in Librarianship / Information Science, or a master level equivalent accredited degree program recognized by the American Library Association, or foreign equivalent.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of /willingness to master use of Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Suite software, and social media
    • Experience in academic libraries
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with evidence of strong attention to detail
    • Evidence of effective project management, scheduling experience, and ability to meet deadlines
    • Event planning and budget experience
    • A record of professional service
    • A record of scholarly publications and/or conference presentations

Library Staff Positions

  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for a Library Assistant job opening.

    Job Summary

    Provides front line customer service for students, faculty, staff, and community patrons. Performs stacks maintenance, resource sharing processing, gathering and reporting statistics, building management, ensuring customer compliance, and quality assurance.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides excellent front line customer service to KSU students, faculty, staff, and the broader community
    • Answers questions about library services, collections, spaces, policies, and procedures; refers reference, research, or complex questions to librarians or administration as appropriate
    • Collects fines, fees, donations, and dues via cash or check and process using established procedures for financial compliance
    • Opens and closes library facilities; acts as senior officer present during the evenings and weekends
    • Gathers and analyzes statistics and data on activities and provide reports as needed by Library Administration
    • Enforces applicable Library System and University policies and procedures to ensure the safety and security of library patrons
    • Performs accessibility evaluations of physical collections and stacks maintenance. Follow established guidelines for deselection of library collections including detailed reporting for financial compliance and auditing
    • Performs resource sharing responsibilities including using interlibrary loan software and large format scanner following established USG procedures for systemwide material processing and copyright law regulations
    • Provided guidance, direction, and supervision of student assistants working on scheduled shift

    Required Qualifications

    Educational Requirements
    High school diploma or equivalent

    Required Experience
    One (1) year of related customer service or office support experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Educational Qualifications
    Associate degree from an accredited institution of higher education

    Preferred Experience
    Previous experience in an academic library, public library, or media center

  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for the Program Assistant position.

    Job Summary

    Assists students with questions or inquiries in regards to assigned program(s). Participates in assigned department and University events. Provides administrative support to the assigned department and/or program coordinator.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides administrative support in the development, implementation, and marketing of program and/or project function
    • Performs clerical and administrative tasks, including creation, typing and editing of program correspondence, purchasing documents, reports, program handbooks, other publications and maintains department files, records and databases
    • Serves as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, departments and external constituencies on day-to-day program, operational and administrative issues
    • Assists with events, meetings, special projects, and problem resolution facilitation
    • Assists with classroom or laboratory set-up
    • Assists with training and oversight of assigned students, volunteers, and/or interns
    • Assists with collecting program data, prepares scheduled and special reports, maintains program and/or project records and statistical information
    • Maintains supplies, equipment and facilities to include maintenance, inventory management, logistics, security, and related activities
    • Coordinates, participates and may present in meetings, open house, graduation and other college events as assigned

    Required Qualifications

    Educational Requirements
    High School diploma or equivalent

    Required Experience
    Three (3) years related administrative support experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    Additional Preferred Qualifications
    Please refer to the department Position Description Addendum for specific duties as it relates to the assigned department, division, unit and/or college

    Preferred Educational Qualifications
    Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

    Preferred Experience
    Previous experience in higher education preferred

  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for the Specialist, Institutional Repository position.

    Job Summary

    Supports institutional repository functions, including publications, books, creative activities, ejournals, conferences, and projects, for the KSU community, including faculty, staff, and students. Promotes scholarly communications publications, university research or faculty and/or student works, for the library. Assists KSU community members with identifying and implementing Digital Commons solutions to various needs and projects.

    Responsibilities

    • Maintains the collections of the institutional repository by identifying and evaluating new content, updating and maintaining existing content
    • Provides technical support for hosted collections
    • Assists faculty and students with copyright and authors rights, electronic publishing, and
      online editing of electronic publications
    • Collaborates with academic colleges to manage the submission of student work
      including dissertations and theses for digital publication
    • Serves as campus resource for Institutional Repository in absence of the Institutional
      Repository Supervisor
    • Provides technological and metadata support for virtual events hosted on the
      Institutional Repository
    • Provides statistical reporting about the use of the Institutional Repository to creators and
      generates analytical reports for departments, colleges, and campus administrative groups
    • Writes and edits educational and promotional materials in support of the Institutional
      Repository
    • Assists with editing content such as articles, news releases, media pitches, ad
      copy, marketing copy, speeches, statements, letters, memos reports, and other forms of coomunication

    Required Qualifications

    Educational Requirements
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

    Required Experience
    Two (2) years related work experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Preferred Experience
      Previous experience in communications, database management, libraries, or other
      relevant fields preferred
    • Experience with publishing lifecycle, including editing, or print or online publications
    • Understanding of copyright and open access

Library Student Assistant Positions 

  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for a Johnson Library Student Assistant (Marietta Campus) position.

    Job Summary

    The KSU Library System Johnson Library on the Marietta Campus is hiring for a student assistant position beginning immediately. The desired candidate will be customer service oriented, be dependable, have good MS Office, computer, and internet skills. The desired candidate should also be able to work 10-20 hours a week which includes being able to work nights and help close with the night staff. Desired candidate should be able to work weekends on a rotating schedule.
     
    The desired candidate will work at the Check Out Desk, Hive Computer Lab Desk, shelve and shelfread books, and other projects as needed.

  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for a Sturgis Library Student Assistant (Kennesaw Campus) position.

    Job Summary

    This position is for the Sturgis Library on the Kennesaw campus. Job duties include assisting library faculty and staff with various tasks from meeting/event set-up, providing access to library resources and other special projects such as filing, recording statistics, etc. Also answering phones and assisting patrons with customer service. Work study students will gain strong computer skills, customer service skills and the ability to operate a wide variety of office equipment. Ability to understand and follow both written instructions, excellent customer service, and good time management are required. Student must be able to push a cart load of books up to 25-40 pounds. Evenings and/or weekend may be required. 

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