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 Digital Initiatives Librarian, Librarian Assistant Professor position.

    Job Summary

    Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, non-tenure track Digital Initiatives Librarian, Librarian Assistant Professor, faculty position in the Kennesaw State University Library System beginning January 1, 2022.

    Responsibilities

    Librarianship (85%)

    • Coordinate the implementation of new and updated technologies for the Library System.
    • Project management responsibilities for new and emerging digital initiatives, content, and services.
    • Help to update, maintain, and troubleshoot library online systems in partnership with other members of the Library Resources Department.
    • Serve as resource for library faculty with training and technological support of necessary systems.
    • Serve as an undergraduate faculty liaison. Perform subject specific professional work including faculty outreach and collection development.
    • Provide research assistance and information literacy instruction (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 in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program, or related field, or the foreign equivalent is required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Other qualifications might include:

    • A record of professional service.
    • Publications and/or conference presentations.
    • Evidence of working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community.
    • Experience in an academic library.
    • Experience working in information technology support.
    • Project management experience.
    • Evidence of strong attention to detail.
    • Knowledge of current library databases and vendors.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and lead projects to completion.
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for the Research Support Librarian, Librarian Assistant Professor or Librarian Associate Professor position. 

    Job Summary

    The Kennesaw State University Library System is now accepting applications for an open rank, twelve-month, non-tenure track faculty position beginning December 1, 2021. 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. A focus of the position will be delivering services to the students and faculty of the Coles College of Business. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in many business areas including a PhD in Business Administration.

    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 duties include (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 LibGuides and/or other digital or physical instructional materials to support subject disciplines and individual courses
    • Work with students to develop advanced level library research skills including collecting, organizing, and analyzing sources
    • Provide research assistance and reference services to students and faculty.

    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 is required
    • Three years experience working as a librarian in an academic library or equivalent experience
    • Excellent instruction, presentation, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working as a business subject specialist in a university or special library
    • Demonstrated experience or knowledge working with business related research
    • Knowledge of or experience providing quantitative research support
    • Experience delivering library instruction
    • A record of professional service
    • A record of developing scholarship within academic librarianship or subject specialty
  • 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
  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for the Student Engagement and Marketing Strategist, Librarian Assistant Professor position.

    Job Summary

    The Kennesaw State University Library System is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, non-tenure track, Student Engagement and Marketing Strategist, Librarian Assistant Professor with a desired start date of January 1, 2022.  Rank and salary are firm. Students graduating in December 2021 are eligible to apply.

    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 the position will be strategically designing and marketing KSU Library System services, collections, and events to students and faculty.

    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.

    Responsibilities

    Librarianship (85%)

    • Develop, implement, maintain, plan, manage, edit, and assess professional and strategic marketing materials, workflows, communications, projects, and events that require substantial attention to details with a focus upon increasing awareness and engagement of the KSU Library System’s collections, services, and spaces by students and faculty.
    • Develop, design, and maintain a consistent professional marketing image for all materials produced.
    • Select publicity materials, design printed handouts, and prepare budgets for engagement events / promotions, give-a-ways, and advertising campaigns.  
    • Develop and maintain library social media, campus-wide advertising, engagement partnerships / grants, and professional library association updates about the KSU Library System.
    • Perform subject specific professional work including faculty outreach and assessment 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 program recognized by the American Library Association, or foreign equivalent.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Expertise with Adobe Cloud, Microsoft Suite software, and social media
    • An undergraduate degree in marketing, creative writing, or other relevant educational background
    • Experience in academic libraries
    • Experience with marketing library services and / or collections
    • 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 the Manager, Library Circulation Desk position.

    Job Summary

    Manages library circulation procedures and oversees check in and out process of materials at Sturgis Library. Searches the library's circulation system and databases to find materials for patrons. Supervises materials recovery and coordinates circulation services.

    Responsibilities

    • Manages confidential user records and stays current on changes in FERPA
    • Works with Director of Access Services in developing an overall strategy for unit
    • Schedules and supervises day, evening, and weekend staff as assigned
    • Participates in periodic evaluation of circulation staff
    • Reviews and resolves problems and handles complaints
    • Identifies lost or stolen material and reports to Director of Collection Development
    • Supervises reserve function and handling of shelf-ready material
    • Oversees procedural processing of library fines and fee transactions and ensures safeguarding of petty cash
    • Recommends major changes in circulation procedures to the Director of Access Services
    • Prepares overdue, circulation, and attendance reports to summarize and forecast usage activity

    Required Qualifications

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

    Required Experience
    Three (3) years of related work experience and three (3) years supervisory experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Educational Qualifications
    Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

  • 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 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

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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