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 Chair of the Department of Library Resources position.

    Job Summary

    Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, non-tenure track Librarian Professor and Chair of the Department of Library Resources in the Kennesaw State University Library System beginning September 1, 2022.

    As a member of Library Administration, the Department Chair leads with a unified vision that supports the Dean and inspires excellence in library collections, services, and professionalism.  This position reports directly to the Assistant Vice President and Dean of the Kennesaw State University Library System.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides leadership and administrative oversight and coordination for the Library System departments involved with metadata, acquisition, procurement, licensing, preservation, and access for all Libraries’ scholarly materials and collections.
    • Provides oversight of fiscal activities relating to expenditures for library materials and associated services, attends to appropriate controls and reporting, and fosters effective communication channels with the university’s Fiscal Services, Accounts Payable Office, and the Office of Legal Affairs to ensure compliance with DOAS procurement regulations and guidelines, as well pertinent university financial policies.
    • Responsible for timely and systematic procurement and/or licensing of collections as well as provision of full access through the integrated library system and other technologies.
    • Supervises, mentors, and trains faculty and staff in the Department of Library Resources, establishing workloads, workflows, and developing and advocating for training and professional development in light of the overall organizational needs and priorities.
    • Participates in shared governance; Serves as an ex-official member of the Library Faculty Council.
    • Works collaboratively with peers across the state through Georgia Interconnected Libraries and other networks in order to streamline and improve processes regarding library resources for all USG libraries.

    Required Qualifications

    • Earned ALA-accredited Masters in Library Science, or the foreign equivalent;
    • At least ten (10) years of experience in increasingly responsible administrative and managerial positions within an academic library system;
    • Leadership and effective communication skills to be able to connect with and positively influence library faculty and staff
    • Ability to conceptualize and capacity to innovate and contribute toward transformative organizational change;
    • Familiarity with procurement regulations, including contract/licenses negotiations and management;
    • Substantial experience in at least two of the following functional areas: budgeting/acquisitions, collection development, serials and/or e-resources management, cataloging/metadata management, systems/authentication/web development, budgeting.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Completed or in process advanced academic degree
    • Knowledge of evolving metadata standards and mark-up languages
    • Evidence of professional service and record of presentations and publications
    • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills, including flexibility in meeting objectives and implementing creative solutions
  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for the Director of Collection Development, Librarian Assistant/Associate Professor position.

    Job Summary 

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

    The Kennesaw State University Library System seeks an inclusive and collaborative leader as their new Director of Collection Development. The successful candidate will mentor and lead a team of four staff and four faculty and serve as an integral part of the Library System’s Leadership Team. The Director of Collection Development coordinates all activities of the Collection Development team, including e-resource assessment, vendor negotiations, collections liaison activities, database trials, collection management and maintenance, government documents, and the institutional repository. This faculty member will also provide essential research and educational support for KSU students and faculty through librarianship activities, including research consultations and reference support.

    Responsibilities

    Librarianship:

    • Lead the Collection Development Unit with contributions that support excellence in collections to meet the needs of library users. Serve as a member of the Library Leadership Team.
    • Supervise, train, and mentor staff and coordinate the work of faculty in the Collection Development Unit, establishing workloads and setting expectations in compliance with national standards and in consultation with the Department Chair of Library Resources.  Develop and advocate for training and professional development opportunities for individuals.
    • Foster and develop partnerships within the university and across the state to improve and expand collections and services for KSU students, faculty, and staff. Represent the Collection Development Unit and the Department of Library Resources at meetings as appropriate. 
    • Serve as a member of the Library System’s budget team. Participate in annual budget planning, tracking, and implementation. Coordinate and monitor the allocation and spending of the Library System’s materials budget, in collaboration with the Director of Technical Services and the Department Chair of Library Resources.
    • Gather, review, write, update and post policies and procedures for the Collection Development Unit. Collaborate with other units and departments on workflow development to streamline organizational effectiveness.
    • Guide the Collection Development Unit in strategic planning and assessment processes.  Create, analyze, update, plan, and evaluate the contributions of the Collection Development Unit regarding the Library System’s Strategic Plan and Annual Report, SACSCOC / accreditation reports, the annual collection of statistics for ACRL, and other assessment initiatives.
    • Support and encourage student success, retention, and progression to graduation by providing reference or research support in accordance with industry best practices.

    Scholarship:

    • 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.

    Service:

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

    Required Qualifications

    • An earned Master’s, or the foreign equivalent, in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program, or related field is required.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability as evidenced by experience managing a team, leadership in professional service, supervisory experience, or a combination of relevant experiences.
    • Evidence of scholarship/creative activities.
    • A record of professional service.
    • Experience working in library collections and e-resources.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Supervisory experience in an academic library setting
    • Experience managing budgets
    • Knowledge of institutional repositories
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects and demands
    • Experience with vendor relations, including negotiation 
    • At least five years of experience in an academic library
    • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • 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

Library Staff Positions

  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for a Library Acquisition Specialist, Library Technical Services (Kennesaw Campus) position.

    Job Summary

    Ensures library resources purchases and expense transactions for the Library Resources department of the KSU Library System are compliant with established fiscal policies and procedures of the University, Board of Regents, State of Georgia, and other governing bodies. Responsible for coordinating and communicating between the library and vendors for library resources expense transactions. Collaborates with library faculty charged with developing library collections to ensure fiscally responsible ordering practices. May be responsible for reviewing, coding, and posting requisitions and accounts payable transactions in the designated financial systems. Serves as liaison between the Library Resources department and other units within the library and university. Monitors expenditures and provides data and reports on related budgets as needed. Assists with the development and enforcement of new library procedures related to the expenditure of library subscriptions and the purchase of books for the library collection.

    Responsibilities

    • Receives and organizes invoices for library book purchases or subscriptions. Responsible for entering eProcurement requisitions and OwlPay requests for library collections
    • Ensures all financial transactions are submitted accurately and timely, maintaining compliance with USG policies, State of Georgia policies, university policies and other regulatory guidelines 
    • Responsible for ordering all books purchased for library collections using the library’s fiscal resources
    • Responsible for monitoring and receiving invoices and creating purchase order lines and manual invoices in the library services platform in order to facilitate cost-per-use analysis
    •  Serves as liaison between the Library Resources department and other units within the library and university. Provides oversight and training to library faculty in the selection of monographs for the library collection
    • Conducts review of subscriptions for price change, percentage increases, and other changes as necessary
    • Communicates with vendors to obtain invoices, assists with registering vendors in relevant systems, and obtains financial documentation from vendors as needed
    • Collaborates with Procurement, Accounts Payable, and related offices to ensure items are paid in a timely manner
    • Creates, updates, and runs reports relating to library resources acquisitions, metadata, and other statistics
    • Creates, updates, and distributes budget reports. Provides updates at library budget meetings as needed
    • Creates and updates acquisitions-related documentation as needed
    • Responds to acquisitions-related tickets submitted to the Library Resources department 

    Education Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

    Required Qualifications

    • One (1) year experience in bookkeeping, accounting, purchasing, or related experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Familiar with financial services programs
    • Higher education experience
    • Library Technical Services experience, especially in acquisitions

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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