University Librarian

Job description

Job Title: University Librarian
Location: Savannah State Recruiting Loc
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 224681
About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, the University Librarian is a twelve-month faculty rank position with the opportunity for tenure status. The University Librarian is responsible for strategic and operational leadership of the Library as well as the department's faculty and staff.

Responsibilities The responsibilities of the University Librarian will include developing initiatives that enhance student learning in curricular and co-curricular programs, developing innovative modes of delivering services and their assessment, personnel selection, development and supervision, management and evaluation of the Library’s resources and budget. The position may require some night and weekend hours and the performance of job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description.

Required Qualifications
    A Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program and a second Master’s or a Bachelor’s degree in a subject area taught at Savannah State University is required. Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible leadership and supervisory experience in an academic library. College teaching experience with a record of scholarship that would merit appointment to a senior faculty rank. Experience in fundraising and grant writing; participation in state, regional and national library and information science organizations. Experience in developing and overseeing online teaching and learning programs and activities including online tutorials, guides, and open educational resources. Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies and other trends in higher education that impact libraries. Demonstrated competencies in information literacy and library instruction including assessment of library instruction and other library services and activities. Knowledge of and experience with budget management. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, resulting in exceptional service and collaboration with colleagues and academic departments to advance learning.
Preferred Qualifications Experience in working in multiple departmental/functional areas in a library.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at [email protected] Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected]




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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time