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Library Specialist II

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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Located on six Georgia State University campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the University Library provides faculty and students with open, and inviting educational facilities and an active online experience.  As an integral part of the University community, the library welcomed more than 2 million visitors in the past year.  As a valued partner in student success, the library supports both teaching and research with extensive collections, innovative solutions, and outstanding assistance.  For additional information about the Georgia State University Library, visit

The University Library is seeking to hire a Library Specialist II for the Collection Development & Discovery department on a full-time at our Atlanta campus. The scope of the responsibilities will include these essential duties but is not limited to the following:

  • Copy catalogs purchased ebooks and licensed streaming video content with some degree of independence, utilizing international standards, codes, and practices. 

  • Maintains bibliographic records for specific ebook and streaming media collections, including licensed demand-driven collections (DDA, EBA, etc.).

  • Copy catalogs purchased and leased print books and other materials with some degree of independence, utilizing international standards, codes, and practices.

  • Imports files of records from vendors or other sources into the repository. 

  • Completes database maintenance, including performing batch updates and changes to descriptive and subject metadata in the library catalog. This includes, but is not limited to reinstatements, withdrawals, and location transfers.

  • Runs and creates database queries and reports.

  • Resolves and responds to cataloging problems and errors reported via online form, library help desk, and library staff.

  • Participates in planning, procedure development and implementation, and policy and decision-making processes for the unit and for the department and library as required.

Bachelor's degree and four years of progressively specialized library experience, including two years in the assigned area; or a combination of education and related experience.

College/Business Unit
07/27/21, 10:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: University Library
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 06/23/21, 12:01:17 PM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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