Head of Information Strategies and Scholarly Communications

Columbus State University

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Head of Information Strategies and Scholarly Communications

Job ID: 232867
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary
The Schwob Memorial Library at Columbus State University seeks applicants for the Head of Information Strategies and Scholarly Communications position. Duties focus on the oversight of the libraries' systems, electronic resources, web platforms, and institutional repository. The Head of Information Strategies and Scholarly Communications supervises two paraprofessional employees and one student assistant. This position oversees electronic resource management and licensing, periodical and government documents management, the CSU ePress, and acquisitions. This position also works closely with all library departments, UITS and COOL on a wide variety of projects.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing advice, guidance and information on library technology needs; technology troubleshooting within the libraries; overseeing the library management systems and all other electronic systems, such as ILLiad, Alma, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Toolkit, LibGuides, LibAnswers and Digital Commons; compiling statistics; managing and maintaining Gallileo, Stacks, Alma, CSU ePress, and libraries website; administration, planning, and vision for/of library technology environment; managing print and electronic journals; subject-specific liaison outreach and teaching; assisting with the management of the library procurement and budget; troubleshooting and resolving problems with the library's hardware and software use; and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include:
  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Science and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in managing technical services and systems programs.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems, bibliographic utilities, and library networking practices and standards
  • Working knowledge of MARC 21, Dublin Core, MARCXML, MODS and cataloging standards, such as AACR2 and RDA
  • Practical experience with HTML/CSS, XSLT and other web programming standards
  • Experience managing relational databases
  • Experience with Unix/Linux server environments and computer architecture
  • Experience with basic JAVA programming
  • SQL programming experience
  • Experience with desktop computer applications and repair
  • Desire to expand knowledge of other technologies to further the goals and expansion of library services
  • Ability to set priorities and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Effective written and oral communication skills

Proposed Salary
The annualized hiring salary is $69,836 and includes full benefits.

Required Documents to Attach
For fullest consideration, please submit your application immediately.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=30000&JobOpeningId=232867&PostingSeq=1

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Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of over 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It maintains two campuses: its original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus, and its RiverPark campus, nestled in the city’s historic downtown overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Columbus, Georgia, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community, which is an asset to the university’s recruitment and retention success. With an annual economic impact exceeding $247 million, CSU is a top-10 employer in a community of 350,000 residents that is also home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. Learn more about the area and its diverse business, recreational and social amenities at visitcolumbusga.com.

The university’s 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference, which adds to CSU’s vibrant campus life experience. The university serves the greater Columbus region through its abundant art, music and theatre offerings, as well as its nationally recognized outreach programs that span topics ranging from art and science appreciation to leadership development.

Guiding the university is its current seven-year strategic plan (www.columbusstate.edu/strategicplan) and the core values that undergird it and all that Columbus State is. CSU’s commitment to fostering greater inclusion and diversity, found among its core values, includes a focus on attaining “a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” This commitment is woven through the university’s student and employee recruitment, retention and mentoring programs.
For additional information, visit www.ColumbusState.edu .

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