Director of Collection Development and Open Rank Librarian of Library Science

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Director of Collection Development and Open Rank Librarian of Library Science

Job ID: 240418
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia's largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

Location
Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information
The KSU Library System is committed to supporting and furthering Kennesaw State University's mission of being a powerful, diverse, student-centered, and research-driven university. The Library System carefully cultivates resources, services, and spaces that enhance teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative endeavors for our users. These efforts focus upon supporting student success--especially advancing undergraduate programs, supporting the graduate programs, furthering research with relevance, and promoting lifelong learning.

The Department of Library Resources supports student success by enabling the efficient and affordable curation, acquisition, and discovery of library resources, enhancing the university's international digital publishing presence, and through the support and maintenance of library systems to improve student access to and navigation of resources.

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is accepting applications for Director of Collection Development and open rank, twelve-month, non-tenure track Librarian of Library Science in the Kennesaw State University Library System. This position begins July 1, 2022.

Rank is determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities
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.

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.

Finalists will be invited to give a presentation on a topic to be determined.

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

Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  4. List of names and contact information for three references
  5. 1-2 page Statement of Librarianship Philosophy

Apply Before Date
For full consideration, please apply by April 15, 2022. This position is open until filled. The full consideration date has been extended.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Ariel Turner, https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=2903120&targetURL=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

Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  4. List of names and contact information for three references
  5. 1-2 page Statement of Librarianship Philosophy

Apply Before Date
For full consideration, please apply by April 15, 2022. This position is open until filled. The full consideration date has been extended.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Ariel Turner, [email protected].

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at [email protected]. For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.

Participant ID: 61415

Background Check
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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Organization

Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest in the University System of Georgia with more than 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.kennesaw_state_university1.jpg

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 70 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math and graduate degree programs in nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. The university’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer a Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning, Doctorate of Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing.

Additionally, nursing students from Kennesaw State have one of the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam and are highly sought-after in the medical community, while the College of Education is the second-largest preparer of teachers in the state. The Executive MBA program, housed in the Coles College of Business, is the second-largest program in the country and has been recognized by BusinessWeek.

kennesaw_state_university2.jpgKSU’s national reputation has gained steam and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years as an “Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South,” ranking among the top ten (8th) in the 2010 issue of “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the university’s First-Year Experience has been named an “Academic Program to Look For” by U.S.News for seven consecutive years and was named one of 12 founding institutions in a project called "Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College."

The university has committed itself to expanding the global experience of students, faculty and staff through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known as the "Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship" initiative, which began in 2007. This program focuses on increasing opportunities for international learning experiences. In spring 2009, KSU awarded its first Global Engagement Certification to graduate and undergraduate students. This certification recognizes students’ achievements in learning global perspectives and developing intercultural skills.

As a destination campus, KSU offers students plenty of opportunities to experience campus life by participating in more than 150 student groups and organizations, including student government, sororities and fraternities, club and intramural sports, social and special-interest organizations, student publications and honor societies.

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In 2009, the Kennesaw State Owls completed a reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During the transition from 2005-2009, KSU teams have won six Atlantic Sun Conference tournaments in five sports, including men’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, softball and cross-country.

Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For.” KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

Kennesaw State was originally established by the University System of Georgia as Kennesaw Junior College serving 1,000 students. The college became a four-year institution in 1976 and was named Kennesaw College in 1977. In 1988, on its 25th anniversary, it was named Kennesaw State College and in 1996 became Kennesaw State University.

Find Us
Telephone
470-578-6000
Location
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw
GA
30144
US

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