Assistant Professor Assessment Librarian

Position ID: 38191
Georgia College and State University
Library Administration
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Librarian
Job Description: 


Position Information
Business Title Assistant Professor Assessment Librarian
Home Department Library Administration
Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Faculty (12-month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable
Work Schedule

40 hours per week; Monday-Friday. Some evening and weekends required for department/Library/University/community events or as needed

Work Hours per week 40
Travel Required? N
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Russell Library provides the tools and expertise for Georgia College’s diverse communities to pursue knowledge and truth for the public good.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Ina Dillard Russell Library seeks applications for a tenure-track Assessment Librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor. Reporting to the Director of University Library, this position will maintain and creatively enhance a assessment program that informs decision-making, services and learning spaces. Primary assessment duties include analysis and reporting of usage and web-based feedback, development and administration of user needs assessment related to library services and spaces and participation in consortial and institutional assessment activities.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Assessment
Job duties performed for the above function

Provides leadership for the Library Assessment Committee. Identifies and coordinates assessment efforts. Develops and implements structure and process for measuring effectiveness of Library services. Works closely with Associate Directors to support a data-driven approach to meeting strategic goals. Works closely with library departments to select appropriate data collection strategies. Assists in the collection, analysis and reporting of assessment results. Represents the Library in campus, regional and national assessment efforts. Evaluates effectiveness of Library assessment efforts. Recommends ways to strengthen assessment and evaluation activities. Provides data from assessment for library colleagues as requested. Coordinates assessment training for library faculty and staff. Coordinates and administers assessment plans related to accreditation requirements. Analyzes data from assessment and presents graphical and written reports as needed. Works closely with Library Administration, the colleges and other stakeholders to document and disseminate assessment results. Compiles and submits consortium statistical reports.

Key Function Program Development
Job duties performed for the above function

Collaborates with librarians, staff, university community, and others to realize and implement assessment and user experience efforts. Serves as the designated liaison for assessment and accreditation activities department and institution-wide.

Key Function Liaison
Job duties performed for the above function

Pursues opportunities to establish and maintain cross-disciplinary expertise by participating in relevant Library activities. Advocates for the role of assessment in the formulation of library services and policies. Provides basic consultation and education to faculty and students, including information copyright, open access services and resources, and publishing alternatives.

Key Function Faculty - Professional Development
Job duties performed for the above function

Maintains an expert knowledge of recent advances or trends in librarianship and related fields through reading, training, networking, attending conferences, workshops, etc., or other means of development/personal growth.

Key Function Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity
Job duties performed for the above function

As a member of the faculty, participates in planning, researching, writing, and publishing in areas of expertise; participates in professional organizations; plans and/or participates in programs, activities, and workshops; seeks external sources of funding and submits grant proposals.

Key Function Faculty - Service to Institution
Job duties performed for the above function

Faculty contribute service to the institution. Examples include the following: Department, college, and university committee memberships and offices; planning and/or participating in programs, activities, and workshops; participation in special programs or projects and other service in the institution.

Key Function Faculty - Public Service
Job duties performed for the above function

Public Service is often a part of the service expectations and might include activities, such as the following: service to the profession, consulting work, membership and participation in community organizations and other significant services to the community.

Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function

Teaching and Instructional Responsibilities include actively soliciting, creating, and teaching information literacy instruction to support the students and the University’s curriculum; and contributing to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching information-literacy related first year (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses. This position performs reference duties as assigned and creates and promotes instructional information such as bibliographies, service guides, web publications, subject-related research guides, etc. Participating in the library’s collection development efforts by reviewing, selecting, and making recommendations for the purchase of library materials that support the curriculum is also required of this position.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without consideration to age, color, disability, gender, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Minimum Requirements
Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

-ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library & Information Science. Please note: all degrees must be conferred by an accredited institution by the hire date)
-Two to three years professional experience working in an academic or research library
-Experience with assessment and accreditation efforts
-Experience with user experience and engagement efforts
-Proven ability to coordinate and manage projects effectively
-Demonstrated ability to work independently or collaboratively with staff and users
-Experience working cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds

List any other requirements

GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.

This faculty member will also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F0185
Desired Start Date 05/01/2017
Close Date 02/15/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

This posting is open to receive applications until February 15, 2018

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Library and Information Science
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Vacancy Status: 

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Louis C Castenell, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II