Undergraduate Faculty Liaison Coordinator

Position ID: 38886
Kennesaw State University
KSU Library System
Position Description
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Distinguishing Features of this Position:
The Kennesaw State University Library System seeks an entry-level librarian who is a dynamic, collegial, and flexible individual to serve as undergraduate faculty liaison coordinator and collection development librarian. Under the supervision of the Director of Collection Development, the incumbent serves as a member of the Collection Development Unit and helps guide the library to meet the challenges of today’s complex higher education environment. The incumbent is responsible for working collaboratively to achieve the KSU University and Library System missions, goals, and objectives. The Kennesaw Campus will serve as the home base for this position, with the incumbent spending time working at all of the library system’s facilities and campuses as necessary.
Major Responsibilities:

Undergraduate Faculty Liaison Coordinator (40%)
1. Coordinates the undergraduate liaison program for the library including assigning and adjusting specific liaison assignments, acting as the point person for questions about the program, and troubleshooting problems from faculty and librarians.
2. Trains undergraduate liaisons on their roles and duties. Creates and maintains resources for liaisons such as an online tool kit, articles, or best practices.
3. Markets the liaison program to the KSU community in conjunction with the Strategic Marketing Committee. Creates emails, literature, and marketing materials as needed.
4. Coordinates content team meetings and monitors liaison webpages and Databases by Subject lists.
5. Facilitates overall communication with undergraduate liaisons, the Director of Collection Development, and library administration.
6. Assists the Electronic Resources Collection Development Librarian with marketing new database acquisitions to the KSU community.
7. Creates procedural documents and workflows and recommends policies to improve library services.
8. Maintains data reports and assists the Director of Collection Development and the Assessment Librarian with collection assessment projects as assigned.
9. Provides collection development training to library employees as needed, in conjunction with the Collection Development Unit.

Librarianship (50%)
10. Serves as an undergraduate faculty liaison. Performs subject specific professional work including library instruction to undergraduate students, faculty outreach, and collection development.
11. Provides research assistance and reference services to undergraduate students and other members of the KSU community.
12. Maintains professional growth by broadening knowledge of relevant, current and best practices in academic librarianship for self and others.

Other Duties as Assigned (10%)
13. Serves on Library, Campus, University System of Georgia, regional, and national professional committees.
14. Maintains appropriate professional activities and contributes to the development of the library profession and/or subject-specific discipline through scholarship, presentations, and publications.
15. Be professionally active and contribute to developments in the field of library science and/or subject-specific discipline through scholarship, presentations, and publications.

Required Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program or foreign equivalent.
2. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to communicate appropriately within, and outside of, the library.
3. Aptitude for detailed work in addition to strong organizational, planning, and time management skills.
4. Ability to function effectively in a team environment.
5. Working knowledge of office suite applications including spreadsheets.
6. Ability to meet library faculty standards for job performance, scholarship, service and professional development.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Knowledge of current professional library principles, methods, procedures, and best practices, especially pertaining to outreach and public services.
2. Experience with academic liaison duties and/or library instruction.
3. Knowledge of research methodologies, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and statistical tools, such as SAS or equivalent.
4. Creativity in problem-solving and enthusiasm for self-directed study.

Application Procedure: 
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Contract Period: 
12 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Library and Information Science
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Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Christina Holm
Vacancy Status: 

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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
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II