Outreach Librarian

Georgia State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 03, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Reference & Instruction Librarian

Library Faculty Position, Decatur Campus

Position and Responsibilities

Georgia State University, ranked in 2018 as the #2 Most Innovative University by U.S. News & World Report, has one of the fastest growing research profiles in the country and a proven commitment to the success of students from all backgrounds.

The Georgia State University Library welcomes to our Decatur campus team an innovative, collegial and service oriented colleague to: coordinate instruction for the campus, be actively involved in outreach throughout the university, provide reference service in-person and online, facilitate course-integrated instruction and resource guides, assist with developing the collection and actively engage and support the research, teaching and learning needs of the faculty, staff and students on campus and community.

We welcome a librarian eager to partner with faculty in their teaching and research and to work with students in their first and second year, primarily in learning the information tools and skills needed to succeed in college and career. This librarian serves as a member of the library faculty (12-month; non-tenure track), holds faculty rank and is expected to participate in service and scholarly activities outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines. The library is committed to providing exceptional professional development opportunities to its employees.



This position is based on GSU’s Decatur campus. Perimeter College (https://perimeter.gsu.edu) became a part of Georgia State University in January 2016, as part of a consolidation that formed the largest university in Georgia. For additional information about the six libraries that make up Georgia State University Library, visit http://library.gsu.edu.

Georgia State readies students for professional pursuits, educates future leaders, and prepares citizens for lifelong learning. Enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation at its downtown research campus, at its vibrant Perimeter campuses and online, the university provides educational opportunities for more than 52,000 students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels. For additional information about Georgia State University, visit http://www.gsu.edu.


Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in information/library science 
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues
  • Understanding of the rapidly changing role of the academic library and librarian in higher education 
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills


Conditions of Work and Benefits

Twelve-month assignment

Faculty rank and status

Non-Tenure track

Support for research and professional activities


Salary and Rank

Salary commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at faculty rank (Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor) on a contract renewal basis.



Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin immediately, with complete applications received by October 1, 2020 receiving full consideration.


Send materials, pdf format preferred, to:

Human Resource Officer
University Library
(404) 413-2700

All offers of employment at Georgia State University are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.


Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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