The Associate University Librarian ( AUL ) is a member of the
senior leadership team at the University of Georgia Libraries. The
position is responsible to the University Librarian and Associate
Provost for leading and advising on matters relating to the
development and implementation of the mission, goals, and broad
policy directions for the University of Georgia Libraries. The AUL
advances high priority initiatives with an initial emphasis on
digital/data strategy and has direct oversight of several library
units and departments, including cataloging, collaborative
digitization (Digital Library of Georgia), maps and government
information, digital humanities, research data management, and
digital preservation. As Associate University Librarian, this
position works closely with the University Librarian, the
administrative team (including heads of Finance, Human Resources,
and IT), and department heads in providing leadership in strategic
planning, administration and resource allocation. The AUL
represents the University Librarian in meetings and may assume
overall responsibility for the Libraries in the absence of the
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should attach a 1-2 page letter of interest, complete
CV, and the names, titles, and contact information of three
professional references. Candidates are encouraged to submit their
materials by October 1, 2021, however, the position will remain
open until filled.
The University of Georgia Libraries wish to emphasize that
preferred qualifications are not required and we are committed to
helping our future colleagues develop preferred knowledge, skills
and abilities. Applicants are encouraged to communicate the ways in
which their work meets required or preferred qualifications in ways
that may not be obvious.
Associate University Librarian
About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant
university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the
state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified
institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/
). UGA is currently
ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News &
World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,
approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses
in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785
by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered
University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800
full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time
staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students
including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and
professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and
colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University
housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The UGA Libraries advance the University of Georgia’s mission by
providing the best possible access to recorded knowledge, actively
contributing to the success of students and faculty through
teaching and research services provided in physical and virtual
environments, exemplifying the University’s strategic priority to
serve the people of Georgia and beyond, and upholding the
University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. A member of the
Association of Research Libraries with 75 faculty librarians and
archivists, 150 staff and nearly 200 student workers, the UGA
Libraries receive more than three million visits per year on
average and provide services at nine locations across the Athens
campus, among them the Main Library, Miller Learning Center,
Science Library, Special Collections Libraries, and Health Sciences
Carnegie Library. The UGA Libraries offer nationally distinctive
special collections related to Georgia’s history, politics, and
public policy, and preserves one of the foremost media collections
in public broadcasting. The UGA Libraries provide IT support for
GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online ( GALILEO ), Georgia’s statewide
virtual library initiative, and is home to the UGA Press and
literary journal. Please visit libs.uga.edu
for more information.
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Commensurate with experience
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Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic
information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or
protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or
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the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction
against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the
requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance,
including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor
employees, are currently not in effect.
The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by
Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement
that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees,
including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January
4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated
status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical
or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the
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Fiscal (12 mo.)
Candidates must have 10 years of professional experience and
sustained professional engagement after completion of their
master’s degree as outlined in the Librarian/Archivist Faculty Rank
and Promotion guidelines:
Five or more years of significant and progressively responsible
management and leadership experience in an academic library.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
Three or more years of experience leading digital/data
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or
Is this a Position of Trust?
- Understanding of the value of diversity, inclusion and
accessibility in an academic setting, with particular regard for
the management and delivery of information resources
- Knowledge of a wide range of library and information technology
resources, services, and operations.
- Effective project management skills.
- Ability to supervise and coordinate with department heads,
high-level faculty and technical personnel to establish goals, set
priorities, and yield results.
- Considerable knowledge of trends and issues that relate to
digital scholarship and data initiatives.
- Knowledge of trends and issues that relate to metadata and
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships and coordinate efforts across library departments,
and to collaborate with campus partners and external
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
- Commitment to mentoring and support for employee professional
Does this position have operation, access, or control of
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this
Is driving a responsibility of this position?
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children
under the age of 18 or direct patient care?
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT
security, personnel records, patient records, or access to
chemicals and medications)
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with
financial responsibilities. For additional information about the
credit check criteria, visit the
UGA Credit Background Check
Serves in a senior administrative capacity for the UGA Libraries,
working under the University Librarian and with the administrative
team (Finance, HR, IT) and department heads to lead library-wide
planning, policy making, and the development and evaluation of
Provides leadership with regard to strategic planning, budget
development, policy development, communication strategy, and
assessment in support of the UGA Libraries’ mission.
May assume overall responsibility for the Libraries in the absence
of the University Librarian.
Liaises, collaborates, and coordinates with various stakeholders on
and off campus on behalf of the University Librarian to develop and
grow services, address issues, and support the Libraries as the
heart of UGA’s scholarly community.
Advances strategic priorities, including digital scholarship and
research data management.
Promotes and sustains a positive, equitable, diverse, and ethical
workplace culture where the contributions and development of all
people are valued.
Has direct oversight of specific Libraries departments and units,
with direct supervision of approximately 6 department heads and
other leaders and indirect supervision of 40-50 faculty and staff.
These areas include Cataloging, the Digital Library of Georgia, the
Map and Government Information Library, Digital Humanities,
Research Data Management, and Digital Stewardship.
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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- List of References with Contact Information