Chair of the Department of Library Resources
Kennesaw State University Library System
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a
twelve-month, non-tenure track Librarian Professor and Chair of the
Department of Library Resources in the Kennesaw State University
Library System beginning September 1, 2022.
As a member of Library Administration, the Department Chair
leads with a unified vision that supports the Dean and inspires
excellence in library collections, services, and
professionalism. This position reports directly to the
Assistant Vice President and Dean of the Kennesaw State University
- Provides leadership and administrative oversight and
coordination for the Library System departments involved with
metadata, acquisition, procurement, licensing, preservation, and
access for all Libraries’ scholarly materials and collections.
- Provides oversight of fiscal activities relating to
expenditures for library materials and associated services, attends
to appropriate controls and reporting, and fosters effective
communication channels with the university’s Fiscal Services,
Accounts Payable Office, and the Office of Legal Affairs to ensure
compliance with DOAS procurement regulations and guidelines, as
well pertinent university financial policies.
- Responsible for timely and systematic procurement and/or
licensing of collections as well as provision of full access
through the integrated library system and other technologies.
- Supervises, mentors, and trains faculty and staff in the
Department of Library Resources, establishing workloads, workflows,
and developing and advocating for training and professional
development in light of the overall organizational needs and
- Participates in shared governance; Serves as an ex-official
member of the Library Faculty Council.
- Works collaboratively with peers across the state through
Georgia Interconnected Libraries and other networks in order to
streamline and improve processes regarding library resources for
all USG libraries.
Required Qualifications Include
- Earned ALA-accredited Masters in Library Science, or the
- At least ten (10) years of experience in increasingly
responsible administrative and managerial positions within an
academic library system;
- Leadership and effective communication skills to be able to
connect with and positively influence library faculty and
- Ability to conceptualize and capacity to innovate and
contribute toward transformative organizational change;
- Familiarity with procurement regulations, including
contract/licenses negotiations and management;
- Substantial experience in at least two of the following
functional areas: budgeting/acquisitions, collection development,
serials and/or e-resources management, cataloging/metadata
management, systems/authentication/web development, budgeting.
Preferred Qualifications Include
- Completed or in process advanced academic degree;
- Knowledge of evolving metadata standards and mark-up
- Evidence of professional service and record of presentations
- Demonstrated project management and organizational skills,
including flexibility in meeting objectives and implementing
For a full description of this position, application deadlines,
and application procedures, visit https://hr.kennesaw.edu/careers.php.
Search for Job ID 244508.
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 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.
Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of
Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and
does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability,
national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or
veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.