Outreach Librarian (2 vacancies), Georgia State

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 University Library is hiring two (2) forward-thinking and collegial outreach librarians to support key areas of research, teaching, and learning from across the University, with particular focus on:

      • Psychology
      • Neuroscience
      • Global Studies
      • Gerontology
      • Public Health
      • Other disciplines as defined by need and interest

Training and support will be provided to librarians who may be new to outreach services or to supporting the needs of specific disciplines. Interested persons from any stage of their career are invited to apply. Working closely with assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, Outreach Librarians provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information and resource use. Librarians at GSU have a strong commitment to student
learning and success and are expected to collaborate with library and campus colleagues serving the wide variety of colleges and programs.

We welcome information professionals eager to partner with faculty in their research and teaching and work with students at all levels in learning the information tools and skills needed to succeed in college and career. These positions serve as members of the library faculty (12-month; non-tenure track), hold faculty rank, and are expected to participate in service and scholarly activities as outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines. The library is committed to providing exceptional professional development opportunities to its employees


Research Librarian I, American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees


Department: Research & Collective Bargaining Services
Location: Washington, D.C.
Grade:  United Staff Union — Grade 8
Salary:  Starts at $72,447 with union-negotiated wage/step increases.
Benefits: List of benefits

To be considered
Please send an email with an attached cover letter and resume using the Apply button. Include the position title, and if you are a current member of an AFSCME Local, in the subject line of your email.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. However, we strongly encourage applying before June 28, 2019.

Duties, Requirements and Desired Qualifications

This position is responsible for providing information and research services to union staff and leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at: selecting and distributing news and other relevant information for a targeted audience, researching, analyzing, and disseminating information from diverse sources in response to patron requests, contributing to the management, organization, and assessment of the library collection, and providing outreach and instruction services for users of the Information Center.


Curates and assembles a daily email newsletter from a wide variety of sources, comprehensively covering key developments in topics of interest to AFSCME.
Researches, retrieves, analyzes and disseminates information from electronic and print sources in response to reference requests.
Synthesizes research findings into structured, digestible reports for a variety of audiences.
Assists with collection management responsibilities including cataloging, identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, shelving and weeding the collection.
Performs outreach and instructional services for staff and provides access, assistance and support for Information Center resources.
Researches, selects and independently assembles and distributes articles for AFSCME Information Center blogs.
Creates fact sheets, user guides, and other documentation on internal and external electronic communications to foster user self-sufficiency.
Conducts presentations or instructional sessions for internal and external audiences.
Remains knowledgeable on issues affecting AFSCME members.
May supervise clerical support staff.
Performs other general duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in library or information science is strongly preferred, and three to five years of experience in a library or similar setting which provides the following skills.

Skills Requirements

Ability to identify requestors’ needs through use of reference interviews and craft effective search strategies to address those needs.
Ability to synthesize research findings and write clear, organized reports of research results based on the identified information need.
Skilled in the use of digital technologies and experienced with electronic library information systems, databases and other information management and retrieval tools.
Ability to perform sound research and make logical conclusions.
Ability to evaluate, abstract and analyze data and technical information from diverse sources.
Knowledge of library administration principles.
Experience with knowledge and information management principles, strategies and technologies.
Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and Information Center users.
Ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines and to balance short- and long-term priorities.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Commitment to AFSCME’s mission.

Desired Qualifications

Working knowledge of advanced search logic techniques and optimal usage of complex legal, business and news databases.
Experience with library technical services including administration of OPAC software or other discovery systems and knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards.
Familiarity with data and information management technologies such as content management system administration, HTML, digital asset management and relational database structures.
Interest in labor relations and public sector institutions, law and policy issues.

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.


Full employer-paid health insurance for employee and family, including major medical, hospitalization, prescription drugs, vision, dental and orthodontia
Health insurance for domestic partners
Paid short term disability
Paid long term disability
Defined benefit pension plan (jointly paid)
401(k) savings plan
Full employer-paid life insurance and accidental death benefits
3 weeks earned vacation per year
12 days earned sick leave per year
12 paid holidays per year
Holiday release between Christmas and New Year’s Day with pay
Tuition assistance reimbursement plan
Dependent care assistance plan (flexible spending account)

Union Membership

Employees filling a United Staff Union bargaining unit position are required to join the union and pay membership dues.


Data Librarian (Tenure-Track)

The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the position of Data Librarian. This exciting new opportunity supports Western Michigan University’s commitment to be a learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged institution by supporting campus efforts in three key areas: cultivating and participating in campus research collaborations, consulting with researchers, and delivering educational programming.

The Data Librarian will lead new library efforts to support the emerging data needs for a wide range of stakeholders, such as campus researchers, students, and the Office of the Vice President for Research. This new role will define the future of data services within WMU libraries, work to identify campus needs, and develop a new service portfolio to assist the campus community on how to better use, manage, communicate, and preserve data. The Librarian will develop new partnerships to increase the visibility and usability of data resources, support scholarly communications, and deliver instruction on best and emerging practices.

As a tenure track, fiscal-year (12 month) appointment, the Librarian will report to the Associate Dean for Resources and Digital Strategies and work as a team member in the Research Services Department. This innovative new area is responsible for the curation, preservation, and promotion of specialized collections, planning and executing digital projects, and providing research and educational services to support of specific program areas. The position will participate in library-wide activities and committees and may also supervise staff.

In support of the Libraries’ commitment to professional development, the Librarian will enjoy many opportunities to develop a professional record. Travel funding will be provided, with support for presenting at conferences, publishing in professional publications, and developing leadership experience.

A master’s degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or an international equivalent as identified by ALA is required. Candidates with advanced graduate coursework or professional experience are encouraged to apply.

Please visit https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs for further information regarding the position requirements and application procedures. Review of applications will begin February 11, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The position will be based on Western Michigan University’s main campus in Kalamazoo, MI. The expected start date is summer 2019.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.

Western Michigan University is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in the vibrant community of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Known as a center for innovative health sciences research and the home of two nationally-ranked institutions of higher learning—Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College—Kalamazoo enjoys being a center for higher education and the sixth largest metropolitan area in Michigan. Kalamazoo is home of the nationally recognized Kalamazoo Promise, where graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo offers a wealth of cultural and recreational activities, including numerous outdoor recreation activities, unique commerce and shopping, and numerous cultural organizations. For more information, please visit: https://wmich.edu/about/kalamazoo

Western Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Direct Link: www.wmujobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=56891