Department Chair of Library Public Services, Librarian Associate Professor @ Department of Library Resources, KSU Library System

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Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, non-tenure track

Department Chair of Library Public Services and Librarian Associate Professor faculty position

in the Department of Library Resources which begins December 2019.

Distinguishing Features of this Position:

The Kennesaw State University Library System seeks a visionary, passionate, inspiring,

collegial, flexible, service-oriented, and team-based senior-level librarian administrator for the

open position of Department Chair of Library Public Services.

This experienced librarian administrator will be in a unique position to utilize exemplary

opportunities to boldly shape the multi-campus KSU Library System as the KSU campus seeks

to establish itself as a top tier R2 university in the future by 2023.

This position is under the direct supervision of the Dean and Assistant Vice-President for the

KSU Library System. As a dynamic member of the Library Leadership Team, the selected

individual will work collaboratively with all members of KSU Library Administration to achieve

organizational goals and strategies.

The successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of, and significant experience in,

addressing the evolving role and challenges of today’s complex higher education institutions and

libraries in the digital age. The preferred candidate will have a high tolerance for recurring and

rapid change as well as an understanding of the developing perceptions of the library system as a

campus partner.

The candidate will have a strong desire to provide excellence and creativity in collections,

facilities, organizational improvement and services that are meaningful and user-centered to

assist in student success and to meet the University’s commitment to student recruitment,

retention, progression, and graduation.

The incumbent has full supervisory responsibilities and oversight for three direct reports, the

Directors of Access Services, Graduate Services, and Reference and Instructional Services Units.

These three Units are comprised of approximately 16 library faculty and 18 library staff.


The home location for this position is the Kennesaw Campus; however, this individual will be

expected to work at the Marietta Campus and may travel to other KSU sites as necessary. This

position requires working a minimum of 40 hours a week and a flexible schedule, including

some nights, holidays and weekends as needed.


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