Are you interested in working for the KSU Library System? We currently have open positions for faculty librarians, library staff, and library student assistants. 

For technical support or assistance completing a job application, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or oneusgsupport@usg.edu.

For questions about Faculty positions at Kennesaw State University, please contact the search chair, the contact listed on the posting or email facultyjobs@kennesaw.edu.

For questions about Staff positions at Kennesaw State University, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 470-578-6030 or email jobs@kennesaw.edu.

Follow the links in the menus below to find the full job description and the application page for each open library position. Thank you for your interest in working for the KSU Library System!

Faculty Librarian Positions

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  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for the Systems Librarian position.

    Job Summary

    Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a Systems Librarian and open rank, twelve-month, non-tenure-track Librarian of Library Science faculty position in the Department of Library Resources beginning November 2022. Rank is determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with experience.

    Responsibilities

    Librarianship (85%):

    • Serve as the technical lead for the Library Service Platform (Alma/Primo VE) to include configurations, troubleshooting, maintaining, training, analytics, and documentation.
    • Collaborate with GIL Consortium to support KSU Library System’s Library Services Platform (Alma/Primo VE).
    • Update, maintain, and troubleshoot other library applications for KSU library system.
    • Serve as a faculty liaison. Perform subject-specific professional work including faculty outreach and collection development.
    • Provide research assistance and information literacy instruction (in person, via chat, or other communication modes) to students and other members of the KSU community as needed.
    • Provide backup support for other Systems and Online Services unit members
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Service (10%):

    • Engage in KSU Library System service, Kennesaw State University service, and/or service to the library profession.

    Scholarship (5%):

    • Participate in scholarship, research, and/or creative activity. Contribute to the development of the library profession and/or subject-specific discipline through scholarship, presentations, and publications.

    Required Qualifications

    • An earned Master’s Degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Library Science or a related field, from an American Library Associated accredited program is required.
    • One year of experience, or coursework, with integrated library platforms, preferably Ex Libris’ Alma / Primo.
    • One year of experience, or coursework, with library-related systems technologies, including working with vendor support for third-party systems (e.g. ILLiad, Ares, OCLC, Namtuk, and LIBstick).

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Certification as an Alma Administrator
    • One year of experience, or coursework, in using database systems such as MySQL and the use of Structured Query Language (SQL).
    • One year of experience, or coursework, in project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
    • One or more examples of professional service activities.
    • One or more examples of publications and/or conference presentations.
    • One year of experience working in an academic library.
  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for the Assessment and Communications Librarian position.

    Job Summary

    Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure track Assessment and Communications Librarian and Librarian Assistant Professor faculty position in the Kennesaw State University Library System that begins in January 2023.

    Rank and salary are firm. 

    The majority focus of the position will be strategically crafting and communicating the outward message of the KSU Library System services, resources, and events to students and faculty.

    Because several events take place on weekends or during the evenings, the position will occasionally be required to work during these times to serve the needs of the students and faculty. Although based on the Kennesaw campus, the person may need to work out of the Marietta campus or other affiliated locations occasionally.

    Responsibilities

    Librarianship (85 %)

    • Provide research, reference, and collection development assistance (in person, via chat, or other communication modes) to the KSU community as needed.
    • Assist with the creation, marketing, collection, and implementation of findings from library surveys, the Library Annual Report, and other activities.
    • Conducts assessment studies aligned with strategic objectives for the KSU Library System, including collaboration with colleagues on unit-specific projects
    • Leads assessment initiatives for the Library System, such as the Academic Program Reviews
    • Develop, implement, maintain, plan, manage, edit, and assess professional and strategic marketing materials, workflows, communications, projects, social media, and events that require substantial attention to details with a focus upon increasing awareness and engagement of the KSU Library System’s collections, services, and spaces by students and faculty.
    • Support our communication and partnership with campus entities such as the Office of Strategic Communications, Institutional Research, and the Office of Research
    • Perform subject specific professional work including faculty outreach and assessment as needed.
    • Work with KSU's Institutional Research to effectively communicate library influence on student Recruitment, Retention, Progression, and Graduation (RRPG)

    Service (10%)

    • Engage in KSU Library System service, KSU University service, and/or service to the library profession.

    Scholarship (5%)

    • Participate in scholarship, research, and/or creative activity. Contribute to the development of the library profession and/or subject-specific discipline through scholarship, presentations, and publications.

    Required Qualifications

    An earned Master’s degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Librarianship and Information Science, or a master level equivalent accredited program recognized by the American Library Association. Graduating students in December 2022 are eligible to apply; degree must be earned by start date.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Expertise with Adobe Cloud, Microsoft Suite software, and social media
    • An undergraduate degree in communications or other relevant educational background
    • Experience in academic libraries
    • Experience in library assessment of services, programming, and/or resources
    • Experience with marketing services, collections, and/or events
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with evidence of strong attention to detail
    • Evidence of effective project management, scheduling experience, and ability to meet deadlines
    • Experience or coursework in assessing library services, spaces, and/or events
    • Demonstrated interest in strategic storytelling and brand identity
    • A record of professional service
    • A record of scholarly publications and/or conference presentations which candidates will be measured

    Proposed Salary

    Annual salary of $52,476.

  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for the Teaching & Learning Librarian position.

    Job Summary

    Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for open rank, twelve-month, non-tenure track Teaching and Learning Librarian and open rank Librarian faculty positions in the Kennesaw State University Library System beginning January 2023. Rank is determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with experience.

    These positions support the university’s student success initiatives by providing scaffolded information literacy instruction, supporting curriculum development, participating in reference services, and contributing to the design and implementation of systems related to curriculum support and student success.

    The positions will occasionally be required to work evenings and weekends to meet the instructional needs of our students. These librarians will work on both the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses.

    Responsibilities

    Librarianship duties include (80%):

    • Provide instructional offerings that align with the library curriculum through multiple modalities (F2F, virtual, asynchronous, etc.), including non-course specific information and workshops
    • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity by creating learning environments that are welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all students
    • Contribute to a team-based approach to developing best practices, programs, policies, assessments, and andragogical resources
    • Support research consultation and reference services
    • Serve as a member of a KSU Library Collegiate Liaison team
    • Develop, maintain, and promote library learning objects and tutorials on public-facing platforms
    • Supports use and maintenance of instructional Springshare products

    Service (10%) 

    • Engage in KSU Library System service, KSU University service, and/or service to the library profession. 

    Scholarship (10%) 

    • Participate in scholarship, research, and/or creative activity. Contribute to the development of the library profession and/or subject-specific discipline through scholarship, presentations, and publications. 

    Required Qualifications

    • An earned Master’s, or the foreign equivalent, from an American Library Association accredited program
    • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
    • 6-months or more of teaching experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • One or more years of experience working as a librarian in an academic library or equivalent experience
    • At least one example of professional service experience
    • At least one example of scholarship within academic librarianship or a subject specialty
    • Knowledge of or experience developing services related to the Library System’s mission
    • Experience creating accessible online learning content and working within online learning systems

Library Staff Positions

  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for the Metadata Specialist position.

    Job Summary

    The Metadata Specialist is responsible for the production, oversight, and editing of bibliographic records using Library of Congress classification and appropriate metadata schema for monographs and other library resources as needed. Responsibilities also include verifying, creating, correcting, and maintaining bibliographic records and holdings in the library's integrated library system and/or library services platform. This position is also responsible for assisting the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian as needed with training staff in new or complex cataloging procedures. Most of the work of monographs cataloging requires the use of OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), an international automated bibliographic utility, as well as the library's relevant metadata systems. Employees at this level exercise a general degree of authority, independence and initiative in setting priorities, decision making, or problem solving that requires the use of discretionary judgment.

    Responsibilities

    • Reviews and edits metadata through copy cataloging of purchased ebooks, print books, and other library resources in different formats with some degree of independence, utilizing international standards, codes, and practices
    • Creates, updates, and maintains holding and item records. Processes library resources in a timely manner
    • Activates electronic portfolios for electronic books in the library's catalog to enable access. Maintains bibliographic records for specific electronic collections, including licensed, demand-driven collections
    • Builds and updates library data in batch, utilizing appropriate software
    • Imports files of records from vendors or other sources into the library database
    • Performs batch updates and changes to descriptive and subject metadata to maintain the library catalog, including withdrawals, item status updates, and location changes
    • Provides cataloging and metadata statistics or reports as needed
    • Assigns classification numbers to records as needed using the Library of Congress Classification Schedules. Resolves call number conflicts during the cataloging process and makes adjustments as needed
    • Trains and supervises student assistants in Technical Services work as needed
    • Participates in planning, procedure development and implementation, and policy and decisionmaking processes for the unit and for the department and library as required
    • Resolves and responds to metadata issues reported via online form, library help desk, and library staff. Cross-trains on receiving and processing serial issues and standing orders and corrects serial metadata records as needed

    Required Qualifications

    Educational Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education

    Other Required Qualifications

    • Two (2) years of library or related experience in technological or detail-oriented work
    • Basic knowledge of the RDA metadata schema, LC classification, and MARC format

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Two (2) years experience in an academic library
    • Experience with copy cataloging 
    • Experience with OCLC Connexion Client and ExLibris Alma
  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for the Library Associate - Reserves Coordinator position.

    Job Summary

    Provides front line customer service for students, faculty, staff, and community patrons. Coordinates activities, personnel, and statistics for stacks maintenance, course reserves, and resource sharing processing. Direct supervisor of all student assistants employed by the Library System.

    Typical Schedule during Fall and Spring Semesters:

    Sunday 1PM-9PM

    Monday-Thursday 2PM-11PM

    Responsibilities

    • Performs all duties expected of a Library Assistant
    • Direct supervisor of student assistants employed by the Library System including recruiting, hiring, training, supervision, management, scheduling, reviews, and employee discipline
    • Works with other units on campus including Human Resources and the Federal Work Study Program and complies with established University guidelines for student employment
    • Acts as coordinator, project manager, and supervisor for either stacks maintenance, resource sharing, or course reserves functional areas
    • Utilizes and troubleshoots appropriate software and hardware necessary for coordination of assigned functional area such as Illiad, Alma, Atlas Ares, SharePoint, etc.
    • Trains other staff in duties for assigned functional area (stacks maintenance, resource sharing, course reserves)
    • Complies with all University, USG, or other policies and procedures including copyright law for all activities
    • Assists with the development of Library System policies and procedures for assigned functional area
    • Communicates and coordinate with KSU or USG students, faculty, staff, or community members on activities for assigned functional area

    Required Qualifications

    Educational Requirements

    • Associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

    Required Experience

    • Two (2) years of related customer service or office support experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Educational Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

    Preferred Experience

    • Previous experience in an academic library, public library, or media center

Library Student Assistant Positions 

  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for a Johnson Library Student Assistant (Marietta Campus) position.

    Job Summary

    The KSU Library System Johnson Library on the Marietta Campus is hiring for a student assistant position beginning immediately. The desired candidate will be customer service oriented, be dependable, have good MS Office, computer, and internet skills. The desired candidate should also be able to work 10-20 hours a week which includes being able to work nights and help close with the night staff. Desired candidate should be able to work weekends on a rotating schedule.
     
    The desired candidate will work at the Check Out Desk, Hive Computer Lab Desk, shelve and shelfread books, and other projects as needed.

  • Follow this link to view the full job description and to apply for a Sturgis Library Student Assistant (Kennesaw Campus) position.

    Job Summary

    This position is for the Sturgis Library on the Kennesaw campus. Job duties include assisting library faculty and staff with various tasks from meeting/event set-up, providing access to library resources and other special projects such as filing, recording statistics, etc. Also answering phones and assisting patrons with customer service. Work study students will gain strong computer skills, customer service skills and the ability to operate a wide variety of office equipment. Ability to understand and follow both written instructions, excellent customer service, and good time management are required. Student must be able to push a cart load of books up to 25-40 pounds. Evenings and/or weekend may be required.