Library Reference Specialist - 21000159

Georgia State University

Alpharetta, GA

ID: 7074357
Posted: January 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Located on six Georgia State University campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the University Library provides faculty and students with open and inviting educational facilities and an active online experience. As an integral part of the University community, the library welcomed more than 2 million visitors in the past year. As a valued partner in student success, the library supports both teaching and research with extensive collections, innovative solutions, and outstanding assistance. For additional information about the Georgia State University Library, visit

The University Library is seeking to hire (1) diverse and talented Library Reference Specialist on a part-time basis (.625 FTE/25 hours) at our Alpharetta Campus. The Alpharetta campus is 26 miles north of the Atlanta campus.

The scope of responsibility will include these essential duties but is not limited to the following:

Perform research assistance for students, faculty, and staff at the desk, via phone, and online
Provide basic technology support
Assist with library’s circulation functions and processing of materials
May assist with library instruction
Assist in implementing new reference services as needed
Enforce library policies and procedures
Help plan and participate in library events, campus activities, and creation of displays
Assist with collection development and maintenance
May supervise library in absence of supervisor
Participate in professional development and departmental meetings
A typical 25-hour work schedule is Monday – Thursday mid-afternoon to 7 pm and Friday 1 pm - 5:30 pm, but will frequently be asked to work other hours.

**Note: Schedule changes will occur during holidays and breaks based on the hours and needs of the campus library.

Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee’s direct supervisor.

Bachelor’s degree and one year of library, customer service, or office experience; or a combination of education and experience.

College/Business Unit: University Library

Department: University Library, Perimeter Library Services, Alpharetta Campus

Location: Alpharetta Campus

Shift: A typical 25-hour work schedule is Monday – Thursday mid-afternoon to 7 pm and Friday 1-5:30 pm, but will frequently be asked to work other hours.


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