Position type
Faculty Position
Job Summary

The Associate University Librarian (AUL) is a member of the senior leadership team at the University of Georgia Libraries. The position is responsible to the University Librarian and Associate Provost for leading and advising on matters relating to the development and implementation of the mission, goals, and broad policy directions for the University of Georgia Libraries. The AUL advances high priority initiatives with an initial emphasis on digital/data strategy and has direct oversight of several library units and departments, including cataloging, collaborative digitization (Digital Library of Georgia), maps and government information, digital humanities, research data management, and digital preservation. As Associate University Librarian, this position works closely with the University Librarian, the administrative team (including heads of Finance, Human Resources, and IT), and department heads in providing leadership in strategic planning, administration and resource allocation. The AUL represents the University Librarian in meetings and may assume overall responsibility for the Libraries in the absence of the University Librarian. 

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Duties and Responsibilities

Serves in a senior administrative capacity for the UGA Libraries, working under the University Librarian and with the administrative team (Finance, HR, IT) and department heads to lead library-wide planning, policy making, and the development and evaluation of services. 

Provides leadership with regard to strategic planning, budget development, policy development, communication strategy, and assessment in support of the UGA Libraries’ mission. 

May assume overall responsibility for the Libraries in the absence of the University Librarian. 

Liaises, collaborates, and coordinates with various stakeholders on and off campus on behalf of the University Librarian to develop and grow services, address issues, and support the Libraries as the heart of UGA’s scholarly community. 

Advances strategic priorities, including digital scholarship and research data management. 

Promotes and sustains a positive, equitable, diverse, and ethical workplace culture where the contributions and development of all people are valued. 

Has direct oversight of specific Libraries departments and units, with direct supervision of approximately 6 department heads and other leaders and indirect supervision of 40-50 faculty and staff. These areas include Cataloging, the Digital Library of Georgia, the Map and Government Information Library, Digital Humanities, Research Data Management, and Digital Stewardship.  


Candidates must have 10 years of professional experience and sustained professional engagement after completion of their master’s degree as outlined in the Librarian/Archivist Faculty Rank and Promotion guidelines: https://www.libs.uga.edu/employee-resources/committees/promotion/criteria 

Five or more years of significant and progressively responsible management and leadership experience in an academic library. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and/or Competencies
  • Understanding of the value of diversity, inclusion and accessibility in an academic setting, with particular regard for the management and delivery of information resources  
  • Knowledge of a wide range of library and information technology resources, services, and operations. 
  • Effective project management skills. 
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate with department heads, high-level faculty and technical personnel to establish goals, set priorities, and yield results. 
  • Considerable knowledge of trends and issues that relate to digital scholarship and data initiatives. 
  • Knowledge of trends and issues that relate to metadata and technical services. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and coordinate efforts across library departments, and to collaborate with campus partners and external stakeholders. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. 
  • Commitment to mentoring and support for employee professional development. 
Preferred Qualifications

Three or more years of experience leading digital/data initiatives. 

Other information

Applicants should attach a 1-2 page letter of interest, complete CV, and the names, titles, and contact information of three professional references. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by October 1, 2021, however, the position will remain open until filled. 

The University of Georgia Libraries wish to emphasize that preferred qualifications are not required and we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop preferred knowledge, skills and abilities. Applicants are encouraged to communicate the ways in which their work meets required or preferred qualifications in ways that may not be obvious.

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Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with experience