University Libraries relies upon faculty, professional, classified staff, and student workers to fulfill its mission. See below for employment opportunities.

Faculty Positions

A complete listing of faculty positions is available online at facultyjobs.ua.edu. Currently we have the following positions posted.

Director of Strategic Engagement

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks an innovative, dynamic, and service-oriented professional with a background supporting educational, curricular, and programmatic efforts in an academic library setting for the position of Director of Strategic Engagement. Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, this position is responsible for developing and coordinating the University Libraries communications, marketing, and educational materials to promote the Libraries to students, faculty, alumni, and supporters. Working collaboratively, with various stakeholders, including the University Libraries Executive Committee, the Coordinator of Creative Media and Instructional Design, and department heads, the Director of Strategic Engagement will play an essential role in furthering the University Libraries mission by coordinating messaging related to events, scholarly resources, services, initiatives, special projects, and University Libraries achievements. This position will also be responsible for maintaining regular communication with the University Libraries Leadership Board and supporters, regarding meetings, programs, and other Board initiatives. The Director of Strategic Engagement will also oversee the work of event planning staff to plan, market, and implement various University Libraries sponsored events and will also work with relevant stakeholders to direct the University Libraries social media campaigns and strategies that engage and inform students, faculty, alumni, and community patrons.

The Director of Strategic Engagement:

  • Serves as the University Libraries liaison to the Office of Strategic Communications and the Division of Advancement.
  • Maintains regular communication and project management with University Libraries Leadership Board members and UL supporters, establishes new contacts, and oversees correspondence.
  • Oversees the planning and execution of events, including regional and national receptions promoting the University Libraries Leadership Board and various other events promoting the Libraries.
  • Supervises events coordinator and associated staff and students
  • Crafts communications intended for various audiences for the University Libraries curricular, educational, and programmatic efforts and leads communications with external entities that may arise, including any crisis communications and the media, working with the Office of Strategic Communications.
  • Directs the University Libraries social media communications.
  • Works with UL Assessment and Creative Media units and interacts regularly with the Office of Strategic Communications relating to campus and external media to develop and create content for various audiences that promotes awareness and publicity of educational and programmatic initiatives, services, and collections.
  • Creates professional grade reports, signage, flyers, web pages, and other informational or promotional materials using graphic design best practices and following the University’s media standards.
  • Utilizes various University enterprise reporting systems to collect data for decision-making in carrying out work expectations.
  • Works with Strategic Communications to promote awareness of UA guidelines and standards within the University Libraries and ensures related materials meet these standards.
  • Works with the Office of Advancement on reporting, document creation, editing, and other requests for the University Libraries.
  • Manages the calendaring of various events, as well as the digital promotion of all events through campus digital signage and through the UL’s social media presence.
  • Provides public presentations to campus and external groups promoting University Libraries services, resources, and initiatives that support educational, curricular, and programmatic efforts on campus.
  • Develops relationships with non-academic units in order to promote University Libraries resources, services, and initiatives.
  • Digitally Records/memorializes University Libraries events and manages the dissemination of photos and videos related to these events, along with written summaries or related articles.
  • Produces professional grade publications, such as the Annual Report, that promote the University Libraries
  • Interacts with member associations such as the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeast Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and HathiTrust.
  • Coordinates communications concerning University Libraries policies and procedures related to photography and video recording in University Libraries facilities and manages requests for access to library facilities.
  • Serves as the Director of the Center for the Book, the Library of Congress affiliation for the State of Alabama. This includes overseeing the statewide Letters about Literature contest, UA’s role in the National Book Fair, and the Alabama Writers’ Hall of Fame.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Proven successful interpersonal communication and customer service skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and staff along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.
  • Knowledge of reference, library instruction, collections, and technologies in a research library setting and other trends/services in research libraries that support undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Functional knowledge of the Association of Research Libraries Strategic Framework, the Association of College & Research Libraries Standards such as the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, as well as current and emerging trends in various research libraries organizations.
  • Experience marketing and promoting instruction, collections, and services to various campus stakeholders.
  • Awareness of new and emerging technologies and how they can be utilized in research libraries.
  • Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, prioritize activities, and adhere to production schedules and deadlines.
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards.
  • Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and long range goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in an information/public service division in a research library setting, with experience in other areas a plus such as metadata, special collections, acquisitions, etc..
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite, as evidenced by a graphic design portfolio.
  • 3-5 years of event planning experience.
  • Additional graduate degree in Communications, the Humanities, or the Social Sciences.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, has had 121 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. The University of Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries is committed to be student-centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, Scholars Trust, the Rosemont Alliance, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. We are the oldest academic library serving as a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository. In this role we serve the academic community and the public. The University Libraries is an EBSCO FOLIO beta partner. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month tenure track or tenured faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu . Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Position open until filled. Applications received by June 11, 2019 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu.

Web Technologies Librarian

This is a one-year renewable grant-funded position for a general librarian.

The University Libraries of The University of Alabama seeks an innovative, dynamic, and service-oriented professional for the position of Web Technologies Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Web Technologies and Development, this position is responsible for development, implementation, and management of technology projects in a collaborative environment, as well as supporting the development and management of the University Libraries various web applications and tools.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administer the SpringShare suite of library tools and similar cloud-based library application suites.
  • Assist in supporting the University Libraries’ web properties (WordPress, Angular, Bootstrap), our DSpace institutional repository, and ArchivesSpace.
  • Use technology skills to integrate software platforms and web-based tools.
  • Assist in monitoring KACE virtual help desk and responding to incoming tickets.
  • Help identify and evaluate promising new technologies that positively impact services and generate a better user experience.
  • Evaluate the use and effectiveness of web applications and other technological services using analytics and other methods.
  • Manage and extend the University Libraries applications & services.
  • Plan and implement technology projects as needed.
  • Interact with a wide range of individuals with differing abilities using technology.
  • Successfully collaborate across departments.
  • Retain currency with library technologies and trends.
  • Evolve knowledge, skills, and abilities as library needs and available technologies shift.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program or advanced terminal degree in a comparable field from an accredited institution.
  • Experience working on organizational technology projects.
  • Experience with some programming or scripting.
  • Experience working in collaborative teams.
  • Some familiarity with the Linux and/or Unix command-line.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, manage, and complete projects.
  • Ability to conceptualize, communicate, and execute plans to meet short- and long-term goals.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, prioritize activities, and adhere to production schedules and deadlines.
  • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively using sound judgment in decision making.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new technologies quickly (e.g., languages, platforms, environments).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One to two years of experience working in an academic library on large technology projects – either implementing or developing.
  • Experience creating course and/or subject guides via LibGuides or a comparable application.
  • Experience administering a content management system.
  • Familiarity with project management and team productivity tools.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as XSLT, JavaScript, Python, and PHP.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university and the senior comprehensive R1 doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, has had 121 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars, and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. The University of Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries is committed to be student-centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, Scholars Trust, the Rosemont Alliance, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, Open Library Environment (OLE), and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. We are the oldest academic library serving as a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository. In this role we serve the academic community and the public. The University Libraries is an EBSCO FOLIO beta partner. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu Information about the University Libraries can be found at https://youtu.be/2pdxdUnnVn0

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12-month non-tenure-track, renewable contract faculty appointment at the assistant professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary is $52,000.00- $60,000.00. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu . Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Position open until filled. Applications received by March 15, 2019 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu

Research and Instructional Services Librarian—Science and Engineering

The University of Alabama seeks a forward-thinking librarian with innovative ideas for learning-centered approaches to research and instructional services in STEM disciplines. Reporting to the Director of Branch Library Services, this position works with campus faculty to develop instruction materials and library assignments and to identify needs and opportunities for outreach in assigned academic departments. The ideal candidate possesses a strong desire to teach and seeks out further knowledge in teaching and learning theories. Teaching, as part of liaison duties, will be reviewed by the Coordinator of Library Instruction and through peer feedback processes. This position will be responsible for developing a robust instruction and outreach program, both in-person and online, while also offering software application training and support related to areas of responsibility for the disciplines assigned. Research and Instructional Services librarians are members of a liaison team across the University Libraries. This position also plans and coordinates activities for individuals who are involved in creative programs and communities in the sciences and engineering, such as undergraduate research and Honors College, as well as participates in instruction for the First Year Writing program. This position assists with development and implementation of assessment initiatives aimed at improving services and collections and creates and utilizes a variety of technologies and media for the advancement of library goals and objectives. This position collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders to conceptualize, define, and deliver contemporary services in support of cutting-edge approaches in STEM instruction and research. Candidate will work in a team environment in the University Libraries and must have a willingness for continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work related experiences and professional development opportunities. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting. Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of reference/instructional services in an academic library setting.
  • Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries to support undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in information literacy instruction.
  • Knowledge of science and engineering resources and services, as well as current and emerging trends in science and engineering libraries.
  • Familiarity with a variety of science and/or engineering software applications.
  • Understanding of ways to market and promote instruction, collections and services to various groups.
  • Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.
  • Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
  • Awareness of new and emerging technologies and how they can be utilized in an academic library.
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards.
  • Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and long range goals.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems, using sound judgment in decision-making according to an established timeframe.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or graduate degree in science or engineering.
  • One to three years of experience providing reference/instructional services in an academic library setting.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience developing LibGuides, tutorials, and digital learning objects.
  • Experience with Blackboard or another Learning Management System.
  • Functional knowledge of science and engineering software applications is a plus.

Environment: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university and the senior comprehensive R1 doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, has had 121 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars, and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. The University of Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries is committed to be student-centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, Scholars Trust, the Rosemont Alliance, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, Open Library Environment (OLE), and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. We are the oldest academic library serving as a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository. In this role we serve the academic community and the public. The University Libraries is an EBSCO FOLIO beta partner. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu Information about the University Libraries can be found at https://youtu.be/2pdxdUnnVn0

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Salary/benefits: 12 month non-tenure track faculty appointment at the assistant professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary is $52,000.08-$60,000.00. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

To apply: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu . Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Position open until filled. Applications received by April 2, 2019 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu

Professional and Classified Staff Positions

A complete listing of administrative/professional and classified positions at The University of Alabama, including University Libraries positions, is available online through the Human Resources Department’s Internet-based application system. The J.O.B. site (Job Opportunities at Bama) allows users to conduct the entire job search and application process online. Human Resources no longer accepts paper applications, faxed applications or e-mailed resumes. The J.O.B. Site can be accessed by going to staffjobs.ua.edu. For more information call the Human Resources Service Center at 205-348-7732.

Student Positions

University Libraries employs student assistants in each of the libraries. Typical jobs include checking-out library materials, searching for bibliographic information, assisting library users, and shelving returned materials. Most student assistant positions do not require previous work experience. The libraries are looking for students with good time management skills who can balance work, study, and other campus activities. Dependability, accuracy, and a strong service orientation are other characteristics important to successful work in the libraries. Hours vary depending on the needs of each library unit.
All students applying for employment should consult the school employment web site for information concerning background check requirements.
Payroll students should apply online at UA Student Jobs.