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. Please check back often for a listing of current positions.

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.

Stacks and Space Assessment Coordinator / Assistant Manager Circulation Services

This position will be responsible for direct input to Libraries administration concerning space availability and allocation. The position requires knowledge of statistics and data analysis, using the appropriate software, and the ability to apply data to current space needs.

This position is responsible for the day to day operations of Circulation Services and management of the Circulation Desk in Gorgas Library which includes the main processing area for ILL, Reserves, equipment and laptop checkout, 3D printing, monitoring group study rooms and overseeing reservations for those rooms, managing unit workflow, and serving as the person in charge in the absence of the Manager, Circulation Services-Gorgas. Supervisory duties include recording student time, conducting annual student performance evaluations, managing unit workflows, recording unit statistics, producing reports, overseeing special projects and keeping the manager apprised of unit concerns. Specific unit duties include resolving patron problems and inquiries, assisting patrons in securing needed items. In addition, this positions will ensure that all items are shelved properly and in a timely manner, work with patrons who have placed recalls, rush cataloging requests, patron account issues and monitoring and reporting physical plant problems (such as leaks, elevator issues, restroom problems) and security issues in Gorgas Library. This person also works with Student Receivables to resolve patron account issues. This person is designated as the second in command when the supervisor is absent. The position will be responsible for input concerning space availability and allocation. The position requires knowledge of statistics and data analysis, using appropriate software and the ability to apply data to current space needs. This position will be responsible for reshelving and shifting of materials and will coordinate with other library departments to determine the location of materials. The position will be responsible for conducting an annual inventory of the collections and correcting location records in the library online system. Additional updates to the inventory and online system will be required each time materials are relocated. Periodically, this position will gather and compile data for various statistical reports and space assessments. The position will provide information regarding space needs for collection growth based on analysis of material circulation and measurement of existing space. This position will make recommendations for relocating low use material to the University Archive Facility and coordinate these moves with the staff at the UAF and Cataloging and Metadata Services to assure data is prepared and updated properly.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree; OR Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of experience in libraries, to include supervision; OR Associate’s degree and four (4) years of experience in libraries, to include supervision.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Ability to work effectively with colleagues and with students, faculty, staff in a multicultural environment. Experience with gathering and analyzing data, including basic statistics. Strong spreadsheet skills and ability to learn other software as needed for assessment and reports. Effective organizational and time management skills. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Problem-solving skills. Knowledge of personal computers and standard software programs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Degree in Math, Information Analysis, Information Systems & Techonolgy, or similar subject area.

PAY GRADE/PAY RANGE: 55 Hourly (non-exempt) – Minimum – $ 12.89 Midpoint – $ 17.96

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://staffjobs.ua.edu/en-us/job/511669/stacks-space-assessment-coord-asst-mgr-circulation-servicesgorgas-511669.

Applications close 01 OCT 2020 at 10:55pm CST.

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.