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.

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

Coordinator of Access Services

The University of Alabama seeks an energetic and innovative librarian to oversee the management of Access Services in Gorgas Library and the University Libraries Annex. The Coordinator leads, shapes, and oversees the work of faculty and staff engaged in circulation, Interlibrary Loan, document delivery, e-reserves, equipment checkout, technology use and training, and stacks maintenance in the main library and in the Annex. The candidate will oversee setting and assessing strategic directions for these areas. The position reports to the Senior Associate Dean. The incumbent will collaborate with the Director for Branch Library Services who oversees access services in the branches. The position is responsible for managing, hiring, and evaluating faculty members and staff. We are seeking a candidate who has significant supervisory and management experience, both with faculty and staff, as well as with managing projects. This position oversees the day to day management of the area but also develops strategic initiatives for efficient and effective services to faculty, staff, and students across the University Libraries.

The University of Alabama Libraries is engaged as a beta partner on the FOLIO project. The Coordinator will work as part of the FOLIO Implementation Team as modules are developed and tested. University Libraries currently is a Voyager site and uses Ebsco Discovery Services as its discovery layer.

The University Libraries is a member of regional and national organizations developing polices for shared storage, lending, and borrowing of collections. These include RapidILL, ASERL Scholar’s Trust, the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, and the Center for Research Libraries. The incumbent will engage in discussions and develop plans for involvement in these and other initiatives that address library strategies and needs for collection development and lending in the 21st century. Current plans call for the expansion of the Annex facility. The incumbent will play an integral role in carrying out plans for the new Annex facility in collaboration with key administrators.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assess costs and methods for materials delivery and management and circulation.
  • Supervision of faculty and staff in the area, including evaluation and hiring.
  • Provide oversight for all ILL and document delivery services, including RapidILL, Reprints Desk, OCLC, and other state, regional, and national projects.
  • Provide oversight for the Annex, the University’s offsite storage facility.
  • Develop and assess directions for shared resources and collaborative lending and borrowing that align with the University Libraries strategic plan and priorities.
  • Knowledge of copyright.
  • Ensure responsive and high-quality services to meet the needs of the campus.
  • Collaborate with other areas within the University Libraries to provide accurate holdings for materials.
  • Collaborate with state and regional institutions on projects related to access services and storage initiatives.
  • Implementing innovative programs and services for delivery and management of resources in the University Libraries.
  • Overseeing implementation and training for new technologies associated with the area such as 3D printing and 3D scanning.
  • Assessment of collection use, borrowing and lending trends, and other key indicators that demonstrate value of the collections and stewardship of resources and space.

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution.
  • At least two years post graduate degree experience in an academic or research library.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience using ILS systems, particularly circulation, reserves, and ILL.
  • Record of successful management and development of staff.
  • Record of successful collaboration in an organization.
  • Experience with creating and assessing reports in systems such as Voyager, RapidILL, and other resource sharing systems.
  • Experience using assessment and reporting software, such as LibInsights, SQL, or MS Access.
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard Learn, as well as associated widgets and plugins.
  • Knowledge of developing trends in shared print, fulfillment, technologies for these efforts, and assessment of these efforts.
  • Knowledge of reference/instructional services in an academic library setting and trends and services in academic libraries to support undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Excellent communications 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, staff, and students.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems, using sound judgment in decision-making according to an established timeframe.
  • Level of comfort with ambiguity.
  • Experience working in dynamic environments where new services are tested, evaluated, and adapted.
  • Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new standards and technologies.
  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development.
  • Ability to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion.
  • The responsibilities for the position change as the University Libraries continue to evolve.

Preferred:

  • Additional masters or doctoral degree.
  • Professional track record with peer reviewed publication and national service.
  • Experience supervising faculty.
  • Experience participating in beta and pilot programs.
  • Experience using emerging library technologies.

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 are 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 are 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. The University Libraries is an EBSCO FOLIO beta partner. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu

UA 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 faculty appointment at the assistant professor or associate professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary is $60,000-$80,000, 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.

Applications received by February 1, 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.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Instructional Design Librarian

The University of Alabama seeks a proactive, team-oriented, and innovative person to serve as Instructional Design Librarian. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively and creatively with Libraries faculty and University faculty to plan, develop, and deliver library instruction and provide instructional design support to University faculty. This position serves a dual role as a librarian supporting faculty, staff, and students through library instruction and research services, as well as supports University faculty as an instructional design specialist. S/he will develop and support training activities for best practices of utilizing instructional technology tools. The Instructional Design Librarian will collaborate with Web Technology and Development to help librarians create and design active learning environments, video production, and digital learning objects. The Instructional Design Librarian will also work with faculty to help integrate research-based information resources into Blackboard. Reporting to the Coordinator of Creative Media and Instructional Design within Gorgas Information Services, the Instructional Design Librarian will participate proactively in the department’s priorities and initiatives and will also engage in professional activities. In addition, the Instructional Design Librarian will work collaboratively with The University of Alabama Faculty Resource Center and the College of Continuing Studies to support online learning initiatives.

Required:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited program or Masters in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Education, or a related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including associated skills such as listening, negotiating, and adapting.
  • Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, and implement effective programs, projects, and services.
  • Academic library experience.
  • Two to three years of professional experience in an educational environment.
  • Knowledge of teaching methodologies and learning theories.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies, standards, and their applications to distance education.
  • Demonstrated experience / expertise with relevant academic and instructional design technologies, including but not limited to: Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Articulate 360 Suite (Storyline, Rise, Replay), Blackboard Learn or an equivalent Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to customer service excellence.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex changing environment and complete tasks according to an established timeframe.
  • Ability to conceptualize, communicate, and execute plans to meet short- and long-term goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to view issues from an institutional and library-wide perspective and to manage organizational change.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

Preferred:

  • Online teaching experience.
  • Experience in the systematic design of instruction for online, blended/hybrid and/or traditional courses.
  • Experience designing, developing, and delivering training programs and workshops on teaching methods and technology utilization in the classroom.
  • Experience using computer-based technologies in educational environments.
  • Familiarity with and dedication to creating accessible content, including familiarity with WCAG 2.0 guidelines for interactive and video content.

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 38,000 students. Ranked among the top 60 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 51st among public universities in the 2018 rankings. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-one UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars, including four in 2017. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollings Scholars and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 500 currently enrolled. 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. UA 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.

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 Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries is an EBSCO FOLIO beta partner. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu

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

SALARY/BENEFITS:12-month non-tenure-track, renewal contract faculty appointment at the assistant professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary is $52,000 – $60,000 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.

Applications received by February 1, 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.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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.