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.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES | Systems and Technical Processes Librarian

The University of Alabama seeks a faculty member to coordinate and lead the administration of the integrated library system and collaborate across departments that handle cataloging, metadata, and discovery. The position will be a member of the Resource Acquisition and Discovery Department. The ideal candidate will possess experience with integrated library systems, authentication of EZProxy, and administration of authentication and security. S/he will be skilled in troubleshooting and solving problems. The person will be able to work with a diverse set of stakeholders on issues related to maintenance, authentication, and administration of technology systems. The candidate must have a willingness for continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work related experiences and professional development opportunities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position oversees or participates in:

  • Planning for and implementing new software versions and corrections; implementing and customizing system options.
  • Performing bulk record loads on a regular basis; maintaining security; and configuring the online catalog interface.
  • Creating and maintaining custom reports from Voyager and other library-related relational databases using SQL, Access, or other reporting tools.
  • Prioritizing and the timely completion of ongoing batch processing such as e-book record loading and other special projects involving reports, global changes, etc.
  • Participating in the UA partnership in developing EBSCO’s FOLIO Library Services Platform.
  • Collaborating with electronic resources on statistics and data loads.
  • Other position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Supervises staff and students as required.
    • Participates in teaching library instruction as assigned.
    • Performs other duties/functions as requested.
    • Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • 2-3 years minimum experience required, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Experience administering an integrated library system
  • Experience managing EZProxy
  • Understanding of authentication and bulk importing records
  • Understanding of authentication of patron loads
  • Knowledge of bibliographic record structures and core library operations such as circulation, cataloging, and acquisitions. Knowledge of MARC format and non-MARC metadata standards
  • Strong knowledge of command-line operating systems (e.g., Unix, Linux)
  • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products with emphasis on MS Access and Excel
  • Demonstrated problem solving, organizational and analytical skills, and an aptitude for detail-oriented work.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, and implement effective programs, projects, and services; demonstrated strong commitment to customer service excellence.
  • 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, students, and staff.
  • Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and long range goals.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Must possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting.
For tenure track faculty:
  • Ability to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion
  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a tenure track faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working in an academic or research library.
  • Proficiency with programming languages and coding systems such as Perl, PHP, SQL, HTML, and knowledge of CSS, XSL, XML
  • Experience creating custom SQL reports
  • Experience with training and documentation
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of linked data, including emerging library initiatives such as BIBFRAME

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 currently enrolls 37,665 students and is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, has had 163 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (600 are currently enrolled), and has 6 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists 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 maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library Federation, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, Hathi Trust, the Southeastern Conference University Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a US Government Documents Regional Depository, UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. 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 Tenure Track faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank; or 12 month Non-tenure track, renewable faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary is $60,000-$75,000 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.

Position open until filled. Applications received by January 31, 2017 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.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES | Education Librarian

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a proactive, team-oriented, and innovative person to serve as an Education 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 outreach to students and faculty in The University of Alabama College of Education (CoE) (http://education.ua.edu/). S/he must have a willingness for continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise in these areas through work-related experiences and professional development opportunities. This position reports up through the Branch Libraries but works throughout the University Libraries as needs demand.

Responsibilities include, but are subject to the needs and resources of the University Libraries:

  • Serve as liaison to the Education Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies; Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling; Kinesiology; and Special Education and Multiple Abilities departments within the CoE.
  • Develop a robust instruction program as well as collections and services to support to the faculty, students, and staff of the CoE.
  • Markets current and expanding collections and resources to CoE faculty and staff
  • Teach students digital literacies effectively that include the use of technologies and apps in the K-20 classroom.
  • Provide general reference services in-person and via email and chat.
  • Participate in information literacy instruction that supports the general curriculum.
  • Participates in collection development decisions.
  • Engage with instruction and services for distance learners.
  • Provide periodic reporting on liaison and teaching activities.
  • Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library and Information Science/Studies (completed no later than August 2016).
  • Strong academic background in the disciplines of education.
  • Experience with education and social sciences electronic and print resources.
  • Experience working with a Learning Management System.
  • Demonstrated awareness of changing reference and research services environments.
  • Knowledge of current collection development issues.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.
  • Demonstration of 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.
  • Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Ability to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.

Preferred:

  • Experience working in an academic or research library.
  • Experience using Blackboard.
  • Experience providing reference services.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Advanced degree in the social sciences, education, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience using educational technologies and teaching apps
  • Demonstrated professional development activity.
  • Familiarity with issues related to scholarly communication, e.g., copyright, authors’ rights, open access, etc.
  • Knowledge of library/academic information technologies and current research trends in education, e.g., digital scholarship, demand-driven collection development, quantitative and qualitative research methods, classroom technologies, mobile apps.

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. 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, the Digital Library Federation, 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 homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.

The University of Alabama is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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

SALARY/BENEFITS: Tenure Track, 12-month appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. 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. Click 219101- University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references.

Position open until filled. Applications received by September 30, 2016 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES | 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 new 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 Applications Services to help librarians create and design active learning environments. The Instructional Design Librarian will also work with faculty to help integrate research-based information resources into Blackboard.  Reporting to the Department Head of 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:

  • Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Academic library experience.
  • Three (3) to five (5) 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.
  • Proficiency with a variety of academic technologies (hardware, software, multimedia, and web-based applications).
  • Practical knowledge of and experience with Blackboard Learn or another Learning   Management System.

Preferred:

  • Online teaching experience.
  • Additional degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Education, or a related field.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of ADA compliance in online and blended/hybrid courses.

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, and its School of Library and Information Studies is ranked in the top 15 library schools in the country. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 14 Truman Scholars, has had 108 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (136 in 2014), 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. 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 of Alabama is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://libraries.ua.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES | Research and Instruction Librarian

Responsibilities

The University of Alabama seeks a forward-thinking librarian with innovative ideas for learning-centered approaches to research and instructional services. Reporting to the Head of Gorgas Information Services, this position will serve as a proactive liaison to several humanities departments in the College of Arts & Sciences. Liaison assignments include instruction and outreach and will be determined based on candidate’s background. The Research & Instruction Librarian will actively participate in teaching and learning in GIS, including participation in the Freshman Writing Program. This position also participates in outreach to non-academic units to develop events and services that promote the Libraries.

Required qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Two years’ experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience providing reference and/or instruction services in an academic or research library environment.
  • Experience in collection development in an academic or research library.
  • Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries to support undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in information literacy instruction and information technologies.
  • Awareness of new and emerging technologies and how they can be utilized in an academic library.
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students and staff.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in a humanities field.
  • Record of scholarship and professional involvement.
  • Experience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching.
  • Experience developing LibGuides, tutorials, and learning objects. Functional knowledge of WordPress, CSS, HTML, and the Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
  • Advanced technological skillsets that contribute to the teaching, learning, and research environment.
Environment:

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a community of 100,000 Residents and is located 45 minutes southwest of Birmingham. The campus is noted for its historical architecture, long-standing traditions, and Natural History Museum. Current enrollment exceeds 37,000. The community and surrounding areas offer a broad range of cultural and recreational activities. The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library Federation, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The Libraries’ homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.

Salary/Benefits:

Full-time position for Tenure track librarian. Rank at assistant or associate professor, dependent upon qualifications. Competitive salary. Excellent benefits. Moving allowance may be available.

To Apply:

Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. A letter of application, resume, and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be included.

Position open until filled. Applications received by February 29, 2016 will receive full consideration.

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

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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 studentjobs.ua.edu.