The University of Alabama
Employment Opportunities
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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 Currently we have the following positions posted.

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Assistant Professor 08/08/2014 219101 - UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

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 works with campus faculty to develop instruction, materials and library assignments, and identify needs and opportunities for outreach in assigned academic departments. In collaboration with the Information Services Department, the candidate will also develop, deliver and assess instruction for the Freshman Writing Program and participate in online and in person on-call reference rotations. This position also provides outreach to non-academic units such as student housing to develop events and services that promote the Libraries.

Science and Engineering Librarian

Assistant Professor 08/08/2014 219101 - UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The University of Alabama seeks a librarian with innovative ideas focused on development and delivery of user-centric library services. The successful candidate assists teaching faculty with integration of library resources using course management software, provides instruction and information services, promotes the library’s value and resources both onsite and to remote users, participates in the operation of the Libraries’ 3D Studio (, and offers software application training and support related to areas of responsibility ( 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. Promotes collaboration and shared information experiences among graduate students. Assists with development and implementation of assessment initiatives aimed at improving services and collections. 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 science and engineering instruction and research. Candidate will work in a team environment in the Libraries.

Web Services Librarian

Assistant Professor 07/18/2014 219101 - UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The University of Alabama seeks an energetic and innovative applicant for the position of Web Services Librarian. As part of the University Libraries’ Web Services Department, this faculty member will work in a team environment with other library faculty and staff. Reporting to the Head of Web Services, the Web Services Librarian will have numerous responsibilities that include developing web pages, web sites and managing various web development tools and library technologies.

Specifically, The Web Services Librarian position assists in the management of our various WordPress installations (library blogs and associated web sites) and other web-based applications that enhance access to collections for University of Alabama patrons, furthers the web services department’s activities, and facilitates the work of library employees, students, faculty and staff.

Additionally, the candidate will serve as the manager and primary point of contact for the University Libraries’ EBSCO Discovery Service application and be responsible for coordinating and resolving issues as well as finding, developing and implementing enhancements. They will work with department colleagues in maintaining and supporting websites using the WordPress Content Management System, and in developing new web applications and software tools that support our WordPress-based websites. The successful candidate will maintain currency with web technologies, software, tools, and solutions and participate in evaluation, assessment, and training efforts.

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 For more information call the Human Resources Service Center at 205-348-7732.
Currently we have the following position available:

IT Tech Specialist IV - Web Services

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 graduate students applying for employment should consult the graduate school web site for information concerning background check  requirements at

Payroll students should apply online at