The University of Alabama
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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 https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Currently we have the following positions posted.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES
 
Department Head, Resource Acquisition and Discovery
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:  
The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a dynamic, experienced, innovative manager to lead the newly combined departments of Acquisitions, Electronic Resources and Cataloging.  The new Department Head will lead faculty and staff in assessing and revising workflow.  The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the acquisitions process from beginning to end and will provide leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating resources in all formats into the libraries’ collections.  The successful candidate will possess a vision for establishing a contemporary organizational model that ensures efficient workflows from point of ordering to completion of processing. The manager supervises 3 FTE faculty and 9 FTE staff and reports to the Associate Dean for Research & Instruction. Responsibilities include:
 

 

  • Managing expenditures and financial reporting for the University Libraries collection budget.

 

  • Acting as the primary contact for acquisitions, electronic resource and cataloging related questions.
  • Establishing work processes/procedures, including collaborative work with other departments and units, to assure that work is done efficiently and in a timely manner.
  • Establishing department priorities and goals to ensure timely processing of orders, invoices, cancellations and other assigned work.
  • Compiling and analyzing monthly and annual statistical information.
  • Working with vendors to assure understanding of ordering procedures and the processing of orders efficiently and in a timely manner.
  • Developing and implementing training for faculty and staff on procedures and policies.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS/MILS degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent. Three to five years of progressive responsibilities with acquisitions, electronic resources and/or cataloging. Understanding of and experience with fund accounting. Knowledge of and/or experience with ExLibris products.  Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage time and set priorities. Demonstrated leadership of teams and with innovative use of resources and emerging technologies; demonstrated experience managing, supervising and motivating staff; ability to facilitate change; effective oral, written and interpersonal skills.    Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse range of colleagues. Enthusiasm for an innovative and evolving work environment.  Proficiency with creating and manipulating spreadsheets.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in accounting or business. Three to five years progressively  responsible experience in an academic or research library. Experience in library technical services.  Track record of professional involvement in associations and organizations related to library acquisitions.  Budgeting, compiling and reviewing acquisitions data for decision making.  Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions. Experience with the Voyager acquisition and cataloging system or another ILS system. Experience with Banner.
 
ENVIRONMENT:  The University Libraries maintains membership in the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, LYRASIS, and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries. The Libraries use Ex Libris’ Voyager Integrated Library System. The Libraries’ homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.
 
SALARY/BENEFITS12-month tenure track appointment.  Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.  Substantial moving allowance may be available.
TO APPLYApplications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu  Please include names, email addresses, addresses and phone numbers for three (3) professional references.
 Applications received by May 15, 2015 are assured of receiving full consideration.
 

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

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THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Reference Services and Outreach Coordinator
 

 
RESPONSIBILITIES:  The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Special Collections Outreach Services Coordinator.  Reporting to the Associate Dean for Special Collections the incumbent is responsible for developing and providing services to the scholarly community, K-12, and the general public which expand users' awareness of and use of materials housed in the Division of Special Collections. The incumbent will develop strategies for making special collections resources available in classrooms on and off campus using both analog and digital surrogates; mount exhibits; coordinate lecture, book signings, and other public programs to highlight the collections and services of the Division. It is expected that the incumbent will be an effective team member in setting and carrying out the goals and mission of the Division of Special Collections.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. in American history, American literature, or related field of study; two or more years experience in a special collections environment; demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies; effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; experience with reference and bibliographic instruction; demonstrated ability to provide leadership in the delivery of a campus-wide bibliographic instruction program; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; strong knowledge of Southern history and/or literature; potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research and service; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
ENVIRONMENT: The Division of Special Collections includes the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, the University of Alabama Archives, and the A.S. Williams, III Americana Collections. Exceptionally rich in all periods and aspects of Southern history and culture, the collections include letters, diaries, and business and professional papers of both major national figures and less commonly known individuals, book arts and print culture collections, the iconography of the South (ca. 1852 to the late twentieth century) in various formats and media, oral histories, Civil Rights, and popular culture collections.  The University Libraries maintains membership in the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, The Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, SOLINET, and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries. The Libraries use Ex Libris’ Voyager Integrated Library System. The Libraries’ homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.
SALARY/BENEFITS:
This will be a tenured-track, faculty position. Competitive salary. Excellent benefits. Moving allowance may be available.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu . Please include your application, resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references.
Open until filled. Applications received by April 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.

 

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

 

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 http://graduate.ua.edu/admin/secure_background_reports.pdf

Payroll students should apply online at https://staffjobs.ua.edu/.