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Science and Engineering Librarian

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Science and Engineering Librarian



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 (http://www.lib.ua.edu/print3d/), and offers software application training and support related to areas of responsibility (http://www.lib.ua.edu/libraries/sel/computerstechnology).  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.


Required:  The following degree and experience combinations will be considered:


·       PhD in a science or engineering discipline. 


·       Master’s degree in a science or engineering discipline and a minimum of 2 years post-degree experience in research and/or teaching in the discipline (professional practice related to discipline);


·       Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution, a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a science or engineering discipline, and a minimum of 2 years post-degree experience in a research library or research-based science or engineering library;


Candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be motivated and organized, and have the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students and staff.  The candidate must be knowledgeable about science and engineering resources and services, as well as current and emerging trends in science and engineering libraries.  Must possess the ability to reach out to users and create innovative services as needed.   Demonstrated knowledge of web content systems and/or tools and their use in facilitating instructional goals.  Documented experience working in dynamic environments where new services are tested, evaluated, and adapted. 


Preferred:  Demonstrated familiarity with typical academic software used by students and faculty in the sciences and engineering.  Experience with some aspect of e-science support.



The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a community of nearly 100,000

residents.  Tuscaloosa is about 59 miles southwest of Birmingham. The campus is noted for its historical architecture, long-standing traditions, and Natural History Museum. Current enrollment exceeds 34,000.  The community and surrounding area 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



Full-time, tenure-track position.  Competitive salary.  Excellent benefits.  Moving allowance may be available. 


To Apply:

Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.eduA 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 October 1, 2014 are assured of receiving full consideration.





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