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

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES

Reference & 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 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.

 

Required qualifications:

·         Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution.

·         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:

·         Experience providing reference/instructional services in an academic library setting.

·         Teaching experience, or knowledge of instructional methods.

·         Experience  developing LibGuides, tutorials and learning objects. Functional knowledge of WordPress, CSS, HTML, and the Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

·         Coursework or experience in providing research assistance with government documents.

 

Environment:

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.

 

Salary/Benefits:

Full-time position for non-tenure-earning renewable appointment.  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 October 1, 2014 are assured of receiving full consideration.

 

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