The University of Alabama seeks a proactive, team-oriented, and innovative person to serve as the Data Services Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Assessment & Government Information, the Data Services Librarian will develop a robust suite of data services, including components of instructional support, that serve to bolster student and faculty research through the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of data. The ideal candidate possesses strong research and analytical skills, as well as the desire to teach. The successful candidate actively collaborates with liaison librarians to promote and integrate data services and data literacy into library instruction across the disciplines. They engage in outreach to academic departments toward the development of course-specific data service support for undergraduate and graduate students, involving both synchronous and asynchronous (e.g., LibGuides, video tutorials, etc.) educational programs. This includes a variety of analytical/visualization software packages such as R, SPSS, MATLAB, and Tableau, as well as geographic information systems such as ArcGIS. Additionally, the Data Services Librarian works across the University Libraries to advance open data and deliver services that support faculty engaged in data-intensive research projects. Working with academic departments, as well as non-academic departments, such as the university’s Office of Information Technology, the successful candidate promotes centers of excellence for geospatial and data visualization research. The Data Services Librarian also supports ongoing and special data-driven projects of the University Libraries administration. The candidate works in a team environment with a willingness to engage in continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work-related experiences and professional development opportunities. The candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems that are typical of an academic setting. This position may also supervise staff and students as required, and perform other duties/functions as needed. Continue reading “Tuscaloosa, AL: Data Services Librarian – Assistant Professor, University Libraries”
The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a talented, energetic, innovative, and entrepreneurial professional who desires to work in a creative, collaborative, and respectful environment. S/he will identify and implement promising new technologies that can positively impact services or generate a better user experience. Reporting to the Manager of Web Technologies and Development, this position will engage in project work and support new technology initiatives derived from our strategic plan and opportunities that arise as part of our teaching, research, and service missions. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, maintaining and enhancing our web presence in its many forms; extending web frameworks, applications and tools; and developing modern system integrations. The University Libraries is a beta development partner with EBSCO Industries on the FOLIO Library Services Platform; further development opportunities exist there as well.
This position is an excellent opportunity to engage in innovative and exciting projects while working collaboratively with other institutions across the country. The University Libraries emphasizes a culture of continuous learning, professional growth, and diversity through ongoing and regular training, and well-supported professional development. Come join our team of enthusiastic professionals. Continue reading “Tuscaloosa, AL: Web Development Librarian – Assistant Professor, University Libraries”
The University of Alabama Libraries seeks applications and nominations for an innovative, collaborative, and tech-savvy Coordinator of Metadata. This position reports to the Head of Resource Acquisition & Discovery and actively contributes to the management of the department. The position provides leadership, support, project management, and workflow analysis for a unit consisting of faculty and staff who are responsible for original, complex and copy cataloging, metadata creation and remediation, and authority control in MARC and BIBFRAME. The unit is also actively engaged in a collaborative fashion in projects related to Special Collections, Digital Humanities, Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), the Institutional Repository, and digital library projects which require supervisory skills of Dublin Core, Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), and other metadata issues.
The University Libraries is a FOLIO beta development partner with EBSCO, and this position plays a major role internally, as well as in the FOLIO community. The position leads testing and implementation for cataloging/metadata functions and collaborates across the University Libraries regarding functionality and interoperability of cataloging/metadata with other FOLIO functions, data sources, and deliverables. The position advises on reporting and assessment functions needed in FOLIO for internal and external purposes. Continue reading “Tuscaloosa, AL: Coordinator of Metadata – Assistant OR Associate Professor, University of Alabama Libraries”
The University of Alabama seeks a proactive, team-oriented, and creative person to serve as Instructional Design Librarian. This position serves a dual role as a librarian participating in multimodal library and information literacy instruction and as an instructional design specialist directly developing content and training liaison librarians who are building instructional design projects.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively and creatively with University Libraries faculty and staff to plan, develop, and deliver asynchronous and classroom library instruction. This includes training and working with librarians to design active learning environments, multimedia tutorials, and other digital learning objects. This also includes working with staff and faculty in the Sanford Media Center to design programmatic curricula for multimodal projects and instruction. The Instructional Design Librarian will also develop and support training activities for best practices in utilizing instructional technology tools. Continue reading “Tuscaloosa, AL: Instructional Design Librarian – Assistant Professor, University of Alabama Libraries”
The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies (UA-SLIS) seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position, to begin August 16, 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking candidates in the area of digital preservation and curation, with preference given to candidates possessing expertise in the preservation and curation of audio and video materials, including the digital transformation of … Continue reading Tuscaloosa, AL: Digital Preservation and Curation, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama
Head of Gorgas Information Services Librarian
RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a creative, innovative, and experienced librarian to lead the instructional, reference, and information services program in Gorgas Library, which serves six colleges on campus. The candidate will possess the vision and leadership skills necessary to develop a user-focused instructional and teaching program for the 21st century and will assist in setting standards for a positive, service-oriented atmosphere. Evaluation and assessment of current programs, and the development of new programs, will be expected as well as marketing programs and services to the campus community. The candidate must possess a broad understanding of teaching and learning methods in multiple disciplines and is committed to supporting and developing training to deliver instruction and research services both physically and virtually. The candidate must possess the ability to develop benchmarks to provide assessment for the instructional program and research services and be able to assess programs using multiple methods. Additional responsibilities include:
Leading a unit of 8 librarians in Gorgas Library, overseeing the Sanford Media Center, and student workers.
Providing leadership and oversight in the continual development, promotion, assessment and reporting on a comprehensive instruction program that fosters excellence in teaching and learning, enhancing user experience, and deepening academic engagement.
Working with the Associate Dean for Research & User Services to develop and facilitate a program of innovative 21st century services and programs that are aligned with the University Libraries Strategic Plan.
Developing a robust and rigorous assessment and reporting program for the unit.
Understanding and responding to the methodological differences in subject area. Research and developing strategies to best target the needs of users within these areas.
Collaborating with other Gorgas Library units as well as branch libraries on instructional programs and services.
Developing relationships with faculty and staff to strengthen instructional and teaching programs and to foster collaboration on campus.
Overseeing the projects undertaken by librarians and staff in the area and coordinating annual goal setting and achievement across Gorgas Information Services.
Overseeing the creation of digital learning objects and audio/visual production toward enhanced learning outcomes.
Overseeing liaison engagement in the distance learning programs.
Implementing programs and services toward increased student success.
Coordinating customer-service initiatives toward enhanced user experience.
Providing leadership for the music and fine arts collection. Continue reading “Tuscaloosa, AL: Head of Gorgas Information Services Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries”
The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a collaborative, analytical, and detail-oriented individual to fulfill the role of Assessment Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Assessment and Government Information, the ideal candidate for this tenure-track position will have the ability to collaborate across all University Libraries units to formulate, establish, and monitor a systematic, robust, rigorous, and sustainable library assessment program. The Assessment Librarian will oversee University Libraries learning assessments, including training on IRB applications, identifying/monitoring meaningful organizational performance indicators, establishing procedures for and monitoring of all monthly/annual assessment reporting, basic systems administration and help desk support for assessment, as well as user training for all assessment management systems (e.g., LibPAS and LibInsight), and organizing/analyzing assessment data to produce custom reports that support strategic, evidence-based management practices within the UA Libraries. The Assessment Librarian also plays a key role in the University Libraries strategic planning process. Continue reading “Tuscaloosa, AL: Assessment Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries”
The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a proactive, team-oriented, and innovative person to serve as Institutional Repository and Scholarly Communications Librarian. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in institutional repository development and management, as well as associated scholarly communications, copyright, publishing, and intellectual property issues. S/he must have a willingness for continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise in these and emerging areas through work-related experiences and professional development opportunities. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Technology, this position works both independently and collaboratively to promote use of the repository (currently DSpace) for university research and publications, including electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), faculty and student works, open access ejournals and ebooks, data sets, and emerging digital scholarship. This person will lead University Libraries efforts in promoting the Institutional Repository (IR) as an integrated tool in the scholarly communications process on campus. This position also leads the efforts to raise awareness of scholarly communication issues, such as open access publishing and open educational resources. Continue reading “Tuscaloosa, AL: Institutional Repository and Scholarly Communications Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Alabama Libraries”
Auburn University Libraries seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, and user-focused individual to serve as the Web Services Librarian, reporting to the Associate Dean for Public Services/Head of Research and Instruction Services in the University Libraries. This twelve-month tenure-track position requires professional and scholarly activity as well as service on library and university committees. The successful candidate will provide the leadership that will guide the planning, design and implementation of an improved Auburn University Libraries web presence that enhances the user experience and the Libraries’ role in supporting the research, instruction, extension and service programs of the University. Continue reading “Auburn, AL: Web Services Librarian, Auburn University Libraries”
Link to job posting. Application Deadline: April 29, 2019 The University of Alabama seeks a forward-thinking librarian with innovative ideas for learning-centered approaches to research and instructional services in STEM disciplines. Reporting to the Director of Branch Library Services, this position works with campus faculty to develop instruction materials and library assignments and to identify needs and opportunities for outreach in assigned academic departments. The … Continue reading Tuscaloosa, AL: Research and Instructional Services Librarian Science and Engineering- Assistant Professor, University of Alabama