Friday, May 7, 2010

Technical Services/Systems Librarian

Faculty (Non-tenure track)

The College of Community Health Sciences and the University of Alabama Health Sciences Library is seeking a dynamic, experienced librarian with technical skills for the position of Technical Services/Systems Librarian. Appointment level is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities include: Perform cataloging of library materials in all formats; Improve and maintain the library web site; Manage the Health Sciences Library database in Voyager; Serve as liaison with the Systems Dept. of University Libraries; Implement new modules and upgrades for the library system; Advise Library Director in regards to library technology issues, web trends, cataloging and collection development; Manage selection and acquisition activities; Serve as a member of the Health Sciences Library's management team; Participate in the formation and implementation of library policies and procedures and long range strategic planning; Coordinate electronic resources and serials, including review of licenses, keeping records, and developing links to electronic resources on the library web site; Train and educate medical students, residents, faculty and other library users in the use of electronic resources; Assist with instruction of students from the School of Library and Information Studies; Serve as Library Director in absence of Director as requested; Participate in college and community service activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Proficiency in computer, Internet, and Web applications; Strong attention to detail; Strong commitment to teamwork; Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies; Ability to multi-task responsibilities; Commitment to professional growth and development, and willingness to participate in relevant professional activities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience using the Voyager (Ex Libris) library system; At least two years of professional experience in technical services or health sciences librarianship; Knowledge of NLM Classification, MeSH subject headings, medical terminology and knowledge of OCLC's cataloging subsystem; Knowledge or experience with Web 2.0 applications; Knowledge or experience with media production and software.

Tuscaloosa, with a population of approximately 100,000, is located in west central Alabama. As the home of The University of Alabama, it offers exceptional educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. It is one hour from Birmingham, three hours from Atlanta, and five hours from the gulf coast. The main campus of the University of Alabama is a comprehensive research institution, which offers a wide variety of opportunities for faculty and their families.

Salary minimums: $35,000 - Instructor, $41,000 - Assistant Professor. Academic appointment and salary will be commensurate with experience. This position is non-tenure earning and includes a generous benefit package. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply on line at: (letter of interest, CV, graduate transcript and three references must be included)

For more information please contact:
Nelle Williams, Chair, Search Committee
Assistant Professor
Director of the Health Sciences Library & Continuing Medical Education
The University of Alabama School of Medicine - Tuscaloosa
Box 870378
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0378
205-348-1364 Fax: 205-348-9563

The University of Alabama is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Title XV, Section 504 ADA Employer

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