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Category Academic librarian
Job Title Reference Librarian for Science
Job Description

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as assistant professor/librarian for the Sciences in the Reference Services Department of Gulf Coast Library in the University Libraries to begin in June/July 2014.

(1)   Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Sciences  
The Reference Librarian for Sciences is a member of the Reference Department and is responsible for providing general and subject-specific instruction and research services using current technologies and information resources in print and electronic formats, and cultivating partnerships through active liaison work with faculty and students by promoting library services and resources in the following subject areas:  Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Geology and Nursing. 
Duties and responsibilities:
·         Serves as primary contact between the Libraries and the College of Science & Technology and College of Nursing with regard to supporting the colleges’ research and instructional needs
  • Provides reference and directional assistance to all library users, in-person, by telephone and via electronic communication methods
  • Provides instruction in the use of research resources through individual research consultations and formal class presentations
  • Serves as bibliographer for assigned academic departments within the assigned college
  • Prepares bibliographies, user guides, tutorials and other research resources as needed
  • Creates and maintains Web content for selected subject areas and throughout the Libraries' website, as assigned
  • Maintains knowledge and skills related to research resources and their delivery
  • Provides service to the Libraries, the university, the profession and the community to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
  • Engages in research and scholarly activity to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
  • Works evenings, weekends and holidays in rotation with Reference Services Department personnel
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association is required
  • An undergraduate degree in one of the core sciences with at least one year of professional experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated experience using online databases and other types of research resources
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the concepts and skills of information research in both formal and informal settings
Preferred qualifications:
  • Knowledge of research resources in the sciences
  • Demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library
  • Experience or interest in developing outreach programs that engage faculty and students with library research resources
To read the full job announcement and to apply for the position, visit
(1)   Reference Librarian for Sciences,
Review of applications begins April 4, 2014; however, applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls approximately 17,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Five additional research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at
As Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.
Contact Name Peter Dean
Contact Phone 228-214-3461

Category Web Developer-Public Library
Job Title Web Developer
Job Description


Title of the position: 
Web Developer 
Information Technology 
Full-Time- Exempt 
Eligible for benefits- Health and Dental Insurance, Life and Supplemental Insurance, Alabama State Employee’s 
Retirement System, RSA 1 (Deferred compensation plan), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 11 paid 
holidays, 10 vacation days after the first year (increases with years of service), and 12 sick days per year. 
Salary Range: 
$19.00 - $23.00 per hour 
Reports to: 
Director of Information Technology 
Supervisory Responsibility: 
Position Summary: 
Under the direction of the Director of Information Technology, the Web Developer will be responsible for the 
format, design, and coding of the Library web site and service content; will perform basic trouble shooting of web 
services; and will assist with the maintenance of web applications. The Web Developer will partner with other 
library team members to leverage progressive technologies, create, and improve standards and processes. 
Essential to success in this role is the ability to creatively solve problems and thrive in a dynamic environment. 
Physical Requirements: 
The physical requirements are typical of an office/ administrative environment and include sitting, standing, 
bending, walking, reaching, lifting items weighing up to 25 lbs., and looking at a computer screen for long periods. 
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Associate’s Degree in a related field and two years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required 
  • Experience developing websites in an open source environment such as Wordpress, Drupal or Joomla required 
  • Proficiency in C, Python or PHP 
  • Experience in various languages such as: JavaScript/JQuery, XSL/XSL-FO, Perl, SQL, and Java 
  • Experience developing ADA-compliant web pages 
  • Experience using Photoshop or similar image editing applications 
  • Experience editing video and audio 
  • Experience maintaining Online Catalog systems or working in a library 
Submit cover letter, resume, and completed Tuscaloosa Public Library application to K. Thompson, HR 
Assistant, 1801 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa AL 35401. 
Applications will be reviewed as received. Position open until filled. 
All offers of employment are contingent upon reference and background clearances to include: Criminal, Driving and Central Registry Check for Child Abuse and 
The Tuscaloosa Public Library (TPL) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any aspect of employment based upon race, color, sex, age, 
religion, national origin, citizenship, military/veteran status, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, genetics or disability.
Contact Name K.Thompson
Contact Phone 205-345-5820

Category Public - State Library Agency
Job Title Director
Job Description

The Executive Board of the Alabama Public Library Service, headquartered in Montgomery, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director. The Alabama Public Library Service is an autonomous state agency with primary responsibility for library development, state reference and interlibrary loan service, and library service to the blind and physically handicapped. Director’s responsibilities include planning, organizing and coordinating a balanced program of public library services, evaluating the effectiveness of public library service, ensuring that the public is well informed of public library services, and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with governmental agencies both state and local, civic community groups and the general public.
The current budget is in excess of $9,399,000 and there are 31 staff members and 7 executive board members. Minimum qualifications are an M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an ALA-accredited school, and a minimum of three years of professional library administrative experience. Highly desirable additional qualifications may include public library management experience, state library agency administrative experience, experience in working with local, state and federal government offices, strong written, oral and interpersonal skills and an ability to deal with multiple constituencies in a complex library environment. Competitive salary plus usual fringe benefits (vacation/sick leave, health insurance and state retirement plan.)
Send cover letter, resume, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) references to: Mr. Ronald A. Snider, Chairman, APLS Search Committee, RSA Battle House Tower, 11 N Water Street, Suite 1200, Mobile, AL 36602. Written applications only, no telephone inquiries or faxed applications will be accepted. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 15, 2014.
EEO/AA Employer

Contact Name Ronald A. Snider
Contact Phone (334) 213-3929

Category Internship
Job Title Library Intern
Job Description

The Mises Insitute, located in Auburn, Alabama is offering an un-paid internship working with our gift books.  Duties would involve cataloging, printing reports, producing spine labels and barcodes for books received into the collections.  Please send resumes to

Contact Name Barbara Pickard
Contact Phone 3343212132

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