Assistant/Associate Librarian – Samford University Library – Birmingham, AL

Samford University Library seeks a research and instruction librarian. Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford is the largest privately‐funded and fully‐accredited institution of higher learning in Alabama. The university library, with nearly one million holdings, serves the university community of more than 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 700 full‐time employees.

Position Description: The research services and instruction librarian reports to the chair of the reference and research services department. The department is comprised of four librarians and numerous student workers. This individual will be responsible for the planning, designing, implementation, and assessment of library instruction and information literacy initiatives as well as establishing and maintaining good relations with faculty in order to promote the instruction program. All library faculty provide reference service on a rotating basis to cover all hours that the library is open. This entails some weekend and night duty. Perform additional duties as required.

Qualified candidates will hold a MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA‐accredited institution. Preference will be given to applicants with library experience with demonstrated teaching, training and information literacy program assessment experience. Excellent interpersonal skills and dedication to the success of the library, department, faculty, and student body as evidenced by a collegial and positive demeanor. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected. The candidate must be supportive of the university’s Christian mission.

Rank and Salary: Twelve‐month, non‐tenure track, faculty appointment; salary commensurate with experience; generous benefits/vacation package; tuition remission.

The University: Samford University is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and is a nationally recognized academic institution. Samford is ranked 3rd in the South among regional universities by U.S. News and World Report and 1st among all Alabama universities and colleges by Forbes Inc. Samford consistently is highly ranked for academic programs, affordability and value by a variety of prestigious publications and rankings. The John Templeton Foundation selected Samford as one of America’s top 100 character-building universities. For more information, go to

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission of documents is strongly encouraged. Candidates should supply a letter of interest, current resume and professional references including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses to:


Carla Waddell

Chair, Reference and Research Services

Samford University Library

800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, AL 35229

FAX: 205‐726‐2642


Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin.