Chair, Reference and Research Services Department - Samford University in Birmingham Alabama

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Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama 35229

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford University is the largest privately‐funded and fully‐accredited institution of higher learning in Alabama. The University Library serves the university community of more than 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 700 full‐time employees. 

Position Description: The Reference and Research Services Department of the University Library comprises instruction, departmental outreach, online resource maintenance, and government documents repository activities.  Working in a team environment, the incumbent coordinates the work of four librarians and numerous student workers and is actively engaged in teaching, providing reference service, participating in collection development, developing and implementing online resources in coordination with the Automation Librarian,  and serving as a liaison to one or more academic units. The chair schedules student workers and faculty to ensure the smooth running of all areas of the department during all hours of library operation.  In cooperation with librarians and staff, the chair develops and maintains policies and procedures for the department.  As a member of the library management team and reporting to the University Library Dean, the incumbent plays a critical role in strategic planning, assessment, and collaboration with faculty and staff founded in collegial relationships with all campus stakeholders and based on defined outcomes that support the library and institutional mission. 

Minimum Qualifications: M.L.S./M.L.I.S. or equivalent from an ALA‐accredited institution. Five years progressively responsible experience in an academic setting, including supervisory and administrative experience. A demonstrated excellence in teaching and in providing reference service; and demonstrated broad experience in library assessment practices, with particular expertise in assessing student learning outcomes. The individual will be a dynamic, user-oriented professional with demonstrated strong communication, analytical, interpersonal, and leadership skills as well as demonstrated knowledge about best practices and current trends in academic library services. 

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

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 three (3) professional references including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email address to:

Kimmetha Herndon
University Library Dean & Chair , Reference & Research Services Chair Search Committee
Samford University Library
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
FAX: 205‐726‐4009

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.

Keyword Phrases

  • research services
  • reference
  • librarian
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 5 years
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter