University of Alabama at Birmingham— Systems Librarian

Minimum salary for UAB Libraries appointments are $55,000 annually at the Assistant Professor rank, $65,000 annually at the Associate Professor Rank, $80,000 annually at the Professor Rank.

General Description
UAB Libraries seeks a forward-thinking, usability-focused, well-organized individual to join our team as Systems Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Emerging Technology and System Development unit in the UAB Libraries Technology and Technical Services department, the individual selected for this position will be responsible for the oversight of enterprise library systems including Alma/Primo, ILLiad, OCLC, EZproxy, products licensed through the Springshare platform, as well as the UAB Libraries website.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit to learn about the position and apply. 

The UAB Libraries strongly supports life-long learning, and in collaboration with other members of the Technology and Technical Services Department, the Systems Librarian may provide technology training that enables library personnel to develop and maintain a high-level of ability using the systems around which the library builds research and learning support services.

Job Responsibilities

  • Holds primary responsibility for configuring, developing, sustaining the library services platform, discovery systems, and other systems used to manage library processes
  • Supervise system support staff and departmental student assistants
  • Evaluate and improve discoverability and usability of patron-facing systems
  • Promote use of UAB Libraries systems by coordinating with library departments that provide research and instructional services, interlibrary loan, access to special collections, and user services
  • Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other types of documentation about library systems as needed
  • Coordinate systems-related training for library personnel
  • Collaborate across library departments to facilitate and improve daily operation of digital workflows housed in library systems such as acquisitions processes, discovery tasks, user account management, and item requests
  • Work with campus IT, faculty, staff and students to troubleshoot and resolve access and other library systems-related issues
  • Create clear and efficient workflows for data management and movement across the organization
  • Provide information and data/statistics used in the analysis and evaluation of the performance of library systems
  • Communicate changes in system functionality to library faculty and staff in a prompt and effective manner
  • Work with vendors to monitor and troubleshoot performance issues with library systems
  • Mentor colleagues within the Technology and Technical Services department as needed
  • Keep abreast of developments and current trends in the Library Science discipline by reading appropriate publications, attending related conferences, webinars and meetings, and participating in professional groups and organizations at various levels (local, state, national, and international).
  • Fulfill responsibilities of a UAB Libraries faculty member including engagement in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and service on library and campus committees as appropriate for the position
  • Other duties as assigned

Commitment to Equity

UAB Libraries are committed to advancing equitable access to information, intellectual freedom, and the public good for the UAB community and the community at large. We recognize our social responsibility to advocate for marginalized voices and to inform and educate to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and mutual respect.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.