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Mitchell College of Business

Director, Mitchell College of Business Learning Resource Center

The Director, Mitchell College of Business Learning Resource Center  (LRC) administers the Mitchell College of Business Library's services and resources to include: instruction, reference, planning, policies, personnel, collection and resource development, and the daily operation of the Learning Resource Center (LRC).

Provides both on-line and in-person reference service and research support; teaches course related instruction sessions; develops and promotes information literacy instruction related to business research; creates and maintains online research guides and other digital learning products; evaluates and selects electronic resources and participates in overall collection development and serves as the LRC liaison with the University Libraries; supervises staff to include assigning duties, checking work, approving time off, signing timesheets, preparing performance evaluations, and handling disciplinary issues; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and additional hours as required; related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in library science from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama and two years of professional experience in reference and instructional services related to business disciplines in a higher education setting. Experience with information technology and library systems is preferred.

Applications may be submitted online at:

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled


Reference & Instruction

Instructional Services Librarian

The Instructional Services Librarian designs, coordinates and works with other Reference librarians to implement effective library instruction for the Freshman Year Experience course. The Instructional Services Librarian also collaborates with Freshman Year Experience Director and instructors to incorporate information competency goals and objectives. The Instructional Services Librarian effectively uses instructional technologies, such as LibGuides and video creation software, and works with the Reference and Instruction Librarian, the University’s graduate coordinators and other Reference librarians to provide instruction for graduate level courses and distance education courses. The Instructional Services Librarian is responsible for the assessment, using appropriate technologies, of all library instruction. This librarian will provide reference desk services as assigned, including evening and weekend rotations, and will be the library liaison to at least one academic department. In addition to participating in collection development activities, the Instructional Services Librarian will be involved in library, professional and university service, and professional development and scholarly activities that will lead to tenure and promotion. This librarian will also perform other duties as assigned.

This is a twelve month tenure track, library faculty appointment, with a start date of September 29, 2014 at the Assistant Librarian rank.

Qualifications: Required

Earned master’s degree from an ALA- accredited program.
Familiarity with technologies and systems in academic library and information services
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills

Qualifications: Preferred

Additional master’s degree.
At least 2 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in an academic library
Previous experience in teaching, instruction, collection development, or reference services

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Submit letter of application, CV or resume, official transcripts and three signed professional letters of reference to:

Kathy Wheeler, Chair Instructional Services Librarian Search Committee
Marx Library, University of South Alabama
5901 USA Drive North
Mobile, AL 36688


Candidates can view for information about the Mobile area.

 Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled


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