Assessment Librarian @ The University of Alabama Libraries

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a collaborative, analytical, and detail-oriented individual to fulfill the role of Assessment Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Branch Library & Research Data Services the ideal candidate for this faculty position will have the ability to collaborate across all University Libraries units to formulate, establish, and monitor a systematic, robust, rigorous, and sustainable library assessment program. The Assessment Librarian will oversee University Libraries learning assessments, including training on IRB applications, identifying/monitoring meaningful organizational performance indicators, establishing procedures for and monitoring of all monthly/annual assessment reporting, basic systems administration and help desk support for assessment, as well as user training for all assessment management systems (e.g., LibPAS and LibInsight), and organizing/analyzing assessment data to produce custom reports that support strategic, evidence-based management practices within the UA Libraries. The Assessment Librarian also plays a key role in the University Libraries strategic planning process.



Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or Ph.D. in the social sciences.
Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as their appropriate analytical counterparts.
Proven ability utilizing software for data organization and analysis (e.g., Excel, Access, SPSS, or NVivo).
Knowledge of SACSCOC accreditation standards and other similar reports for academic libraries.
Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
Demonstrated ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards.
Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and long range goals.
Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems, using sound judgment in decision-making according to an established timeframe.
Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.
Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

·       Ability to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion.
·       Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with the requirements of a tenure track appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development and service.

Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.


Advanced degree in applied statistics, or a PhD in the social sciences with experience conducting statistical analyses.
Prior experience with library assessment such a with library instruction, e-resources, collections management, access services, etc.
Experience with library assessment platforms such as LibInsight, LibPAS, etc.
Experience with data visualization platforms such as Tableau, Power BI, etc.
Experience working with SQL databases
Knowledge of project management applications such as Jira, Asana, etc.
Prior experience delivering library instruction and/or data services.
Knowledge of funding sources and organizations for grant revenues.
Experience submitting grant proposals.

ENVIRONMENT:  The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university, and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama.  UA enrolls over 38,320 students, with record breaking freshman classes for each of the past three years. UA has also increased graduate student enrollment by seven percent for Fall 2021. Ranked among the top 70 public universities in the nation by U.S. World and News Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 67th among public universities in 2020 rankings. UA made the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-nine UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollins Scholars, and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 900 currently enrolled, the highest number in UA’s history. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education.  There are currently 36 faculty who have received NSF Career awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top performing young scientists. UA was also recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for the fifth time in six years in 2021-2022.  UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of over 250,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several lager cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition of Networked Information, centerNET, LYRASIS, HathiTrust, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, LOCKSS, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository since 1860, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public.  The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month tenure track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary range is $70,000.00 – $80,000.00, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and advanced degrees. Strong benefits, including professional development support, tuition fee waiver, and matching retirement contributions.


TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Position open until filled.  Applications received by May 20, 2023 are assured of receiving full consideration.