Research Librarian/ARC Tutoring (AL)

Research Librarian and Director of ARC Tutoring, Birmingham-Southern College (AL)

Birmingham-Southern College seeks a creative and dedicated library professional to fill the position of Research Librarian and Director of the Academic Resource Center (ARC). This 9-month faculty position is responsible for supporting academic research for students and faculty utilizing both print and electronic resources. Supporting research includes instruction and reference service, creation of library guides, collection development, and serving as a liaison to academic departments.  This position is also responsible for the supervision of the ARC peer-tutoring program, which includes hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating peer tutors; maintaining the TutorTrac management system; and participating in assessment of the tutoring program. Additional responsibilities include academic advising and service on College committees.


This position reports to the library director and works a Sunday through Thursday, 1:30 to 10:00 p.m. schedule (with some flexibility). An MLIS from an ALA-accredited program is required, as is relevant experience in an academic setting and familiarity with library resources and instruction techniques.  Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills and a commitment to student success are also desired.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1300 undergraduate students. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, BSC is included in Pope’s Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), and names and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately; preferred start date is August 2016. Questions about the position should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Alan Litsey ( Application materials should be sent electronically to Dr. Litsey at the same email address.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify EOE.