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A Moment in History

The Amistad Murals consists of three panels: The Revolt, The Court Scene, and Back to Africa. They are housed in Savery Library and are known as one of artist Hale Aspacio Woodruff's best known works.

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College Librarian

Department Academic Affairs
Salary D.O.E.
City/State Talladega/AL
Education: Master's Degree in Library or Information Science
Type Faculty
Experience: See Qualifications Below
Category Faculty
Relocation No
Salary D.O.E.
Contact Email brhoden@talladega.edu
Contact Name Talladega College Office of Human Resources
Relocation No

Job Summary

Responsibilities:

  • The Librarian is responsible for the administration of the library and planning of library policies.
  • Make periodic library status reports to the Provost and an annual report to the President of the College.
  • Serve as a member of the College Library Committee and submit recommendations on proposed library policies and services to this committee.
  • Conduct library staff meetings.
  • Make recommendations regarding appointments, promotions, salaries and other personnel matters to the provost.
  • Participate in national, regional, state and local library activities.
  • Make decisions regarding gifts to the library.
  • Interview job applicants.
  • Plan for new buildings or renovations to the existing structure when necessary.
  • Prepare and maintain current personnel organization and responsibilities.
  • Serve on the Administrative council, Deans/Directors Team, Arts Festival and Ceremonial Occasions Committees.
  • Provide library orientation for new faculty members.
  • Confer with salesmen, students, faculty, administrators, and others, on matters related to the library.
  • Select and acquire material and equipment for the main library operations and give recommendations on the selection of the CAI/CLL material and equipment.
  • Manage all expenditures involving the library budget.
  • Submit annual library budget requests.
  • Supervise all library personnel, janitorial services and general maintenance of the building.
  • Select books and other library resources with the assistance of faculty and students.
  • Establish policies and procedures for acquisitions, weeding of collection, collection development. Schedule and conduct in-house staff development workshops.
  • Explain library policies and keep the library staff abreast of new developments.
  • Maintain sick and annual leave records for all library personnel.
  • Establish work schedules and assignments for all library personnel.
  • Cooperate as a team member with the library staff in performing any duty essential to the achievement of efficient library operations. Example: working extra hours during final examinations, or working in another area of the library, if needed.
  • Tell the story of the Amistad Mutiny to guests of the college when requested by the College President or other senior administrators.
  • Provide material concerning the history of the College and the Woodruff Murals when requested by visitors.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • A master's degree in the field of Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, with course work in reference.
  • At least five (5) years of professional library experience.
  • Knowledge of word processing and cataloging of library resources.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and experience with automated library services; including indexed data base searching, the retrieval of internet resources and data based management.
  • Supervisory experience is required.
  • Knowledge of proposal writing.
  • Good communication and planning skills.

Application Process:

Review of candidates will begin immediately. The College will accept and review applications and nominations until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should forward a letter of interest, resume, TC application and at least three professional references to the email address of brhoden@talladega.edu or mail to the address below. Official transcript will be required if hired for the position.

Talladega College
Human Resources Office
627 W. Battle Street
Talladega, AL 35160

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The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.

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