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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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Special Collections Librarian

Salary D.O.E.
City/State Talladega/AL
Education: MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
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


  • Promotes library services and assists in general circulation services.
  • Provides virtual and in-person reference service to groups and individuals.
  • Provide circulation and reserve desk services to on-campus and remote users.
  • Search, input and update online records including bibliographic, patron, reserve and interlibrary loan records following a standard format.
  • Help students locate library material and provide assistance for use of systems and equipment.
  • Collaborates with other library staff in planning expected learning outcomes and promoting resources.
  • Engages in collection development.
  • Prepare archival materials for cataloging, digitization, and create finding aids.
  • Train and direct college student personnel with appropriate approval.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Interacts cooperatively and constructively with all constituents.
  • Exhibits the highest standards of dedication and commitment to quality service to meet or exceed student requirements; consistently conveys a positive attitude toward constituents.
  • Demonstrates continual focus on student-centered learning and retention and learner needs.
  • Position will require evening and weekend hours.
  • Fulfil research requests.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • MLIS from an ALA accredited institution.
  • 3+ years working in a library or archival institution.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate professionally with a diverse constituency.
  • Strong computer and technology skills; proficient in using the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 5+ years archival experience.

Application Process:

All qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, resume' TC application, at least 3 professional references and copies of transcripts to brhoden@talladega.edu. We will also accept mailed credentials. If selected for the position, official copies of transcripts must be submitted. We are an E-Verify employer.



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Talladega College
627 Battle Street West
Talladega, AL 35160

Phone: (866) 540-3956
or (256) 362-0274
Email: admissions@talladega.edu



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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