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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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Archivist/Special Collections Librarian

Salary D.O.E.
City/State Talladega/AL
Education: MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
Type Part Time
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, as needed.
  • Search, input and update online archival records.
  • Help students locate library material and provide assistance for use of systems and equipment, as needed.
  • Collaborates with other library staff.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in archival appraisal, arrangement and description practices and standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems, and familiarity with tools that create EAD finding aids and platforms such as Archives Space.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
  • Demonstrated ability providing public services for special collections.
  • Be intellectually curious about Talladega College's history and eager to develop an in-depth knowledge of the community's people, places, and events;
  • Have knowledge of existing and emerging digital technologies, an understanding of how technology has and continues to transform archives and digital scholarship, and the willingness to work aggressively towards the goal of a digitally searchable and digitally accessible Talladega College Archives.
  • Keep current on legal, ethical, and copyright issues related to managing archival collections.
  • Position will require evening and weekend hours.
  • Fulfil research requests.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required MLIS from an ALA accredited institution, three plus years working in a library or archival institution, five plus years archival experience preferred, ACA certification, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate professionally. Strong computer and technology skills, proficient in using the Microsoft Office Suite.

Application Process:

All qualified applicants must submit a resume' cover letter, TC application, at least 3 professional references and copies of transcripts to brhoden@talladega.edu. Official transcripts will be required if hired for the position. E-Verify Employer.



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Office of Admissions
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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