Metadata Librarian for Serials and Electronic Resources

The Samford University Library is seeking an ambitious and creative individual interested in serving in a Christian university environment to fill the position of Metadata Librarian for Serials and Electronic Resources. Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford is the largest privately‐ funded and fully‐ accredited institution of higher learning in Alabama. The University Library serves the academic community of more than 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 500 teaching faculty. You can learn more about our distinctive university at

The librarian in this position reports to the chair of the Cataloging Department, which is composed of three librarians and two staff members. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and maintaining comprehensive intellectual control of and access to electronic resources as well as print serials at Samford University Library. Specific duties are listed below.


Required qualifications  

Preferred qualifications  

Rank and Salary

Twelve‐ month, non‐ tenure track, faculty appointment; salary commensurate with experience; generous benefits/vacation package; tuition remission.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the university was founded in 1841 and has more than 5,500 students. Samford is ranked 3rd in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The university is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting.

Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission of documents is required. Candidates should supply a letter of interest, current resume and contact information of three professional references, description of e-resource, serials, and discovery experience:

Applicants must also complete and submit an “Application for Faculty Position” and “Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement

Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement

Please submit all materials as a PDF file to:

Subject: Metadata Librarian

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin.

To unsubscribe from the SERIALST list, click the following link: