The University of Alabama invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the School of Library and Information Studies. The mission of the School of Library and Information Studies is to advance the theory, art, and practice of professions specializing in the use of information and the creation of information in recorded form.

The successful candidate will provide vision and leadership in support of excellence in the School's teaching, research, and service missions, effectively communicate with the School's internal and external constituents, and foster a collegial atmosphere that encourages shared goals, supports collaborative governance, and supports the School's interactions with all units within the College of Communication and Information Sciences.

Members of the search committee and other faculty and staff members will be available for informal discussion at the 2010 American Library Association Annual Conference.

A complete position description is attached.

Applications, including a letter and CV including names and contact information for three references, should be addressed to Dr. Danny P. Wallace, Professor and EBSCO Chair of Library Service, Search Committee Chair, School of Library & Information Studies, The University of Alabama, Box 870252, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0252. Applicants must also apply online at

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Danny P. Wallace
Professor and EBSCO Chair of Library Service
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Alabama
501 Gorgas Library
Box 870252
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0252
Voice: 205-348-4610
Fax: 205-348-3746
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