Titles for Academic Librarians

Titles for Academic Librarians

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This section of the Faculty Handbook describes the ranks of Academic Librarians at UAB.
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TITLES FOR ACADEMIC LIBRARIANS

2.7 Titles for Academic Librarians
2.7.1 Academic Librarians
2.7.2 Assistant Librarian
2.7.3 Senior Assistant Librarian
2.7.4 Associate Librarian
2.7.5 Librarian



2.7 Titles for Academic Librarians

2.7.1 Academic Librarians

Academic librarians are employees of UAB who carry an assignment as a librarian in the Mervyn H. Sterne Library or Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, as determined by the policies/procedures governing their appointments. Librarians may be appointed at ranks such as those listed below.

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2.7.2 Assistant Librarian

Appointment as Assistant Librarian normally requires at least a master’s degree in library science from a school accredited by the American Library Association. This is the rank assigned to individuals who are beginning careers or who have completed only a short period (normally less than two years) in a professional capacity.

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2.7.3 Senior Assistant Librarian

Appointment as Senior Assistant Librarian normally requires at least a master’s degree in library science from a school accredited by the American Library Association and demonstrated ability in librarianship. The rank is designed for individuals whose duties require a degree of specialization in a linguistic, technical, subject, or administrative area.

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2.7.4 Associate Librarian

Appointment as Associate Librarian normally requires at least a master’s degree in library science from a school accredited by the American Library Association and is appropriate for individuals whose performance and service have been consistently meritorious and who have demonstrated excellence in continuing development and accomplishment.

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2.7.5 Librarian

Appointment as Librarian is appropriate for individuals whose performance and service have been consistently outstanding, who are recognized in regional and national library or scholarly organizations, and whose prominence in their fields reflects their superior achievements.

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