Trying to get the word out...this is a great place to work, with lots of
opportunities! We're really interested in getting someone with
coding/server skills, over someone with years and years of library
experience, so I encourage everyone to apply!

Thanks for reading,

Jason Griffey
Asst. Professor & Reference/Instruction Librarian
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN  37403
[log in to unmask] :: (423) 425-5449


Head, Library Information Technology

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites applications
from innovative and dynamic professionals to provide vision and
strategic planning for the Library's technology infrastructure and
digital initiatives.  The UTC campus is a national model for
metropolitan universities, serving over 7,000 scholars in bachelor's,
master's, and doctoral programs.

Library Description

The Lupton Library is centrally located at the heart of the UTC campus.
The Library employs 16 librarians and 15 staff members, and has an
annual budget of over $2 million with collection holdings of more than
500,000 volumes, 1,300 print journal subscriptions, 90 databases, and
access to over 10,000 online journals.  The Lupton Library is also
equipped with 60 public computers, 10 group study rooms, and two
computerized library instruction classrooms.  The Library offers a
comprehensive range of public services, including proactive outreach,
instruction, and reference.  Recently completed projects include the
completion of a second instruction classroom equipped with wireless
laptops and smart boards, and a redesign of the online catalog website
interface.  Projects underway include the investigation of a federated
search engine, electronic reserves, and electronic reference.
Components of the information infrastructure include VTLS' Virtua
integrated library system, ILLiad interlibrary loan system, Serials
Solutions' open-URL resolver and serials lists, and the UTC Library
website which utilizes LAMP open-source technologies.

Department Description

The Library's Information Technology Department supports the technology
needs of library users and personnel, providing computer access and
support within the Library, and administering research databases and
other electronic services. The Library collaborates with the
University's Information Technology Division on projects spanning the
larger university community, or where specific expertise is needed on
library technology projects.  There is one faculty position (Electronic
Resources Librarian) and one staff position (IT Technologist) reporting
to this position.

Position Responsibilities

The position reports to the Dean of the Lupton Library.  The position
provides leadership to advance the Library through the development and
expansion of library collections, tools, and services that facilitate
learning, teaching, and scholarship within a digital environment, as
well as creating an infrastructure that facilities the adoption of the
next generation of library services.

Required Qualifications

1)      Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.
2)      Demonstrated experience in an Information Technology or
Automated Systems department in a library setting.
3)      Proven leadership experience managing and supervising others
4)      Demonstrated experience in administering and developing web
services utilizing LAMP open-source technologies.
5)      Demonstrated knowledge of networking protocols and practices,
and experience in troubleshooting and maintaining computer hardware.
6)      Proven ability to plan and implement Information Technology
services within a library setting.
7)      Demonstrated commitment to excellence in serving all library
8)      Demonstrated aptitude and experience with library information
technology systems,  including a knowledge of best practices and future
trends in the field.
9)      Demonstrated ability to view issues from an institutional and
library-wide perspective and to manage organizational change.
10)     Proven communication and interpersonal skills evidenced by the
ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working
relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
11)     Proven organizational, analytical, and communication skills.
12)     Demonstrated ability to be flexible in a dynamic work
13)     Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively in
a complex changing environment.
14)     Preparation and commitment to conduct independent scholarship
consistent with a faculty appointment.
15)     Commitment to engage in continuing professional development.

UTC Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and
system-wide planning, University governance and service, and to be
professionally active.

Desirable qualifications

1)      A second advanced degree.
2)      Experience in public service areas of librarianship,
particularly in reference.
3)      Experience with VTLS Virtua, OCLC ILLiad, Oracle, and/or
Microsoft Server/SQL systems.


Salary: minimum $45,000. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-tack
position with faculty status and academic rank.    A portion of the
salary will be an administrative stipend for department head
responsibilities.   Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or
Associate professor, based on qualifications.


Benefits include: 24 days vacation and 12 days sick leave per year; 11
paid holidays; 80% of health/life insurance paid by the state; choice of
retirement programs which are paid by the state and equivalent to
approximately 10% of an individual's annual salary, partial relocation
reimbursement, professional development funding, tax program savings,
and more.

Application Procedures

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, and
the contact information for three references including the professional
relationship of applicant and reference to:  Anna Lane, Lupton Library,
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga,
TN 37403;  candidates may fax materials to 423-425-4775 attention Anna
Lane; or email to [log in to unmask]    A review of applications will
begin September 15, 2006 and continues until the position is filled.
For information about the UTC and the Lupton Library please visit and

For information about Chattanooga, please visit

The University of Tennessee is an equal employment opportunity,
affirmative action, Title IX, Section 504, and ADA Institution.