via Barbara Dewey, a new position opening at the Univ of Tennessee.
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University Libraries Faculty Vacancy
Libraries Employment <http://www.lib.utk.edu/lss/lpp/employ/>
Position: Head, Library Technology Services
Appointment Rank: Associate Professor or Professor
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position includes an administrative stipend
Available: July 1, 2008
The University of Tennessee Libraries invites applications and nominations
for the position of Head, Library Technology Services (LTS). An experienced,
innovative, and visionary leader, the successful candidate will provide
oversight and programmatic guidance for 4 faculty and approximately 16 staff
responsible for information technology and digital initiatives at the
university's flagship campus. LTS supports a wide range of digital
initiatives, library web development, and staff desktop support. LTS also
manages several systems, including Aleph, SFX, EZProxy, MetaLib, ILLiad, and
Reporting to the Executive Associate Dean, the ideal candidate possesses
in-depth knowledge of the practices and the trends of technologies in
libraries. He/she serves as an effective advocate for the libraries in
building and sustaining collaborative relationships with a variety of
constituencies. He/she provides leadership in implementing new systems that
serve and support faculty, staff, and students.
Currently, the Libraries is investigating the purchase and implementation of
additional systems, upgrades, and enhancements, including a next-generation
catalog, digital repository, and electronic resource management system. As a
member of the Library Council, the Head, Library Technology Services plays
important roles in strategic planning and budgeting, leading projects, and
recommending new services. He/she represents the Libraries in appropriate
professional activities and participates in national organizations.
ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science; minimum of
5 years progressively responsible experience and proven leadership with
information technology in an academic research library. Documented record of
collaboration and ability to thrive in a future-oriented environment;
evidence of successful supervisory experience; demonstrated familiarity with
emerging technologies; commitment to service, excellence, and innovation;
excellent communication, organizational, and management skills; strong
analytical and decision making skills; evidence of scholarly activity
sufficient for appointment at the associate professor rank and the ability
to meet tenure requirements.
Record of implementing emerging technologies in an academic research
library; experience managing digital projects, including digital
preservation and data archiving; experience with Aleph, SFX, Metalib, and/or
The University of Tennessee is the state's flagship institution of higher
education, offering comprehensive programs of undergraduate, graduate, and
professional education; research; and public service throughout the state.
The University of Tennessee Libraries, with an annual budget of more than
$16 million, employs over three hundred persons, including 40 librarians. UT
Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, SOLINET, and
the Center for Research Libraries.
Salary and Benefits:
Appointment at rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position includes an
administrative stipend. Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track
appointment. Library faculty must meet University requirements for promotion
and tenure. Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state
retirement plan or TIAA/CREF with nonrefundable contributions paid for the
employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans..
Tuition remission is available for all university employees; partial
undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and
spouses of UT employees.
Review of applications will begin May 1, 2008 and will continue until the
position is filled. Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a
current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone
numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Library Personnel &
Procurement, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000. Application
materials may be sent via email attachment to [log in to unmask]
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy,
marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or
covered veteran status.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The
University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of
Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be
consistent with those laws and regulations.
In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,
The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not
discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education
programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the
Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national
origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), A.D.A. (disability), Age
Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran
status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840
Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY
available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be
directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
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