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Digital Integration Librarian

Job Identifier: S11-2-022

Position available: August 1, 2011


The Lupton Library seeks an energetic, intellectually curious, and
user-centered professional to fill our Digital Integration Librarian
position in the Materials Processing Department at the University of
Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC). The librarian in this position serves as
an integral member of a team of faculty librarians and staff specialists
committed to managing ongoing, seamless access to electronic and
serialized resources in all formats efficiently and effectively. This is
an ideal opportunity for a professional interested in working in a small
academic library focused on providing proactive services in a dynamic,
transparent, and flexible environment. 


Position Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Head of Materials Processing, the Digital Integration
Librarian implements public facing digital tools and services that
connect electronic and other library resources for patrons. The Digital
Integration Librarian leads the development of new methods of resource
delivery that connect the UTC community members to information


Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Implement innovative services that ensure the discovery of library
resources in all formats, with an emphasis on digital resources;

Promote and improve resource access by updating, customizing, and
integrating interfaces for e- resource discovery, including vendor
platforms for databases/e-journals/e-books, and other library resources;

Manage proxy access to library holdings and assist in managing workflows
associated with access;

Gather, analyze, and report statistics on e-resources and services

Work closely with the Library Information Technology Department on the
development and implementation of electronic services;

Work closely with Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian to optimize
content exposure;

Resolve problems relating to e-resources access in a timely manner;

Monitor trends in e-resource discovery, analyze tools and workflows,
explore new models and recommend changes to existing tools and workflows
as appropriate;

Provide information, training, and support to inform colleagues at the
Lupton Library and the campus of new features and interface changes
related to e-resource discovery;

Manage student workers and delegate workflows effectively; Assist and
advise department head and dean in the iterative reorganization of the
department and the library.


Overall librarian responsibilities include:


Provide reference services for 2 to 3 hours per week and one Saturday
per semester;

Serve as Library liaison to assigned academic departments and develop
collections in the corresponding subject areas;

Serve on Library committees and participate in other Library-wide

Serve on University committees and participate in other University-wide

Participate in professional, scholarly, and creative endeavors.


Department Description

The Materials Processing Department provides UTC students, faculty,
staff, and affiliates with access to a range of resources in a variety
of formats, from discovery to fulfillment. The department consists of 4
full-time librarians, 3 full-time staff specialists, and student
assistants working in a collaborative environment committed to


Library Description

The Lupton Library is centrally located at the heart of the UTC campus.
The Library staff is comprised of 16 librarians and 14 staff members,
has an annual budget of just over 2.4 million dollars, and collection
holdings of more than 500,000 volumes, over 2,000 active journal
subscriptions, 140 databases, and over 22,000 accessible online
journals. The Lupton Library offers 100 public computers, 10 group study
rooms, and two well-equipped library instruction classrooms, among other


Lupton Library faculty and staff support and enhance the campus
community's mission of teaching, research, and service by providing a
comprehensive range of public, collections, and technological services,
including proactive outreach, instruction, and reference. Lupton Library
constitutes the largest information center on campus. The Library's
technological infrastructure consists of a combination of vendor-based,
open source, and locally developed resources. Key components include:
VTLS Virtua's ILS, OCLC's Web-scale Management System (WMS), Gold Rush's
open-url linking software, ILLiad, Rapid ILL, electronic reserves,
LibGuides, LibraryH3lp, a Joomla-based web presence, and a number of in-
house programs that manage and enhance library collection and services.


Current and recently completed projects include an ongoing review of the
circulating collection of books, implementation of OCLC's WMS,
implementation of a new zombie-themed library orientation game, expanded
workshop offerings, implementation of digital signage and 10 new Macs on
the public floor, an experimental library news channel, and an upcoming
website redesign. The library is in the building phase of a new $48
million dollar, 180,000 square foot library to be completed in early


University and City Description

Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, UTC is a growing metropolitan
university of just over 10,000 students offering 44 undergraduate degree
programs, 22 graduate degree programs, and doctorates in three fields.
In 2008 UTC earned the Community Engagement designation from the
Carnegie Foundation in the areas of Curricular Engagement and
Outreach/Partnerships. The campus is in year three of its five year
Strategic Plan.


UTC's 100 acre campus is located in walking distance from downtown
Chattanooga in the center of a very scenic metropolitan area of close to
500,000 people. Chattanooga is a mid-sized city that has been featured
in U.S. News and World Report, National Geographic Traveler Magazine,
Parade, Southern Living, and other magazines and web sites as one of
America's most livable cities. Chattanooga has gained an international
reputation for its downtown, riverfront development, public and private
partnerships, excellent quality of life, outdoor advantages, and
reasonable cost of living.


Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program;

Detailed understanding of current models, practices, and tools used by
academic libraries for e- resources discovery, such as link resolving,
federated searching, digital repositories, and digitization efforts;

Demonstrated aptitude and experience with relevant information
technology, such as integrated library systems, open-url resolver,
Microsoft Office, Web 2.0 and social software (blogs, wikis, RSS), and
instant messaging;

Demonstrated problem solving, organizational and analytical skills, and
an aptitude for detail- oriented work;

Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan, and implement effective
programs, projects, and services;

Demonstrated strong commitment to customer service excellence;

Proven communication and interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability
to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with
colleagues, faculty, students, and staff;

Demonstrated ability to be flexible in a dynamic work environment; 

Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a
complex changing environment and complete tasks according to an
established timeframe;

Demonstrated ability to view issues from an institutional and
Library-wide perspective and to support organizational change;

Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a faculty

Commitment to engage in continuing professional development.


Desirable Qualifications

A second advanced degree;

Prior experience implementing digital services in a library setting;

Prior academic library experience;

Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication;

Working knowledge of operating systems (Linux/Unix, Windows, Mac) and
database technologies (MySQL), and structured data ( XML, JSON);

Familiarity with web presentation and scripting languages such as HTML,
CSS, Javascript, PHP, Perl, or Ruby.



Minimum is $42,500.00, commensurate with experience.



This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position with faculty status
and academic rank. Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or
Associate professor. Professional achievement, service, and
research/scholarship activity are required for tenure and promotion.



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, relocation reimbursement, professional development
funding, tax program savings, and more.


Application Procedures

Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) a
current CV, and 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail
addresses of three references including the professional relationship of
each reference. Please include a reference to Job Identifier S11-2-022
in your letter of interest or email message.


Review of applications begins on July 5, 2011 and will continue until
position is filled.


Email complete application packets to [log in to unmask] 


Finalists will be asked to make a presentation during the on-campus


For information about the UTC and the Lupton Library please visit and 


For information about Chattanooga, please visit


Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any
offer of employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability
are required at the time of employment. A criminal background report
will be completed on the chosen candidate. The University of Tennessee
is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, Title IX,
Section 504, and ADA Institution.




Caitlin Shanley

Assistant Professor

Instructional Design and Technology Librarian

Lupton Library

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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