The University of Tennessee Libraries invites applicants for the position of
Head of Research and Scholarly Services. The Head reports
to the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly
Communication. This position is responsible for leadership
for traditional and emerging forms of reference service, and for guiding an
evolving program of research services for researchers at all levels throughout
the greater university community. The Head will ensure
suitable levels of staffing for research assistance, including virtual
reference services. In collaboration with the heads of
Learning & Engagement and Research Collections, the position is responsible
for refining a newly implemented engagement-centered liaison model.

The incumbent will coordinate liaison efforts in support of all the
University's researchers, and will have supervisory responsibility for a group
of liaison librarians whose positions emphasize support for research and
scholarship. The Head of Research and Scholarly Services coordinates the
Libraries' scholarly communication program, including digitization, repository
services, and publishing activities. The position
supervises 6 faculty and 2 staff.


Lead deployment of innovative reference and research service models, and the
development of new programs to meet user needs

Interact with campus groups, providing leadership related to scholarly
communication and the use of emerging technologies in a library setting

Cultivate collaborative initiatives with the University's academic and
research departments.

Collaborate with heads of other library units to provide integrated support
for interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and to develop programs
supporting graduate research, teaching, and learning experiences.

In collaboration with heads of Instruction and Outreach and Research
Collections, oversee a successful liaison program

Promote innovative use of technology and incorporate best practices into
reference and research services

Supervise the manager of the Digital Production and Publishing unit, and
ensure unit activities meet strategic priorities of the Libraries

Oversee library services related to scholarly communication, such as the Trace
repository and Newfound Press

Serve as liaison to one or more academic departments or programs based on need

Engage in professional development, research, and service activities to meet
the Libraries and University requirements for faculty

Required Qualifications:

ALA accredited master's degree

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills paired with a strong service

Supervisory experience with evidence of increasing responsibility in an
academic, special, or research library environment.

Experience working collaboratively in a dynamic team environment, and
demonstrated ability to influence and lead with and without direct supervisory

Proven record of managing change in a positive way

Demonstrated experience working with persons from culturally diverse

Experience providing reference and research consultations, and demonstrated
knowledge of emerging trends in these areas

Demonstrated understanding of trends in research processes and practices of
faculty, researchers, and students at all levels, including trends in
scholarly publishing

Experience as a subject liaison

Experience supporting one or more aspects of a scholarly communication
program, for example, copyright education, author rights advocacy,
institutional repository promotion, open access research data management,
digital humanities initiatives, or library publishing

Evidence of research and creative achievement

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with various models of learning and research commons

Experience assessing effectiveness of library services and programs

Prior experience managing a scholarly communication program in an academic

Experience with course management software, social media platforms, and web-
based subject or course guides

Collection development experience

Record of research or creative activity and evidence of involvement at
national level in service activities related to the position


The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state
university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and
service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each
student at the Knoxville campus -- through outstanding print and electronic
collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities
and technological resources.

The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for
the university and community. We are a national leader in
the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open
access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of
designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the
teaching/learning enterprise. The
University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research
Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital
Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT
Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System
Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.


Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement
plan or ORP (AIG Retirement, ING, 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 and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available
to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Faculty
rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.

Application Procedures:

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to
hiring. 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
Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN
37996-1000. Application materials may be sent via email
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of applications will begin April 17, 2013 and will continue until the position
is filled. Qualified spring graduates are encouraged to

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and
admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex,
pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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 University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin),
Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (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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