[Asis-l] Position Announcement - University of Tennessee Libraries - Knoxville, TN - Digital Services & Access Librarian for Special Collections

Library Vacancy libvacancy at utk.edu
Wed Sep 14 12:36:24 EDT 2011




Position:                               Digital Services and Access
Librarian for Special Collections

Appointment Rank:          Assistant Professor 

Salary:                                   minimum $48,000

Available:                            January 2012



General Description

The University of Tennessee Libraries invites applications for Digital
Services and Access Librarian for Special Collections.  We are seeking a
creative, outgoing professional with the potential for publication and
leadership.  This position is in the Special Collections department, a
service-oriented team that provides access to rare and unique primary
materials in support of the research community.  Special Collections
includes 7,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 60,000 rare books and the
University Archives with particular strengths in Tennesseana, Southeastern
Native American tribes, the Civil War, and the Smoky Mountains. (
<http://www.lib.utk.edu/special/> http://www.lib.utk.edu/special/)  This
position works closely with the Head of Special Collections and the
University Archivist to acquire, process, organize, digitize and provide
access to the collection.    


The Digital Services and Access Librarian assists with identifying and
developing innovative means for providing discovery, access, and description
of manuscript and rare book materials in Special Collections, with an
emphasis on digital resources.  S/He has responsibility for oversight of
processing and preservation of rare books, ephemera, prints, maps, and
manuscript collections, including the creation of EAD-encoded finding aids.
This position works closely with faculty and staff in Special Collections,
Digital Library Initiatives, Systems, Cataloging and Research Services to
explore new models of access, improve digital platforms, manage complex
workflows, develop policy, implement digitization projects, and advise on
cataloging and metadata issues.  


The Digital Services and Access Librarian promotes the use of Special
Collections materials through development of online research tools, creation
of virtual exhibits, coordination of remote reference services, and
engagement with Humanities faculty.  He/she coordinates Rights and
Reproductions services for Special Collections with an awareness of
copyright issues and Scholarly Communication trends.    He/she works with
the Department Head and Assessment Librarian to monitor and assess use
statistics of department's digital resources. Library faculty must meet
University requirements for promotion and tenure, which includes research
and service components.


The UT Knoxville campus seeks candidates who have the ability to contribute
in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the


Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.  Knowledge of current issues
and trends in archival practices.  Demonstrated knowledge of the principles,
practices, and techniques of manuscript processing and archival descriptive
standards such as Encoded Archival Description (EAD).  Working knowledge of
one or more metadata standards such as MODS, METS, and XML/XSL.  Evidence of
strong technical and computer skills.  Excellent organizational,
interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to thrive in a highly
collaborative environment.  Commitment to providing quality service and
broad access to collections. 


Preferred Qualifications

Experience in archives or special collections.  Knowledge of DACS, Dublin
Core, LCSH, MARC21, AACR2, DCRM, and Archivist's Toolkit.  Familiarity with
preservation practices.   Experience working with born digital or electronic
records.  Project management experience and demonstrated leadership skills.
Experience providing reference assistance.  Knowledge of current issues in
Scholarly Communication.


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. 


Additional information about this position and the UT community is available
at http://www.lib.utk.edu/employ/faculty/speccoll_accesslibrn.html


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 Personnel & Procurement,
1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000.  Application materials may
be sent via email attachment to  <mailto:ejgreene at utk.edu> ejgreene at utk.edu.
Review of applications will begin October 12, 2011 and will continue until
the position is filled.  Qualified spring, summer, and fall semester 2011
graduates are encouraged to apply.   


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment
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


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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