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WANTED: TWO LIBRARIANS

Below you’ll find the formal announcement of two tenure-track librarian positions at UTC, but I wanted to just add a note about the Web Technologies librarian position. This is a position in my department, and I am looking for someone willing to push the boundaries of library services…I am serious in the long description when I say that I want someone willing to push UTC into the future of services. The hiring committee may disagree, of course, but my goal is to build a team that can move forward with innovative patron focused technology.

WANTED: TWO LIBRARIANS COMMITTED TO THE USER-FOCUSED LIBRARY

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Lupton Library invites applications from energetic, collaborative and forward-thinking professionals to fill two tenure-track vacancies on our team.

Reference and Instruction Librarian

The Reference and Instruction Department is seeking a creative and student-centered librarian to join an engaged and progressive 7-person team with a strong customer service focus. The position reports to the Head of Reference and Instruction Services. The position’s responsibilities will include: regular reference desk shifts, user instruction both in the classroom and one-on-one settings, active participation in the development of teaching materials and research guides, creation and maintenance of website content, subject-specific collection development responsibilities, and participation in faculty liaison and outreach activities.

Web Technologies Librarian
The Information Technology Department is seeking an innovative and web-savvy librarian to join its growing technology services team. The position reports to the Head of Library Information Technology. The position’s responsibilities will include exploring, testing, and implementing new and existing web based services in the Lupton Library such as: a new dynamic PHP/MySQL based library web site, blogs, wikis, hacking the library OPAC to better serve our patrons, web-based media for podcasting/vodcasting, developing digital repositories, and using browser based technologies to improve our patron experience and push Lupton Library to be a leader in library technology.

A review of applications will begin March 15, 2007 and will continue until the positions are filled. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application including the position of interest, vita, and the contact information for three references including the professional relationship of applicant to reference. Send materials to: Anna Lane, Lupton Library, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403; fax materials to 423-425-4775 attention Anna Lane; or email to anna-lane@utc.edu.

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