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 Chattanoogaâ€™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 positionâ€™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 positionâ€™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 firstname.lastname@example.org.