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Reference & Instructional Services - University of Tennessee,
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY
November 20, 1997
POSITION: Head, Reference & Instructional Services
APPOINTMENT RANK: Associate Professor or Professor
SALARY: Minimum $55,000
AVAILABLE: July 1, 1998
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries seeks a creative and
dynamic librarian to lead Reference & Instructional Services in a
centralized main library serving an academic community with expectations
for excellence in scholarly resources and services. Helps shape and guide
pro-active reference and research services in a rapidly changing
environment. Serves as a member of the Libraries Management Group and
collaborates with colleagues in library- wide planning, budgeting, and
policy development. Advises and reports to the Dean of Libraries.
Leads a team of 21 librarians, most of whom also have collection
development responsibilities, and 20 staff. Has administrative
responsibility for Reference and Instructional Services including Distance
Education, Government Documents and Microforms, Interlibrary Services,
Electronic Services, and Audiovisual Services. Works closely with 8
reference coordinators to plan, implement and evaluate reference and
research services. Subject coordinators (Humanities, Science and
Technology, Social Sciences) and the Electronic Services Coordinator are
also a part of the Collection Development & Management team and report
formally to heads of both teams.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS degree. A proven leadership record with
substantial professional experience in an academic or research library
including several years' supervisory responsibility for faculty and staff.
Extensive knowledge of reference sources, practices, and procedures and
evidence of success in introducing new services. Understanding of
scholarly communication patterns and needs of a scholarly clientele.
Desire to play a visible role in the academic community. Extensive
knowledge of new technologies and their applications in enhancing user
services. Strong commitment to providing quality service; ability to work
flexibly and creatively in a demanding and rapidly changing environment;
excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Established record of professional involvement and scholarly activity.
Preferred: At least five years' experience as a reference librarian.
Collection development management experience in an academic setting.
BENEFITS: Librarians at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have
faculty rank and status and are appointed for twelve months. This is a
tenure track appointment. Library faculty must meet University
requirements for promotion and tenure. Annual leave is accrued at the
rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per
month. Faculty have their choice of a state retirement plan or TIAA/CREF.
Non-refundable contributions to either retirement plan are paid for the
employee by the University. Group health and life insurance plans are
available. Tuition remission is available for all university employees;
partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children
and spouses of UT employees.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about this position may be found at
ENVIRONMENT: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a Carnegie Research
Level One institution, enrolls approximately 26,000 students from every
state in the United States and approximately 100 other countries. As
Tennessee's comprehensive campus, UTK offers more doctoral programs than
any other institution in the state, and its faculty attract nearly $80
million annually for sponsored research programs. UTK is one of 27 higher
education institutions holding the distinction of being both a land-grant
institution and state university.
The UTK Libraries, with an annual budget of almost $10 million, holds 2
million volumes and receives approximately 14,000 current serials. The
Libraries system includes the John C. Hodges Library and four branches on
the Knoxville campus: Agriculture-Veterinary Medicine, Archives and
Special Collections, Cartographic Information Center, and Music. A fifth
branch, the Social Work Library, is located in Nashville. Over three
hundred persons are employed, including 49 librarians, 8 exempt, 123
non-exempt, and 150 students. UTK Libraries is a member of SOLINET, the
Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and
the Research Libraries Group. The UTK Libraries is installing a
client-server integrated system in 1997. The Libraries also offers a
Web-based information system and access to a variety of electronic
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application, a current resume, and
the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three
recent references to: Jill Keally, Head, Library Support Services, 1015
Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000, fax 423/974-4696.
Review of applications will begin March 1, 1998, and will continue until
the position is filled.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, does not discriminate on the basis
of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran
status in provision of educational programs and services or employment
opportunities and benefits. This policy extends to both employment by and
admission to the University.
The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or
disability in the education programs and activities pursuant to 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 (ADA) of 1990.
Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section
504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the
other above referenced policies should be directed to the Office of
Diversity Resources & Educational Services (DRES), 1818 Lake Avenue,
Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (423)974-2498 (TTY available).
Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA
Coordinator at the Office of Human Resources Management, 600 Henley
Street, Knoxville, TN 37996-4125.
Administration - Hodges Library
University of Tennessee
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