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Job opening: Catalog Librarian, Univ. of Tennessee -- Kay Johnson Stephen D. Clark 20 Jun 2000 15:08 UTC

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Subject: Job opening: Catalog Librarian, Univ. of Tennessee
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 11:05:35 -0400
From: Kay Johnson <>

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May 31, 2000

POSITION:                       Catalog Librarian

APPOINTMENT RANK:       Assistant or Associate Professor

SALARY:         Assistant Professor minimum  $30,000
                        Associate Professor minimum $37,000

AVAILABLE:                      October 1, 2000

The University of Tennessee, Libraries, Technical Services Team is
a talented and flexible cataloging professional.  The librarian in this
non-traditional cataloging position will provide advice and consultation
cataloging paraprofessionals and will collaborate with professional
colleagues in exploring and implementing innovative bibliographic
description and access techniques.  There are six professionals and
twenty-six paraprofessionals in the Team's four units -- Acquisitions,
Cataloging, Serials, and Systems.  Many have been trained to do both
and original cataloging in all formats, languages and subject areas
OCLC and the Libraries' Horizon integrated library system.  The Team
processes approximately 45,000 volumes annually.  Recently, the
began using YBP and OCLC's PromptCat services for some cataloging and
physical processing.  The Libraries are involved in Internet cataloging,
the CORC project, electronic dissertations and theses, and other
resource initiatives.


*Participates in the formulation of local cataloging policies and
*Keeps abreast of national developments and new technologies in
  shares that knowledge with the Libraries
*Assists with problem solving
*Prepares various reports
*Participates in special projects
*Serves as a resource person for cataloging paraprofessionals
This librarian reports to the Team Leader for Technical Services.


Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree; several years' cataloging
experience in an academic or research library; ability to work with a
range of subjects and formats; detailed knowledge of or experience with
Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, MARC 21 formats, Library of Congress
Classification and Subject Headings, and authority control procedures;
excellent communication skills; awareness of national and international
trends in bibliographic control; the ability to interact positively and
productively with library colleagues..

Preferred: Knowledge of one or more foreign languages, knowledge of and
experience in organization of electronic resources and use of non-MARC
metadata schemes.

 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
for promotion and tenure. Annual leave is accrued at the rate of two
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
tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT

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 on of 27
education institutions holding the distinction of being both a
institution and state university.

The UTK Libraries, with an annual budget of $10 million, holds 2 million
volumes and receives approximately 10,000 current serials.  The
system includes the John C. Hodges Library and four branches on the
Knoxville campus:  Agriculture-Veterinary Medicine, Map, Music, and
University Archives and Special Collections.  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 the Association of Research
Libraries, SOLINET, and the Center for Research Libraries.  The UTK
Libraries offers a Web-based information system and access to a variety
electronic information sources.
Additional information about this position and the UTK community is
available at

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send letter of application, a current resume,
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 865/974-4696.

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2000 and continue until the
position is filled.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, does not discriminate on the
of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or
status in provision of educational programs and services or employment
opportunities and benefits. This policy extends to both employment by
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
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,
504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of
other above referenced policies should be directed to the Office of
Diversity Resources & Educational Services (DRES), 2110 Terrace Avenue,
Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865)974-2498 (TTY available).
for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA
at the Office of Human Resources Management, 600 Henley Street,
TN 37996-4125

Kay G. Johnson <>
Cataloger and Geology Librarian
University of Tennessee
326 Hodges Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-1000
865-974-6696 (work)
865-974-0551 (fax)