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Professional Vacancy (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) Pam Braden 27 Mar 1996 15:02 UTC


                                 March 1, 1996
                         University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  POSITION:           Head, Collection Development
  APPOINTMENT RANK:   Associate Professor or Professor
  SALARY:             Minimum:  $50,000
  AVAILABLE:          August, 1996

 RESPONSIBILITIES:  Directs collection management and  assessment
 activities for the UTK Libraries. This position reports to the Dean
 of Libraries and provides leadership and management for all
 collection-related activities, including preservation, in a
 collaborative organizational environment. Shares in library
 management, planning, and decision-making through the Library
 Management Group and its subgroups. At full staff, will supervise
 five librarians and four support staff. Coordinates collection
 development and management activities of approximately 25
 librarians whose primary assignments are in other areas including
 reference services and branch libraries. Allocates and manages a $4
 million materials budget. Formulates collection development
 policies and communicates policies and decisions within the library
 and to the wider university community.

 QUALIFICATIONS:  ALA-accredited MLS. A minimum of four years of
 increasing   professional  responsibility  and  leadership  with
 collection-related activities in an academic or research library.
 Broad knowledge of and experience with academic/research library
 collection development and management issues, information
 technology, and automation.  Knowledge of trends in publishing and
 higher education. Demonstrated experience in budget management.
 Strong leadership, communication, and decision-making skills.
 Commitment to fostering a collaborative work environment.
 Demonstrated record of professional and scholarly activities.  This
 is a tenure track appointment requiring the ability to meet
 promotion and tenure criteria. Additional advanced degree is

 OPPORTUNITIES:  This position will offer a unique opportunity to
 shape the future of the UTK Libraries' collection development and
 management team.  As this team is developed, there will be many
 occasions for applying creative thinking, problem solving, and
 interpersonal skills.

 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.

 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 52 librarians, 10 exempt, 127 non-exempt, and
 160 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 will install a
 client-server integrated system in 1996.  The Libraries also offers
 a Web-based information system and access to a variety of
 electronic  information sources.

 Additional information about this position and the UTK community
 can be found on the World Wide Web, URL address:

 APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application, a current
 resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three
 recent references to:  Jill Keally, Library Support Services, 1015
 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN  37996-1000, fax 423/974-4696.

 Review of applications will begin May 15, 1996, 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 accomodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA
 Coordinatior at the Office of Human Resources Management, 600 Henley
 Street, Knoxville, TN  37996-4125.