Opening for Academic Media Librarian

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 09:40:12 -0700 (PDT)

This is a great opportunity for an experienced media librarian. I knew
Barbara Dewey when she worked at Indiana University. She would be
wonderful to work with. -- Kris

Announcement of Professional Vacancy

June 6, 2001

POSITION: Media Services Librarian
APPOINTMENT RANK: Assistant Professor
SALARY: Minimum $37,000
AVAILABLE: October 1, 2001

This tenure track faculty position reports to the Head, Music and Media
Services. The Media Services Librarian is responsible for the
operation, services, and outreach programs of The Studio, which is a
part of the Hodges Library Media Center. The Studio is a new service
area providing a digital laboratory with 20 high-end computers, media
input equipment, scanners, and software to digitize and manipulate
media. It serves students and faculty in the creation of media-enhanced
instructional work. The facility also provides space and assistance in
the use of electronic text resources and access to digital image
collections. The Media Center, itself, offers an audiovisual collection
of 15,000 items for group viewing and individual study. A staff of
three manages the Media Center, six group-viewing rooms, and a 150-seat

Responsibilities in The Studio include participation in consulting
services both at the service desk and by appointment, planning and
implementing instructional programs, and supervising one technical
support staff member and student assistants. Responsibilities in the
Media Center include collection development and management for
audiovisual and digital image collections, serving as a subject
librarian to provide liaison and instruction to the Cinema Studies
program, and consulting with faculty and students, from all subject
areas, who use digital media. In addition, the Media Services Librarian
works with library colleagues to coordinate services, especially related
to digital library initiatives; serves on library and university
committees; and engages in a program of professional development and

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in library science from an ALA
accredited institution. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and
written. Experience working with visual and audio formats. Experience
using a wide variety of media software on both Mac and PC platforms such
as media software by Adobe and Macromedia, 3-D software, MIDI software,
and XML. Knowledge of emerging trends in delivery of media in libraries
and instructional settings.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or significant coursework in
cinema, broadcasting, instructional technology or an allied field.
Public service experience in an academic library. Supervisory or
teaching experience. Understanding of copyright law and fair use.

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 is a Carnegie Research Level
One institution and enrolls approximately 26,000 students from the
United States and
approximately 100 other countries. UT is one of 27 higher education
institutions holding the distinction of being both a land-grant
institution and state university. The
UT Libraries, with an annual budget exceeds $11 million, holds 2 million
volumes and receives approximately 10,000 current serials. The Libraries
system includes
the John C. Hodges Library and four branches on the Knoxville campus.
Over three hundred persons are employed, including 49 librarians.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application, a current resume,
URLs for web-based projects or examples of projects that demonstrate
experience with media software, 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 865/974-4696.

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2001 and continue until the
position is filled.

Additional information about this position and the UTK community is
available at

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 Equity and Diversity (OED), 2110 Terrace Avenue, Knoxville, TN
37996-3560, telephone (865) 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.

Barbara I. Dewey
Dean of Libraries
University of Tennessee
Hodges Library
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
phone: (865) 974-4127
fax: (865) 974-4259