Studio Librarian

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Created: July 18, 2014


The UTC Library seeks a motivated, creative and user-focused professional to fill our Studio Librarian position at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC). As part of UTC's all-new forthcoming library, The Studio serves as a creation space that will support multimedia design and related emerging technologies. The librarian in this position will plan, develop, and implement service initiatives to enhance the Studio as a learning environment and guide patrons in the use of Studio and library resources.

The position is available October 1, 2014.

Library Description
UTC is in the final stages of preparation for the opening of a 5-story 180,000 square foot library with an expected move in date of December of 2014. The Library staff is comprised of 20 librarians and 11 staff members, has an annual budget of just over 3 million dollars, and collection holdings of more than 500,000 volumes, over 2,500 active journal subscriptions, 120 databases, and over 28,000 accessible online journals.

The new Library will have a large information commons with 150+ public computers, 38 group study rooms, a media studio, 3 well-equipped library instruction classrooms, a cafe and a 24 hour study space. The Library delivers a comprehensive range of public services, including proactive outreach, instruction, and reference. Current projects include a website redesign, the development of an institutional repository and the upcoming grand opening of the new library.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Department Head of Research and Public Services, and working in coordination with the Team Lead for the Studio in this position provides support for the Studio as learning environment and digital development area. The Studio Librarian works with students and faculty to support the effective and innovative use of multimedia and instructional technologies in teaching and research across the UTC campus.

As Studio Librarian
  • Develop and maintain the Studio as an effective student learning environment.
  • Guide Studio patrons in use of technology resources.
  • Partner with campus faculty, staff, and students as a technology facilitator, workshop trainer, designer, and a developer of multimedia materials.
  • Provide instructional design, development, and digital services.
  • Work with faculty on instructional design/development projects.
  • Promote educational technology and the Studio services to the campus.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend multimedia and emerging technologies for campus and library needs.
  • Assist in the development of the vision, goals, objectives, and actionable Studio Team events.
  • In partnership with Library IT, maintain computers, hardware, and software delivery and production platforms.
  • Promote student success and retention through advocacy of use of library services and resources.
  • Guide and coach Studio staff specialist and student assistants in skills, methods, and best practices to better serve patrons utilizing the Studio.
As Research and Public Service Department Member
  • Participate in Research and Public Service Department meetings and initiatives.
  • Support public services operations as needed and appropriate in Circulation, Information Commons, and Instruction.
  • Design and create multimedia content for instruction, outreach efforts, and library-wide needs.
As Library and University Citizen
  • Participate in providing reference, liaison, and outreach services to University Community.
  • Participate in library-wide planning and committee work.
  • Participate in UT library system-wide planning.
  • Participate in UTC governance, service, and be professionally active.
  • Conduct scholarship consistent with a tenure-track appointment.
  • Engage in continuing professional development.
Required Education and Experience
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • One year of relevant work experience, including demonstrated experience in multimedia development.

Required Hard Skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary multimedia software and hardware, including: Macintosh, Windows operating systems, Digital Video and Photography, Digital Audio Workstations, Adobe Creative Suite, Apple Final Cut Pro, MS PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, and other presentation software, video and audio digitizing interfaces, etc.
  • Knowledge of current best practices relating to multimedia.
  • Experience with subject guide platforms, blogging platforms, chat reference software and other commonly used library systems.
  • Experience as a successful project manager and the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage time.
  • Knowledge of copyright, intellectual property and privacy laws as they relate to published and unpublished materials.

Required Soft Skills
  • Possess the initiative, flexibility, and creativity to manage projects both independently and as part of a team in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to handle complex, analytical and detailed work.
  • Possess a positive attitude, be future-oriented, and embrace change.
  • Effective writing and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff and students.
  • Strong customer service focus, a passion for the profession, and a deep commitment to service and outreach in an academic community.

The minimum salary is $43,500, commensurate with experience.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position with faculty status and academic rank. Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor.

Benefits include: 24 vacation days and 12 sick days per year; 11 paid holidays; 80% of health/life insurance paid by the state; choice of retirement programs which are paid by the state and equivalent to approximately 10% of an individual's annual salary, partial relocation reimbursement, professional development funding, tax program savings, and more.

Application Procedures
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references including the professional relationship of reference and applicant to:

Review of applications begins on August 15, 2014 and continues until the position is filled.

For information about UTC and the UTC Library please explore the university website and library website.

For information about Chattanooga, please visit Chattanooga Fun or the Chattanooga government website.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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