Job Posting: IT Administrator, Digital Library Initiatives

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Created: September 17, 2008


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Position: IT Administrator II Appointment Rank: Exempt Salary: $40,000 minimum Available: November 1, 2008

The University of Tennessee Library seeks an innovative individual to join Digital Library Initiatives to develop open-source and proprietary library information systems in support of digital collections and services. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly developing program of the University of Tennessee Libraries. The position will report to the Project Leader of Digital Library Initiatives (DLI), working closely with other DLI staff, the Catalog and Metadata Librarian, the Library Technology Services staff, and the Special Collections Library staff.

The IT Administrator II will interact with a wide variety of individuals in the library and university, working in Linux and Windows environments, providing software analysis, metadata transformation, and support for digital library applications. Experience with XSLT is a primary need for this position.

This position will interact with counterparts at peer institutions developing similar systems. Current systems in use are DLXS, XTF and a variety of locally developed systems.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field. Professional experience in systems analysis and design plus several years of programming experience, such as Java EE, XSLT, XML, SQL; demonstrated familiarity with Unix and networking; experience with web servers and web technologies; ability to interact professionally with faculty, librarians and technical staff as well as good customer service and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree in computer science or closely related field. Experience with digital libraries; working knowledge of scripting languages such as PERL, PHP, and Javascript; web development experience; working knowledge of at least one metadata standard, such as EAD, TEI, MODS or DC; and experience with metadata transformation.

Environment: The University of Tennessee is the state's flagship institution of higher education, offering comprehensive programs of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; research; and public service throughout the state.

The University of Tennessee Libraries, with an annual budget of more than $16 million, employs over three hundred persons, including 40 librarians. UT Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, SOLINET, and the Center for Research Libraries.

Benefits: Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days and 12 sick leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (AIG Retirement, ING, TIAA-CREF) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans.

Tuition remission is available for all university employees; partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees.

Review of applications will begin September 22, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Library Personnel & Procurement, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000. Application materials may be sent via email attachment to

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with 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 of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), A.D.A. (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

--- Bridger Dyson-Smith Research Assistant Professor Digital Library Initiatives University of Tennessee Libraries John C. Hodges Library 865-974-0012

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