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Assistant/Associate Professor Electronic Resources Librarian [Tenure-track]



University of Tennessee at Martin, Paul Meek Library

The University of Tennessee at Martin seeks a collegial and service-oriented professional to serve as an Electronic Resources Librarian at the Paul Meek Library. The Library provides curricular, information, and resource support to academic programs offering 17 baccalaureate degrees in more than 100 specialized fields. Master’s degrees are offered in business administration, educational leadership, counseling, teacher education, agriculture and natural resources, and family and consumer sciences. The Electronic Resources Librarian reports directly to the Head of Support Services.

The University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee system located in northwest Tennessee approximately 125 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. UTM has a combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of approximately 6,500 students. The University’s emphasis is rooted in excellence of undergraduate instruction.

A. Electronic Resources

• Identifies potential electronic resources/services, investigates/compares vendor products/offers, and makes recommendations for additions or modifications to electronic resources
• Establishes and maintains effective vendor relations throughout the entire life cycle of electronic products/services (including customization and resolution of technical issues)
• Responsible for management of the library’s electronic resource management system and its interrelationship with other integrated library system products/services
• Loads, updates, maintains, and withdraws digital/electronic records (including metadata) and coordinates the bibliographic documentation/description of electronic resources (including MARC and bibliographic records)
• Collects, maintains, and reports on user and other related statistics

B. Other Duties

• Serves as Library liaison to designated departments, providing collection development (with a primary focus on undergraduate populations), and outreach activities as well as the creation and updating of Library (Lib) Guides and other finding aids, tools, or tutorials.
• Maintains awareness of trends and advances in the field by attending professional workshops, meetings, conferences and other events
• Progress successfully along the promotion and tenure track, and participate fully as a member of the university faculty including serving on internal library and campus-wide faculty and related committees
• Performs other duties as required
• Work will involve occasionally climbing ladders and lifting up to 25 pounds to shoulder level. The successful candidate must be willing to accept a faculty appointment at an assistant/associate level and meet University of Tennessee standards for promotion and tenure.


• Masters of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program or equivalent
• 1-2 years positional related library experience


• Experience with an integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces preferred) and an electronic resource management system (ERM)
• Familiarity with RDA, AACR2, MARC cataloging standards, and a bibliographic utility (OCLC preferred)
• Experience with electronic resource usage statistics standards and protocols
• Familiarity with issues relating to electronic resources such as implementation and troubleshooting

This is a twelve-month appointment with faculty rank at the Assistant/Associate Professor level; benefits include a choice of health and retirement plans, tuition waiver for self, and partial tuition waivers for dependents.

To Apply:
Applicants must apply online at

Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the University of Tennessee at Martin and the Paul Meek Library:
Paul Meek Library:
University of Tennessee at Martin:
Weakley County:
Martin, TN:

Direct enquiries or requests for additional information to the search committee chair, Georgia Baskett, or 731-881-7079.

Applicants must provide:
• Cover letter describing interest and addressing qualifications
• Comprehensive curriculum vitae
• Full contact information for 3 pertinent references who may be asked to evaluate the applicant’s experience or potential for this position
• Additional submissions may be required of candidates who advance through the process.

Completed applications on file by Oct 15, 2015, will be given priority consideration. The position remains open until filled.

Finalist candidates will be invited to make a presentation to the library faculty and staff during their interview. Finalists are required to submit unofficial graduate transcripts; the successful candidate will be required to supply official transcripts and is subject to a mandatory criminal background check. E-mail attachments in PDF form are preferred.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/ Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.