UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE LIBRARIES
IT Administrator II
Position: IT Administrator II
Appointment Rank: Exempt
Salary: $40,000 minimum
Available: July 1, 2006
The University of Tennessee Library seeks an innovative individual to join
the Digital Library Center to develop open-source 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 Coordinator of the
Digital Library Center , working closely with other DLC staff, the Metadata
Librarian, Library Technology Services staff, and the Special Collections
The IT Administrator II will interact with a wide variety of individuals in
the library and university, working in a Linux environment, providing
software analysis, metadata transformation, and support for digital library
applications. A primary need for this position will be experience with XSLT.
The Digital Library Center is in a transition towards development of local
systems based on open source software such as XTF
(http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/xtf/). This position would interact
with counterparts at peer institutions developing similar systems.
Current systems are based on DLXS (http://www.dlxs.org).
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related
field. Professional experience in systems analysis and design plus several
years of programming experience, including 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
Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree in computer science or closely
related field. Experience with digital libraries; working knowledge of
experience; familiarity with metadata standards such as METS/MODS and
experience with metadata transformation.
Located along the Tennessee River and near the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park , the metropolitan area offers a beautiful natural environment
in a mild climate with 4 distinct seasons. The cost of living is among the
nation's most affordable. Knoxville, and nearby Oak Ridge, support an opera
company, symphony, jazz, and an art museum, and serve as the medical center
for east Tennessee.
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.
Enrollment in the statewide system is approximately 42,000. Our students
come from every county in Tennessee , every state in the nation, and many
foreign countries. The university holds the Carnegie
Doctoral/Research-Extensive classification. It is the oldest and largest
public institution of higher education in Tennessee, founded in Knoxville in
1794, two years before Tennessee became a state.
The University of Tennessee Libraries, with an annual budget of more than
$13 million, includes the John C. Hodges Main Library; the James D.
Hoskins Library, which includes the Map and Special Collection Libraries;
the Webster Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library; and the
George F. DeVine Music Library. The Social Work Library is located in
Nashville . Over three hundred persons are employed, including 58
librarians, 10 exempt, 123 non-exempt, and 150 students. UT Libraries is a
member of the Association of Research Libraries, SOLINET, and the Center for
Research Libraries. The UT Libraries offers a Web-based information system
and access to a variety of electronic information sources.
Additional information about this position and the UT community is available
Benefits: Annual leave is accrued at the rate of two days per month and sick
leave at the rate of one day per month. Exempt Staff have their choice of a
state retirement plan or ORP. Non-refundable contributions to either
retirement plan are paid for the employee by the University.
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.
Review of applications will begin May 29, 2006 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: Gail Conner, Manager, Library
Personnel & Procurement, 1015 Volunteer Blvd. , Knoxville , TN 37996-1000 .
Application materials may be sent via email attachment to [log in to unmask]
The institution welcomes and honors people of all races, creeds, cultures
and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of
knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The University of Tennessee 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
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), 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 Human Resources Management, 600 Henley Street , Knoxville , TN