Information Technology TeamUTC Library’s Information Technology Team consists of fourlibrarians and two staff members working in an environment thatstresses a progressive, collaborative and customer-focused approachto information services. The team supports approximately 350 deskor laptop computers and assorted peripherals, a variety ofopen-source online services, and numerous other library web anddigital services. The team works closely with UTC’s InformationTechnology Division.Examples of services and products the Information Technology Teamsupports include: Ex Libris Alma/Primo, ILLiad, EZproxy, OU Campus,Drupal, LibGuides, Booked, CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace, DigitalCommons, Windows/macOS imaging and deployment solutions, card swipeaccess, and security cameras. Library and University ResponsibilitiesSpecific job duties within the team vary based on position, but thefollowing responsibilities encompass the broad functionalactivities of the Information Technology team members: The UTC Library seeks a non-tenure-track Assistant Professor ofPractice who is motivated, creative and user-focused professionalto fill our Web Services Librarian position at the University ofTennessee, Chattanooga (UTC).Library DescriptionIn January 2015, UTC opened a new, five-story 180,000 square footlibrary. The library staff comprises 26 faculty librarians and 18.5staff members, operates on an annual budget of just over 4 milliondollars, and possesses collection holdings of more than 500,000volumes, over 2,500 active journal subscriptions, 150 databases,and more than 28,000 accessible online journals. Pre-pandemic, thelibrary provided an information commons with 175+ public computers,38 group study rooms, a media studio, three library instructionclassrooms, a writing center, a cafe, and a 24-hour study space.During the pandemic, we have implemented safety protocols of socialdistancing and restricted access points to provide a safeenvironment for our students, patrons, and staff. The librarydelivers a comprehensive range of public services, includingoutreach, instruction, and research assistance, and is wellequipped to support the research and scholarship needs of the UTCcommunity. The UTC Library is committed to diversity and inclusionand currently has a Values Statement Task Force actively creatingan updated statement to reflect this commitment. Preferred Iteratively design, develop and maintain Drupal and otherlibrary content management systems;Assess and improve patron experience via analytics andusability testing;Create and maintain appropriate documentation; gather andevaluate relevant statistics;Support library staff members in the development of digitalcontent;Improve cross-platform integration of online resources andservices;Maintain awareness and knowledge of contemporary design, codingand accessibility standards;Participate in the acquisition, development, and support ofdigital tools, services, and applications that facilitate teaching,learning, and research. Specific Position Responsibilities Develop and maintain library services and informationtechnology services to the university community;Provide consultation, support and problem resolution to ensurelibrary software and hardware is functional, interoperable, andserves the ongoing goal of supporting research and teaching;Partner with campus faculty, staff, and students as atechnology leader, facilitator, trainer, designer, and developer ofinformation technology initiatives and projects;Identify, evaluate, and recommend technologies and resourcesfor campus and library needs;Promote student success and retention through advocacy of useof library services and resources;Serve as backup to other members of the library’s InformationTechnology Services Team;Serve proactively on library-wide task forces, committees, andcouncils as appointed;Serve on one of the library’s three public service desks aminimum of one hour per week;Participate in UTC governance, planning, and service;Engage in continuing professional development. Required CompensationThe minimum salary is $48,000, commensurate with experience.This is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track position withfaculty status and rank of Assistant Professor of Practice. Theinitial appointment for this position will be up to a maximum ofthree years, with the possibility of renewal.Benefits include: 24 days of vacation and 12 days sick leave peryear, 11 paid holidays, 80% of health/life insurance paid by thestate, choice of retirement programs paid by the state andequivalent to ≈10% of an individual’s annual salary, partialrelocation reimbursement, professional development funding, taxprogram savings, and more. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program preferred;equivalent combination of graduate education and experience, ordegree to be conferred by May 2021 may be considered;Experience with common web authoring tools and contentmanagement systems (e.g. Drupal 8);Experience with HTML and CSS;Knowledge of practices, standards, and tools relating tosecurity, usability, accessibility, browser compatibility, andinformation architecture. Application ProcessInterested applicants must prepare and submit the materialsarticulated below: Position SummaryReporting to the Director of Library IT, the Web Services Librarianbuilds, maintains, and enhances the front-end for library systemsand technologies. This position holds responsibilities in thefollowing: Experience with scripting and template languages (e.g. PHP,Twig);Experience with team processes and tools for applicationdevelopment (e.g. Git, Agile);Experience running and evaluating UX testing;Experience with XML/XSL;Experience with the LAMP stack;Familiarity with a web application framework (e.g. Tailwind,Bootstrap, jQuery);Familiarity with library technologies/frameworks (e.g. LibApps,OpenURL resolvers, web-scale discovery);Familiarity with the OSS movement. QualificationsThe ideal candidate possesses the initiative, flexibility, andcreativity to manage projects both independently and as part of ateam in a dynamic work environment. The candidate should be able tohandle complex, analytical and detailed work while maintaining apositive, change-oriented attitude. Effective writing and oralcommunication skills and strong interpersonal skills are a must.The candidate should exhibit a strong customer service focus, apassion for the profession, and a deep commitment to the academiccommunity. Aptitude and desire for continued development oftechnology skill sets are integral to the success of this position.In addition to the aforementioned attributes, candidate assessmentwill rely on the strength of the following qualifications: a letter of application;a current curriculum vitae;a statement of librarianship philosophy;the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addressesof three references including the professional relationship ofreference and applicant; Applicants must submit applications electronically through the UTCFaculty Career Site.The review of applications begins on January 5, 2021 and continuesuntil the position is filled.Additional InformationFor information about UTC, the UTC Library, and Chattanooga, pleasevisit www.utc.edu, www.utc.edu/library, www.chattanoogafun.org, orwww.chattanooga.gov.The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/TitleIX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of itseducation and employment programs and services. All qualifiedapplicants will receive equal consideration for employment withoutregard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy,marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physicalor mental disability, or covered veteran status.Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color,national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA(disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran statusshould be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI).Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed tothe ADA Coordinator at the OEI office.Qualifications :
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Angels’ off-season could best be described as a glass-half-empty, glass-half-full situation. The optimists will point to the various reviews that say the Angels might possess the best bullpen in the American League, if not in all of baseball. Now for the pessimists. Owner Arte Moreno essentially reneged on a boast to enhance the roster with an impact acquisition. It can’t be a good sign for Angels fans that management grossly underestimated the free-agent market. The Angels also have received an abundance of criticism for committing $50 million to Matthews, who will try to build off his breakout season in 2006 at age 32. First base and third base remain question marks. Pitchers and catchers report to camp today. That pitching staff might want to do some early weightlifting, just to feel what it’s like to carry the weight of the team on its shoulders. The Angels personnel breaks down as follows: The starting rotation is first-rate, consisting of John Lackey, Jered Weaver, Ervin Santana, Kel- vim Escobar and Joe Saunders. In addition, former Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon could be back by May if not sooner. Even more upbeat news is that the outfield of Garret Anderson, Gary Matthews Jr. and Vladimir Guerrero is considered top-notch. Nobody dared to make such a boast last season. PITCHERS: Not only will one of the top rotations start things off, one of the best closers will be counted on to finish them. Francisco Rodriguez might be a notch behind the New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera for the title of best closer, but the Angels’ right-hander probably has more value considering that at age 25, he’s 12 years younger than Rivera. Rodriguez’s 92 saves over the past two seasons are the most in baseball. His 312 strikeouts over the past three seasons are the most over that span for a reliever. With Colon on the mend, Lackey inherits the role as staff ace. His mastery of the Oakland Athletics last season (3-1 with a 2.10 ERA in five starts) will be counted on again. Adding free-agent Justin Speier strengthened the middle relief corps, which leads into set-up man Scot Shields. CATCHERS: It will be a wide-open race for the Opening Day slot between Jose Molina, Mike Napoli and Jeff Mathis. The veteran Molina might be playing with some fire this season after missing out on a lucrative bonus in September. Molina was relegated to the bench in the final days of the season, costing him a games-played incentive. Napoli has the inside track at a roster spot over Mathis and anything close to his torrid stretch last June (six home runs, 17 RBIs) will net him the starting spot. Mathis made the Opening Day roster last season but lasted only a month before being sent back to the minors. INFIELD: Things are set up the middle with Orlando Cabrera at shortstop and Howie Kendrick taking over for Adam Kennedy at second. The biggest battle will take place at first, where Casey Kotchman, Kendry Morales and Shea Hillenbrand will fight it out. Third base belongs to Chone Figgins, whose lackluster on-base percentage will force him to move to the No. 9 spot in the lineup. OUTFIELD: Say what you want about Matthews’ $50 million deal but the signing instantly made the Angels better defensively. Remember, it was defense that was a big part of the team’s ultimate undoing last season. But even the best defense isn’t enough to justify $10 million per season. Matthews will be looked upon to deliver, at minimum, his 19 home runs and 79 RBIs from last season. Losing Juan Rivera to a broken leg in winter ball was costly. His status still is unknown, with an optimistic return date set for the All-Star break. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!