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Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian - University of Tennessee at Martin - Martin, TN


The University of Tennessee at Martin, Paul Meek Library, is seeking applications for a tenure-track colleague in the role of Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian. The library serves a population of 6,800 on-site and distance undergraduate and graduate students in Northwest Tennessee and five off-campus centers.
The University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee System. It is located in beautiful, rural Northwest Tennessee, approximately 120 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. The University’s emphasis is rooted in excellence of undergraduate instruction. At UT Martin, students have opportunities to engage in over 125 campus leadership and service organizations. The UT Martin campus is recognized as one of the safest in the nation.
The community of Martin and the surrounding area are both relaxed and friendly and boast a low cost of living. There are multiple opportunities to participate in various local and national civic and volunteer organizations. There are several local parks, as well as state and national recreation areas. Including Reelfoot Lake and Land Between the Lakes, located within easy driving distance.
  • Responsible for the operational efficiencies and assessment of the library’s electronic resources
  • Load, update, maintain, and withdraw electronic records using Sierra ILS, OCLC and vendor records
  • Collect, review, and report on electronic resource usage
  • Serve as administrator of the discovery layer: update electronic holdings; load catalog records and ensure discoverability
  • Identify and resolve technical issues related to electronic resources and/or the discovery layer
  • Establish and maintain effective vendor relations and access to vendor administrative websites
  • Assist with the promotion of electronic resources to all library stakeholders
  • Act as liaison to designated departments, create LibGuides, and provide instruction as needed
  • 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
  • Maintain awareness of trends and advances in the field by attending professional conferences, workshops, meetings, and other events
  • Provide reference assistance in person and online, including occasional weekend and evening reference shifts
  • Perform other duties as required



  • Master’s degree from ALA-accredited library program (or equivalent degree)
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience working with library cataloging and/or electronic resources or related academic library experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and communicate effectively with a wide range of people.


  • Familiarity with RDA, AACR2, and MARC cataloging standards
  • Experience using OCLC Collection Management Services
  • Experience with electronic resources usage statistics standards and protocols
  • Experience with a Discovery Layer


SALARY/BENEFITS: This is a twelve-month appointment with faculty rank at the Assistant Professor level reporting to the Library Dean. Salary will reflect the successful candidate’s qualifications and professional experience; benefits include a choice of health and retirement plans, tuition waiver for self, and partial tuition waivers for dependents.

TO APPLY: Apply for the position through the UT Martin faculty-application site:

Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Paul Meek Library and the University of Tennessee at Martin. Direct inquiries or requests for additional information to the search committee chair, Samuel S. Richardson: or 731-881-7094

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with tentative starting date of June 01, 2020. To ensure consideration, applicants must provide:

  • a cover letter describing interest and addressing qualifications
  • résumé/curriculum vitae
  • full contact information of at least three professional references.

Candidates invited for interviews will be required to make a presentation to the library faculty and staff during their interview, and must submit unofficial graduate transcripts prior to the interview. The individual hired will be required to supply official transcripts and is subject to a mandatory criminal background check.

The University of Tennessee-Martin 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 and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.