148 · Representative Documents: Job Descriptions of OSS Contributors
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
Systems Development Librarian
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE LIBRARIES
FACULTY POSITION DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: Systems Development Librarian
DEPARTMENT: Digital Initiatives
1. GENERAL FUNCTION
The Systems Development Librarian reports to the Head of Digital Initiatives.
This position supervises three exempt level staff members and works in
conjunction with them to deliver high-quality digital collections and answer
programming needs in UT Libraries’ digital library program.
This position also has specific responsibilities in the area of discovery and works
with members of Discovery and Technical Services to support, develop, and
advance the libraries’ discovery platform.
Finally, this position works collaboratively with members of Digital Initiatives
and other library departments in the area of emerging technologies to explore,
develop, test, and implement ideas for new systems and services using emerging
technologies in support of teaching, learning, and the Libraries’ strategic goals.
These duties include working with faculty and staff throughout the library to
implement open source and proprietary web applications and administering the
Database of the Smokies.
The position works closely with computer hardware / software vendors, campus
computing (OIT), and other external technology groups as appropriate.
2. SPECIFIC DUTIES
Provide technical leadership for digital collections, programming, web-
applications, and other online library services and initiatives including the
Libraries’ discovery interface. Anticipate and track changes in each of these areas
and implement system changes and updates as appropriate.
Anticipate and track technology trends. Investigate and test new information
technologies and share with colleagues throughout the library. Collaborate with
library colleagues to identify ways new technologies, or old technologies used in
new ways, can solve problems, meet needs, and create new services. Develop and
implement new systems and services based on new technologies as appropriate.
Participate in the management of the Digital Initiatives including supervision of 3