Professional Employment Opportunities

Current Professional Employment Opportunities at the UConn Library

 

Link To Apply – UConn Jobs


Job Opening ID: 2017659

Title: Business Librarian

Rank: University Librarian I (UCP 5) or University Librarian II (UCP 7)

The UConn Library seeks a motivated Business Librarian to develop business research services for the University’s School of Business and expanding Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium.  Under the general supervision of the Head of Research Services, this new position presents an exciting career opportunity for a self-starter with excellent communication skills, strong initiative, and a high degree of interest in business librarianship. A successful Business Librarian will develop a thorough knowledge of business information resources and scholarly communication processes. They will apply this knowledge in developing outreach and support programs across the UConn campuses that will include informational consultations, educational workshops and seminars, and independent learning objects. This position plays an integral role in research and knowledge creation at the University by collaborating with faculty, staff, and students to enhance learning and research activity and output as well as contributing to collection development decision making and other items that influence the University’s scholarly engine.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conducts outreach efforts targeting faculty, students, and staff in the School of Business, UConn Entrepreneurship & Innovation Consortium, and other University centers, institutes, and programs within the field of business.
  2. Acquires and maintains a thorough knowledge of constituents’ needs to develop collaborations and innovative services designed to promote resources, products, tools, and opportunities that foster learning, research, publication, and scholarship.
  3. Applies a thorough knowledge of current pedagogical approaches in order to create effective in-person and virtual learning experiences.
  4. Works closely with constituents to enhance understanding of scholarly communication, including: contemporary research, scholarship, publication, author rights, open access, open educational resources, fair use, and data management through informational consultations, educational workshops and seminars, and independent learning objects.
  5. Applies a thorough knowledge of current information resources in business and collaborates with Library colleagues and faculty on collection development decision making.
  6. Participates in the Library’s in-person and virtual reference services. 
  7. Initiates and participates in product and service assessments and provides statistics and other data to support decision making.
  8. Participates in scholarly and professional activities to maintain a thorough knowledge of and competency in the tools and skills of professional librarianship, may necessitate participation in professional organizations at the University, regional, or national level.
  9. Maintains a current knowledge of Library and University policies and procedures affecting public service operations. 
  10. Travel required to support business efforts across UConn campuses.

Shared Expectations for All Staff

  1. Participates in Library-wide strategic planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and/or operations through collaboration and cooperation.
  2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  4. Acts independently in the performance of everyday tasks and responsibilities.
  5. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the Library and/or University of Connecticut.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications for Appointments as a University Librarian I (UCP 5):

  1. Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program (or international equivalent).
  2. Work experience in an academic library or educational setting relevant to the position.
  3. Demonstrated working knowledge of business resources.
  4. Demonstrated instruction and presentation skills with business resources in both individual and group settings.
  5. Evidence of strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  7. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically, be innovative, and embrace change.
  8. Willingness to travel to support programs across the UConn campuses and work a flexible schedule.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a University Librarian II (UCP 7):

  1. Minimum of three years related experience in an academic, research, or corporate library setting.
  2. Experience participating in managing a budget for a department, project, team, or committee.
  3. Evidence of increasing involvement in professional development activities at the local level or higher.

Preferred Qualifications for Both Ranks:

  1. Demonstrated research expertise with commercial and academic business databases, including specialized databases and statistical packages, such as WRDS and Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS).
  2. Proven ability to establish demand for services and resources through active promotion and outreach.
  3. Demonstrated experience creating online learning objects and tutorials.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of critical pedagogical methods.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication processes.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property, patents, or trademarks.

This is a full time position with an anticipated start date of November 10, 2017. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Rank and salary are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu (please reference Job ID 2017659) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by July 30, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


For information on employment opportunities at the UConn Library please contact:

Khara Leon
Head of Administrative Services
UConn Library
369 Fairfield Road, Unit 1005
Storrs, CT 06269-1005
(860) 486-2219
khara.leon@uconn.edu