Professional Employment Opportunities

Current Professional Employment Opportunities at the UConn Libraries


Title:   Access Services & Instruction Librarian

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

Area:  Access Services, Stamford Regional Campus

Under the direction of the Stamford Regional Library Director, the Access Services & Instruction Librarian is responsible for maintaining user services operations at the Stamford campus library. Working independently, the incumbent oversees the daily operation of the library’s front desk services including circulation services, reserve services, interlibrary loan, and information services. The incumbent works collaboratively with other user service coordinators system-wide to establish and maintain effective, efficient, and consistent processes and procedures. The incumbent performs regular instruction and reference duties such as conducting information literacy classes and instructing patrons in the use of library resources and discovery tools, and collaborates with campus faculty and staff to integrate Library resources and services into the curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans, organizes, maintains, and oversees the processes and operations of user services at the Stamford campus library including circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, general information, room reservations, equipment checkout, stacks and facilities maintenance, and security.
  2. Provides information and basic reference services to patrons at the library services desk while managing the activities of the desk.
  3. Maintains a current knowledge of Library and University policies and procedures affecting public service operations as well as a basic working knowledge of U.S. copyright law as it relates to library functions; informs instructors regarding copyright and fair use requirements for library resources.
  4. Provides instruction and support to faculty, staff, and students in the use of Library resources and assists in incorporating Library resources into courses, curricula, and online learning environments.
  5. Participates in the Library’s virtual and physical research support services, applying best practices for discovering Library resources.
  6. Serves as subject specialist to targeted units on campus, including business & social sciences, in order to provide information on available resources, programs, and services. Carries out collection development as assigned.
  7. Collects and analyzes a variety of data and information and summarizes findings in applicable reports, surveys, and other communication mediums.
  8. Provides assessment and recommendations for improved library services, spaces, technologies, and programs.
  9. Plans, prioritizes, and recommends supplies and equipment for purchase. Monitors the budget for supplies/equipment expenditures.
  10. Maintains a working knowledge of Kuali Financial System and purchasing procedures in accordance with State, University, and Library policies and procedures.

Shared Expectations for Student Supervisors

  1. Hires, schedules, trains, and supervises student employees.
  2. Determines work assignments and provides feedback to each student employee.
  3. Approves student timecards and resolves time reporting and/or student payroll issues in a timely manner.
  4. Ensures student payroll expenditures remain within approved budget.
  5. Maintains current student employee personnel records.
  6. Adheres to the policies and procedures as outlined in the UConn Libraries Student Employee Handbook and the UConn Student Employment Guide.

Shared Expectations for All Staff

  1. Participates in Libraries-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 Libraries and/or University of Connecticut.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

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

  1. Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program.
  2. Work experience in an academic library setting, delivering a broad range of services to a diverse user population.
  3. Demonstrated working knowledge of library technology, software, and integrated library systems.
  4. Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  5. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  6. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically and embrace change.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to quality customer service and supporting diversity.
  8. Willingness and ability to travel and work a flexible schedule.

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

  1. Minimum of three years’ recent experience in an academic library setting, delivering a broad range of services to a diverse user population.
  2. Demonstrated experience managing a budget for a department, project, team, or committee.
  3. Recent involvement in professional development activities at the local or regional level.

Preferred Qualifications for all Appointments:

  1. Experience supervising, scheduling, and evaluating student or professional staff.
  2. Experience with integrated library management systems, for example, Alma.
  3. Experience with discovery and delivery interfaces, for example, Primo.
  4. Experience teaching, training, or presenting to groups, for example, information literacy classes.
  5. Experience with web-based instructional technologies, such as libguides software, screencasting software, and/or course management systems.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of instructional and research methodology trends in academic libraries and higher education.
  7. Demonstrated working knowledge, and/or educational background in the disciplines of social sciences or business.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

This is a full time position based in Stamford with an anticipated start date of October 14, 2016. 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 should be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu 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, inquiries and applications should be submitted by July 28, 2016. 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.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


 

Title:   Head of Metadata and Discovery Services (2016614)

Rank: University Librarian III, UCP 9

Area:  Collections & Discovery

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services envisions, leads, and actively participates in strategies to maintain, enhance, and positively transform the UConn Library’s systems for managing collections and powering discovery. This position is responsible for managing and supervising the Metadata & Discovery Services Unit and providing leadership for the metadata-focused work that occurs at the UConn Health and Law School libraries. Concurrently, the position deeply engages in the work of implementing, administering, and coordinating systems across the UConn Library, including the Library’s Alma library management system. Within this context, this position requires an advanced proficiency with current and emerging metadata standards, models, and applications, and draws on a deeply user-focused orientation and a working style that embraces collaboration in a complex and dynamic work environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leads strategies to maintain and enhance the Library’s systems for managing collections and powering discovery.
  2. Envisions potential futures for the Library’s systems for collection management and discovery; initiates dialogues and communicates and implements plans regarding how to achieve positive transformations in these systems.
  3. Manages and supervises the Metadata & Discovery Services Unit. Directs, plans, and communicates the work of the Unit.
  4. Leads efforts to maintain and update the Library’s policies and procedures for metadata creation and management in the context of national and network standards and practices.
  5. Engages in system, user, and service assessments and ensures that statistics and other data relevant to the goals and work of Metadata & Discovery Services are accurate and timely.
  6. Participates in the work of implementing, administering, and coordinating systems across the UConn Library, including the Library’s Alma library management system.
  7. Participates in the creation and management of metadata in a variety of formats, including MARC.
  8. Coordinates metadata-focused work that occurs at UConn’s Health and Law School libraries to ensure for effective operations within a networked environment.
  9. Sets priorities and directs annual goal setting for Metadata & Discovery Services; ensures coordination and alignment of individual and Unit goals to the services and priorities of the Area and Library.
  10. Initiates and maintains business relationships and serves as primary contact and manager for contracted services in support of metadata.
  11. Resolves the most difficult or unusual issues/situations presented to Metadata & Discovery Services. Serves as primary resource for other operating units, University offices, academic departments, and outside agencies regarding Unit services and procedures.
  12. Sustains active engagement or leadership in a professional organization at the regional level or higher.  
  13. Sustains scholarly achievement through documented research, scholarship, or creation of significant content in scholarly activities at the regional level or higher.

Shared Expectations for Staff Supervisors

  1. Assigns, oversees, reviews, and evaluates work of direct reports. Establishes work schedules and approves timecards. Maintains supervisory files.
  2. Promotes inclusivity and is communicative about priorities, opportunities, and challenges. Encourages new thinking and ideas and actively fosters open communication.
  3. Follows the Performance Management Guidelines as outlined by the Library’s Office of the Vice Provost, UConn’s Department of Human Resources, and staff members’ contractually specified evaluation process.
  4. Provides training and assistance to each direct report. Supports involvement in professional development activities and provides internal development opportunities as appropriate to each position.

Shared Expectations for All Staff

  1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and 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 UConn Library and University of Connecticut.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program with a minimum of six years related experience.
  2. Advanced proficiency in current and emerging metadata standards, models, applications, and initiatives (examples include RDA, MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, BibFrame, OpenURL, KBART, and Linked Open Data).
  3. Demonstrated leadership ability and a collaborative management style that fosters trust, respect, and successful working relationships in a complex and dynamic work environment.
  4. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically and display flexibility in adapting to change.
  5. Clear and concise understanding and ability to communicate how metadata facilitates knowledge resource discovery.
  6. Demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  7. Demonstrated proficiency with current technology, software, and automated library systems.
  8. Evidence of sustained participation in professional development activities.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience supervising library personnel.
  2. Experience creating or managing MARC metadata.
  3. Experience with the Alma library management system.
  4. Experience with the Primo discovery system.
  5. Experience using the Alma or Primo APIs for metadata retrieval and editing.
  6. Experience with XML/XSL/XSLT.
  7. Demonstrated advanced knowledge of contemporary library practices, trends, and emerging technologies, specifically in the areas of metadata creation and management.
  8. Evidence of active engagement in professional development or scholarly activities, with a focus on sharing professional knowledge at a regional, national, or international.
  9. Demonstrated project management expertise.

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of October 14, 2016. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

Applications should be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please reference Job ID 2016614.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@uconn.edu. Position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by July 31, 2016. 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.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


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

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