Professional Employment Opportunities

Current Professional Employment Opportunities at the UConn Library

 

Link To Apply – UConn Jobs


Title:  Instructional Design & Social Sciences Librarian (Job ID 2017424)

Rank: University Librarian I (UCP 5)

Area:  Research & Curriculum

Under the general supervision of the Head of Reference & Curriculum Services, the Instructional Design & Social Sciences Librarian employs a working knowledge of the information literacy framework, instructional design standards, and educational assessment practices to develop the Library’s online educational learning program.  This program provides students access to training in information literacy, use and knowledge of library resources, and research methods to enhance student research and critical thinking skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops and maintains thorough knowledge of information literacy framework, instructional design best practices, and online learning tools, platforms, and software.
  2. Collaborates and communicates with UConn librarians, faculty, and staff to develop online instructional modules and interactive student assessments that adhere to Library standards, information and general literacy standards, and instructional design best practices.
  3. Conducts assessments of the Library’s online education content to ensure they meet learning objectives.
  4. Actively performs outreach to appropriate University programs and student service departments to integrate the Library’s online curriculum into coursework and other student activities.
  5. Develops and presents training programs and informational material for Library employees on current best practices in instructional technologies and design, information literacy, and instructional assessment.
  6. Serves as subject specialist to faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Communication and connected UConn centers and institutes. Enhances scholarly learning for constituents by providing guidance on the use and opportunities supported by the Library and its resources.   Communicates a comprehensive view of constituent needs to inform patron-facing decisions.
  7. Maintains working knowledge of pertinent information resources for the Department of Communication. Assesses materials needed and collaborates with departments and library colleagues on collection development decision-making and other issues that drive the scholarly process.
  8. Maintains working knowledge of constituent educational and research needs; develops effective services designed to have a significant impact on scholarship; participates in the development and implementation of synchronous and asynchronous instructional programs and in-depth research support services.
  9. Educates the UConn community about scholarly research and communications processes including author rights, open access, open educational resources, fair use, data management, and other issues relating to faculty and student publication, research, and scholarship.
  10. Maintains general knowledge of the Library’s tools, resources, and services, as well as University programs and services to effectively participate in the Library’s virtual reference services.
  11. Maintains a current knowledge of Library and University policies and procedures affecting public service operations. Participates in product and service assessments and provides curricular and other statistics and other data as needed to support decision making.
  12. Shows evidence of the potential for active engagement in Library and/or University service and public engagement; attends professional meetings and workshops; member of appropriate professional and scholarly organizations; shows evidence of the potential for active engagement in scholarly activities. Shows evidence of a scholarly development mindset and the potential for scholarly contributions.

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

  1. A graduate degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or international equivalent).
  2. Work experience in a library setting.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of current instructional design best practices.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of current online learning tools, platforms, and software.
  5. Demonstrated collaboration and communication skills.
  6. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically, be forward thinking, and embrace change.
  7. Experience working with a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated experience creating online learning objects within a Library Content Management system (eg. LibGuides).
  2. Demonstrated working knowledge of information literacy framework.
  3. Demonstrated working knowledge of best practices in online learning.
  4. Demonstrated working knowledge of current educational assessment practices and tools.

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of July 7, 2017. 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 must be submitted online no later than March 23, 2017 using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu (please reference Job ID 2017424) 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 March 23, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Title:  Communications Designer (Job ID 2017394)

Rank: Media Producer I (UCP 6)

Area:  Office of the Vice Provost

Under the general supervision of the Head of Communications & Engagement, the Communications Designer develops engaging and effective content that targets the UConn Library’s diverse user, donor, and stakeholder populations. This position works independently across several media formats, requiring an advanced technical knowledge of various media specialties, e.g., graphic design, website design, photography, social media, audio/video production, writing, etc. The Communications Designer is expected to leverage the power of thoughtful and coordinated communications design in both traditional and modern methods to promote Library services and initiatives, attract current and potential donors, and create and maintain a holistic brand standard for the Library.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Recommends, designs, creates, and edits all graphic and visual assets for the UConn Library in both digital and analog formats. Actively collaborates with UConn Library staff to create and edit marketing materials and educational resources across all formats.
  2. Utilizes a strong knowledge and understanding of the user experience to inform web design. Recommends areas for improvement and takes initiative to forward new concepts. Serves as the content manager for the UConn Library website.
  3. Works with the Head of Communications & Engagement to develop and maintain a strategic marketing plan for the UConn Library.
  4. Actively manages the identity and branding of the UConn Library. Serves as a consultant and resource to the UConn Library staff in all areas of identity management and branding and coordinates the UConn Library’s digital and print presence to ensure a consistent look and feel.
  5. Serves as supervisor for student staff.
    • Hires, schedules, trains, and supervises student employees.   
    • Determines work assignments and provides feedback to each student employee.   
    • Approves student timecards and resolves time reporting and/or student payroll issues in a timely manner.   
    • Ensures student payroll expenditures remain within approved budget. 
    • Maintains current student employee personnel records. 
    • Adheres to the policies and procedures as outlined in the UConn Library Student Employee Handbook and the UConn Student Employment Guide.
  1. Manages and creates social media content for the UConn Library.
  2. Organizes and maintains the UConn Library digital and print asset inventories. Responsible for file management for all forms of print and digital media.
  3. Collects, maintains, and reports on user statistics and feedback for all outreach formats.
  4. Creates self-service templates for use by UConn Library staff, including formats for publications, presentations, and educational resources.
  5. Manages and creates internal signage for the Homer Babbidge Library.

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

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a field related to communications, graphic design, or web development, or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
  2. A minimum of one year experience in an area of communications, marketing, or design.
  3. Demonstrated expertise in graphic design. Ability to independently design, create, edit, and manage visual assets across digital and analog formats.
  4. Demonstrated ability to interact positively and constructively with internal and external stakeholders.
  5. Demonstrated proficiency across the Adobe Creative Suite.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in a field related to communications, graphic design, or web development.
  2. Previous professional experience in a library setting.
  3. Demonstrated experience with WordPress or equivalent content management system.
  4. Demonstrated experience with digital asset management software.
  5. Demonstrated experience managing an organization’s social media presence across multiple platforms.

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of July 7, 2017. 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 (please reference Job ID 2017394) 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 April 2, 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 1005A
Storrs, CT 06269-1005
(860) 486-2219
khara.leon@uconn.edu