Current Professional Employment Opportunities at the UConn Library
Title: STEM Librarian (Job ID 2017149)
Rank: University Librarian I (UCP 5) or University Librarian II (UCP 7)
Area: Research & Curriculum
Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for Research & Curriculum, the STEM Librarian plays an integral role in the University’s scholarly engine by working independently and proactively to develop information services that support STEM research and business development endeavors at the University. The incumbent will develop relationships, tools, and services that bolster researchers’ ability to procure and leverage information resources throughout the research process. The incumbent will advise on grant identification, literature reviews for grant applications and research publications, and will take a leading role in the development of the Library’s data management educational program. This position will work to broaden awareness and participate in conversations about scholarly communication processes, including open access publishing fair use, author’s rights, and digital scholarship. This position will also work creatively to develop online unmediated modules that complement and supplement course instruction by educating students about how knowledge is created, disseminated, and employed in academic pursuits.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conducts outreach to faculty, students, and staff in the University programs engaged in STEM research and business development, maintaining advanced knowledge of their needs to develop support services designed to have a significant impact on obtaining grants; production, storage, and accessibility of scholarship; and technology transfer. These include, but are not limited to: informational consultations, educational workshops or seminars, and partnerships.
- Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in scientific research and data responsibility and develops outreach and support services to meet those needs. These include, but are not limited to: communicating with the Office of the Vice President for Research, coordinating workshops on data responsibility tools and practices across each stage of the data lifecycle, administering the research data archive by developing policies and procedures and conducting data appraisal and preparation for archiving, administering the Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool), and managing the Library’s data management websites.
- Maintains current knowledge of pedagogical approaches in order to create effective synchronous and asynchronous learning programs; educates constituents about scholarly research and communications processes including author rights, open access, open education resources, fair use, and other issues relating to contemporary research, scholarship, publication, and scholarly communication.
- Maintains advanced knowledge of information resources in chemical, biochemical, engineering, and/or closely related STEM field and collaborates with Library colleagues as well as faculty and staff from pertinent University programs on collection development and management decision making and other items that influence the University’s scholarly engine.
- Identifies, promotes, and advocates for constituents’ needs within the Library related to products, tools, services, venues, and opportunities that foster learning, research, publication, and scholarship within the University community.
- Maintains current knowledge of Library and University policies and procedures affecting public service operations. Participates in outreach services, committees, and collaborations at the University level.
- Participates in the Library’s virtual and physical reference services. Provides instruction and support to patrons in the use of library resources and assists in incorporating library resources into online learning environments.
- Participates in product and service assessments and provides statistics and other data as needed to support decision making.
- Participates in scholarly and professional activities to maintain competence and vitality in the performance of duties, which may also result in contributions to the field of library and information science.
Shared Expectations for All Staff
- Participates in Library-wide strategic planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and/or operations through collaboration and cooperation.
- Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
- Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
- Acts independently in the performance of everyday tasks and responsibilities.
- Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the Library and/or University of Connecticut.
- Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.
Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as Librarian I (UCP 5):
- Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or international equivalent.
- Work experience in an academic library or educational setting relevant to the position.
- Experience using information resources in STEM, including databases, journals, and citation management software, and/or a demonstrated working knowledge of data sets, including best practices for storage, analysis, and sharing of data.
- Demonstrated ability with instruction and presentation skills of individuals and groups.
- Evidence of excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
- Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically, be innovative, and embrace change.
- Willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule.
Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as Librarian II (UCP 7):
- Minimum of three years of related experience in an academic, research, or corporate library setting.
- Experience participating in managing a budget for a department, project, team or committee.
- Evidence of increasing involvement in professional development activities outside the University.
Preferred Qualifications for All Appointments:
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in chemical, biochemical, engineering, and/or a closely related STEM field.
- In depth knowledge and experience using information resources in STEM to support academic research and scholarship.
- Demonstrated experience with large networked data sets and/or research data responsibility best practices for storage, analysis, and sharing of data.
- Proven ability to establish demand for services and resources through active promotion and outreach.
- Demonstrated ability to create online learning objects and tutorials.
- Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication p
This search is open for two full time positions. 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 (please reference Job ID 2017149) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by December 12, 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.
For information on employment opportunities at the UConn Library please contact:
Head of Administrative Services
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Storrs, CT 06269-1005