Professional Employment Opportunities

Current Professional Employment Opportunities at the UConn Library


Title:   Entrepreneurship & Innovation Librarian  (Job ID 2017086)

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 and Curriculum, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Librarian plays an integral role in UConn’s scholarly engine by working across the Library and University to develop the Library’s suite of business commercialization and research support services. This position identifies and promotes services, products, and tools that support initiatives to develop the commercial potential of ideas, technology, and products, as well as those that enhance teaching, research, and scholarship. This position will inform and advise the University community of current and developing scholarly communication processes, including open access publishing, fair use, author’s rights and digital scholarship. In addition to playing a valuable role in the University’s entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives, the incumbent also supports business research needs across the University’s programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conducts outreach to faculty, students, and staff in the University’s entrepreneurship, innovation, and business programs and maintains advanced knowledge of their needs to develop collaborations and innovative services designed to have a significant impact on program development and success. These include, but are not limited to, informational consultations, educational workshops or seminars.
  1. Develops advanced knowledge of pedagogical approaches in order to create effective synchronous and asynchronous learning programs; educates constituents about issues relating to contemporary research, scholarship, publication, and scholarly communication, including author rights, open access, open education resources, fair use, and data management.
  1. Develops advanced knowledge of information resources in entrepreneurship, innovation, and business and collaborates with Library colleagues as well as faculty and staff on collection development decision making and other items that influence the University’s scholarly engine.
  1. Actively 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.
  1. Participates in the Library’s virtual and physical reference services. 
  1. Actively initiates and participates in product and service assessments and provides statistics and other data to support decision making.
  1. Participates in scholarly and professional activities to maintain competence in the performance of duties, which may also result in contributions to the field of library and information science.
  1. Maintains a current knowledge of Library and University policies and procedures affecting public service operations.  Plays an active role in outreach, committees, and collaborations at the University level.

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 All Appointments:

  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 research expertise with business literature and resources for market and industry analysis, including specialized databases.
  4. Demonstrated instruction and presentation skills 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.

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 All Appointments:

  1. Proven ability to establish demand for services and resources through active promotion and outreach.
  2. Demonstrated ability to create online learning objects and tutorials.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication processes.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of eScience (large networked data sets) and/or research data management.

This is a full time position with an anticipated start date of January 6, 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 should be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu (please reference Job ID 2017086) 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 October 9, 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.


Title:   Head of Licensing & Acquisitions (Job ID 2017023)

Rank: University Librarian III (UCP 9)

Area:  Collections & Discovery

Under the general direction of the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, the Head of Licensing and Acquisitions envisions, leads, and actively participates in implementing strategies to license and acquire access to library collections needed to enable the UConn community’s scholarship and learning. The incumbent is responsible for managing and supervising the Licensing & Acquisitions Unit and leading the pursuit of further coordination and collaborations in the licensing and acquisitions work that occurs with the UConn Health and Law School libraries. Concurrently, the position engages in the work of license review and negotiations while developing, maintaining, and enhancing unit workflows that ensure that knowledge resources are acquired in a timely, effective, and fiscally-responsible manner. Within this context, the position draws upon expertise of collection management principles and practices, a user-focused orientation, and a working style that embraces collaboration in a complex and dynamic work environment. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leads and actively participates in the identification, investigation, licensing, purchase, and renewal of access to collections.
  2. Envisions potential futures for the Library’s systems for licensing and acquiring access to collections; initiates dialogues and communicates and implements plans regarding how to achieve positive transformations in these systems.
  3. Directs, plans, and communicates the Licensing & Acquisitions Unit’s efforts and accomplishments. Determines priorities in alignment with Library and Area priorities and services. Develops and maintains Unit procedures.
  4. Directs annual goal setting for the Licensing & Acquisitions Unit; ensures coordination and alignment of individual and Unit goals to Area and Library services and priorities.
  5. Reviews and negotiates license agreements to ensure that licenses are in line with library best practices as well as compliant with UConn and State of Connecticut policies and regulations. This includes creating, maintaining, and implementing criteria for standard license agreements and monitoring subscriptions related to current license agreements and renewals.
  6. Develops methods to support the systematic and ongoing assessment of collections. This includes but is not limited to the compilation and analysis of data regarding cost, usage, and users’ information-seeking behaviors and preferences.
  7. Leads efforts to coordinate the licensing and acquisitions work that occurs with the UConn Health and Law School libraries.
  8. Initiates and maintains business relationships and serves as primary contact for consortia, information providers, and publishers.
  9. Works to support cooperative collection acquisition efforts and resource-sharing agreements with the Connecticut Library Consortium, the Northeast Research Libraries, the Boston Library Consortium, and other organizations.
  10. Resolves the most complex or unusual issues/situations presented to the Licensing & Acquisitions Unit. Serves as primary resource for other operating units, University offices, academic departments, and outside agencies regarding Unit services and procedures.

Shared Expectations for Staff Supervisors

  1. Assigns, oversees, reviews, and evaluates work of direct reports. Establishes work schedule(s) and approves timecard(s). 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 the staff member’s 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 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/or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or international equivalent).
  2. Minimum of five years of related experience in a library setting, four of which are related to the licensing and/or acquisition of collections.
  3. Demonstrated advanced knowledge of current and emerging best practices, models, and standards for the licensing and acquisition of collections.
  4. Demonstrated leadership ability and a collaborative management style that fosters trust, respect, and successful working relationships in a complex and dynamic work environment.
  5. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically and display flexibility in adapting to change.
  6. Demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  7. Demonstrated working knowledge of current technology, software, and automated library systems.
  8. Experience managing a department, project, or team.
  9. Experience participating in the management of a budget for a department, project, team, or committee.
  10. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities.
  11. Willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience supervising personnel in a library or related setting.
  2. Six years related experience in licensing and/or collections acquisitions.
  3. Familiarity with data-informed collection assessment.
  4. Demonstrated project management expertise.
  5. Experience with the Alma library management system and Primo discovery system.
  6. Experience with an enterprise-level financial system.

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of December 15, 2016. The University offers a competitive salary and 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 2017023) 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 September 25, 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 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