Professional Employment Opportunities

Current Professional Employment Opportunities at the UConn Library

 


Job Opening ID: 2018005                                                                                                                                 Link To Apply – UConn Jobs

Title: Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning

Rank:  Management Exempt, Assistant Director

The UConn Library invites applications for a senior leadership position reporting to the Vice Provost for UConn Library.  The Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research & Learning partners with a dedicated leadership team in the service of providing leading-edge library programs that strengthen the teaching, research, and outreach mission of the University.  The AUL provides leadership for 34 engaged staff that span Storrs and four regional libraries and is responsible for cultivating and maintaining exceptional programs in research, access, and virtual and in-person reference across the UConn Library system.  Through partnership with Library colleagues, academic deans, faculty, and students, the AUL leads the effort to enhance cross-disciplinary connections among researchers and collections, pursue funding opportunities, and promote a culture of accessibility and exploration to directly improve the user experience.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs, plans, and communicates Research & Learning efforts.  Ensures that Area and Unit priorities are in alignment with Library’s strategic initiatives.
  2. Provides the vision and direction to develop Library programs that encourage collaboration, innovation, and exploration in current and emerging research models, pedagogical approaches, and access services.
  3. Builds Area-wide expertise in digital publishing and scholarship, data visualization, research data management, geospatial services, and open educational resources.
  4. Directs the data informed assessment of existing collections and programs in research, teaching and learning, and access services.  Develops new models to meet evolving user needs. 
  5. Supervise, guide and inspire unit staff; conducts major personnel decisions including training and evaluation of staff.
  6. Fosters an organizational climate based on respect, service, teamwork, communication, professional growth, and responsibility in which diversity, creativity, and innovation thrive.
  7. Actively engages in the development, implementation and evaluation of Library goals and objectives, and assists in developing policies and strategic decisions.
  8. Represents the Library through participation in local, regional, and national cooperative, outreach, and professional activities. 

Shared Expectations for Staff Supervisors

  1. Assigns, oversees, reviews, and evaluates work of direct reports.  Establishes work schedule(s) and approve 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 Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association with a minimum of five years of demonstrated leadership experience in an academic or research library setting.
  2. Demonstrated progression in increasingly responsible administrative roles in an academic library.
  3. Evidence of experience in two or more relevant areas (e.g., research services, collection building and assessment, instruction, instructional design, regional libraries, public services).
  4. Proven leadership ability and a collaborative management style that fosters trust, respect, and successful working relationships in a complex and dynamic work environment. 
  5. Demonstrated experience and capacity to work creatively, inspire innovation, think strategically, and lead organizational change.
  6. Demonstrated experience with personnel management and supervision.
  7. Significant organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  8. Active engagement with current library scholarship, research, and a strong record of service to the library profession.
  9. Willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience envisioning and implementing user-focused services.
  2. Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans and projects.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technologies and practices, digital scholarship, scholarly communication, data management, or other specialized area.
  4. Record of accomplishment of implementing emerging trends in higher education in two or more relevant areas.
  5. Involvement in planning user-focused physical learning environments.
  6. Background in skill training, defining positional needs, developing staffing plans, and mentoring across a range of professional experience.
  7. Proven ability to secure new funding opportunities in an academic environment.

This is a full time management-exempt position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of January, 2018. 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 through UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu (please references Job ID 2018005) 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 24, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Job Opening ID: 2018047                                                                                                                                   Link To Apply – UConn Jobs

Title: Head of Archives & Special Collections

Rank: University Librarian III (UCP 9) or University Librarian IV (UCP 10)

The Head of Archives & Special Collections creates innovation and change while respecting the principles and traditions of the profession, and articulates this vision to internal and external stakeholders. In particular, there will be a focus on the statewide digital preservation repository program (CTDA), the Library’s scholarly communications programs, including the Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Design at UConn, and the Library’s conservation and digital capture labs. This position serves a critical role in the research and teaching mission of the University, ensuring development of, and ongoing access to, many of the Library’s unique and distinct collections for use by students and researchers.

The successful candidate will preferably have experience in an academic setting, but most importantly have experience leading an innovative and flexible archival, cultural heritage, or memory organization or unit that makes use of current and emerging technologies in the service of organizational goals and to further the knowledge and understanding of the profession as a whole. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides leadership, vision, and innovation for Archives & Special Collections, actively advances and adapts to forward progress towards the Area’s and Library’s strategic goals.
  2. Directs, plans, and communicates Archives & Special Collections efforts with a focus on:
    1. Innovative public outreach and services to students, scholars, and citizens;
    2. Technical and operational workflows designed to increase efficiency and automation in processing unique collections in all formats;
    3. Developing and stewarding existing collections and identifying and pursuing new collections that reflect and support the institutional mission;
    4. Pursuing funds necessary to support programs and collections through donor cultivation and support, grant writing, and collaborative projects.
  3. Determines Unit priorities and directs annual goal setting for Archives & Special Collections; ensures coordination and alignment of individual and Unit goals to Area, Library, and University priorities, services, and initiatives.
  4. Serves as primary resource for other Library units, University offices, academic departments, and outside agencies regarding Archives & Special Collections’ services and procedures.

Shared Expectations for Staff Supervisors

  1. Assigns, oversees, reviews, and evaluates work of direct reports. Establishes work schedule(s) and approve 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 for Appointment at Both Ranks

  1. A graduate degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or international equivalent.
  2. Minimum of six years’ professional experience in a library, archive, or other cultural heritage environment, filling progressively responsible roles.
  3. Minimum of two years’ supervisory experience, including planning and change management practices.  
  4. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically, be forward thinking, and embrace change management strategies.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of researchers, donors, and staff.
  6. Knowledge of and experience working with digital repository systems and digital curation.
  7. Demonstrated expertise in current archival management practices, policies, and procedures.
  8. Demonstrated leadership and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  9. Experience managing a budget.
  10. Evidence of sustained participation in professional activities at a statewide or regional level.
  11. Willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian IV (UCP 10)

  1. Minimum of nine years’ professional experience in a library, archive, or other cultural heritage environment, filling progressively responsible roles.
  2. Evidence of active involvement in professional activities at a statewide, regional, or national level.

Preferred Qualifications for Appointment at Both Ranks

  1. Evidence of scholarly and professional achievement in archives and special collections.
  2. Advanced degree in a subject or disciplinary area relevant to the position.
  3. Experience in an academic research library.
  4. Demonstrated ability to actively engage in donor relations, collection solicitation, fundraising, and gift management.

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of December, 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 using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu (reference 2018047) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to kristen.jones@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by September 5, 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