Employment at the UConn Library
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.
Professional Employment Opportunities
The UConn School of Pharmacy seeks a Pharmacy Librarian to serve as a central partner in supporting and advancing research, teaching, and learning for School of Pharmacy students, faculty, and staff. Founded in 1925 as the Connecticut College of Pharmacy, the UConn School of Pharmacy enrolled 492 students in 2019 and has 42 full time faculty. The School of Pharmacy offers undergraduate (BS in Pharmacy Studies) and graduate (Pharm.D./Ph.D) degree programs.
The Pharmacy Librarian will be headquartered in the School of Pharmacy Library, housed in the Pharmacy and Biology Building, and will report to the Business Manager of the School of Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Librarian will also work closely with UConn Library colleagues on the Storrs campus and will engage with and participate in UConn Library committees and workflows in the UConn Library’s Academic Engagement area.
The successful candidate will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and exemplifies the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.
Pharmacy Librarian Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Serves as the librarian to the School of Pharmacy, supporting and advancing evidence-based practice in research, teaching, and learning for School of Pharmacy undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff.
- Manages and oversees the School of Pharmacy Library, including:
- Supervision of School of Pharmacy Library student workers to staff the School of Pharmacy Library.
- School of Pharmacy Library space management, including the coordination of the School of Pharmacy Library facilities, in collaboration with colleagues in the School of Pharmacy.
- Engages in outreach to the School of Pharmacy community and the wider UConn community, continuing to integrate the School of Pharmacy Library into curricular and co-curricular efforts.
- Offers research and instructional services to the School of Pharmacy, including information literacy instruction in the pharmaceutical sciences and in-depth research consultations.
- Offers research support for and collaborates on systematic reviews, meta-analysis, grants, and a wide range of research and scholarly efforts.
- Engages in collection development, management, and assessment; coordinating and collaborating with UConn Library colleagues.
- Engages with scholarly communication in the pharmaceutical sciences, in areas including but not limited to open access, OER, author rights, research impact and metrics, and data management.
- Engages in collection management at the School of Pharmacy Library, coordinating and collaborating with colleagues in the UConn Library.
- Supports School of Pharmacy students in the development of study and research skills in areas such as citation management.
- Curates the School of Pharmacy history artifact collections
- Engages in professional development and continuing education and is active in professional associations related to the work of the position, such as the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and other organizations.
- Participates on staff committees and project-based efforts in the School of Pharmacy and the UConn Library.
- May serve as a subject specialist to a health sciences discipline outside of the School of Pharmacy.
- May engage in teaching semester-long or other courses for the School of Pharmacy.
Shared Expectations for UConn Library Student Supervisors
- 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.
- Manages student employment budget, providing allocation requests and ensuring 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.
Shared Expectations for All Staff
- Participates in planning and actively contributes to School of Pharmacy and UConn Library priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation.
- Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing trends and developments related to professional and positional responsibilities.
- Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut.
- Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.
Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 1:
- Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program (or international equivalent).
- Knowledge of pharmaceutical or health sciences. For example, knowledge of health sciences might include working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, knowledge of medical terminology, and/or knowledge or experience in medical librarianship.
- Knowledge of research and information resources in the pharmaceutical or health sciences.
- Strong collaboration, oral and written communication, interpersonal, and creative problem solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team-based environment and be flexible in approach to problem solving and recommending, implementing, and supporting solutions.
- Demonstrated organizational skills coupled with flexibility and the ability to shift seamlessly between multiple simultaneous priorities.
- Knowledge of principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Demonstrated ability to actively engage with stakeholders through outreach and networking.
Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 2:
- Minimum of three years related professional experience.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain active engagement in professional activities at a statewide, regional, and/or national level.
Preferred Qualifications for both Appointments:
- Experience supervising students.
- Experience working in an academic or pharmaceutical library.
- Experience with budget management.
- Experience with instructional design.
Employment at UConn and Appointment Terms
UConn is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. A tradition of coaching winning athletes makes UConn a standout in Division l sports and fuels our academic spirit. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.
The main 4,400-acre campus is set in a university town located in the rural heart of Connecticut; approximately a half hour’s drive from Hartford, 90 minutes from Boston, and 3 hours from New York City. Storrs offers New England village charm, with outstanding recreational facilities and open space initiatives, farm to table agricultural communities, and excellent public schools.
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 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 public research universities.
UConn’s faculty and staff are a 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.
This is a full-time position based in Storrs, Connecticut. 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.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, Staff Positions, Search #494340 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) 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 April 12, 2020.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 12, 2020.
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.
Temporary Employment Opportunities
There are no temporary employment opportunities currently available at the UConn Library.
Please see UConn Jobs for a listing of all temporary employment opportunities at the University of Connecticut.