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.

For information on employment opportunities at the UConn Library please contact Ellen Silbermann or  Khara Leon.


Professional Employment Opportunities

Job ID: 2020307
Title:     Access Services Associates – Two Openings
Rank:    University Library Assistant II (UCP 5)
Area:     Academic Engagement

The UConn Library is seeking two Access Services Associates to provide excellent customer service at the Homer Babbidge Library’s Information Desk (iDesk), the primary customer service point on the Plaza Level of the Homer Babbidge Library. The Access Services Associates work collaboratively to create a culture of hospitality for all UConn Library stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, and members of the public. The successful candidates will each provide coverage for either the day or evening iDesk rotation, working in conjunction to both provide a consistent user experience and oversee the work of iDesk student employees.   As an active member of the Academic Engagement area’s Access Services unit, both positions function under the general direction of and report to the Head of Access Services and contribute to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaboration with colleagues and a proactive approach to supporting and coordinating user-focused services.  Along with all UConn Library personnel, the successful candidate makes 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.

Day Access Services Associate
Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. for the Academic Year, Recess/Summer Session, and Winter Session Periods

Evening Access Services Associate
Sunday through Thursday 3:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for the Academic Year. Recess/Summer Session hours will be Sunday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Winter Session hours will be Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Monday to Thursday from to 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please go to https://registrar.uconn.edu/academic-calendar/ to see the University’s Academic Calendar schedule.

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.  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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITITES

 For Both Appointments

  1. Provides superior customer service at the iDesk to all members of the UConn community. Staffs the iDesk independently, ensuring iDesk coverage across gaps in student worker coverage or student worker absence during assigned rotation.
  2. Leads, trains, and supervises student employees serving at the UConn Library iDesk.
  3. Provides information assistance and referrals as necessary at the iDesk. Provides circulation services for books, media, and technology.  Resolves questions and issue related to bills, fines, or overdue items.
  4. Co-manages the UConn Library’s room reservation system and technology lending at the iDesk.
  5. Creates and maintains content for UConn Library web pages related to Access Services functions, including lending information, hours, calendar, etc.
  6. Collaborates and coordinates with Facilities and Security staff in building and security related items, relaying community and specific user needs as appropriate.
  7. Participates in unit, area, and library ongoing assessment of access services work-flow and range/quality of service
  8. May participate in chat reference services and/or project based work.
  9. Serves as an Ad Hoc Essential/Emergency Support Services Staff for the UConn Library.

Additional Responsibilities for Day Access Associate

  1. Opens the iDesk during assigned rotation (Monday through Friday) as the academic schedule requires.
  2. Coordinates borrowing materials processing and manages shelving operations for the Homer Babbidge Library.
  3. Collaborates and coordinates with Interlibrary Services with regard to Interlibrary Services materials and processes.

Additional Responsibilities for Day Access Associate

  1. Closes the iDesk during assigned rotation (Sunday through Thursday) as the academic schedule requires.
  2. Creatively fosters student engagement with the UConn Library, serving as liaison to the Library Student Advisory Board.
  3. Collaborates with colleagues across the Library to develop and staff programming in support of student engagement and success.

Shared Expectations for Student Supervisors 

  1. Hires, schedules, trains, and supervises student employees.
  2. Determines work assignments and provides feedback to each student employee.
  3. Approves student timecards and resolves time reporting and/or student payroll issues in a timely manner.
  4. Manages student employment budget, providing allocation requests and ensuring student payroll expenditures remain within approved budget.
  5. Maintains current student employee personnel records.
  6. 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 

  1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and 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. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and the University of Connecticut.
  5. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of one year related experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  2. Superior customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to customer service.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of and ability to provide excellent student supervision.
  4. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and deadlines.
  5. Strong collaboration, oral and written communication, interpersonal, and creative problem solving skills.
  6. Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to maintain accurate records with a strong attention to detail.
  7. 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.
  8. Demonstrated willingness to develop new skills and knowledge.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. Previous experience working in an academic library.
  2. Knowledge of library systems, preferably the ExLibris Alma ILS and Springshare.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge/proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of products or a similar software application package.
  4. Demonstrated ability to instruct and train individuals and groups.

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

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.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2020307. For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by December 15, 2019.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2020307).

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 15, 2019.

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.

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.


Job ID: 2020265
Title:     Web Services Coordinator
Rank:    Computer Programmer/Analyst 1 (UCP 6)
Area:     Library Administration

The UConn Library seeks a collaborative and creative individual for the position of Web Services Coordinator. The ideal candidate possesses a strong user-centered focus and broad knowledge of library services and current technologies to keep the site fresh and forward reaching, creating new and innovative ways the UConn Library can create a quality web experience.

The UConn Library consists of nine different physical locations, including the Health Sciences Library in Farmington, forming the largest public research collection in the state and playing a critical role in the research and teaching mission of the University. The web environment is complex in both variety of user resources and services and in multiple information service platforms, all working seamlessly to serve as the front door to thousands of users each day. As a critical source of information for students, faculty, staff and the community, our web environment aims to be nimble and easy to use for each specific audience need.

This position reports to the Head of Digital Infrastructure Services and serves a vital role in a wide range of web services, both back-end and user-facing, representing pieces of the full lifecycle of our web environment. Responsibilities include information architecture, programming, design, content review, accessibility, and engaging multiple stakeholders and users for feedback, all requiring creativity and strong problem-solving skills.

The Web Services Coordinator contributes to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaboration with colleagues and engagement with Library-wide initiatives.  Along with all UConn Library personnel, the successful candidate makes 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.

Responsibilities

  • Provides guidance on user experience and web services, usability, discovery, and improvements to the site’s information architecture.
  • Reviews and implements accessibility across the website, working towards UConn’s digital accessibility initiative.
  • Writes well designed, testable, efficient code using best software development practices for both Web and mobile applications and interface programming in WordPress, standards-compliant HTML 5, CSS, SQL, JavaScript/AJAX, PHP, and other development tools as needed.
  • Recommends and implements appropriate assessment methods to improve the user experience.
  • Coordinates with the Communications & Engagement unit on design, layout, and updating and editing content as needed.
  • Supports Communications & Engagement unit in realizing the UConn Library marketing strategy and digital brand presence.
  • Works with the Web Steering Committee to plan and implement strategic goals.
  • Collaborates closely with Library staff on projects and serves as project manager, including utilization of student assistants/interns to complete tasks.
  • Creates and maintains documentation on software, workflow procedures and systems to assure continuity of operations.
  • Stays current in emerging technologies/industry trends and applies them into operations and activities.
  • Supports site integrations and interoperability of multiple platforms, discovery and display systems, including existing Digital Scholarship and Digital Collections Web applications

Shared Expectations for All Staff 

  • Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and 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.
  • 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

  1. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field with a minimum of one year related experience.
  2. Expert knowledge of content management systems such as WordPress (plugin / theme development / APIs).
  3. Proven working experience in programming and in-depth knowledge of modern HTML/CSS.
  4. Demonstrated working knowledge with at least one of the following programming languages: PHP, ASP.NET, Javascript, or Ruby on Rails.
  5. Strong knowledge of UI/UX web standards and best practices.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of accessibility standards, including WCAG 2.0 and WAI-ARIA guidelines.
  7. Strong organization, collaboration, interpersonal, and proactive and creative problem solving skills.
  8. Excellent customer service skills, with the ability to communicate technical information (both written and oral) to all audiences in a supportive and meaningful way.

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. 2-4 years’ experience working in WordPress environments.
  2. Experience with project management.
  3. Demonstrated working knowledge of Google Analytics.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to building and supporting diversity and inclusion.
  5. Experience with writing for the web.

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.  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.

To Apply

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, (Reference search #2020265) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by December 15, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020265)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 15, 2019.

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 .


Job ID: 2020215
Title:   Greenhouse Studios Fellow
Rank:  Postdoctoral Research Associate
Area:   Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Curation

Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Communications Design at the University of Connecticut is accepting applications for a post-MLIS, post-MFA or postdoctoral fellow with an anticipated start date of January, 2020. The Greenhouse Studios Fellow contributes leadership, project management, and research expertise to the production of collaborative multimodal products and supports the strategic initiatives of Greenhouse Studios. The ideal candidate will bring one or a combination of the following to the position: experience in the production of digital scholarship and/or online publishing; a knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies in data management, access, and preservation; knowledge of web and interactive design; and/or working knowledge of data collection and analysis.

As an innovative research unit located within the UConn Library, Greenhouse Studios provides opportunities for fellows to interact with cross-disciplinary partners while exploring new methods for research, experimentation, collaboration, and publication of information. As a member of the UConn Library this position will also contribute to special projects and initiatives as set by the Library’s senior leadership.  The Greenhouse Studios is a joint effort of the UConn Library, School of Fine Arts, and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with each contributing resources and personnel to advance scholarly communications research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. ALA-accredited MLS or MIS, MFA, PhD or other relevant terminal degree.
  2. Demonstrated ability to develop expertise in current and emerging digital technologies.
  3. Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of researchers, staff, and students.
  4. Demonstrated ability in analytical reasoning and creative problem solving.
  5. Demonstrated leadership ability and excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in an academic research library.
  2. Experience working with cross-disciplinary teams.
  3. Knowledge of metadata structures and data preservation strategies.
  4. Experience using and/or supporting research computing technology.
  5. Broad familiarity with IT systems and infrastructure.

Employment at UConn and Appointment Terms

The main 4,400-acre (17.8 km2) 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.  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.  The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment.

This is a full-time, one-year end date position with the possibility for a second year renewal.  The position is based in Storrs, Connecticut and salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

To Apply

Applications must be submitted via UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, (Reference search #2020215) and include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 17, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020215)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 17, 2019.

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



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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.



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