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:   2019324
Title:      Metadata Management Librarians
Rank:     University Librarian I, II, or III (UCP 5, 7, or 9)
Area:      UConn Library, Collections & Discovery

The UConn Library is seeking two Metadata Management Librarians at the rank of University Librarian I, II, or III.  Each Metadata Management Librarian will have a unique opportunity to shape how we create, use, and manage metadata for the 21st century library. Success in this position calls for innovation, creativity, and a willingness to problem-solve in our complex and dynamic environment. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Metadata Management Librarian makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.

Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions & Discovery, the Metadata Management Librarian manages metadata necessary for the discovery, access, and stewardship of UConn Library collections. The librarian applies knowledge of relevant international and national standards, rules, and best practices for creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance of metadata at the individual record level and in batch. This position will also be responsible for coordinating the documentation of cataloging and metadata standards, policies, and workflows in conformance with current cataloging standards and practices.  The Metadata Management Librarian collaborates across the University to develop and enhance procedures for effective metadata management, and is responsible for developing operational solutions to metadata access and discovery problems.  Librarians hired at all ranks will be responsible for identifying opportunities for innovation within metadata management, librarians hired at a University Librarian III level will also be required to use an advanced professional knowledgebase and skillset to proactively identify and resolve critical needs and foster those skills in less experienced staff.

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 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 for Appointment as University Librarian I (UCP 5)

  1. Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program (or international equivalent).
  2. Demonstrated ability to manage metadata within a variety of inter-related systems and interfaces.
  3. Knowledge of MARC21 and RDA, and familiarity with other current and emerging structured metadata standards, models, applications, and initiatives (examples include Dublin Core, MODS, METS, BIBFRAME, KBART, and Linked Open Data).   
  4. Knowledge of bibliographic utilities and library management systems. 
  5. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  7. Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and initiative to learn new skills and/or acquire new knowledge related to position responsibilities.
  8. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as University Librarian II (UCP 7)

  1. Minimum of three years’ professional experience in an academic library or comparable setting.
  2. Participation in professional development and scholarship activities at the local level or higher. 

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as University Librarian III (UCP 9)

  1. Minimum of six years’ professional experience in an academic library or comparable setting.
  2. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a regional level or higher.

Preferred Qualifications for All Appointments:  

  1. Bachelor’s or second Master’s degree in fields relevant to position’s responsibilities (e.g., management of information systems, data analysis, computer science).   
  2. Experience with the Alma library management system.  
  3. Working knowledge of one or more high-level scripting languages (e.g., Python, Perl, PHP, Javascript). 
  4. Working understanding of Semantic Web technologies (based on RDF). 
  5. Working knowledge of metadata tools and systems for creating, editing, and transforming metadata (e.g., XML, XSLT, Oxygen, MarcEdit, OpenRefine).
  6. Experience working with APIs and with normalizing and scripting transformations of structured metadata in an XML environment (e.g., JSON). 
  7. Demonstrated success with project management.

Appointment Terms

This is an open rank search to fill two, full time positions based in Storrs. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are 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 #2019324) 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 at ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by February 24, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019324)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 24, 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 .



Temporary Employment Opportunities

Rank:   Temporary University Specialist
Area:   UConn Library, Library Administration

Under the supervision of the Information Technology Services Support Coordinator, this position provides technical support for the UConn Library’s staff, patrons, and other members of the University community. The incumbent is responsible for supporting a wide variety of technologies, including Windows, Macs, audiovisual equipment, printing/copying, and other peripherals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Diagnoses, troubleshoots, and recommends corrective solutions to errors that require knowledge of current computer applications, networking, hardware, and software. Uses the Library’s ticketing system to track and communicate resolutions.
  2. Assigns routine technical work to Library Technology student employees and refers more advanced problems to the appropriate Library Technology staff. Responsible for training Library Technology student employees to independently troubleshoot and provide quick resolutions for users.
  3. Provides implementation support for Library Technology projects, including status updates and feedback by project.
  4. Assists with installing, testing, and monitoring hardware and software as required. Including, but not limited to, the setup, configuration, and upgrades for Windows, Mac, AV technologies, etc. Works with vendors as necessary to resolve issues.
  5. Creates and edits internal and end-user technical documentation (both hard copy and on-line documentation) for services, equipment, and projects.
  6. Assists in IT inventory management. Maintains routine asset security, organization, and cleanliness of computing facilities managed by Library Technology.
  7. Occasional off-hours and/or off-location travel to regional campuses and other partner libraries may be required.

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 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. Minimum of 1-year experience in technical support, including experience with Microsoft Windows and Office.
  2. Demonstrated ability to analyze and diagnose software, hardware, and network problems; propose solutions, and implement approved actions.
  3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated commitment to providing quality customer service.
  4. Demonstrated high degree of initiative; ability to be flexible to the changing needs of current technological work environments.
  5. Ability to organize information and to process details efficiently and accurately.
  6. Ability to travel and work at other campus locations as required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in an IT Service/Help Desk environment, including experience with desktop imaging.
  2. Demonstrated experience with Windows and MacOS in an Active Directory environment.
  3. Demonstrated experience with technical project implementation.
  4. Experience training or supervising technical staff.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a six-month temporary position based in Storrs with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

TO APPLY

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Ellen Silbermann at ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # HR19-21)

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.


Student Employment Opportunities

Student Employment Home Page

Student Employment Job Portal

If you are interested in student employment at the UConn Library, please contact Kristen Jones.