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: 2019617
Title:   Electronic Resources Librarian
Rank:  University Librarian I or II (UCP 5 or 7)
Area:   Collections & Discovery

The Electronic Resources Librarian coordinates the life cycle of the Library’s electronic resources. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions & Discovery, the Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively to develop and communicate best practices and procedures for the acquisition and management of the UConn Library’s electronic resources.  This position will require innovation, creativity and a willingness to problem solve. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Electronic Resources Librarian will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.

The Electronic Resources Librarian engages in continuous learning and is professionally engaged at the state, regional, or national levels.  As an active member of the Collections & Discovery area’s Acquisitions & Discovery unit, the Electronic Resources Librarian contributes to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaboration with colleagues and engagement with Library-wide initiatives, including serving on Library and University committees. The incumbent will be a positive contributor to the Library, founded on the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees all workflows related to managing the life cycle of the Library’s electronic resources, including licensing, acquisitions, access, administration, support, and evaluation.
  2. Works with vendors to develop and maintain effective business relationships.
  3. Participates in the review of contracts and negotiation of favorable pricing and licensing terms for electronic resources, including e-journal titles and packages.
  4. Maintains an understanding of State of Connecticut and University of Connecticut procurement requirements (e.g., ethics affidavits) and ensures compliance.
  5. Coordinates license agreement processing and invoice payments. Tracks electronic resource expenditures and monitors budget.
  6. Notifies vendors of renewal and cancellation decisions and ensures timely communications with appropriate user communities on new or cancelled resources.
  7. Establishes access to new electronic resources, monitors platform changes, and works collaboratively to investigate, resolve and communicate access issues.
  8. Updates and maintains remote access and authentication products, such as EZproxy.
  9. Tracks and manages complex changes in the UConn Library’s e-resources collections.
  10. Informs the strategic allocation of funds by leveraging assessment tools to evaluate current resources and identify areas of user need, including overseeing the collection and analysis of electronic resources.

Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at 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. Work experience in a library and/or library consortia setting.
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, interact collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships.
  4. Familiarity with current electronic management systems and workflows, technologies, and integrated library systems.
  5. Knowledge of current licensing and renewal issues for academic or research libraries.
  6. Ability to analyze and evaluate data in order to produce reports and recommendations for decision-making purposes.
  7. Demonstrated leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

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

  1. Minimum of three years’ experience in an academic library or comparable setting.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of current licensing and renewal issues for academic or research libraries and a user-centered approach to e-resource collection development and acquisitions.
  3. Demonstrated experience managing a project or budget for a department, project, team, or committee.
  4. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a local level or higher.

Preferred Qualifications for Both Appointments:

  1. Recent experience working and negotiating with commercial and academic vendors including pricing, licensing, and contract negotiations for all e-resource types.
  2. Experience with Ex Libris Alma and/or electronic resource management systems.
  3. Familiarity with current e-resource standards and protocols (e.g., KBART, COUNTER, and SERU).
  4. Demonstrated awareness of current national trends and developments in shared and consortia collection development and management.
  5. Experience coordinating projects with demonstrated project management skills.

Appointment Terms

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

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 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 #2019617) 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, applications must be submitted by August 16, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019617)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 16, 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: 2019597
Title:     Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian
Rank:   University Librarian I or II (UCP 5 or 7)
Area:    Academic Engagement

The UConn Library seeks an engaged and forward-looking Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian to collaborate with stakeholders in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, and innovation within the UConn community and in the state of Connecticut.  The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian connects UConn Library collections, services, and spaces to research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at UConn.  The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian creates and assesses services, collections, and tools that support initiatives to develop the educational and commercial potential of ideas.  This position serves as the primary contact for research assistance, information literacy instruction, and collection-building for the UConn School of Business, The Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and the Department of Economics.  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.

The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian contributes to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaboration with colleagues and engagement with Library-wide initiatives, including serving on Library and University committees.  The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian engages in continuous learning and is professionally engaged at the state, regional, and national levels.  As an active member of the Academic Engagement area’s Research Services unit, the position reports to the Head of Research Services, and is a positive contributor to the Library, founded on the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

Shared Expectations for All Staff 

  1. Participates in the planning of 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 at University Librarian I (UCP 5):

  1. Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program (or an international equivalent).
  2. Work experience in a library setting.
  3. Demonstrated expertise with research sources in business, such as those used in market and industry analysis, including specialized subscription databases.
  4. Demonstrated instruction and presentation skills to a diverse range of audiences.
  5. Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  7. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically, be innovative, be flexible, and embrace change.
  8. Willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule as required

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. Demonstrated leadership ability and excellent communication skills.
  3. Experience participating in budget or project management for a department, project, team or committee.
  4. Evidence of increasing involvement in professional development activities outside the University.

Preferred Qualifications for Both Appointments: 

  1. Demonstrated ability to connect collections and services to stakeholder needs.
  2. Demonstrated ability to create online learning objects and tutorials.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication in the field of business.

Appointment Terms 

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

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 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 #2019597) 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 July 28, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019597)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 28, 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

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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