Professional Employment Opportunities

Job ID:  2018555                                                                                                                    Click Here to Apply
Title:     Associate University Librarian for Academic Engagement
Rank:    
Assistant Director
Area:     
Academic Engagement

The UConn Library invites applications and nominations for an innovative, highly collaborative, thoughtful, nimble, and strategic leader for the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Academic Engagement. Reporting to the Dean, the AUL will shape all facets of academic and community engagement for the UConn Library. As a member of the senior leadership team, the AUL is expected to actively engage in every aspects of the UConn Library and to serve as an ambassador and advocate for the Library with university constituencies, regional, and national organizations. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the AUL for Academic Engagement makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.

The AUL for Academic Engagement reports to the Dean, UConn Library and, as a key member of the UConn Library’s senior leadership team, ensures organizational effectiveness and efficiency and shares in responsibilities for decision-making, resource management, and development of policies for library operations and services. While each AUL position has an individual area of responsibility, all AULs have responsibility for supporting a holistic library-wide approach to strategic planning and communication, and an environment of innovation and collaboration. AULs are expected to lead through promoting teamwork, diversity, and inclusiveness within UConn Library and the campus. In addition, AULs serve as the Library’s representative and advocate to relevant university, consortial, or multi-institutional groups.

The AUL for Academic Engagement provides leadership, strategic direction, and support for the development, assessment, and evaluation of the Academic Engagement units which currently includes: Access Services, Reference and Curriculum Services, and Research Services. This position is responsible for overseeing the UConn Library support for the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university by capitalizing on the trends affecting change in higher education. Specifically, these responsibilities include: overseeing services in support of information literacy; information analysis and management; teaching users to identify, interpret, and manage relevant information resources; embedded librarianship and integrated outreach, innovative user services, and raising university-wide awareness of and implementing support for scholarly communication. The AUL for Academic Engagement collaboratively establishes goals and objectives for the division and develops, evaluates, and continually improves programs and services.

The Academic Engagement division currently includes approximately 17 academic librarians, 6 staff employees, and many student employees.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree or higher in library or information science or other relevant discipline.
  2. Minimum five years of increasingly responsible, professional, relevant work experience, with particular expertise in academic engagement.
  3. Demonstrated leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities, the ability to influence and manage change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately.
  4. Demonstrated interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for UConn Library.
  5. Experience with supervision, staff development, mentoring, and other personnel management.
  6. Knowledge of emerging trends in higher education.
  7. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to be a leader in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within UConn Library and the university.
  8. Ability to build successful partnerships at the local, regional, and national level.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in promoting library services and engaging faculty, students, and administrators.
  2. Experience in grant writing.
  3. Experience in consortial and multi-institutional program development.
  4. Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans and projects.
  5. Experience working in an academic or research library.
  6. Evidence of scholarly publishing and research.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of September, 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. 

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu (referencesearch #2018555) and include a cover letterdetailed 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 July 1, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018555)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 1, 2018.

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.

For information on professional 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
khara.leon@uconn.edu
860-486-2219


Temporary Employment Opportunities

Temporary University Specialist
UConn Library, Storrs Campus

Under the direction of the Head of Administrative Services, the Temporary University Specialist provides support for the UConn Library’s Administrative Services Unit.  The position is responsible for a variety of administrative support functions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Responsible for coordinating and processing administrative records; review for accuracy, completeness and compliance with regulations, policies, and procedures; identify and follow-up to resolve problems, referring most unusual or difficult problems to supervisor.
  2. Provides instruction and responds to user requests on all Unit services. Aids in solving a wide variety of problems, some of which are new or unusual and require interpretation, judgment, and initiative.  Communicates with other University offices and/or outside agencies to request or provide information or to clarify procedures.
  3. Serves as the Service Manager for the UConn Library HR Database. Responsible for entering and maintaining data, as well as creating reports and queries.
  4. Plans, organizes, and implements special projects as directed by the Head of Administrative Services. Projects require data gathering and analysis, instruction, and communication.
  5. Uses advanced knowledge of various software programs to prepare reports, charts, presentations, etc. for inclusion in Library documentation.
  6. Responsible for maintaining personnel information on the UConn Library website. Including updating staff directory and organizational charts.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  2. Demonstrated ability to independently resolve administrative problems collaboratively, effectively, and efficiently.
  3. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; ability to effectively work with faculty, staff, students, and other members of the University community.
  4. Demonstrated proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite applications.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a six-month temporary position based in Storrs with an average of 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday.  Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

TO APPLY

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume detailing your qualifications for this position to Kim Giard at kim.giard@uconn.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

 


Metadata & Discovery Assistant
Temporary University Specialist
UConn Library, Storrs Campus

Under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, this position provides cataloging support for UConn Library materials according to the MARC21 format in UConn Library’s inventory management system Alma, and, inventory management tasks to support the accuracy and accessibility of items already existing in the collections.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides copy cataloging according to national standards and best practices for items in all formats.
  2. Performs metadata management tasks such as withdrawing items or enhancing records.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  3. Working knowledge of cataloging/metadata standards with the ability to organize information and process details efficiently and accurately.
  4. Working knowledge of Integrated Library Systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Experience or coursework in informational organization, cataloging, and/or metadata.
  2. Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a six-month temporary position based in Storrs with a 35-hour Monday through Friday workweek.  Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

TO APPLY

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume detailing your qualifications for this position to Khara Leon, Head of Administrative Services at khara.leon@uconn.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  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 an EEO/AA employer.

Posted on March 20, 2018

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 professional 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
khara.leon@uconn.edu
860-486-2219


Library Information Technology Services Assistant
Temporary University Specialist
UConn Library, Storrs Campus

Under the supervision of the Director of Library ITS, 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. Responds to requests for information and provides assistance in solving a wide variety of problems, some of which are new or unusual and require interpretation, judgment and initiative. Recommends system and/or workflow updates to achieve increased efficiencies.
  3. Assigns routine technical work to ITS student employees and refers more advanced problems to the appropriate ITS staff. Responsible for training ITS student employees to independently trouble shoot and provide quick resolutions for users.
  4. Provides implementation support for ITS projects, including status updates and feedback by project.
  5. 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.
  6. Creates and edits internal and end-user technical documentation (both hard copy and on-line documentation) for ITS services, equipment, and projects.
  7. Assists in IT inventory management. Maintains routine asset security, organization, and cleanliness of computing facilities managed by ITS.
  8. Occasional off-hours and/or off-location travel to regional campuses and other partner libraries may be 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. Incumbent may be required to possess and maintain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s license during employment in the class.

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

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume detailing your qualifications for this position to Khara Leon, Head of Administrative Services at khara.leon@uconn.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  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 an EEO/AA employer.

Posted on March 16, 2018

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 professional 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
khara.leon@uconn.edu
860-486-2219

 

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