The UConn Library is hiring *three* Research Services Librarians in an
exciting expansion of the unit and its work. Serving at the rank of either
Librarian I or Librarian II depending on qualifications, the successful
candidates will serve as liaison in one of three areas: Latina/o,
Caribbean, Latin American, and Spanish Studies; social sciences; OR area
studies (which may include Africana Studies or Asian and Asian American
Minimum salary is $58,348 for Librarian I and $65,350 for Librarian II.
UConn library staff are unionized with excellent benefits. The search
closes *September 5*.
Please share widely and/or consider applying
In an exciting expansion of UConn Library’s Research Services unit, the
Library seeks three collaborative and proactive individuals to serve as
Research Services Librarians at the Librarian 1 or 2 rank. Research
Services Librarians connect UConn Library collections, services, and spaces
to stakeholders in support of research, scholarship, teaching, and learning
at UConn and in the state of Connecticut. The Research Services Librarians
engage in ongoing outreach and communication with students and faculty and
contribute to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaborating
with colleagues, partnering with stakeholders, and engaging with
Library-wide initiatives in support of life-transformative education.
The successful candidates will serve as liaison in one of three areas:
Latina/o, Caribbean, Latin American, and Spanish Studies; social sciences;
OR area studies (which may include Africana Studies or Asian and Asian
American Studies.) Successful candidates will be offered the roles
corresponding to their areas of expertise or in which they demonstrate the
abilities to be proficient in research and instruction as related to those
areas. We encourage you to apply if you have additional experience in
other related or emerging subject disciplines outside of the fields listed
Along with all UConn Library personnel, the successful candidates make a
positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all
interactions within the Library and across the University and exemplify the
UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity
and inclusion, and having fun. The Research Services Librarians report to
the Head of Research Services in Academic Engagement.
*DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
- Serves as research librarian, working with students, faculty, and
staff, maintaining knowledge of subject areas and stakeholder needs.
- Engages in outreach to stakeholders on campus, continuing to integrate
the UConn Library into curricular and co-curricular efforts.
- Designs and teaches instructional sessions, including subject-based
information literacy instruction, teaching or co-teaching with
primary/archival and secondary sources drawing from print and digital
- Incorporates principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion into
services, programs, and collections related to the work of the position.
- Provides research support, including in-depth research consultations,
and participates in the UConn Library’s live chat service.
- Engages with collections across the lifecycle, including collection
development, management, and assessment in collaboration with UConn Library
colleagues and is familiar with the publishing environments in disciplines
related to the position.
- Advances digital scholarship efforts through instruction, teaching,
and/or collaboration with stakeholders.
- Communicates and collaborates with UConn Library colleagues across all
campuses and units to explore and meet stakeholder needs and advance
Library collaborations and interdisciplinary efforts.
- Engages in professional development and continuing education and is
active in professional associations related to the work of the position.
*Shared Expectations for All Staff*
1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit
priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and
2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication
and interpersonal skills.
3. Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing trends
and developments related to position responsibilities.
4. Works effectively in current applications, software, and 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.
1. A graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American
Library Association-accredited institution (including international
equivalents) or any graduate-level degree in a field relevant to the
2. Demonstrated knowledge of research and information resources related
to the position.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy principles and
information literacy instructional and teaching practices related to the
4. Demonstrated ability to make a positive contribution to a culture of
inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the
5. Demonstrated ability to be successful in outreach and engagement
6. Ability to align current library tools, services, and opportunities
to support learning, research, publications, and scholarship among
7. Demonstrated public service skills and strong commitment to customer
8. Evidence of reliable, effective, and professional interpersonal,
oral, and written communication skills.
9. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
with an open approach to problem-solving and recommending, implementing,
and supporting solutions.
*Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 2*
1. Minimum of three years professional related experience.
2. Demonstrated success in outreach and engagement, including
establishing and maintaining effective and appropriate working
relationships with internal and external audiences.
*Additional Minimum Qualification for Appointment as a Librarian 1 or 2*
1. Fluency in Spanish is a minimum requirement for the Latina/o,
Caribbean, Latin American, and Spanish Studies position as language skills
are employed in collection development, instruction, research
consultations, and other contexts.
*PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS for Appointment as a Librarian 1 and 2*
1. Ability to read and write in a non-English language related to the
work of the position.
2. Demonstrated proficiency in instruction or teaching.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication ecosystems.
4. Proven ability to engage in instruction in support of digital
5. Demonstrated involvement in professional development.
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. 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 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
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
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 and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search
#495455 to upload a *cover letter*, *detailed resume*, and contact
information for *three professional references*. Candidates are encouraged
to indicate the positional area(s) that they are interested in and must
address in the cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the
position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred
qualifications (if applicable).
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
September 5, 2021. Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence
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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.*
*Michael Rodriguez, MLIS*Collections Strategist Librarian
University of Connecticut
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