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Location: Storrs Campus
Internal Number: 497331
The UConn Library seeks a collaborative and proactive individual to serve as the Research Services Librarian for disciplines within and associated with the natural, environmental, and life sciences subject areas. Reporting to the Head of Research Services, the Research Services Librarian connects UConn Library collections, services, and spaces to UConn community students, faculty, and staff in support of research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at UConn and in the State of Connecticut. The Research Services Librarian engages in outreach and communication with students and faculty and contributes 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.
As an active member of the Library and guided by our Strategic Framework of Connect, Empower, and Engage the successful candidate will make positive contributions to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and will exemplify the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and justice and the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serves as research librarian for disciplines within the natural, environmental, life sciences, and associated subject areas. Including, but not limited to, the Departments of Animal Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Natural Resources and the Environment, Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, Plant Science, and other areas such as Environmental Sciences and UConn Extension programs.
- Provides liaison services including, but not limited to, research support, in-depth research consultations, and participation in UConn Library's live chat service.
- Engages in outreach to students and faculty to align and integrate the UConn Library into curricular and co-curricular efforts.
- Designs and teaches library instructional sessions, including subject-based information literacy instruction and subject-based writing classes.
- Incorporates principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and justice into services, programs, and collections related to the work of the position.
- Advances library services in assigned liaison areas related to environmental sustainability and other related strategic areas of growth at UConn.
- Participates in collections management across the lifecycle, including collection development, maintenance, and assessment in collaboration with Collections & Discovery colleagues.
- Ability and willingness to build a working knowledge of scholarly communication ecosystems.
- Contributes to digital scholarship efforts at the UConn Library.
- Communicates and collaborates with UConn Library colleagues and stakeholders across all units and campuses to explore and meet stakeholder needs and advance UConn Library 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
- 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.
- Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
- Works effectively in current applications, software, and tools as set by the UConn Library and the 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.
For Appointment as a Librarian 1
- A graduate-level degree in a field relevant to the position or a graduate degree in library and information science from an American Library Association-accredited institution (or an international equivalent).
- Demonstrated knowledge of research and information resources in the life and natural sciences.
- Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy and teaching principles and ability to provide information literacy instruction.
- Demonstrated ability to make positive contributions to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.
- Demonstrated ability to be successful in outreach and engagement efforts.
- Demonstrated ability to align current library tools, services, and opportunities to support learning, research, publications, and scholarship among stakeholders.
- Demonstrated public service skills and a strong commitment to customer service.
- Evidence of reliable, effective, and professional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 2
- Minimum of three years of post-graduate related professional experience.
- Evidence of participation in and engagement with professional activities at a statewide, regional, and/or national level.
For Both Levels
- Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication ecosystems.
- Demonstrated commitment to professional development and continual learning.
- Evidence of success in establishing and maintaining effective and appropriate working relationships with internal and external audiences.
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 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.
UConn 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. UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
This is a full-time, primarily onsite position based on the UConn Storrs campus. 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. Alternate Work Arrangements including a hybrid schedule are potentially available subject to authorization and University policy. This position is covered by the University of Connecticut Professional Employee's Association, please see Career Paths for information on position classifications and salary bands. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #497331 to upload a detailed resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by April 23, 2023.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 23, 2023.
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.