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Title: Buildings and Grounds Officer (Half Time)
Job Opening ID: 2015154

Area: Office of the Vice Provost
Rank: Building and Grounds Patrol Officer
Location: Storrs Campus

Under the general direction and reporting to the Head of Facilities & Security, the Buildings and Grounds Officer will enforce the facilities and environmental policies of the University Libraries as mandated by the Vice Provost’s Council to maintain an environment that is conducive to an academic setting. The incumbent will be familiar with the University of Connecticut regulations and Connecticut State Laws to maintain a degree of safety in the University Libraries. This is a half time, temporary positon with an end date of May 9, 2015. This position is designated as an Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff (ESS/ES) Employee.

Schedule (Subject to Change):
November 1 – November 20, 2014; November 30 - December 14, 2014; January 20 – March 12, 2015; March 22 – May 9, 2015
Sunday – Thursday; 10:30 pm – 2:30 am

Additional Hours for Final Exam Periods:
12/01/14-12/13/14; 10:30 pm – 6:30 am
05/02/15-05/08/15; 10:30 pm – 6:30 am

The Buildings & Grounds Officer’s duties and responsibilities include:

1. Enforce regulations relating to control of state property.
2. Provide assistance to library patrons and the general public.
3. Guard entrances and exits to prevent trespass, vandalism and theft.
4. Perform routine patrol of library; check mechanical systems and monitor alarm systems and report troubles to the appropriate departments.
5. Performs opening and closing procedures including securing all interior and exterior doors.
6. Enforce library policies related to eating and drinking, smoking, disruptive behavior, use of classrooms and library space as well as the University’s student code of conduct.
7. Write accurate incident reports and maintain security logs.
8. May assist Police and Fire Departments in emergencies such as building evacuations, suspect searches and medical emergencies.
9. Maintain the Library’s lost and found.
10. Provide escorts for staff and student workers as needed.
11. Sign for and receive deliveries in the absence of the Mail Services Coordinator.
12. Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Interpersonal skills; basic oral and written communication skills.
2. Ability to think and act quickly in an emergency with judgment and discretion.
3. Candidate must be in good health. Candidate must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina and agility, visual, auditory acuity to perform the duties of the class. Applicant may be required to pass a physical exam.
4. Incumbent may be required to possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license during employment in the class.
5. In addition to checking of references and facts stated on the application, a thorough background check investigation of each candidate may be made before appointment to the position.
6. Incumbent in this position may be exposed to discomfort caused by prolonged periods of walking, standing or sitting while on duty and some danger of injury in performing the duties of the class.
7. This position is considered an essential staff position. Incumbent must be available for weather or other emergency openings and possess the ability to adjust to a schedule change generated by severe weather and/or emergency circumstances.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Demonstrated ability to use the Internet, current technology and basic software as needed for the position.

Applications should be submitted online using Husky Hire at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three references. This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on November 7, 2014.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

The University of Connecticut system includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, where this position is located, five regional campuses throughout the state, a Law School, and Medical and Dental Schools at its Health Center. UConn’s 14 schools and colleges offer 8 undergraduate degrees in 102 majors, 17 graduate degrees in 88 fields of study, and 5 professional graduate programs. In 2011-2012, 5, 149 bachelor’s, 1,573 master’s, 341 Ph.D., 234 J.D. /LL.M., 94 Pharm.D., 87 M.D., and 47 D.D.S. degrees were awarded. The University is achieving new heights of academic success – doubling research grants, attracting top students, and offering programs that continue to grow in prestige. UConn’s faculty members comprise leaders in their field on the national and international levels. UConn Libraries participates in consortia collection development with the NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL) and the Boston Library Consortium (BLC).

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.

University of Connecticut Libraries
Homer D. Babbidge Library
369 Fairfield Way, U-1005A
Storrs, CT 06269-1005

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Title: Sciences Librarian
Job Opening ID: 2015118

Area: Research & Access Services
Rank: University Librarian I or II (UCP 5 or 7)
Location: Storrs Campus

The University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the nation’s leading public research universities, seeks applications for the position of Sciences Librarian.

The Sciences Librarian is the primary liaison for the STEM fields of: Chemistry, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, Molecular & Cell Biology, and Physiology & Neurobiology. The Sciences Librarian proactively engages with faculty, staff, and students to identify opportunities for collaboration. He/she is resourceful and creative in developing library services to support their educational, research, and grant-funding needs. Such services will include, but are not limited to, library instruction, assistance in conducting literature reviews, assistance in finding data and other information resources, guidance on research data curation, and support in identifying grant opportunities and journals for publication.

Reporting to the Head of Science Research Services, within the Research & Access Services Program Area, the Sciences Librarian will have the opportunity to work independently and in collaboration with a core of dedicated, user-oriented colleagues to develop innovative services and collections. The incumbent will participate in the annual planning and goal setting processes to determine those services and strategic initiatives that will best help Research & Access Services programs meet the needs of its constituents at the University of Connecticut.

The Science Librarian’s duties and responsibilities include:

1. Cultivates relationships with faculty, students, and staff through ongoing outreach efforts.
2. Acquires and maintains a thorough knowledge of the research and instructional needs of designated University constituents, as well as information resources available in the STEM fields.
3. Acquires and maintains a thorough knowledge of the scholarly communications process.
4. Participates in library and campus research data management education, curation initiatives, and related services.
5. Provides in-person and online instruction to groups and individuals in the use of information resources.
6. Provides support in identifying grant opportunities and journals for publication.
7. Serves as bibliographer for assigned academic departments, collaborating with academic departments and library colleagues, on collection development decision-making.
8. Actively participates in individual, team, area, and library-wide operational and strategic goal setting and implementation.
9. Represents the Library effectively at the University and in the local community in the course of outreach services, teaching, committee service, and collaborations.
10. Maintains professional competencies; participates in professional organizations at the regional and national level.
11. Maintains an awareness of current trends in publishing, librarianship and higher education by active participation in professional organizations, including meeting and conference attendance; reading of professional literature and ongoing informal communication with professional colleagues.
12. Follows developments and trends in science instruction and scholarship.
13. Participates in appropriate Library, University, and professional programs and training workshops to enhance and develop work-related skills.
14. Participates actively in the general programs of the library, contributes to the life of the university, and participates in appropriate professional activities.
15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Graduate degree in Library or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
2. Work experience in an academic, research, or corporate library setting.
3. Demonstrated ability with instruction and presentation skills.
4. Demonstrated knowledge and experience using chemistry, engineering, or biology information resources, including journals, databases and citation management software.
5. Evidence of excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
6. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
7. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically, be innovative, and embrace change.
8. Willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as Librarian II:

1. Minimum of three (3) years of related experience in an academic, research, or corporate library setting.
2. Experience managing a budget for a department, project, team or committee.
3. Evidence of increasing involvement in professional development activities outside the University.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Work experience in an academic library or educational setting relevant to the position.
2. Demonstrated ability to provide outreach to academic departments.
3. Advanced degree in an area relevant to the position.
4. Demonstrated subject knowledge of chemistry.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of eScience (large networked data sets) and/or research data management.

This is a full time position with an anticipated start date of January 9, 2015. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Applications should be submitted online using Husky Hire at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu and include a cover letter, detailed resume providing evidence of a distinguished record of librarianship and scholarly achievement, and contact information for three references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@lib.uconn.edu. To ensure consideration applications should be submitted by November 28, 2014. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

The University of Connecticut system includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, where this position is located, five regional campuses throughout the state, a Law School, and Medical and Dental Schools at its Health Center. UConn’s 14 schools and colleges offer 8 undergraduate degrees in 102 majors, 17 graduate degrees in 88 fields of study, and 5 professional graduate programs. In 2011-2012, 5, 149 bachelor’s, 1,573 master’s, 341 Ph.D., 234 J.D. /LL.M., 94 Pharm.D., 87 M.D., and 47 D.D.S. degrees were awarded. The University is achieving new heights of academic success – doubling research grants, attracting top students, and offering programs that continue to grow in prestige. UConn’s faculty members comprise leaders in their field on the national and international levels. UConn Libraries participates in consortia collection development with the NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL) and the Boston Library Consortium (BLC).

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.

University of Connecticut Libraries
Homer D. Babbidge Library
369 Fairfield Way, U-1005A
Storrs, CT 06269-1005

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Title: Associate University Librarian for Collections and Discovery
Job Opening ID: 2015037

Area: Collections and Discovery
Rank: Management Exempt
Location: Storrs Campus

This senior management position, reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries, will provide strong leadership and oversight for a new programmatic area that supports the University of Connecticut community’s research, teaching, and scholarship. The Collections and Discovery Area supports acquisitions, metadata services, electronic resource management, document delivery-interlibrary loan resource sharing, and discovery services. As part of the Vice Provost’s Council, this position works collaboratively with the Vice Provost and senior administration, responsible for the overall success of the University Libraries in meeting the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University of Connecticut. Additionally, this position will be actively engaged in the development, implementation and evaluation of Library goals and objectives as well as assist in developing polices and strategic decisions.

This position will supervise, train, evaluate, guide, and inspire staff who are responsible for the efficient and effective management of Cataloging & Metadata Services, Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan and Electronic Resource Services. The incumbent will be responsible for taking the initiative to develop an area that is suitably flexible to meet the present and future collection and discovery needs of an academic community.

S/he will play a key role in helping UConn Libraries redefine its collections management, resource sharing, and technical service operations in the context of emerging trends in digital scholarship, open access, scholarly communications, and the development of next-generation resource discovery systems. The incumbent will also provide leadership in areas of copyright and fair use as it applies to collections and resource sharing.

The individual chosen for this position will have a clear understanding of both the opportunities and challenges inherent in the rapidly changing landscape of academic libraries and higher education, and will have vision and enthusiasm to boldly lead the area in evolving collection and discovery models. Using data-informed assessment and an understanding of user expectations, the incumbent will create optimal resource access and management strategies.

The incumbent will serve as a core member of the Collections Steering Committee and will work collaboratively with staff at the UConn Libraries, UConn Health Center, and UConn School of Law to develop policies and make strategic decisions. Additionally, the AUL for Collections and Discovery will take a leadership role in defining the Libraries’ participation in regional and national collaborations that preserve and provide access to shared collections of scholarly materials.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Masters degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited graduate program.
2. Seven years of significant academic or research library experience with increasing responsibility in areas related to collection management, acquisitions, metadata services, licensing, copyright and resource sharing.
3. Experience managing people.
4. Experience with collection assessment.
5. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
6. Experience developing and managing budgets.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. A record of relevant professional publications and activities.
2. Experience with user experience evaluations and usability testing.
3. Demonstrated project management experience.
4. Demonstrated ability solving problems.
5. Ability to clearly communicate complex topics to a broad audience.
6. Current knowledge of pertinent issues and best practices related to the programmatic area such as: a. Scholarly communications, b. Resource sharing, c. Licensing resources, d. Copyright and fair use, e. Digital scholarship, f. Use and transformation of metadata, g. Discovery services and h. Integrated Library Systems.

This is a full time management exempt position with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2014. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Applications should be submitted online using Husky Hire at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu and include a cover letter, detailed resume providing evidence of a distinguished record of librarianship and scholarly achievement, and contact information for three references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@lib.uconn.edu. Position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by September 30, 2014. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

The University of Connecticut system includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, where this position is located, five regional campuses throughout the state, a Law School, and Medical and Dental Schools at its Health Center. UConn’s 14 schools and colleges offer 8 undergraduate degrees in 102 majors, 17 graduate degrees in 88 fields of study, and 5 professional graduate programs. In 2011-2012, 5, 149 bachelor’s, 1,573 master’s, 341 Ph.D., 234 J.D. /LL.M., 94 Pharm.D., 87 M.D., and 47 D.D.S. degrees were awarded. The University is achieving new heights of academic success – doubling research grants, attracting top students, and offering programs that continue to grow in prestige. UConn’s faculty members comprise leaders in their field on the national and international levels. UConn Libraries participates in consortia collection development with the NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL) and the Boston Library Consortium (BLC).

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.

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For information on employment opportunities at the University of Connecticut Libraries please contact:

University of Connecticut Libraries
Khara Leon, Head of Administrative Services
369 Fairfield Road, Unit 1005A
Storrs, CT 06269-1005
(860) 486-2219
khara.leon@lib.uconn.edu