Job posting: UCONN Research Services Librarian, Storrs, CT
Title: Research Services Librarian (Librarian 1 or 2)
JOB SUMMARY The UConn Library seeks a collaborative and proactive individual to serve as the Research Services Librarian for psychological sciences, kinesiology, and other associated subject areas. The Research Services Librarian is responsible for connecting UConn Library collections, services, and spaces to patrons in support of research, scholarship, teaching, and learning. The Research Services Librarian engages in ongoing 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.
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 and exemplifies the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun. The Research Services Librarian reports to the Head of Research Services in the Academic Engagement area.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
* Serves as the librarian to a range of departments and centers, including Psychological Sciences and Kinesiology, supporting and advancing evidence-based practice, working with students, faculty, and staff, maintaining knowledge of subject areas and constituent 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. –
* Provides research support, including in-depth research consultations.
* May collaborate on comprehensive systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and grants, and provide instruction related to systematic reviews.
* Assists stakeholders in using citation management tools such as RefWorks.
* Engages in collection development, management, and assessment, coordinating and collaborating with UConn Library colleagues.
* Works closely with UConn Library colleagues to advance Library-wide programs, initiatives and interdisciplinary efforts.
* Collaborates with UConn Library colleagues on UConn regional campuses (Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury) and in Archives and Special Collections to explore and meet stakeholder needs.
* 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 cooperation.
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 (or an international equivalent).
2. Demonstrated knowledge of research and information resources in the social sciences or health sciences.
3. Demonstrated ability to align current library tools, services, and opportunities to support learning, research, publications, and scholarship among constituents.
4. Demonstrated public service skills and strong commitment to customer service.
5. Evidence of reliable, effective, and professional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
6. Demonstrated ability to make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.
7. 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 Librarian 2 Level
1. Minimum of three years related professional experience.
2. Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining effective and appropriate working relationships with internal and external audiences
1. Work experience in an academic library.
2. Demonstrated instruction or presentation skills.
3. Experience with comprehensive systematic reviews and meta-analyses adhering to contemporary best practice.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication ecosystems.
5. Experience with citation management tools.
6. 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 schools.
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.
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.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494439 to upload a detailed resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates should address in their cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications (if applicable).
Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org<mai
Employment of the successful candidate will be 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 May 17, 2020.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/
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.