Access Services & Instruction Librarian

Full time

Created: July 7, 2016
Stamford
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Description

The University of Connecticut, one of the nation’s leading public research universities, seeks applications for the position of Access Services & Instruction Librarian.

Under the direction of the Stamford Regional Library Director, the Access Services & Instruction Librarian is responsible for maintaining user services operations at the Stamford campus library.  Working independently, the incumbent oversees the daily operation of the library’s front desk services including circulation services, reserve services, interlibrary loan, and information services.  The incumbent works collaboratively with other user service coordinators system-wide to establish and maintain effective, efficient, and consistent processes and procedures. The incumbent performs regular instruction and reference duties such as conducting information literacy classes and instructing patrons in the use of library resources and discovery tools, and collaborates with campus faculty and staff to integrate library resources and services into the curriculum.

A complete job description including duties and responsibilities and further information about the University of Connecticut Libraries can be found at http://www.lib.uconn.edu/about/employment/professional.html.

Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as University Librarian I (UCP 5):


Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program.

Work experience in an academic library setting, delivering a broad range of services to a diverse user population.

Demonstrated working knowledge of library technology, software, and integrated library systems.

Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically and embrace change.

Demonstrated commitment to quality customer service and supporting diversity.

Willingness and ability to travel and work a flexible schedule.


Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as University Librarian II (UCP 7):


Minimum of three years’ recent experience in an academic library setting, delivering a broad range of services to a diverse user population.

Demonstrated experience managing a budget for a department, project, team, or committee.

Recent involvement in professional development activities at the local or regional level.


Preferred Qualifications for all Appointments:


Experience supervising, scheduling, and evaluating student or professional staff.

Experience with integrated library management systems, for example, Alma.

Experience with discovery and delivery interfaces, for example, Primo.

Experience teaching, training, or presenting to groups, for example, information literacy classes.

Experience with web-based instructional technologies, such as libguides software, screencasting software, and/or course management systems.

Demonstrated knowledge of instructional and research methodology trends in academic libraries and higher education.

Demonstrated working knowledge, and/or educational background in the disciplines of social sciences or business.

Demonstrated commitment to professional development.


This is a full time position with an anticipated start date of October 14, 2016. 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 education, qualifications, and experience.

Applications should be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu and include a cover letter, detailed 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 28, 2016. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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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