Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian

Storrs, CT
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Created: July 27, 2019


Job ID: 2019597
Title:     Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian
Rank:   University Librarian I or II (UCP 5 or 7)
Area:    Academic Engagement

The UConn Library seeks an engaged and forward-looking Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian to collaborate with stakeholders in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, and innovation within the UConn community and in the state of Connecticut.  The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian connects UConn Library collections, services, and spaces to research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at UConn.  The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian creates and assesses services, collections, and tools that support initiatives to develop the educational and commercial potential of ideas.  This position serves as the primary contact for research assistance, information literacy instruction, and collection-building for the UConn School of Business, The Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and the Department of Economics.  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.

The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian contributes to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaboration with colleagues and engagement with Library-wide initiatives, including serving on Library and University committees.  The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian engages in continuous learning and is professionally engaged at the state, regional, and national levels.  As an active member of the Academic Engagement area’s Research Services unit, the position reports to the Head of Research Services, and is a positive contributor to the Library, founded on the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

Shared Expectations for All Staff 

  1. Participates in the planning of 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. Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  4. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication 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.

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

  1. Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program (or an international equivalent).
  2. Work experience in a library setting.
  3. Demonstrated expertise with research sources in business, such as those used in market and industry analysis, including specialized subscription databases.
  4. Demonstrated instruction and presentation skills to a diverse range of audiences.
  5. Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  7. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically, be innovative, be flexible, and embrace change.
  8. Willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule as required

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

  1. Minimum of three years related experience in an academic, research, or corporate library setting.
  2. Demonstrated leadership ability and excellent communication skills.
  3. Experience participating in budget or project management for a department, project, team or committee.
  4. Evidence of increasing involvement in professional development activities outside the University.

Preferred Qualifications for Both Appointments: 

  1. Demonstrated ability to connect collections and services to stakeholder needs.
  2. Demonstrated ability to create online learning objects and tutorials.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication in the field of business.

Appointment Terms 

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.  For information on employment opportunities at the UConn Library please contact Ellen Silbermann.

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.

To Apply

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at, Staff Positions, (Reference search #2019597) and include a cover letterdetailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by August 4, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019597)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 4, 2019.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at .

How to apply


Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by August 4, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019597)


Published: Saturday, July 27, 2019 23:36 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, July 27, 2019 23:36 UTC