Saturday, September 02, 2006

Curator of Human Rights Collections - UConn Storrs

Curator of Human Rights Collections (University Librarian II/III) - The University of Connecticut, University Libraries. Working in a team environment, the Curator of Human Rights Collections performs curatorial and liaison work in support of Archives & Special Collections and Library programs. S/he works in close cooperation with other Curators, the Area Head and Library liaisons to plan and establish area goals and to ensure that established collection and public service goals are met. The curator provides in-person and written reference services and responds to requests to use human rights and Alternative Press collections. Evening and/or weekend hours are required. The curator serves as liaison to the Human Rights Institute, to faculty teaching human rights courses that make up the Human Rights minor, provides instructional services and works with faculty and students in developing and coordinating public programs. The curator selects printed and online resources to meet human rights teaching and research needs, acquires archival collections and works closely with donors and potential donors. Minimum Qualifications: A graduate degree in Library or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; three years experience working with the public in a library or archives; demonstrated work or field experience in human rights; ability to work effectively with library staff in a team-based environment; strong computer skills including familiarity with an automated library system, experience with database design and online research databases; demonstrated knowledge of archival, print and electronic resources relating to human rights; ability to work independently and adapt to changing priorities and work loads; willingness to work a flexible schedule. Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate degree in human rights; one to two years experience in an academic research library; one year of archival experience carrying out reference or arrangement and description duties; active work in the human rights field; significant contributions to the archival or library profession including professional committee membership or publications; excellent written and verbal communication skills. Compensation: The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $58,500. University benefits include 22 paid vacation days/year, 12 paid State holidays, health and retirement plans, and tuition reimbursement. Application Procedures: Submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to Deborah Stansbury Sunday, Director of Administrative Services, University of Connecticut Libraries, 369 Fairfield Road, Storrs, CT 06269-2005. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (Search # 07A041) For information about the University of Connecticut, the University Libraries or for a complete position description, please visit our web page at The University of Connecticut has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates.