Wednesday, October 19, 2016

STEM Librarian (Two Open Positions) University Librarian I (UCP 5) or University Librarian II (UCP 7) -

UConn Library The UConn Library seeks two STEM Librarians to develop Library research services for the University, focusing on programs in chemistry, biochemistry, and engineering. With unprecedented support from the state, industry, and donors, UConn has created an Academic Vision to grow educational opportunities, research, and innovation in diverse fields of study, with an emphasis in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines over the next decade.  These two new positions will create partnerships with academic departments, research centers, institutes, incubator programs, and learning communities throughout the University. They will promote and leverage the Library's robust science resources to advance scholarship and business development opportunities and will also take a leading role in the development of the Library's data management educational program.  A complete job description including required qualifications, duties and responsibilities, and further information about the UConn Library can be found at: Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as Librarian I (UCP 5): Master's degree in Library or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or international equivalent. Work experience in an academic library or educational setting relevant to the position.  Experience using information resources in STEM, including databases, journals, and citation management software, and/or a demonstrated working knowledge of data sets, including best practices for storage, analysis, and sharing of data.Demonstrated ability with instruction and presentation skills of individuals and groups. Evidence of excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically, be innovative, and embrace change. Willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule. Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as Librarian II (UCP 7): Minimum of three years of related experience in an academic, research, or corporate library setting. Experience participating in managing a budget for a department, project, team or committee.Evidence of increasing involvement in professional development activities outside the University.Preferred Qualifications for All Appointments: Undergraduate or graduate degree in chemical, biochemical, engineering, and/or a closely related STEM field.  In depth knowledge and experience using information resources in STEM to support academic research and scholarship.  Demonstrated experience with large networked data sets and/or research data responsibility best practices for storage, analysis, and sharing of data. Proven ability to establish demand for services and resources through active promotion and outreach. Demonstrated ability to create online learning objects and tutorials. Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication processes.  This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of January 6, 2017.  The University offers a competitive salary and 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. Applications should be submitted online using UConn Jobs at (reference Job ID 2017149) and include a cover letter, detailed 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 November 14, 2016. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.