Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Special Collections Research Services Assistant - UConn Library

Special Collections Research Services Assistant - UConn Library. Description: Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation, the Special Collections Research Services Assistant performs first-response reference services at the UConn Library’s John P. McDonald Reading Room. This position assists users with reference and general information requests, provides excellent customer service, locates and retrieves requested materials, and ensures University, UConn Library, and user standards and ethics are maintained. This position is responsible for collecting, aggregating, and reporting statistics relating to Archives & Special Collections operations and events and performing other related duties to support the goals and priorities of the Archives & Special Collections Unit. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education and one to three years of related experience. Strong demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated collaboration and problem solving skills with the ability to work independently. Excellent demonstrated customer service skills and a commitment to maintaining quality service. Demonstrated general computer skills, including a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse community. Ability to perform the physical activities associated with the position; including lifting, carrying, and climbing four foot ladders with boxes of up to 25 pounds. Preferred Qualifications: Public service experience in an academic library setting. Experience working with rare or fragile materials. Demonstrated familiarity with archival processes, procedures, and resources. Demonstrated experience with archival management programs, digital repository software, and/or an enterprise level integrated library system. This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of April 28, 2017. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is 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 February 5, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.