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Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian (Librarian 2)

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Search #: 495954
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Libraries

JOB SUMMARY

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, connecting to the small business landscape 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 reference and research consultations and services, in-person and online classroom teaching, instruction, and workshops about information literacy in business and entrepreneurship, 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 Library and University colleagues across campuses and engagement with Library-wide initiatives. 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

  • Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program (or an international equivalent).
  • Minimum of three years related experience in an academic, research, or corporate library setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise with research sources in business, such as those used in market and industry analysis, including specialized subscription databases.
  • Demonstrated teaching, instruction, and presentation skills to a diverse range of audiences.
  • Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically, be innovative, be flexible, and embrace change.
  • Willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule as required.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and excellent communication skills.
  • Experience participating in budget or project management for a department, project, team, or committee.
  • Evidence of increasing involvement in professional development activities outside the University.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated ability to connect collections and services to stakeholder needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to create online learning objects and tutorials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication in the field of business.
  • APPOINTMENT TERMS

    This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/employee-benefits-overview/.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    TO APPLY

    Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495954 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on February 4, 2022.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

    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.

    Advertised: Jan 04 2022 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Feb 04 2022 Eastern Standard Time

    Organization

    Working at UCONN

    The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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    Telephone
    860-486-3034
    Location
    9 Walters Avenue
    Storrs
    Connecticut
    06269
    United States
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