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Technical Services Librarian, UConn Law Library, Hartford, CT


The University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time position as a Technical Services Librarian (Librarian 1 or 2) in the School of Law. Under the general supervision of the Head of Technical Services, the Technical Services Librarian will be primarily responsible for the ordering and receiving of all collection materials selected for purchase. This position is also responsible for resolving issues related to subscriptions and database integrity. As an active member of the Technical Services department, the Technical Services Librarian is heavily involved in the unit’s commitment to improving efficiency and enhancing discovery through special projects.

The ideal candidate is a forward-thinking, innovative librarian who takes initiative and functions successfully in a collaborative environment. The Technical Services Librarian will collect metrics that will enhance our library’s ability to implement data-driven decision-making regarding collection maintenance. This position also performs a variety of database management duties related to acquisitions, serials, cataloging, electronic resources, and collection maintenance, and is the primary contact with legal publishers and vendors to address issues related to orders, receipts, billing, claims, and system functionality.

Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at Librarian 1: Masters degree in Library and Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited college or university; Recent work experience in a library setting; Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills enabling one to work productively with colleagues, vendors, and the University-at-large; Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to provide well-reasoned analysis using appropriate research and data resources; developing reports to support conclusions; and aptitude for detailed work; Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in e-resources management and assessment; Demonstrated commitment to improving efficiency and database integrity through special projects and improved procedures; Strong service orientation and an awareness of end-user needs as they affect technical services policies and procedures; Working knowledge of current and emerging technologies related to integrated library systems and discovery services; Articulated commitment to, demonstrated understanding of, and/or experience working with diverse populations; Ability to work evenings and/or weekend hours

Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at Librarian 2: Minimum of three years’ experience in an academic or law library; Experience managing projects for a department, team, or committee; Evidence of participation in library-related professional development activities at a local, regional, or national level

Appointment Terms: This is a full-time, permanent position in Harford, CT. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.


How to apply:

Application must be submitted onlineat, Staff Positions, Search #496313 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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.