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Education & Outreach Coordinator (Librarian 2), UConn Archives, Storrs, Connecticut

Description:

The UConn Library seeks a collaborative librarian to serve as our new Archives Education and Outreach Coordinator. Under the direction of the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Archives Education and Outreach Coordinator serves to support the educational mission of the Archives & Special Collections (ASC) by coordinating faculty and student engagement in collections-based projects across UConn’s campuses. The Archives Education and Outreach Coordinator will work collaboratively with ASC staff and its partners, developing courses and projects which engage students in the classroom and as independent researchers, and promoting exhibition, digital projects, and associated programming as key elements of ASC’s educational outreach.

Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Archives Education and Outreach Coordinator will demonstrate respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University, and will exemplify the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works closely with ASC staff to identify educational opportunities within collections, and to develop a framework for integrating collections-based instruction into ASC initiatives.
  • Forges partnerships with faculty, departments, centers, and programs on all UConn campuses to integrate archives, manuscripts, and other primary source resources into teaching, research, and student projects.
  • Identifies and evaluates ASC collections for their potential alignment with university curricular goals, and develops instructional opportunities and materials which meet learning objectives and program goals.
  • Provides instruction and develops educational programming around exhibitions, digital projects, and other outreach initiatives.

Shared Expectations for All Staff

  1. Applies the principles of the Library’s Strategic Framework and core values through active contribution and cooperation in achieving Library, Area, and Unit priorities and operational goals.
  2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to provide excellent professional service and collaborate with other departments and divisions within the Library and across the University.
  3. Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing trends and developments related to professional and positional responsibilities.
  4. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as employed by the UConn Library and the University of Connecticut.
  5. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, ethnic, and any other underrepresented backgrounds.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution (including international equivalents) or any graduate-level degree in a field relevant to the position.
  2. Minimum of three years related professional experience, including experience with special collections, rare books, or archival material.
  1. Demonstrated understanding of archival theory and methodology and pedagogical techniques as they pertain to research and instruction in rare and archival material.
  2. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to build and sustain key relationships with diverse groups including faculty, staff, students, and other professional colleagues.
  3. Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities and keep to deadlines.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in all aspects of library and archives work.
  5. Demonstrated ability to actively engage with stakeholder communities through outreach and networking paired with proven public service skills.
  6. Evidence of sustained active engagement in professional activities at a statewide, regional, and/or national level.
  7. Computer skills, including the use of standard office productivity software, archival management systems, and digital archival systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Reading knowledge in a romance language.
  2. Evidence of success in reinforcing and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and working collaboratively with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

About UConn

UConn is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. A tradition of coaching winning athletes makes UConn a standout in Division l sports and fuels our academic spirit.

UConn 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 a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.

Appointment Terms and Conditions of Employment

 The UConn Library is resolutely committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and equitable environment for all members of our community. With that affirmation in mind, historically underrepresented and/or marginalized groups of all held identities are actively encouraged to apply.

This position is a full-time role based in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience. Salary range at Librarian 2 = $68,658 – $89-256.

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.

How to apply:

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496533 to upload a cover letterdetailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Candidates must address in their cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications (if applicable). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to [email protected]. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by July 15, 2022.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 15, 2022.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from all historically underrepresented and marginalized groups of all held identities.