Student Success Librarian @ The UConn Library

Job Summary
The UConn Library seeks three proactive, creative, and student-centered librarians to join us in advancing student academic engagement and success. To meet this need we are recruiting two Student Success and Engagement Librarians to establish and enhance student connections to the Library through the development and delivery of First Year and co-curricular information literacy programming and one Instruction and Learning Design Librarian to develop engaging, scalable, and sustainable content, guidance, and support for the Library’s instructional programming. These three new positions report to the Head of Reference and Student Success Services and join a growing unit that positively impacts the holistic student experience by providing innovative and accessible instruction, programming, and outreach and engagement services.
Successful candidates will have a learner-centered approach to instructional design and information literacy and will draw on strong interpersonal and collaboration skills to develop successful working partnerships across the UConn Library and the larger University community. As active members of the Library and guided by our Strategic Framework of Connect, Empower, and Engage the successful candidates will make positive contributions to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and will exemplify the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and justice and the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.
Duties and Responsibilities

Developing, implementing, and assessing learning objects, tools, services, activities, and experiences that adhere to learning and instructional design best practices to support student information literacy and critical thinking skills.
Creating and performing in-person and online instruction, reference and research services, workshops, and consultations highlighting the Library’s resources, and library and bibliographic best practices.
Engaging in proactive outreach to create a supportive learning and research environment and connect Library collections, services, spaces, and programs to efforts in support of student success.
Tracking and engaging with emerging trends in pedagogy and technology for academic libraries and experimenting with innovative approaches to support scholarly content creation and presentation.
Participating in professional activities at a statewide, regional, and/or national level.
May serve as a liaison to one or more disciplinary areas.
May serve as a student employee supervisor.

Additional Responsibilities for Student Success and Engagement roles:

Establishes and sustains working relationships with First Year/Early College programs and student support departments to identify, develop, and promote instructional activities and learning experiences that support information literacy, critical thinking, and lifelong learning.

Additional Responsibilities for the Instruction and Learning Design role:

Collaborates with and provides support to UConn Library colleagues to integrate universal design for learning and inclusive design principles; develop effective online pedagogy; and identify and apply current technologies to the design, delivery, and assessment of online and in-person learning activities, guides, and objects that advance instructional efforts.

Shared Expectations for All Staff

Applies the principles of the Library’s core values and Strategic Framework through active contribution and cooperation in achieving Area and Unit priorities and operational goals.
Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing trends and developments related to professional and positional responsibilities.
Works effectively in current applications, software, and communication tools as employed by the UConn Library and UConn.
Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of all backgrounds and identifications.
Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications 

A graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution, or international equivalent.
Demonstrated ability to effectively instruct individuals and groups online and in person using the ACRL information literacy framework.
Demonstrated ability to create online research guides, instructional videos, tutorials, and/or other digital learning objects to support community needs.
Knowledge of products, tools, services, venues, and opportunities that foster learning, research, publication, and scholarship.
Demonstrated understanding of the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a commitment to working collaboratively with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
A strong commitment to customer service and a demonstrated ability to provide effective public service.
Demonstrated ability to deliver reliable, effective, and appropriate verbal and written communications that follow current professional standards across various and diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work both independently and collaboratively.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as Librarian 2

Minimum of three years of experience as a post-graduate degree professional librarian.
Demonstrated recurrent active engagement in professional activities at a statewide, regional, and/or national level.

Preferred Qualifications 

For All Appointments

Experience with instructional design theory and practice and with the technologies with current technologies and tools to deliver e-learning content.
Proven success in planning and presenting highly effective programs or events.
Demonstrated experience, either on the job or through graduate-level coursework, with library assessment practices and methodologies.
Knowledge of issues in open education or equitable access to education and information.
Proven success in fostering partnerships with various stakeholders that focus on student success.
Post-graduate coursework or degree in Instructional Design or a related field.

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. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.
The main 4,400-acre campus is set in a university town located in the heart of Connecticut, approximately a half-hour’s drive from Hartford, 90 minutes from Boston, and 3 hours from New York City. Storrs offers New England village charm, with outstanding recreational facilities and open space initiatives, farm-to-table agricultural communities, and excellent public schools.
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 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 public research universities.
All three appointments are full-time, primarily on-site with hybrid schedule options based in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, 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. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA). Salary Range: $62,834 – $91,487 
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
To Apply
Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #497784 to upload a detailed resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) 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 
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 1, 2023.
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