Research Services Librarian (3 Openings) Librarian 1 or Librarian 2

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Libraries


The UConn Library seeks three collaborative and proactive librarians to serve as Research Services Librarians in natural, environmental, and life sciences; health sciences; and psychological and health sciences subject areas. Reporting to the Head of Research Services, Research Services Librarians connect UConn Library collections and services to UConn students, faculty, and staff in support of research, scholarship, teaching, and learning. Research Services Librarians proactively engage with students, faculty, colleagues, and other stakeholders and contribute to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaboration on Library-wide initiatives in support of life-transformative education.   

As active members of the UConn 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 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. 

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 rural 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.

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 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.

UConn’s faculty and staff are a 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. 


  • Serves as Research Services Librarian as described below:
    • The natural, environmental, and life sciences position will serve as liaison to Animal Science, Natural Resources and the Environment, Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, Environmental Sciences, Extension, biology programs such as Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and associated subject areas.
    • The health sciences position will serve as liaison to Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, and associated subject areas.
    • The psychological and health sciences position will serve as a liaison to Psychological Sciences, Kinesiology, and associated subject areas.
  • Engages in outreach with students and faculty to align and integrate the UConn Library into curricular efforts.
  • Designs and teaches instructional sessions for subject-based information literacy and writing classes.
  • Consults and instructs on evidence synthesis and systematic reviews.
  • Incorporates principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and justice into services and collections related to the position.
  • Engages in collections across their lifecycle, including development, management, and assessment.
  • Participates in UConn Library’s online reference services.
  • Engages with professional activities at a statewide, regional, and/or national level.

Shared Expectations for All Staff 

  • Applies the principles of the UConn 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 communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing developments related to professional responsibilities.
  • Works effectively in current applications 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.


  1. A graduate-level degree in a field relevant to the position or a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution (or an international equivalent). 
  2. Knowledge of research and information resources in the sciences. 
  3. Knowledge of information literacy and teaching principles and ability to provide information literacy instruction. 
  4. Ability to make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect. 
  5. Ability to be successful in outreach and engagement efforts. 
  6. Ability to align current library tools and services to support learning, research, publications, and scholarship among stakeholders. 
  7. Demonstrated public service skills and a strong commitment to customer service. 
  8. Reliable, effective, and professional interpersonal and communication skills. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for Librarian 2 (in addition to the above)

  1. Minimum of three years post-graduate related professional experience. 
  2. Success in establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships. 
  3. Evidence of active engagement with professional activities at a statewide, regional, and/or national level.


  1. Knowledge of scholarly communication ecosystems. 
  2. Advanced interpersonal and communication skills.
  3. Advanced knowledge of and evidence of commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and justice.
  4. Evidence of a commitment to professional development and continual learning. 


These three openings are full-time, primarily onsite, hybrid optional positions based on the UConn Storrs campus. Work schedules are considered in accordance with University Alternate Work Arrangements policies and procedures. 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. For information regarding benefits visit 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). Please see Career Paths for information on position classifications and salary bands.


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


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #498461 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates will be considered for all three positions.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. EST on August 11, 2024.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

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