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Job posting : Networked Services Librarian

University of Connecticut Libraries    Network Services Librarian
(Search #01A86)
The University of Connecticut Libraries seek a forward-thinking, energetic
individual to help lead the Libraries into an increasingly electronic
future. Under the general direction of the Area Head of Information
Technology Services, the Network Services Librarian (NSL) participates in
(or is responsible for) the selection, implementation, administration,
marketing, and assessment of networked electronic resources and services
for users of the University of Connecticut Libraries. The NSL has a lead
role on the teams responsible for selecting networked resources and for
presenting databases and other Library information to the public using
technology ranging from shared workstations to web-based avenues through
the Library Information Server. The NSL initiates growth and change in
library services for the public, constantly examining and pursuing new
solutions for new problems, particularly as related to the Internet. The
NSL works with library and campus-wide groups, and collaborates with
faculty, students and computing colleagues. The complete job description
is available at:

Minimum Qualifications: 

An ALA accredited MLS degree and 2 years of post-MLS experience in public
services or systems position in an academic or special library with
significant experience with technology support;  demonstrated creativity
in the application of emerging information technologies; solid
understanding of networking LAN and WAN topologies, infrastructure and
hardware; technical support knowledge of TCP/IP protocol, HTML, Internet
accessible database development, Web browsers, other Internet clients,
gateway/interface toolkits for access to bibliographic and other data
through database interface mechanisms, and user-interface design; evidence
of thorough knowledge of evolving web environment and standards issues;
evidence of server-client web application or database application
development; evidence of excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
demonstrating the ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and
personably, orally and in writing; and, evidence of effective
collaboration with faculty, students, and outside constituencies.
Desirable Qualifications: 

Ability to train users and staff on network resources and services;
familiarity with authentication technologies and strategies; demonstrated
record of leadership in providing excellent service through networked
resources; record of professional publications, activities, workshops,
etc.; and, ability to excel and be productive in a team environment.

University Setting: 

The University of Connecticut, established in 1881, is a Carnegie Research
I University. It was recently cited as one of the top 20 public national
universities and is engaged in UConn 2000, an ambitious ten year $1
billion campus building project. The main campus, situated in Storrs on
3100 acres of woodlands and rolling hills, is located approximately 30
miles from Hartford, the state capital, and midway between Boston and
NewYork City. There are approximately 21,750 students system-wide.

University Libraries: 

As a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Libraries are
technologically advanced and recognized as an exciting center of
intellectual life on campus. The Libraries are organized in team-based
structures and are engaged in ongoing strategic programs. A dynamic
organization, the Libraries offer creative, service-oriented individuals
an exceptional opportunity for personal growth and learning.

Minimum salary is $39,020. University benefits include 22 paid vacation
days/year, 12 paid State holidays, excellent health and retirement plans,
and tuition waivers.

Application Procedures: 

Submit a letter of application addressing how previous experience and
personal qualities meet the requirements for the position; a resume; and
the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional
reference to Deborah Stansbury Sunday, Administrative Librarian,
University of Connecticut Libraries, Box U-1005A, 369 Fairfield Road,
Storrs, CT 06269-1005.  Screening will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled.

The University of Connecticut has a strong commitment to diversity. We
actively encourage minorities and people with disabilities to apply.