Storrs, CT: Head of Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut

Job Opening Title:
Head of Archives & Special Collections

Name of Employer:
University of Connecticut

Job Site Location (City, State) :
Storrs, CT

Application Deadline:
June 18, 2023

Minimum Degree Requirement:
graduate degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or international equivalent or a graduate degree in a research-intensive discipline relevant to the position.

Years of experience required:
6+ years

Salary Range:
$76,897 – $111,962

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
Head of Archives & Special Collections
The UConn Library seeks an innovative and knowledgeable Head of Archives & Special Collections to support and advance research, teaching, and learning through the development and stewardship of the Library’s unique and distinct collections. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, the Head of Archives & Special Collections provides direction and leadership for the unit and develops cooperative and collaborative partnerships across the libraries, University, and external organizations that work to extend the reach of our collections and address the major issues facing archives & special collections in the current era. The successful candidate will create and promote innovation and change while respecting the principles and best practices of the profession, articulating this vision to internal and external stakeholders.
As an active member of the Library’s Collections & Discovery area and guided by our Strategic Framework of Connect, Empower, and Engage, the successful candidate will contribute to the advancement of the Library through collaboration and relationship-building and demonstrate excellent leadership, communication, professional judgment, and decision-making practices while clearly demonstrating the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and justice in daily responsibilities. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Head of Archives & Special Collections 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.

Appointment and Application Terms
This is a full-time position based on the UConn’s main campus 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.

Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #497486, to upload a 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

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