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Vice Provost for University Libraries

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Application Information:

Applications should include a cover letter, detailed resume providing evidence of a distinguished record of librarianship and scholarly achievement, and the contact information for three references, which should be sent electronically (a single PDF file preferred) and in confidence to: VP Library Search.  This search will remain open until the position is filled.   

University of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Under the administrative leadership of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice Provost for University Libraries articulates the Libraries’ mission and goals; provides leadership for the Libraries’ staff, operations, and services; advances the Libraries’ reputation on a local, regional, and national scale; collaborates with university administrators in carrying out the University’s academic priorities; and serves on the Council of Deans.

Major Responsibilities

  • Articulates a clear vision for the future of the Libraries.

  • Develops and implements the University and Libraries strategic plans in support of the University’s academic priorities.

  • Invests in staff development and community building within the Libraries; demonstrates a commitment to strengthening and fostering a diverse staff.

  • Devises effective plans to optimize the delivery of library services.
  • Establishes effective relationships with administrators, deans, faculty, students, staff, alumni, and donors. 

  • Articulates to the University community trends in academic library services, collections, and spaces.

  • Develops strategies to align Libraries services with University curricula and research.

  • Ensures the Libraries implement new technologies that enhance library services.

  • Continually aligns Libraries services to meet the needs of diverse constituencies within the University Community.

  • Enhances the reputation of the University Libraries regionally, nationally, and internationally by cultivating development opportunities and cooperative efforts.

  • Fosters collaborative relationships across all libraries at the University of Connecticut.

  • Oversees the management of the University Libraries human, financial, and physical resources.

Professional Experience/Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.

  • A record of scholarly achievement.

  • Leadership experience in an academic or research library.

  • A record of service in professional library or academic associations.

  • Experience optimizing the delivery of library services.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies within the domain of scholarship, scholarly communication, and library services.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with administrators, faculty, students, staff, and other library constituents.
  • Budgetary experience.

  • Proven success as an effective communicator.

  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Evidence of strong management skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • A second Master’s degree or a doctoral degree.

  • Experience developing and implementing large-scale strategic or project plans.

  • Experience with library space building, expansion or redesign projects.

  • Proven ability securing external funding.

  • Commitment to fostering a diverse staff.

  • Commitment to serving a diverse community.

  • Experience implementing new technologies to enhance library services.

  • Experience developing collaborations regionally, nationally or internationally.


The University of Connecticut offers a comprehensive compensation and benefit package, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience