UCF Connect Librarian (Assistant Librarian)
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University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries seeks a dynamic, full-time assistant librarian to provide in-person and virtual research and instruction services for UCF students and faculty located on Valencia College campuses. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position. This position plays an important role in developing and implementing innovative solutions for library initiatives that support the scholarly, teaching, and learning goals of the university and its communities.
This position reports to the department head of Student Learning & Engagement and UCF Connect Libraries unit within the Academic Engagement division. The unit includes librarians assigned to academic programs and learning communities, research consultation and instruction services, and engagement with key campus partners. The UCF Connect Librarian is expected to be a collaborative, strategic, and innovative team member. Professional service and scholarly contributions are expected.
- Provides research and instructional support for UCF classes held on Valencia College campus locations.
- Serves as embedded librarian for Connect campus-based courses as requested.
- Participates in UCF Connect administrative events and activities.
- Acts as point of contact for UCF Libraries with students, faculty, and staff.
- Serves as subject librarian for the architecture program.
- Works to meet architecture acquisition goals stated in program reviews.
- Collaborates with subject area faculty and partner college librarians.
- Expends assigned acquisitions budget in a timely manner.
- Works collaboratively with other departments across the UCF Libraries.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
The UCF Libraries includes the John C. Hitt Library, the Curriculum Materials Center, and Special Collections and University Archives on the Orlando main campus; branch libraries on the Rosen College and Downtown campuses; and partnerships with Direct Connect state colleges. The Libraries offers a collection of more than 2.2 million volumes, is a partial depository for government documents and patents, and manages the institutional repository STARS. We are members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC), and HathiTrust. The UCF Libraries has 105 full-time staff comprised of 44 faculty librarians and 61 support and administrative staff, and 50+ student employees dedicated to serving UCF faculty, staff, students, and the greater Orlando community. For more information about the UCF Libraries see http://library.ucf.edu
A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
Additional Application Materials Required:
- Knowledge of emerging trends in academic libraries.
- Experience in providing virtual and face-to-face research and instruction services.
- Experience in providing library instruction, research consultations, or outreach and engagement services.
- Evidence of professional service or record of publications and presentations.
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website at
. In addition to the online application, candidates should upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.
The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.
: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.
Questions regarding this search should be directed to: Rachel Trnka, search chair, at Rachel.Trnka@ucf.edu
Special Instructions to the Applicants:
Minimum Salary $60,000 to negotiable.
The primary work location for this position is on UCF main campus, with travel to Valencia campus locations as needed. Night and weekend shifts may be required.
Application review will begin on 2/15/2024.
Job Close Date:
Open until filled. Full details at https://ucflib.fyi/job-ValenciaConnect
Note to applicants:
Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.
Are Benefits Important to You?
Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
- Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
- Paid time off, including annual leave (12-month faculty) and sick leave and paid holidays.
- Retirement savings options.
- Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
- Education assistance.
- Flexible work environment.
And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/).
Who Are We?
Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240 degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
Additional Requirements related to Research Positions
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.
The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.
This statement is not needed if hiring at assistant librarian only and no other librarian titles are included in this search. It is assistant level only.
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The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.