Public Service Librarian, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury CT

Public Service Librarian
Assistant Librarian - Tenure Track
Ruth A. Haas Library
Spring 2014

Western Connecticut State University is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Ruth A. Haas Library. Responsibilities include providing bibliographic instruction; assistance with collection development, and other service to several academic departments including Education and Nursing; developing and maintaining the Curriculum and the Children's/Juvenile Collections; maintaining and developing Web content for the Library and liaison departments; providing reference service, including one evening per week; and participating in the Sunday reference desk rotation. For more information, please visit

Qualifications: Candidates must possess an MLS from an ALA accredited program. Preference will be given to candidates with post-MLS experience in general reference and collection development in an academic library. Experience in undergraduate and graduate bibliographic instruction (especially in Education and Nursing) and experience in developing and maintaining Web pages are also preferred as is experience with ILS and OPACS. Familiarity with metadata standards, metadata content standards and mark-up, including: RDA, RDF, MARC, MARCXML, HTML5, css, and js are also preferred. As Western is a dynamic, diverse workplace, the proven ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is highly valued. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is dependent upon qualifications. WCSU offers competitive salary commensurate with the candidate's experience and a comprehensive benefit package. Additional information can be found on our website at

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to by Thursday, October 31, 2013. All documents should be combined in a single

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