Senior Reference Librarian and Instruction Coordinator, Fairfield University Library, Fairfield CT

We invite applications from creative, flexible, self-motivated librarians with a strong public services commitment and a vision and enthusiasm for teaching and technology to join collegial team. The successful candidate will be hired at the Librarian II level. The position may include occasional evening and weekend hours.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides dynamic leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of the Library's instruction program. Creates and maintains web-based and print instructional resources. Provides Reference Desk coverage. Participates in the Library Liaison program.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

MLS from ALA accredited program. Two or more years professional academic reference department experience required. Teaching experience using active learning techniques and demonstrated ability to plan user education programs. Demonstrated technological competencies. Must be self-directed, well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, with a variety of audiences. Flexibility, creativity, energy, and ability to work in a changing environment, and with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team.

 

Highly Desirable:

Innovative application of web-based tools and software in the design and delivery of instruction. Second Master's degree in a related field.

 

CAMPUS AND LIBRARY:
Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit institution that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Founded in 1942 after the purchase of the adjoining estates of Jennings and Lashar off North Benson Road in Fairfield, the University has grown from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947 into a coeducational university of more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies students enrolled in six distinct schools. Along the way, the University has awarded more than 45,000 degrees since 1951, and has developed a reputation for educational excellence both regionally and nationally. DiMenna-Nyselius Library provides access to 700,000 volumes in a state-of-the-art building. 

 

TO APPLY:

Submit letter of application, resume, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to JoAnn Garrity, Administrative assistant, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195, or directed electronically tolibrarian@fairfield.edu. Preference given to applications received by October 11. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The salary exceeds the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

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