Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian - Fairfield University

Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian - Fairfield University Library. Academic library invites applications from creative, flexible, self-motivated librarians with strong public services commitment and a vision and enthusiasm for the future of electronic technologies to join collegial team. The successful candidate will be hired at the Librarian I or Librarian II level depending on experience. The position may include some evening and weekend hours. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides leadership in coordinating the Library's selection of electronic resources. Monitors trends in e-publishing and emerging technologies for the reference department, and recommends or implements new initiatives as appropriate. Acts as the Library's representative to its virtual reference service. Provides Reference Desk coverage. Participates in the Library Liaison program. Participates in the Library Instruction program. REQUIREMENTS: MLS from ALA accredited program. Two or more years professional academic reference department experience. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues and practices related to e-resource use and selection. Knowledge of trends and issues in emerging library technologies. Familiarity and experience with web-based technologies. Must be self-directed, well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Creative approach to the development of new services; commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential. Experience in planning and teaching user education programs. Highly Desirable: Science background; second Master's degree. CAMPUS AND LIBRARY: Fairfield University is a highly selective, independent, small comprehensive Jesuit university located in a suburb 50 miles outside of New York City. DiMenna-Nyselius Library has 330,000 volumes in a recently expanded and renovated building. TO APPLY: Submit letter of application, resume, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to Christina McGowan, Head Reference Librarian, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195, or directed electronically to Preference given to applications received by August 4. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Fairfield strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.