Monday, March 23, 2015

Reference and Instruction Librarian - Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library invites applications from results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and collaborative librarians with a strong public services commitment and an enthusiasm for teaching and technology to join our collegial team. The successful candidate will be hired at the Librarian I level. The position covers weekday evenings with a planned schedule of Noon-8pm Monday – Thursday, and 10am-6pm on Friday. The position may include occasional weekend hours.

Plays a key role in the library instruction program in collaboration with the Instruction Coordinator and teaching librarians. Creates and maintains web-based and print instructional resources. Provides reference services. Participates in the Library Liaison program.

Graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program. Recent experience or course work in information literacy instruction and reference services. Evidence of potential in teaching. Demonstrated competence in using current technologies and multimedia tools in the creative design and delivery of instruction. Must be well organized and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to effectively 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.

Teaching experience using active learning techniques; Experience with course management systems; Science background; Second Master’s degree.

Fairfield University, a dynamic and diverse Jesuit Catholic university, is entering a period of targeted, strategic expansion. Fairfield University has four schools and the College of Arts & Sciences that offer programs for over 5000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Fairfield University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as both a Master’s Comprehensive University and as a Community Engaged Institution. With over 265 full-time faculty and over 42,000 alumni, the University seeks to build upon its 73 years of academic excellence and commitment to social justice. DiMenna-Nyselius Library provides innovative services and access to almost 1 million volumes in a state-of-the-art building that is highly-rated in student surveys.

To submit your resume, cover letter, and employment application, please go to, click on Employment Opportunities, then the position you wish to apply for, and follow the online application instructions. Preference given to applications received by April 8th. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The salary meets the Connecticut Library Association minimum.