Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Reference and Instruction Librarian - Fairfield University

Reference and Instruction Librarian (Two-Year Appointment) - 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 level. This position is a two-year appointment. The position may include some evening and weekend hours. RESPONSIBILITIES: Plays a key role in the library 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. Recent experience or course work in reference. Evidence of potential in teaching. 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. Highly Desirable: Teaching experience using active learning techniques; demonstrated competence in using web-based tools and software in the design and delivery of instruction are highly desirable. Science background; demonstrated technological competencies; 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.