Saturday, September 02, 2006

Public Services Librarian, Reference - ECSU, Willimantic

Public Services Librarian, Reference - The J. Eugene Smith Library at Eastern Connecticut State University is seeking to fill the position of Public Services Librarian, Reference. Assistant Librarian rank; Full-Time, Temporary 6 months. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide reference and information services to ECSU Smith Library users. Participate in the delivery of the library's instruction program. Report to the Head of Public and Research Services. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND ABILITIES: 1. Provide reference and information services to library users. 2. Participate in the delivery of the library's instruction program. 3. Participate in proposing and developing new strategies to extend the library's public service programs. 4. Help promote library services at university, community, professional, and other events. 5. Work collegially with all library staff. 6. Work well with a culturally diverse population. 7. Keep abreast of current trends in reference and information literacy services. 8. Some night and/or weekend work may be required. 9. Participate in overall library and university activities. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA accredited Master's degree in Library Science or its international equivalent. A strong service orientation. Experience in providing reference services and library instruction. Experience working in an online integrated library system environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work well with colleagues and students. Desired: Academic library experience. Information literacy and instruction experience. Knowledge of presentation/authoring software. An additional advanced degree in a subject area. To apply, send letter of application, resume, and three recent letters of reference to: Patricia S. Banach, Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Screening begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. Submission of applications by email or fax is encouraged to expedite this process. Email address: Fax: 860-465-5522. Eastern Connecticut is an AA/EEO employer. Women, members of protected classes, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.