Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Interim Social Sciences Reference Librarian - Sacred Heart University, Fairfield

Interim Social Sciences Reference Librarian - Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, seeks an interim Social Sciences reference librarian. This is a 12-month appointment without possibility of renewal, while a colleague librarian is assigned to work remotely from the University on a 12-month fellowship with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The position will begin September 29, 2014 or as soon thereafter as possible, until September 28, 2015. Working in a team-oriented library environment, this interim Librarian supports the learning and teaching mission of the University in collaboration with other librarians, and especially with faculty colleagues in social and behavioral sciences. He or she develops and maintains consultative relationships and an array of user-centered services in support of the research, instructional and resource needs of the students, faculty and general University community. In addition, she or he collaborates with colleagues in support of users of the library’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center. The principle duties and responsibilities of this position include; providing general reference services; teaching bibliographic and information literacy instruction sessions; advocating on behalf of the academic programs in library planning; and participating in the delivery and management of public and reference services. Other duties may be assigned pending conversation with the interim librarian. Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program of library or information science; Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; legal status to work in the USA. Preferred: a second master’s degree in social sciences, or experience in an academic library. Please apply online at Click on “Administrative and Staff Opportunities.” SHU offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits and compensation package that exceeds the CLA-recommended minimum salary. A pre-employment background check is conducted for all positions.