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Assistant Librarian (Special Appointment), Hilton C. Buley Library (Southern Connecticut State University), New Haven, CT


Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to immediately fill a temporary 1-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian. The Reference & Instruction Generalist Librarian provides reference service in a cooperative centralized reference environment, as well as specialized reference for assigned academic areas.  The librarian may serve as liaison with one or more academic departments, developing library collections in those areas, provides general and subject-specific instruction, creates instructional materials and web pages, and participates in evening and weekend reference rotation. The librarian may also serve on library and university committees. All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty. This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement; for further information see

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; 1 year of professional experience in public services in an academic library setting, or other relevant customer services and/or teaching experience; Strong communication skills; the ability to work with initiative, both as a team member and as an individual.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience providing reference services in an academic library; familiarity with print, online and internet resources used in academic libraries; experience teaching library instruction one-on-one and to a class; experience developing instructional materials and tutorials using online tools such as LibGuides.

How to Apply:

Please submit letter of interest addressing the required and preferred qualifications, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to: Search Committee Chair at [email protected]. For best consideration, all materials must be received by August 2. The position will remain open until filled.

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