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Senior Reference Librarian & Instruction Coordinator, 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 student engagement. The successful candidates will be hired at the Librarian II level. The positions may include occasional evening and weekend hours.

Provides dynamic leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of the Library's information literacy program.
Provides reference service and participates in the liaison program.

A graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program. Two or more years professional academic library experience. Reference service experience. Teaching experience using active learning techniques and a demonstrated ability to plan educational programs. Demonstrated technological competencies. Must be self-directed, 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. Flexibility, creativity, energy, and ability to work in a changing environment, and with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team. Creative approach to the development of new services; commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential.

Innovative application of web-based tools and software in the design and delivery of instruction. Science background; Second Master's degree.


Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The School of Nursing, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. All schools of the university are committed to a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging interdisciplinary learning and fostering ethical and religious values. The 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. Review of applications will begin on July 11 and continue until the positions are filled. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The salaries exceed the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

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