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Senior Reference Librarian & Instruction Coordinator, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Senior Reference Librarian & Instruction Coordinator


The DiMenna-Nyselius Library invites applications from results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated librarians who have an enthusiasm for teaching and technology, and the ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team. The position includes occasional evening and weekend hours.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of the Library's information literacy program. Provides reference service. Coordinates and participates in the Library Partnership program.


REQUIREMENTS: 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 competence in using current technologies and multimedia tools in the creative design and delivery of instruction. Interest in marketing, outreach, and promotion of library services. Must be 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: Second Master's degree.


CAMPUS AND LIBRARY:  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 Marion Peckham Egan School Of Nursing & Health Studies, 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 APPLY: To submit your resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three references, 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 immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability. The salary exceeds the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

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