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Digital Scholarship Librarian, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

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


Responsibilities:  Provides leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of digital scholarly initiatives. Participates in the Library Partnership program. Participates in the Library's instruction program. Provides reference service. 


Requirements:  A graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program. Experience and knowledge of current practices in digital scholarship. Project management experience. Evidence of potential in teaching. Professional academic reference service experience. Interest in marketing, outreach, and the 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 and 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 on January 22 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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