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Digital Literacy Librarian, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

The University of Saint Joseph invites applications for a full-time Digital Literacy Librarian. This position will develop and deliver sophisticated information services and resources to the students, faculty and staff of the University.  A self-motivated, enthusiastic and user-oriented librarian is being sought to serve the School of Pharmacy & Physician Assistant Studies and science/health care programs in the other two schools. Time will be split between the School of Pharmacy library in Hartford and the main library on the West Hartford campus. Some weekend and evening coverage is required.


Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to):

  • Planning and setting goals for the Pope Pius XII Library, Pharmacy Library, and assigned academic programs related to life sciences and health sciences;

  • Developing the print and electronic collections for assigned academic programs;     

  • Serving as the library liaison to academic programs and managing associated responsibilities for:

    • Providing proactive customer-oriented service, including library instruction and general reference services;

    • Coordinating day-to-day operations for delivering an array of services (including instruction, liaison, reference, circulation, reserves, outreach, and interlibrary loan);

    • Creating digital, instructional content for the web and other media channels; 

    • Developing print collections, electronic collections, and a variety of discovery tools;

    • Monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of services, resources, and tools. Providing direct and indirect assistance when necessary;

    • Assembling reports (and authoring proposals) and meeting with deans, program chairpersons, and faculty so as to offer recommendations as related to services, resources, and tools;

  • Planning, budgeting, and prioritizing multiple tasks in collaboration/consultation with the Director; 

  • Writing and implementing policies and procedures under the supervision and approval of the Director of the Library; and

  • Providing undergraduate and graduate level instruction in an environment of sophisticated technology.   



  • Earned Master of Library Science (MLS) or a Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) degree from an ALA accredited institution required;

  • A solid working knowledge of academic libraries;

  • Experience, either academically or professionally with academic programs offered by USJ preferred

  • Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population;

  • Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph; and

  • Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.


Additional Information

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.




Application Instructions

Persons interested in the above position should apply online through this link.

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter with salary requirements

  • At least 3 references (included on employment application)

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About the University of Saint Joseph

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.

We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.


The University of Saint Joseph is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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