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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Asst Librarian, Southern CT State U (CT)


Assistant Librarian (Special Appointment)

Temporary 1 Year Appointment Librarian Position Announcement

Department: Library Services
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Specialization(s): Reference & Instruction Generalist
Search Number: 21-020Temp


Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus-wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities

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.

Application Process

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

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.