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Assistant Librarian for Access Services, Western Connecticut State University Division of Academic Affairs, Danbury, CT

Position Summary: Responsibilities include management of access services and its personnel. Additional
responsibilities include interlibrary loan and resource sharing services, print and electronic reserves, stacks maintenance, report preparation, collaboration with other library faculty members to provide reference, instruction, and fulfillment services, and to develop collections policies and procedures. Duties include participation in internal, regional, and consortial circulation initiatives. Additional information on the position may be found on the WCSU Library’s website.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess an MLS from an ALA-accredited program and have at least three (3) years of professional library experience in an Access Services department. Must have demonstrated experience with copyright laws, knowledge of automated systems for access services (preferably Alma) and cataloging standards, and prior professional experience providing reference and instruction. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are required. Proficiency with instructional technologies is required. Familiarity with
productivity software (Office, Adobe, etc.), knowledge of markup languages, website design, and Springshare suite is preferred. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. as sponsorship for a work visa will not be provided for this position.

WCSU is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse
backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for first-generation and under-represented groups.

Salary & Benefits: The hiring salary range is $70,729 – $82,518 and is commensurate upon candidates’ experience.
Western offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for, the position; areas of service and/or leadership, research interests; a current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can comment on the applicant’s performance, scholarship, and/or service/leadership to [email protected]. In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #200-048. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted. State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race.

We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire via the following link:

Any questions may be directed to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at [email protected]. Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer