Western Connecticut State University
Division of Academic Affairs Library
Services Assistant Librarian for Access
Services Tenure Track
Western Connecticut State University’s Ruth A. Haas Library is
seeking an energetic, innovative, and collaborative Assistant
Librarian for Access Services to lead our circulation/fulfillment
and interlibrary loan operations.
WCSU Library Services cultivates opportunities to collaborate
with, engage, and support students, faculty, administrators, and
community members; promotes academic success and lifelong learning
through instruction in information seeking strategies and the
selection, access, evaluation, and synthesis of information
resources; and provides a welcoming and accessible physical
environment. Additional information about the department may be
found at https://libguides.wcsu.edu/about-us/libraries
Information on the University may be found at: www.wcsu.edu.
WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community
by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities,
veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic
community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and
Position Summary: Responsibilities include
management of fulfillment services and the circulation department
and its personnel. Additional responsibilities include interlibrary
loan and resource sharing services, print and electronic reserves,
stacks maintenance, collection analysis and statistics, report
preparation, participation in reference desk rotation and the
liaison program, including outreach, information literacy
instruction, research support, and collection development in
assigned disciplines, participation in internal, regional, and
consortial circulation initiatives. Additional information on the
position may be found on the WCSU Library’s website: https://libguides.wcsu.edu/ld.php?content_id=61618625.
Qualifications: Candidates must possess an MLS
from an ALA accredited program and have at least three (3) years of
academic library experience supervising a public service operation.
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 a must. Proficiency with
instructional technologies and productivity software (Office,
Adobe, etc.), knowledge of markup languages, website design, and
Springshare suite are preferred. Must be eligible to work in the
U.S. as sponsorship for a work visa will not be provided for this
WCSU is particularly interested in applicants who have
experience working with students from different backgrounds and a
demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for
first-generation and under-represented groups.
Salary & Benefits: The salary range is
$64,422 – $85,896 and is commensurate upon candidates' experience.
Western offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional
information on benefits can be found at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Email Subject Line
Reference Search #900-026. All materials should be
submitted as PDF files. Application materials must be received by
Thursday, July 24, 2021. 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. http://wcsu.edu/diversity/affirmative-action-data-questionnaire/.
Any questions may be directed to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU
Office of Diversity and Equity at email@example.com. 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