Assistant Librarian (Tenure-Track)

Department: Library Services
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Specialization(s): Education Librarian
Search #: 22-027

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.  Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities

Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to immediately fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian. The Education Librarian provides creative and proactive library support to SCSU’s College of Education. The Education Librarian is part of the Library Research/Instruction Services division, providing reference, instruction, and liaison services to education departments and programs. The Librarian assists with providing reference services as part of a cooperative centralized reference environment. Liaison work to assigned departments includes providing information literacy instruction and research consultations to students and faculty and developing a library collection that is responsive to department, curricular, and research needs. As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are thus expected to participate in professional and scholarly activities and 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; knowledge of and experience with information resources for education disciplines; strong communication and interpersonal skills; commitment to providing inclusive and equitable services to a diverse population; ability to work effectively and with initiative, both as a team member and as an individual; ability interest in tenure-track faculty responsibilities related to librarianship and scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications

2 years or more of professional library experience in an academic library; an undergraduate or advanced degree in education ; experience providing library services, including instruction and collection development, to education programs in an academic library; familiarity with current trends in education librarianship related to research and instruction, such as the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education; experience working collaboratively as a member of an academic library team. 

Application Process

Please submit letter of interest addressing the required and preferred qualifications, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to:  Education Librarian Search Committee Chair at  For best consideration, all materials must be received by August 15, 2022.  The position will remain open until filled.  

Southern Connecticut State University 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 encouraged to apply.