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Tenure-Track Librarian Position Announcement

Department: Library Services                                                                         Rank: Assistant Librarian

Specialization(s): Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian                Search # 18-062

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 fill immediately a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian.  The Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian works as a member of the Technical Services Division providing integrated access to library materials in all formats and specifically managing the electronic and print serials collections and databases including acquisitions, renewal, payment and activation.  The Librarian provides usage and cost assessment analysis for electronic resources, including reports related to holdings and usage for use in the renewal process.  The Librarian manages individual e-journal and database subscriptions.  He or she catalogs serials and electronic resources, manages the A-Z list, journal locator, and performs complex, time-sensitive technical support for electronic resources.  The person in this position works closely with the Acquisitions/CD, Cataloging and Digital Services Librarians, the TS Division Head, and the Systems Librarian to plan and implement workflows, troubleshoot access problems and develop TS Division and Electronic Resources and Serials goals.  The Librarian works with the serials unit staff to manage the library’s various platforms and delivery systems.  As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are thus expected to participate in professional and scholarly activity and serve on library and university committees.  All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty.

Required Qualifications:  Candidates must have an ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent; broad experience with a wide variety of resource formats; demonstrated understanding of current issues related to serials access, management and pricing models; knowledge about and experience with standard and emerging cataloging principles and metadata schemes, especially as they relate to serials; and familiarity with digital resources and services; strong statistical and analytical skills; excellent project management skills; experience working with knowledgebase concepts; ability to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and colleagues; excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills; and commitment to providing outstanding service that leads to seamless access to library materials by on-ground and remote members of the University community. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Minimum of two years’ professional experience in an academic library; paraprofessional experience may be considered.  Familiarity with license agreements and experience with MARC cataloging formats, RDA, ALMA and EZ-Proxy are also preferred.

Application Process:  Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to:  Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian Search Committee Chair at  For best consideration, all materials must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019.  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.



Jacqueline Toce


Head of Technical Services

Hilton C. Buley Library

Southern Connecticut State University

501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT 06515



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