Reference & Instruction Librarian

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Created: December 14, 2012


The University of Bridgeport invites applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian. The incumbent will work as part of a team of Reference Librarians to provide Reference and Instruction services. Duties include provision of innovative Reference and Research services for students and faculty, providing backup services for the circulation function of the Library, developing curriculum or help guide content, collection development, teaching Information Literacy skills or orientations within Information Literacy program, designing web-based tutorials, management reports, and other related duties. The Reference Services Department supports a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including distance learning, accelerated adult learner programs, Schools of Education, Engineering, Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Engineering, Physician Assistant, Dental Hygiene, and Chiropractic Studies. This Librarian will be the subject expert and liaison to areas other than Health Sciences.

Hours during the Fall and Spring Semesters are Sundays - Thursdays 12-8 with similar hours at other times of the year.


Answers Reference and other types of Questions in-person, by telephone, via IM and email.
Collaborates with Faculty on collection needs
Works with Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, providing individualized and group instruction on the use of library resources including specialized databases
Helps to develop instructional material, curriculum content and tools in print and electronic format
Works on University committees and task teams to represent the Library
Acts as an expert on use of all library databases and all database features
Measures the effectiveness/frequency of Reference and Database use and provides management reports
Creates lists of holdings and databases for faculty inquiries, accreditation reports, etc.
Oversees, indirectly, student assistants working in the library and in media services
Maintains an atmosphere conducive to learning in the Library by enforcing Library policies
Works closely with the Library Technology Specialists on database customization/features
Backs Up Media Services, Printing Services and Circulation during off-peak library hours
Other work related duties as assigned


Masters Degree in Library or Information Science, some experience teaching Information Literacy is preferred
Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office, Library Databases and advanced searching capabilities
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues and students, including International students
Excellent communication skills, including instruction
Demonstrated ability to work in teams, be flexible and ability to acquire new skills independently
Strong service orientation
Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.
The University of Bridgeport offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Please send letter of application and resume to:

Department of Human Resources
Reference & Instruction Librarian University of Bridgeport
Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Fax: (203) 576-4601

It is the policy of the University of Bridgeport to prohibit discrimination in admissions, educational programs and employment, and in the provision of services on the basis of legally protected class characteristics (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment), or any other unlawful factor. Protected class characteristics include race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, creed, ancestry, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, sex (gender identity, gender expression, sexual harassment), marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, physical/mental/learning disability, veteran status and any other group protected by civil rights laws.

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Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 19:13 UTC

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