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Reference Librarian

Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
Hartford, CT

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Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Posted: June 28, 2021
Level: Educational Assistant
Hours: Part-time up to 17 hours per week
Closing Date: Continuous Recruitment-Filled on an as-needed basis.


Asnuntuck Community College
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Northwestern Community College
Tunxis Community College


Anticipated Start Date: 

Continuous open recruitment

Position Summary:

The Reference Librarian interacts extensively with students, faculty and members of the public as well as the other staff members of the library.  These relationships emphasize the public service nature of the library and, therefore, demand of the Reference Librarian a high degree of courtesy, cooperation and genuine interest in assisting others in the pursuit of learning and information literacy.  The incumbent is expected to collaborate with academic and student services departments to contribute to attracting and retaining students.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in in Library Science with one (1) or more years of relevant experience working in a Library.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:

  • Knowledge of library services
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a higher education setting.
  • Familiarity with current trends in librarianship.
  • Experience with arranging archival materials.
Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the Reference Librarian performs a broad range of professional responsibilities of librarianship in the library of a Community College providing library services to students, faculty, staff and citizens of the communities served by the College. The Reference Librarian’s main function encompasses a broad-spectrum including reference services via in-person, phone, and online chat; collection development; assisting in interlibrary loan; circulation management; troubleshooting basic IT questions; and individualized instruction with library resources.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Starting Salary:

$38.50 hourly

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Director of Equal Employment Opportunity [email protected]



We value our employees and are often looking to add new talent to our team. We offer many opportunities for our employees to contribute and stand out as part of our continued success story! We are looking for individuals who demonstrate a true passion for what they do and reflect the culture and vision of the CSCU system!

Interested in working at one of our Community Colleges?

Review our latest job postings below for the North-West Region! This region includes Asnuntuck Community College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Northwestern Community College, and Tunxis Community College.

When applying for a part-time position, please specify in your cover letter what campus or campuses you would be interested in.

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