Public Services Librarian — Allen Library

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Job Description

Assumes responsibility for providing formal and informal information literacy instruction to students, faculty and staff.  Supervises circulation, reserves, stack maintenance, and equipment operations in the Allen Library (a music and dance library). Assists library patrons in their research using print, online and audiovisual resources in music and dance. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students.


Key Responsibilities:

Plans, presents, and evaluates the effectiveness of instructional classes on information resources to students, faculty and staff. Administers the HLM 020 online information literacy course.  Maintains print manuals and online information.

Assists students and library patrons in the best use of print, electronic, and audiovisual music, dance and other performing arts resources in a wide array of languages and formats.  Recruits, trains, and evaluates staff who provide reference and information service to library patrons. Provides occasional recommendations for title development of the print and online reference collection.

Assists with the design and implementation of public service policies, procedures, outreach, and marketing strategies in consultation or collaboration with the Head of Allen Library and the Mortensen Library’s Head of Reference and Public Services. Assists the Head of the Allen Library in identifying priorities, goals, strategies, and direction of Allen Library.

Oversees Allen Library public services, including circulation services, course reserves, stack/collection maintenance, and equipment. Supervises one full-time assistant plus student employees. Monitors the student employee budget in an effort to ensure prudent fiscal management.

Updates and maintains the Allen Library web pages in conjunction with the Allen Head and University Libraries Web Applications Developer and Technology Specialist to enhance usability, promote library offerings, and ensure maintenance is in compliance with University branding standards and Libraries policies. Develops, enhances, and/or tests information search tools and online finding aids as necessary and/or appropriate.

Participates in development of online library system, including system queries, testing, data specifications, problem reporting and proposal of functionalities pertaining to library catalog, circulation and course reserves.

Maintains awareness of trends and advances in the field through attendance at relevant meetings or seminars as well as through regular examination of literature in the field. Participates in relevant professional organizations. Serves on internal and external committees as appropriate.

Maintains accurate statistics and develops a variety reports for the Allen Library Head on matters pertaining to the Allen Library, including but not limited to annual and accreditation reports.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Master’s Degree of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution required, and  Bachelor’s Degree required with a major in music (or recognized equivalents). WORK EXPERIENCE: 2 to < 3 years. SPECIAL SKILLS: The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

Salary and Benefits:

Pay Grade: F. See salary ranges at

See complete job description and additional information about benefits at

How to Apply

There is no deadline for applications and the position will remain open until filled. Electronic resumes are highly encouraged. All resumes are acknowledged. If you are applying by email, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to If you are applying by either fax or by mail, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to: University of Hartford, Attn: Human Resources Development, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117-1599; Fax: 860.768.4732. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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