Business Librarian

  • American University Library
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Feb 03, 2020
Full time Education Research

Job Description

American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a tenure-track faculty position for the Kogod School of Business, beginning Summer 2020, subject to budgetary approval. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at either assistant or associate level.

Responsibilities: As the Research and Instruction Librarian for Business, the librarian will be the point person for research assistance, information literacy instruction and collection development in support of the curriculum and the faculty research at the Kogod School of Business, as well as business-related research across campus. The librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the Kogod School of Business to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources. In collection development, reviews and selects research materials (print and digital) to support faculty and student research for Kogod. Provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to Kogod faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty. Teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students. Creates appropriate online tools to support Kogod students and faculty. Supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in business librarianship. Serves on the Library’s Collections Management Team and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection. Assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Business Librarian is a member of the Division of Research, Teaching and Learning [RTL] and reports to the Associate Director of RTL. As a member of RTL, the Business Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the library.

Library faculty members participate in library governance activities. The Business Librarian also consults regularly with the Kogod teaching faculty and administrators. Library faculty members are expected to develop professionally, to engage in scholarship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: An ALA accredited M.L.S and three years’ experience in an academic or research institution and a degree in business, economics or a related field is highly preferred. Corporate experience of five or more years in lieu of an academic business background is also acceptable. Other qualifications include demonstrated reference, instruction, and collection development experience; evidence of potential for scholarship and ongoing professional development; outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong public service ethic; collaborative skills. Ideal candidates will also possess the ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment; to work across a broad-based constituency, to communicate a positive library image; and have an awareness of current concerns and developments in librarianship.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT THE KOGOD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The Kogod School of Business at American University is the oldest accredited business school in Washington, D.C. With more than 1500 students, Kogod offers full-time, Professional (part-time) and Online MBA programs, seven specialized Masters of Science degree programs and a robust undergraduate business degree program. All Kogod programs are designed to integrate a business education with a global perspective. With a focus on Business in the Capital and entrepreneurship through the innovation incubator, Kogod actively connects students with community and facilitates putting their ideas into action.

ABOUT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
The American University Library www.american.edu/library serves the AU community through a collection of more than 1,700,000 print and electronic book titles and 180,000 media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and partner collections across campus including the Career Center, the Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research, and the Visual Resource Center. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 184,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects. The Library has 20 library faculty, 88 full-time staff and other professionals, and about 125 student assistants. The library's budget is about $17 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

American University Library is a Founding Member of the Diversity Alliance for Academic Libraries.

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 14,000 students.

For information about American University, please see http://www.american.edu and learn about the University Library at http://www.american.edu/library.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please contact:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046
mmikkel@american.edu

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identify and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Qualifications

An ALA accredited M.L.S and three years’ experience in an academic or research institution and a degree in business, economics or a related field is highly preferred. Corporate experience of five or more years in lieu of an academic business background is also acceptable. Other qualifications include demonstrated reference, instruction, and collection development experience; evidence of potential for scholarship and ongoing professional development; outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong public service ethic; collaborative skills. Ideal candidates will also possess the ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment; to work across a broad-based constituency, to communicate a positive library image; and have an awareness of current concerns and developments in librarianship.