Business Information Specialist, Library (6268U)

Business Information Specialist, Library (6268U)
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 5/22/2019

Departmental Overview
The Long Business Library provides a high level of support to the students, faculty and staff of the Haas School of Business. In addition, the Business Library assists independent scholars and the general public, and works closely with others in the Social Sciences Division.

Working under the direction of the Business Librarian, the Business Information Specialist works closely with Haas faculty, locating Library-licensed content to support instruction and making course materials electronically available to students. As appropriate, assists faculty in making their publications available open access, creates online guides to help students and faculty effectively navigate complex databases and business sources, and provides reference assistance to the Business School and to the broader campus community and business community.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to identify and locate scholarly citations using library tools (catalog, discovery layer, e-journal finder, specialized databases, open web)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including faculty, faculty assistants, librarians, staff, and students.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of business information sources
  • Deep understanding of library resources and vendors
  • Experience providing reference service in an academic library
  • Experience creating resource guides using LibGuides or other platforms
  • Experience working in areas related to open access

    Salary & Benefits
    $50,100.00 - $76,300.00 annual @ 100% FTE (This is a 50% appointment)
    For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

    How to Apply
    Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

    Other Information
    This is a 50% FTE, career appointment.

    Conviction History Background
    This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

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