Business Librarian

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position TitleBusiness LibrarianExternal Link to Posting Library - 30800Vacancy NumberE404Position Number1432Location of WorkplaceMain UNCW CampusBrief Summary of Work for this Position

The Business Librarian engages with faculty, students, and staff in the Cameron School of Business and the Communication Studies department via information literacy instruction, research collaboration, outreach and partnership efforts, and collection management.

Key responsibilities include:
• Collaborates with faculty to create, provide, and assess information literacy instruction for courses where information literacy skills are in development
• Provides dedicated research assistance and scholarly communications outreach to the students, faculty, and staff of assigned departments
• Ensures that the library’s collections adequately support the curricular and research needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the departments it serves by ordering relevant materials
• Actively engages with assigned departments, which includes collaborative programming such as workshops, panel discussions, exhibits, etc.
• Teaches information literacy sessions to students in First Year Seminar and English Composition courses

• Provides dedicated support to the Cameron School of Business and the department of Communication Studies
• Serves as Randall Library’s functional expert on business, nonprofit, market, and industry data tools, both free and subscription-based (for example, ABI/INFORM, Mergent Online, IBISWorld, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage)

Minimum Requirements

- ALA-Accredited Master’s degree in library and information science

- Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic library services/resources

- Strong public service orientation

- Demonstrated ability to work effectively both on teams and independently

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Commitment to fostering an inclusive educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty and student population

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position

-Knowledge of academic libraries

-Ability to provide liaison librarian services including research assistance, instruction, and outreach

-Ability to work with a wide range of users including faculty, staff, students, and community members

-Ability to communicate both in writing and orally

Preferred formal education, professional skills and work experience

-Experience providing information literacy instruction and research assistance in an academic library

- Experience with electronic resources, information technologies, and collection management

- Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic library services/resources

- Demonstrated experience in creating online tutorials or modules and integrating information literacy instruction into online courses

- Experience with business research tools such as ABI/INFORM, Mergent Online, IBISWorld, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage

- Undergraduate or graduate degree in business, economics, marketing, accounting, communications, or a related field

Primary purpose of the division, department, and/or grant

Academic Affairs is the central division for implementing the mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Through effective academic policies, practices and programs, it provides leadership for excellence in teaching, scholarship and creative work, as well as service to local, regional, and global communities.

William Madison Randall Library supports the mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington through the provision of information resources, services and programs relevant to the needs of its students, faculty and staff. It also serves as a rich cultural resource for the surrounding community and the region. To accomplish this mission, the library provides (1) diverse collections of informational resources in multiple formats and specialized technologies to enable the creation of new knowledge; (2) efficient access to those informational resources and technologies; (3) assistance and instruction in identifying, evaluating and interpreting information; (4) a safe and comfortable facility which stimulates intellectual curiosity and reflective thinking; and (5) programs that connect scholars and interested individuals with information and expertise to inspire lifelong learning.

The Research and Instructional Services division of Randall Library assists and teaches users (students, faculty, staff, and the general public) how to identify, retrieve, and analyze information. Delivery of these services is through individual contact, classroom and other group presentations and activities, and through both synchronous and asynchronous web, email, and other technology-enhanced communication. Public programming involves delivery of academic programming, exhibits coordination and implementation, and developing collaborative instructional and academic programming projects with campus and community entities. In addition, RIS librarians manage the collection in their subject areas through selection and deselection of materials in all formats. Assessment of these services is a key part of these efforts, providing insight on user behavior, user needs, the impact and effectiveness of the services, and the return on investment for the library.

College/School InformationUniversity Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant InstructionsMonths Per Year11A (Aug-June)Position TypePermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited PositionsJob Posting Date10/11/2019Priority Consideration Date10/28/2019Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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    Posted: 10/12/2019
    Application Due: 11/3/2019
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