Business and Economics Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2014-02-05

Employer: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a creative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to join the Davis Library Research and Instructional Services Department (R&IS) as the subject librarian for the disciplines of Business and Economics.

The Business and Economics Librarian will have familiarity with a broad range of business/economic resources, will possess experience in the teaching and use of these resources, will be well versed in the use of Web 2.0 technologies for outreach, will understand and practice “embedded” librarian techniques and will be sufficiently technical to provide support for the discovery and use of datasets.

The librarian in this position will build strong partnerships and deepen engagement with the faculty, will assist and consult with faculty and students in developing research capabilities (e.g., data, business intelligence, and appropriate software and tools), and will provide support for course development.  The librarian will lead the Libraries' engagement and collection building in the designated subject areas.

The Business and Economics Librarian will serve as the liaison to UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences; provide business and economics research consultations to faculty, staff, students, and community members; develop collections in all formats for the research and teaching needs of constituents in the designated subject areas; and increase awareness, within the assigned areas, of scholarly communication, copyright, and authors’ rights issues in collaboration with Scholarly Communications Officer.  The librarian in this position will work closely with faculty, students and other scholars (across all disciplines) to provide proactive research support and innovative instruction; build partnerships, using both innovative and traditional methods, and create shared practices that connect the Libraries’ learning environment and research knowledge with constituent needs; and broaden access to collections through digital project initiatives and actively acquire and promote both licensed and freely available digital resources of value to researchers.

Librarians in the Davis Library Research and Instructional Services Department possess a strong commitment to applying customer service techniques and practices in delivering instruction and reference services and should be prepared to participate in scholarly research and professional activities. The Business and Economics Librarian will actively develop regional, national and international partnerships and collaborations to advance the strategic directions of the Libraries.

Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.  Demonstrated experience in working effectively with business or economics faculty and students to meet their research and information needs.  Familiarity with a broad range of business and economic resources.  Experience delivering instruction and research support services for business and economics.  Experience with collection development in business and economics, in all the formats required by those disciplines.  Experience using and finding data from both commercial and non-commercial sources.  Public service experience in an academic library or comparable setting.  Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a team environment.  Excellent problem-solving, analytical, organizational, oral/written communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred: An undergraduate or graduate degree in business or economics.  Experience with emerging technologies and their application in libraries and higher education.  Evidence of the ability to participate in professional organizations and engage in research and publish as required for promotion.

Archived on: 2014-03-15