Subject Liaison for Business and Economics
Vanderbilt University Libraries in Tennessee
|Deadline||Open until filled|
|Date Posted||December 20, 2013|
|Type||Non tenure track|
|Salary||Commensurate with experience|
DESCRIPTION: Professional Librarians fulfill multiple roles, many of which are structured around liaison relationships with particular departments and/or subjects within the University. Key functions may vary over time and by department, but will include all of the following:
Provide professional research instruction and information consultation services for business, management and economics programs at Vanderbilt University. This position will work directly with students and faculty in the Owen Graduate School of Management MBA programs and the Accelerator Summer Business Institute, as well as be primary liaison to the School of Arts & Sciences Economics and Managerial Studies departments. An understanding of faculty research and teaching methods across a variety of management, economics and business disciplines is required. An ability to teach research methods, utilizing specialized business and economics data and information products, is essential.
- Provide one-on-one consultation services to faculty and students in undergraduate and graduate level business, management and economic programs.
- Develop customized course-integrated research, database and resource instruction in the economics and business disciplines.
- Create and maintain library documentation/web pages related to business and economics information resources and services.
- Plan, develop and deliver courses, workshops and orientations for business and economics students and faculty.
All professional staff are expected to participate on library committees or other library strategic initiatives as an integral component of their responsibilities. These may vary in number and scope over time, but these are not add-ons or distractions from primary responsibilities, they are a substantive portion of the job responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will bring a combination of expertise and experience from both the academic discipline and library/information sciences. A graduate degree is expected, whether that is an advanced degree in one of the business or economics related disciplines along with library experience or an MLIS with a combination of relevant business, library or academic experience. At least two years of related professional experience is required, preferably with experience in teaching, outreach and/or experience in meeting the research needs of students and faculty in economics and/or business. The ability to work in a highly collaborative setting, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong commitment to service are expected. A wide range of computer skills, facility with databases relevant to business and economics, and knowledge of current trends in library technology are required. Ability to work with a variety of departments across the university and the libraries is essential. Discipline appropriate language skills are preferred.
ENVIRONMENT: This is an exciting time to be at Vanderbilt University. With an enrollment of over 12,000, Vanderbilt is ideally situated on a wooded campus in the heart of vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. The Jean and Alexander Heard Library System is an integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of the university and community. Our libraries are engaged in major initiatives within Vanderbilt, as well as nationally and internationally. In a Vanderbilt partnership with the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR), the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education is examining emerging national-scale digital projects which have the potential to help transform higher education. We are a sponsor and host institute of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows. Our libraries have an exceptionally talented and dedicated staff of almost 200, an annual budget exceeding $26 million, and hold over 3.7 million volumes. The Heard Library includes nine libraries, the campus course management system and the nationally acclaimed Vanderbilt Television News Archive. Our innovative digital exhibits programs have attracted national attention along with our Gold LEED Central Library renovation. Vanderbilt University is ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News and World Report and has ten nationally-ranked schools and colleges. For more information, please see http://www.vbe.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/virtualtour/.
COMPENSATION: Salary commensurate with education and experience. Benefits are those applicable to exempt employees of Vanderbilt University, including health care insurance; retirement plan options; tuition discount program; and paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave.
APPLICATIONS received by January 31, 2014 will receive first consideration; interested individuals must apply to be considered. Please apply online at http://www.vanderbilt.jobs. Refer to requisition number 1311518. Include a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of four references. Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.