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Business & Economics Librarian

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Review of applications will begin July 5, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Business & Economics Librarian
Posting Number P0935F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Auburn University Libraries invites applications for the Business & Economics Librarian, a twelve-month tenure-track position. As member of the Association of Research Libraries, Auburn University Libraries houses a collection of more than three million volumes and operates with a materials budget of $7.4 million. The Libraries’ Strategic Plan is available at

Auburn University, a land, sea, and space grant institution, serves over 25,000 students and offers 140 degree options in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. In 2017, according to U.S. News & World Report, the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business was ranked among the best online MBA programs and 2nd for MBAs with the most financial value at graduation. Auburn University ranks among the top 50 public institutions in the nation for providing a quality education, according to an annual survey by U.S. News & World Report. It is located in the small, friendly college town of Auburn, about 50 miles east of Montgomery, Alabama’s capital, and 115 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2014, the city of Auburn was ranked 10th on Forbes magazine’s list of “Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers.”
Auburn University Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and mission oriented individual to join the Reference and Instruction Services Department as Business & Economics Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Public Services/Head of Reference and Instruction Services in the University Libraries, the successful candidate will serve as liaison to the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and the Department of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts, which include programs with robust distance education and residential components. This twelve-month tenure-track position requires professional and scholarly activity as well as service on library and university committees.
•Provide research assistance in business and economics
•Serve as liaison and provide outreach to highly ranked graduate and undergraduate departments in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
•Serve as liaison and provide outreach to the Department of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts
•Participate in and develop specialized information literacy instruction for business and economics majors and graduate students
•Participate in the library’s general instruction program for undergraduates
•Engage in collection development and management for business and economics
•Provide general reference services, both virtual and in-person, for the University community as well as members of the public. Some evening and weekend reference desk service is required.

Minimum Qualifications

•Masters of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program
•A degree in business/economics or comparable professional experience
•Strong commitment to excellence in public service; adaptability, flexibility, and willingness to engage in continuous learning in order to meet the changing needs of library users
•Excellent interpersonal skills; strong and effective written communication skills
•Ability to work independently; evidence of ability to initiate and carry projects through to completion
•Demonstrated ability to contribute collegially and productively in a team environment
•Ability to adapt emerging technologies to enhance user services in a collaborative, busy, and evolving public services unit
•Potential to meet university promotion and tenure requirements for library faculty

Desired Qualifications

•Experience providing reference, instruction, collection development or liaison services in business or economics
•Advanced degree in a business-related discipline
•Demonstrated knowledge of standard statistical packages
•Familiarity with social science data sources
• A record of professional, scholarly research activity

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin July 5, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date
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Open Until Filled Yes
References required for this position? Yes
If yes, minimum number requested 3

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
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