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Business Research Librarian

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Number FAE690
Position Type Professional Faculty
Rank Open
Working Title Business Research Librarian
School/Unit VCU Libraries
Department University Libraries
Number of Months 12
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible
Grant funded position? No

Position Summary and Qualifications

Mission or Goal of Unit

The VCU Libraries transforms our communities by enriching scholarship, learning, and clinical care through our teaching, our collections, and our leadership.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The Business Research Librarian will serve as the liaison to the School of Business. In this position the liaison will assume a leadership role for providing research and instructional support for faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will apply active learning theories, principles, and practices to develop and deliver course content to support teaching and learning in curriculum-integrated and library instruction settings. S/he will work collaboratively with library team members to develop and provide interdisciplinary support of scholarship and research at VCU, and as appropriate, support outreach efforts related to community engagement.

Position Responsibilities

Reporting to Head of Academic Outreach, the Business Research Librarian will serve as liaison to the School of Business. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues to support additional business-related initiatives and programs across campus. The Business Research Librarian will actively build and maintain relationships with faculty, students, and administrative units within the School of Business. They will provide course-integrated instruction, workshops, individual consultations, and research assistance. They will actively pursue outreach opportunities to promote library services and advance research and learning for business faculty and students. They will ensure reference collections are relevant to evolving business research demands. Academic Outreach Librarians are expected to contribute beyond their subject area by providing collaborative and cross-disciplinary support for departmental and library-wide outreach activities. Academic Outreach librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with VCU Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.

Required Qualifications

ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate-level degree in a business-related discipline. Two or more years of public services experience in an academic library. Experience teaching in a classroom setting and providing in depth research assistance. Familiarity with specialized business research sources and methods. Experience working with web authoring tools including LibGuides and developing promotional materials. Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, service-oriented, and collaborative environment. Evidence of successful project management skills and the ability to plan and implement programs. Ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities under pressure. Evidence of creativity, initiative, and flexibility when working independently and on teams. Ability to work professionally with faculty. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Posting Detail Information

Date Posted 09/26/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline Date
Proposed Hire Date 05/01/2017
Type of Search National
Application Process/Additional Information

Submission of application through VCU Jobs only; a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and in a single pdf, 3 professional references with full contact information.

Posted Salary not less than $50,000

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you find out about this position?
    • Alumni association magazine
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Community event
    • Email notification
    • HERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)
    • Higher education publication
    • Internal Recruiter
    • Job fair
    • Job site (e.g.
    • Listserv
    • Newspaper
    • Professional association/journal
    • Referred by person/employee
    • Search firm notification
    • VCU vacancy listing - eJobs
    • Other
  2. * If you selected "Other" for your referral source please indicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select "Other," please enter "n/a.")

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you or will you have a Master's Degree in a related field of study by the hire date?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents