University of Texas Libraries: Business Librarian

University of Texas Libraries

Position: Business Librarian

Deadline: To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by May 27, 2007.

The University of Texas Libraries seeks a Business Librarian to provide innovative business research support services to the McCombs School of Business and the broader academic community. McCombs is a large, distinguished business school featuring top 20 MBA and top 10 undergraduate programs.

This position offers opportunity for creative, strategic approaches to the selection, delivery and support of business information resources and services through platforms such as Blackboard, MetaLib subject portfolios, RSS feeds, and other technology-based tools. Primary responsibilities include reference in all appropriate mediums, content development of the Business Information Center web pages, management of print, digital and shared business information resources, identification of development opportunities, faculty outreach in the area of scholarly communication, individual and small group research consultation, and marketing and assessment of library services. The successful candidate will be a flexible self-starter who is energetic, creative, customer-focused and comfortable working in a collaborative, fast-paced, evolving technological and change-oriented environment.

The Business Librarian participates in staffing the University of Texas Libraries Ask a Librarian virtual and physical service points, including evening and weekend service schedules. Active participation in local committee and project team efforts as well as relevant professional organizations and professional development activities is expected. The position reports to the Head Librarian, Reference and Information Services (RIS) and currently supervises one .5 FTE Graduate Research Assistant/Business Librarian Intern. The RIS department is located in the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), the main library of the University of Texas Libraries which supports the social sciences, humanities, business and education.

Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Experience in an academic- or research-level business information setting. Extensive knowledge of business information resources, including Factiva, LexisNexis, Investext, EBSCO, or ProQuest, as well as traditional print resources. Experience teaching, providing library instruction, or developing instructional materials. Eligible to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications: An MBA or Masters in business-related area or undergraduate business degree or three or more years successful experience at a Research I University Business School. Experience working in a business field such as accounting, finance, management or marketing. Experience in an academic or research library. Evidence of a strong commitment to customer-centered services. Experience providing reference or collection development services for one or more business subject areas (Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, etc.). Experience collaborating with faculty on instruction or other outreach projects, including course-integrated library instruction or integrating library content into course management systems. Experience developing and maintaining web-based guides or resources. Evidence of excellent communication, public speaking, teaching, writing and analytical skills. Evidence of initiative, creativity and resourcefulness. Past success with development initiatives. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national and international programs and initiatives.

Salary and Benefits: $48,000-$58,000 annually or more, depending on qualifications and experience. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.

Recruiting Schedule: To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by May 27, 2007. Interested candidates must complete an online Application of Employment. Please refer to job posting number 07-04-17-01-0080 and follow applicant instructions given online which includes submitting the following additional materials: a letter of interest, a full resume, a statement of salary requirements and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three professional references. Send these additional materials to Carol Johnson via email. An email confirmation will be sent within 1-2 working days to candidates who have submitted both the online application and who have emailed the additional materials as instructed.

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.