Are you a librarian who does their best work out in the campus community, engaging faculty, students, and community stakeholders? Do you actively explore ways the library can meet the growing demand for services and resources that support business, innovation, entrepreneurship, and community economic development? If so, come join the Business, Social Sciences, and Education team at Temple Libraries. We seek an enthusiastic, service-oriented Business Librarian who will work closely with our current Business Librarian to pursue our outreach to campus and community partners. As a bonus you’ll work in our new state-of-the-art library building.? Interested candidates from diverse backgrounds, including community college, corporate, and public librarians, are encouraged to apply. Temple University is a vibrant, urban research university with over 1,700 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit http://www.temple.edu/about/.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Head of Business, Social Sciences, and Education, the Business Librarian provides general reference and specialized research consultations for business students at all levels (undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral), staff, and faculty, in person and virtually, by appointment and upon request. Develops print, web-based and multimedia instructional materials and counsels faculty in developing effective assignments and learning activities. Delivers library instruction to students in business-related disciplines and the general education curriculum. Collaborates closely with another Business Librarian, and serves as co-liaison to the Fox School of Business, School of Sports, Tourism & Hospitality Management (STHM), and to entrepreneurship offices across campus, such as Blackstone LaunchPad, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, and others. Shares responsibility for developing and managing electronic and print collections for business and hospitality-related subject areas. Engages the wider campus community through outreach and promotional activities related to innovation, entrepreneurship, and community economic development. Identifies centers of entrepreneurship and start-up activity in Temple colleges beyond Fox Business and STHM, and works with their library liaisons to support entrepreneurial initiatives across campus and local community partners. Participates in committee and collegial meetings, and events, which may occasionally occur in the evening or on weekends. The Business Librarian is expected to be professionally active and meet requirements for contract renewals, promotion, and regular appointment. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
ALA accredited MLS. Experience providing responsive library research and instruction services to an ethnically and economically diverse patron population. Experience serving as a liaison to a business, hospitality, marketing, or related school, or providing business information in an academic, corporate, or public library.
Required Skills and Abilities:
- Current awareness of issues and trends in library public services for one or more of the following: business, entrepreneurship, hospitality, tourism, sports management, and economic development.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to manage projects.
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
- Degree in business, economics, management, hospitality or related field.
- Experience with urban small business development.
- Experience with business data analytics and quantitative tools, such as SPSS, MatLab, R, or others.
- Experience working with campus and community partners (e.g. student services offices, local small businesses or non-profit organizations)
- Experience with Springshare systems.
Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How to apply
To apply for this position, please visit www.temple.edu, click on Careers At Temple at the bottom of the home page, and reference 19002791. For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.