Business and Economics Research Librarian - West Virginia University

Post date: March 7, 2022


Librarian Faculty Position, Morgantown Campus.

The WVU Libraries seeks a Business and Economics Research Librarian to build and maintain liaison relationships with the departments of the John Chambers College of Business and Economics. This librarian would also be a member of the Downtown Library’s Research Services team, providing general research support and teaching information literacy courses and instruction sessions.

Apply here: Business and Economics Librarian, Research Services - WVU Libraries

Major Responsibilities:

· Actively engage with faculty, students, and centers in the College of Business and Economics and other entrepreneurial and business-related initiatives across the University

· Design and implement a program of strategic instruction in assigned subject areas

· Provide specialized research assistance in assigned subject areas

· Provide general research and reference assistance to library users

· Develop, assess, and advocate for resources to support research and instruction in assigned subject areas

· Broaden representation and belonging through materials and outreach strategies.

· Engage in service and professional development/research

Required qualifications:

· ALA accredited Master’s degree in library and information science or international equivalent graduate degree by date of appointment

· Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills

· Demonstrated understanding of the role of liaison librarians

· Demonstrated understanding of information literacy practices

Desired qualifications:

· Familiarity with entrepreneurship and innovation programs

· Familiarity with emerging technologies and resources related to business, economics, social sciences, or entrepreneurship

· Experience with instruction in a higher education setting and understanding of teaching pedagogies

· Familiarity with open access and other aspects of scholarly communication

If you feel that you don’t meet these desired qualifications, we still encourage you to apply. Desired qualifications can sometimes miss the elements that would most strengthen our team; we value a diversity of skills.

Condition of Work and Benefits

Twelve-month assignment, 37.5 hours weekly M-F with occasional weekend and evening work possible

Flexible Hybrid work schedule possible

Faculty rank and status

Non-tenure track

Health and retirement benefits

Generous paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave

Supportive work environment with funding support for research and professional activities

We welcome beginning or early career librarians and will fill the position at the rank of Staff Librarian or Assistant University Librarian. Rank and salary are dependent upon post-MLS experience and credentials.

Salary range $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 commensurate with experience and faculty rank.

Exemplary job performance, professional development/research, and service are required for reappointment and promotion in rank.

Application procedure

Apply here: Business and Economics Librarian, Research Services - WVU Libraries

Application review process begins April 1, 2022. Applications received by this date will receive the highest consideration. A complete application must include a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names of three current, professional references (please include mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). Please contact the search committee chair Alyssa Wright at if you have questions.

About WVU Libraries

The WVU Libraries encompasses seven libraries: the Downtown Library, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library (Morgantown), Law Library, Health Sciences Library (Charleston), Mary F. Shipper Library at Potomac State College, Beckley Library at WVU Institute of Technology, and West Virginia and Regional History Center. Our collections include more than 1.8 million books, 400,000 eBooks, and 117,000 eJournals. To learn more about our strategic goals read our 2021-2024 Strategic Roadmap

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