Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business, Loyola Marymount University

By August 30, 2021

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, seeks an energetic, self-directed and collaborative Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business who will provide high-quality reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach services to the LMU community, with a particular emphasis on LMU’s College of Business Administration. The position is available immediately.

Reporting to the Head of Reference & Instruction Services, the Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business will serve as lead provider of library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business Administration, create web-based instructional materials, and provide occasional library instruction sessions for other academic departments. This position includes reference and technology support via chat, email, phone, web conferencing and in-person shifts at the Information Desk.  The Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business will work with the Head of Collection Development to evaluate collections and make purchase decisions for books, journals, and electronic resources in business and related subjects. The successful candidate must have a degree, background, or interest in business, accounting, economics, or a related field and be willing to continue upgrading their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as lead provider of library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business Administration. Consult with faculty to plan instruction sessions, which will include evening classes.  Provide occasional library instruction sessions for other academic departments.
  • Provide reference and technology support in person and via chat, phone, and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend hours.
  • Work with the Head of Collection Development to evaluate collections and make purchase decisions for books, journals, and electronic resources in business and related subjects.
  • Serve as library liaison to academic departments in the College of Business Administration and related campus departments.
  • Create web-based materials in support of library instruction and reference such as tutorials or subject specific research guides in the area of Business.
  • Serve as lead provider of the library orientation initiatives to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business Administration.
  • In order to meet expectations for moving through the LMU librarians’ promotion plan: Engage in service to the library, campus, and the library profession through committee work, conference planning, or other activities; engage in professional development through continuing education, including local, regional, national, international, or virtual conference and workshop attendance; engage in scholarship through grant writing, conference presentations, and/or publications.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Job Qualifications

Required:

  • Typically a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program, or related field or equivalent experience.  Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of changes related to Business librarianship.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree, certificate, background, or demonstrated interest in business, accounting, economics, or a related field.
  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral).  Good attentive listening skills are essential as well as a strong user-service orientation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of basic reference sources and reference practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the area of library instruction and information literacy.
  • Proficient in Mac and Windows operating systems and commonly used productivity software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe products.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

Preferred:

  • Two years of experience providing business-related reference and instruction services in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with business, financial or technical information resources, including tools such as WRDS, ABI/Inform, Simmons Insight, Passport by Euromonitor, and SimplyAnalytics.
  • Knowledge in the area of building, managing, and assessing business collections.

Deliberations on the pool of candidates will begin Monday, August 30, 2021. LMU offers competitive salary and benefits; salary will be commensurate with experience.

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