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Business and Economics Librarian

Seattle University
Seattle, Washington State
$58,000-$64,000 plus a generous benefit package
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Seattle University’s Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons seeks a creative and collaborative Business and Economics Librarian to support our highly ranked Albers School of Business and Economics.  

We seek individuals with a passion for working with undergraduate and graduate students engaged in business and economics, as well as the experience or aptitude to collaborate with our active Albers School of Business and Economics Faculty. As a subject liaison, you will hold responsibilities to maintain subject expertise, develop collections, provide specialized research services and instruction, and create resource guides for our business and economics programs across campus. As a member of the Research Services team, you will be expected to provide research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and the wider community through services such as in-person and virtual research consultations. As a member of the Library Faculty, you will contribute to library-wide initiatives by serving on library, campus, and consortial committees, participate in strategic planning initiatives, and cooperate closely with other library units. 

This 12-month non-tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian, is available December 1st, 2022, and will report to the Director, Research Services. Rank will be determined by the level of experience of the successful candidate. The Lemieux Library is especially interested in promoting an environment of inclusive excellence and welcomes applications from candidates committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. 

Zoom Information Sessions 

Please join us to learn more about the position and ask questions. We are offering two Zoom information sessions where we will share more information about the university, our library, and the Business and Economics Librarian position. No registration is needed—just click the link at the listed date and time (attendees will be anonymous, times are in Pacific Standard Time): 

October 12th, 4:00pm – 5:00pm:  

October 14th, 2:00pm – 3:00pm:  


Minimum Degree Required: 

  • MLS (Master of Library Science) from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent.  

Minimum qualifications:  

  • Experience providing research/reference services, information literacy instruction, collection development, and/or outreach services to business or economics programs.  
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in business librarianship.  
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively, as well as manage multiple projects and priorities. 
  • Willingness to accept and support the mission of Seattle University and its commitment to the vision and values of Jesuit and Catholic higher education. 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Coursework, advanced training or degree in business, statistics, economics or a related subject. 
  • More than 2 years of experience providing library liaison services to business or economics programs.  
  • Experience with research, scholarly publication, professional development, and service activities in areas appropriate to academic librarianship.  

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within six schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer. 
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community. 
Application Instructions 
Applicants must apply at and provide: (1) detailed letter of application identifying the candidate’s education, experience, achievements, potential to succeed in the position; (2) comprehensive curriculum vitae; (3) statement on how the candidate, personally and professionally, can contribute to the mission, vision, and values of Seattle University; (4) names and contact information for three professional references who can address the candidate's experience and ability pertinent to the position. (Letters may be solicited upon submission of application). Consult the library's website for a detailed job description. Application review will begin October 28th, 2022. Open until filled. Library faculty appointments will be at appropriate rank, based on experience and service.  

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