Drexel University Libraries seeks an early-career librarian to
develop business and entrepreneurship subject expertise (as well as
develop general familiarity with academic library operations and
services through rotating opportunities) while participating in our
three-year diversity residence program. The Business Specialist
Resident Librarian, while focusing on growing expertise and
increasing skills related to delivering services and guidance to
patrons, will benefit from flexible but steady focused
opportunities to become familiar with academic library operations
and services through rotating assignments, interactive mentoring,
and building the Librarian’s professional network. The wide range
of work experience gained through this position will enable the
Librarian to build essential skills and plan career path options
after the conclusion of the residency period. The Librarian will
enrich the Libraries by bringing new ideas and perspectives and
contributing to projects and strategic initiatives.
This position empowers the Drexel community by providing guidance
and personal assistance and will actively embed information and
other literacy competencies in Drexel curriculum learning outcomes
through partnerships with faculty. The Librarian will support the
development of tutorials and other learning objects that build
student information and other literacy skills. The Librarian will
also offer guidance and consultation services, including help with
course-related projects and strategies for finding and evaluating
authoritative information and critical thinking/scientific
reasoning skills related to market validation, business plans, and
assessment of the business market landscape.
This opportunity is part of Drexel University Libraries’ commitment
as a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance to increase the number
of qualified professional library staff from historically
underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Individuals in this role
will benefit from strong mentorship and professional development as
well as guided growth for expertise in business and
entrepreneurship discipline information resources and services. The
program provides an opportunity for entry-level librarians from
diverse backgrounds to begin their professional careers and broaden
their experience in academic librarianship.
- Collaborate with other librarians, faculty and students to help
integrate knowledge of multiple literacies, information resources,
and information-seeking behaviors into Drexel curricula, with
particular emphasis on business and entrepreneurship.
- Inspire student self-directed learning and critical thinking by
providing personal guidance and client-customized consultation
in-person and via chat, phone, email, and events.
- Apply discipline knowledge and expertise in supporting
selection and access decisions for scholarly information
- Develop learning objects, such as library guides and tutorials,
which assist clients to find, access, evaluate, and use information
- Actively foster relationships with faculty, staff and students
that contribute to the Libraries’ communications and continual
service quality improvement efforts.
- Proactively contribute to strengthening the Libraries’ culture
of diversity, equity and inclusiveness.
- Contribute professionally through external service,
publications, or presentations.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Master’s Degree, Library of Information Science.
- Experience not required.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong
customer service orientation and commitment to inclusiveness of
diverse ideas and perspectives.
- Evidence of self-motivation to address new challenges and solve
problems with commitment to learn new knowledge and skills.
- Excellent organizational skills, including time and project
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; able to
lead as well as execute and take constructive input from multiple
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable,
inclusive and welcoming work environment in both physical and cyber
- Experience working in an academic library or corporate/business
- Undergraduate degree, graduate coursework, minor concentration,
or experience in entrepreneurship, business, analytics, or related
Typically sitting a desk/table.
Lifting demands up to 25lbs.
University City – Philadelphia, PA
This position is classified as Exempt, grade K. Compensation for
this grade ranges from $54,630 to $81,940 per year. Please note
that the offered rate for this position typically aligns with the
minimum to midrange of this grade, but it can vary based on the
successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, department
budget, and an internal equity review.
We encourage you to explore Drexel's Professional Staff salary
structure and Compensation Guidelines
for more details on our compensation
You can also find valuable information about our benefits in the
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please make sure you upload your resume and cover letter when
submitting your application.
Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is
Nov 29 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Dec 28 2023 Eastern Standard Time