American University Library invites applications from innovative,
energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a continuing
appointment faculty position supporting the Kogod School of
Business, beginning as soon as possible and subject to budgetary
approval. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the
field at either assistant or associate level.
Responsibilities: As the Research and Instruction Librarian for
Business (Business Librarian), the librarian will be the point
person for research assistance, information literacy instruction
and collection development in support of the curriculum and the
faculty research at the Kogod School of Business, as well as
business-related research across campus. The Business Librarian
will work closely with the faculty and administration of the Kogod
School of Business to ensure that the University Library is able to
meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness
of library resources. In collection development, reviews and
selects research materials to support faculty and student research
for Kogod and actively engages with vendors. This position provides
high-level subject specific reference assistance to Kogod faculty
and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students
and faculty and teaches subject specific instruction sessions and
participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for
all students. The Business Librarian creates appropriate online
tools to support Kogod students and faculty and supports
interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require
expertise in business librarianship. This position serves on
library cross-functional teams and participates in decisions that
affect the overall research materials collection. The Business
Librarian assists all relevant entities in self-studies and
The Business Librarian is a member of Research, Teaching and
Learning (RTL) and reports to the Associate Director of RTL. As a
member of RTL, the Business Librarian also participates in broader
initiatives as part of the library.
Library faculty members participate in university governance
activities. The Business Librarian also consults regularly with the
Kogod teaching faculty and administrators. The Business Librarian
actively supports DEI initiatives within the University Library and
within Kogod School of Business. Continuing Appointment library
faculty members are expected to contribute to the profession of
librarianship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Provide Information Literacy Instruction
Provide Research Support and Outreach Services to the Kogod
- Support the Kogod School of Business by teaching integrated
information literacy sessions within Business disciplines
including: Marketing, Finance and Real Estate, Accounting, Business
Administration, Management, and Information Technology.
- Work with Kogod Faculty to develop instructional materials for
information literacy, e.g. tutorials, course libguides,
- As the liaison to Kogod, work with appropriate committees,
administrators and faculty to incorporate information literacy
learning objectives and intervention appropriately into the
- Teach baseline information literacy skills to Writing Studies
- Participate in departmental information literacy initiatives as
a member of RTL, e.g. walk-in workshops, assessment and
analysis projects, and pedagogical explorations, other instruction
Curate the Business Collection
- Partner with the Kogod community to discover information
resources and data through consulting on research projects,
providing reference help, facilitating access to online resources,
and finding business information resources through individual
consultations (in person and online) and through email.
- Support any student or faculty member, regardless of
departmental affiliation, with consultations concerning advanced
subject specific research requiring business information
- Provide consultations on best practices and resources to
accomplish research activities.
- Participate in department-wide services to serving the broader
AU community and public with basic research assistance through our
in-person Research Assistance Desk or our online Ask a Librarian
- Partner with the Kogod Financial Information Services and
Technology Lab to ensure that Kogod students have access to the
information resources they need to do their work.
- Participate in outreach programs in person and online.
Develop and Manage Web Based Resources
- Purchase materials required to support the curriculum of Kogod,
the research of the faculty, and the long-term research needs of
the university as related to resources related to business.
- Appropriately de-select of cease subscriptions to business
information resources in relationship to the budget, the
curriculum, the research needs of the faculty, long-term
commitments to the regional and national intellectual record, and
trends in publishing.
- Serve on the Collection Management Team that oversees the
overall university library collection, excepting special
collections and archives.
Service to the Profession
- Develop and maintain web pages related to business information
resources and services on the LibGuides platform.
- Consult with stakeholders on any changes to the enterprise
systems that impact access to business information resources.
Service to the University
- Participate in advancing the profession of Librarianship or the
academic field of business through original research, relevant
service to professional and scholarly societies, publications, and
impactful presentations in professional or scholarly venues.
- Participate in the shared governance of American University and
American University Library through active participation on
university and library committees and engagement in work that
meaningfully furthers the university and library outside of the
primary duties of the position.
Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and
Position available: Beginning as soon as possible
Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and
Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately
and will continue until the position is filled.
ABOUT THE KOGOD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The Kogod School of Business at American University is the oldest
accredited business school in Washington, D.C. With more than 1500
students, Kogod offers full-time, Professional (part-time) and
Online MBA programs, seven specialized Masters of Science degree
programs and a robust undergraduate business degree program. All
Kogod programs are designed to integrate a business education with
a global perspective. With a focus on Business in the
and entrepreneurship through the innovation incubator,
Kogod actively connects students with community and facilitates
putting their ideas into action.
ABOUT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
The American University Library www.american.edu/library
serves the AU community through a collection of more than 1,700,000
print and electronic book titles and 180,000 media and sound
recordings. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington
College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU
Library collection totals over 184,000 journal subscriptions in all
subjects. The Library has 23 library faculty, 87 full-time staff
and other professionals and about 62 student assistants. The
library's budget is about $17 million. The American University
Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library
American University Library is a Founding Member of the Diversity
Alliance for Academic Libraries.
American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and
graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than
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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
American University values open and honest inquiry, servant
leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all.
American University envisions a thriving community where
individuals of all identities and experiences are understood,
appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment,
opportunities, and outcomes prevail.
AU’s plan for Inclusive Excellence, adopted in January 2018,
reflects the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion—the cornerstone for achieving institutional and
To learn more about how AU is infusing diversity, equity, and
inclusion at a strategic, tactical, and operational level, please
- An ALA accredited M.L.S is required.
- Professional experience in an academic or research institution
is highly preferred.
- A degree in business, economics or a related field is highly
preferred. Corporate experience of two or more years in lieu of an
academic business background is also acceptable.
- Demonstrated reference experience or training is required.
- Pedagogical experience or training is required.
- Collection development experience or instruction is
- Evidence of potential for professional contributions and
ongoing professional development is essential.
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong
public service ethic; and collaborative skills are essential.
- Ideal candidates will possess the ability to shift priorities
in a rapidly changing environment; to work across a broad-based
constituency, to communicate a positive library image; and have an
awareness of current concerns and developments in
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Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
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an inclusive, welcoming, and adaptable environment for the
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