Business Librarian

University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Business Librarian

University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
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    If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at (775) 784-1495 or

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    Job Description

    The University of Nevada, Reno seeks a collaborative and user-centered Business Librarian. This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. Reporting to the Director of Research and Instructional Services, the ideal candidate will serve as liaison librarian to the College of Business, as well as the Department of Criminal Justice and the Judicial Studies program. This librarian will provide research assistance in areas such as accounting, business administration, criminal justice, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, marketing, and management. This position is part of the Libraries' liaison librarian program that emphasizes engaging information literacy instruction, in-depth research support for both faculty and students, and active engagement in campus outreach activities to promote the Libraries and build partnerships. The Libraries value excellent oral and written communication skills, a strong service orientation, a willingness to experiment with new methods and technologies, an openness to change and a collaborative approach to meeting user needs. This faculty position requires scholarly activity and publication, and service on professional and university committees.

    Major Responsibilities
  • Provide in-depth research consultations regarding specialized business resources, such as those involving investment and financial data, company and industry information, market research, and economic indicators.
  • Design and conduct curriculum-integrated instructional sessions in the liaison areas both in person and online, create and maintain LibGuides, and create effective online instructional materials such as LMS modules and online tutorials.
  • Proactively collaborate with faculty to meet teaching and research objectives, and support interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in business research.
  • Oversee library collections in the liaison areas, respond to faculty and student requests for library materials, and collaborate with other library departments on collections-related issues.
  • Maintain familiarity with recent trends in scholarly communications related to the liaison areas, and answer basic questions regarding these issues, such as those concerning copyright and journal publication.
  • Work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse communities and cultures.
  • Participate in and extend the Research and Instructional Services Department's outreach, assessment, and instructional initiatives, including research help services.

    Required qualifications
  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent
  • Two (2) years of experience in a library or instruction setting or an advanced degree in one of the liaison areas
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in library services

    Preferred qualifications:
  • Background in and/or familiarity with sources, issues, and trends in business research
  • Experience collaborating with faculty in a liaison librarian capacity
  • Experience planning and delivering innovative library services and/or information literacy instruction
  • Experience with tools that support online learning such as LibGuides and Canvas

    Compensation and Benefits

    Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $60,100.

    Competitive benefits package includes 24 vacation days per year and tuition benefits for self and family. No state income tax.

    More information about the University Libraries and expectations related to faculty rank and tenure can be found in the Bylaws of the University Libraries at UNR.

    Total Compensation

    The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

    Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

    The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program

    About the University Libraries

    The University Libraries has been a cornerstone of the University since it was founded in 1874. Today it encompasses a blend of cutting-edge research facilities and services, including the state of the art Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (main library), Special Collections and University Archives, DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, Jon Bilbao Basque Library, and @One Digital Media and Technology Center. The University Libraries fulfills its mission to further intellectual inquiry and innovation; partner with students and faculty in the creation of new knowledge; and foster excellence in education through providing access to scholarly resources, active learning environments, cutting-edge technology, and knowledgeable assistance, all with an underlying core focus on diversity and inclusion.


    Full-Time Equivalent

    Required Attachment(s)

    Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at

    Attach the following attachments to your application

    1) Resume/CV
    2) Cover Letter
    3) Contact Information for Three Professional References
    4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

    Posting Close Time

    This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately, review of applications begins December 1, 2021.

    Posting Close Date

    Note to Applicant

    A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

    HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

    References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

    Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

    As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

    For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

    Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

    University of Nevada, Reno

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    Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada's land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

    The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

    The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.


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