King Library: Business Librarian/Assistant or Associate will
have primary responsibility for subject specialist and liaison
services to academic departments and programs in the nationally
recognized Farmer School of Business. The Librarian serves as
point of contact for these departments and programs for research
assistance, library teaching, and collections needs. The
position is part of the Libraries’ Advise & Instruct
department, working collaboratively to provide engaged research,
teaching, and collections services to the university. Miami
University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways
of providing first class service and workplace flexibility.
This position is approved for remote work on a part-time basis with
occasional meetings on the Oxford, Ohio, campus and following a
successful period of onboarding. Remote work is a working
arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at
any time for any reason.
The University Libraries are engaged in a continuing strategic
planning process (lib.miamioh.edu/strategic/)
attendant to the university’s strategic plan (https://miamioh.edu/about-miami/leadership/president/strategic-plan/).
Living our values, we aspire to be welcoming, curious,
collaborative, and trailblazing. We encourage applications from
newly graduated and early career librarians, and from members of
The Business Librarian/Assistant or Associate will:
- Serve as library subject specialist and liaison to academic
departments in the Farmer School of Business. Specific subject area
duties are assigned according to library needs and the appointee's
experience and interests;
- Establish and maintain positive relationships with faculty and
students in liaison areas;
- Provide general and specialized information consultation in
assigned subject areas and support the Libraries' public service
- Provide engaged library instruction using multiple modes
(in-person, online, and asynchronous) and technologies as warranted
to support curricula and research in assigned areas;
- Provide collection development and management in assigned
- Provide excellent and collegial customer service;
- Exhibit professional flexibility in a dynamic work
- Cooperate with colleagues to support and assist in library
services across the system and university;
- Monitor changing needs and trends in areas of
Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program by date
of appointment; analytical skills to aid in use of library
information resources, technology problem solving, and
decision-making; ability to work both independently and in teams,
with all levels of staff and diverse library customers; proactive
attitude, initiative, and ability to independently conceive and
carry out projects; enthusiasm and capability to independently
identify and develop new skills and professional competencies;
ability to meet the Libraries' promotion and continuing contract
requirements (see http://www.lib.miamioh.edu/about/larps.pdf).
Appointment as Associate Librarian requires an established record
of service and scholarship as described in these requirements.
Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
Consideration may be given to candidates with prior degree or
coursework in a business discipline; one year prior professional
business or business librarianship experience; strong written and
oral communication skills; one year prior work experience in an
academic or special library; one year prior work experience in
public-facing or client service-oriented work environments; one
year teaching experience, especially at the college level;
experience in data management and analysis, statistical analysis
methods; experience working with digital scholarship, emerging
technologies, or scholarly communications issues.
Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae to:
Inquiries may be directed to Kevin Messner at firstname.lastname@example.org . Screening
of applicants begins May 31, 2022, and continues until the position
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