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Business Librarian/Assistant or Associate

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
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Full Time
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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 ( attendant to the university’s 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 underrepresented populations.

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 points;
  • 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 areas;
  • Provide excellent and collegial customer service;
  • Exhibit professional flexibility in a dynamic work environment;
  • Cooperate with colleagues to support and assist in library services across the system and university;
  • Monitor changing needs and trends in areas of responsibility.

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 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 . Screening of applicants begins May 31, 2022, and continues until the position is filled.

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2225.  Criminal background check required.  All campuses are smoke- and tobacco free.

Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).


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