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Job Title: Business Assistant/Associate Librarian

Job no: 496753
Department: University Libraries
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Library
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Summary:
Miami University Libraries are conducting a search for the position of Business Librarian. The position is available September 1, 2020. The position will have primary responsibility for subject specialist and liaison services to the academic departments and programs of the Farmer School of Business.

  • Serve as library subject specialist and liaison to academic departments in the Farmer School of Business.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with faculty and students.
  • Provide excellent and collegial customer service.
  • Monitor changing needs and trends.
  • Provide general and specialized information consultation in assigned subject areas and support the Libraries' public service points.
  • Provide engaged library instruction in multiple modes (in-person, online, and asynchronous) as warranted to support curricula and research in assigned areas.
  • Provide collection development and management in assigned areas.
  • Exhibit professional flexibility in a dynamic work environment.
  • Cooperate with colleagues to support and assist in library services across the system and university.
Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution by date of appointment; teaching skills leading to proficient instruction in information literacy; strong commitment to high quality public service; analytical skills to aid in use of information sources and in technology problem solving; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to work both in teams and independently 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 the requirements.

This position is available to persons who are currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis. (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA.)

Desired Qualifications:
Considerations may be given to applicants with prior degree in a business discipline; one year prior experience in business librarianship or other work experience in an academic or special library; one year prior work experience in public-facing or service-oriented work environments; one year experience teaching at the college level; experience in data management and analysis, statistical analysis methods, and/or facility with statistics software (such as SPSS, JMP, or R); experience working with digital scholarship, emerging technologies, or scholarly communications issues.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 
Submit cover letter and resume. Direct inquiries to Donna Richardson at [log in to unmask] or Kevin Messner at [log in to unmask]

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
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 age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [log in to unmask] or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:
Review of applications begins July 9, 2019 and continues until position is filled. 

Benefits Eligible: Yes

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact [log in to unmask] or (513) 529-3560.

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