Loyola Marymount: Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
Academic Affairs/Library

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business

Position Title: Librarian II Position

Summary: The Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business provides high-quality reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach services to the LMU community, with a particular emphasis on LMU’s College of Business Administration. This position reports to the Head of Reference & Instructional Services. Applications are available on the LMU HR website.

Position Specific Responsibilities/Accountabilities Primary Responsibilities

1. Serve as lead provider of library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business Administration. Consult with faculty to plan instruction sessions, which will include evening classes. Provide occasional library instruction sessions for other academic departments.
2. Provide reference and technology support in person and via chat, phone, and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend hours.
3. Work with the Head of Collection Development to evaluate collections and make purchase decisions for books, journals, and electronic resources in business and related subjects
4. Serve as library liaison to academic departments in the College of Business Administration and related campus departments.
5. Create web-based materials in support of library instruction and reference such as tutorials or subject specific research guides in the area of Business.

Secondary Responsibilities
1. Pursue appropriate professional development and service opportunities within the Library, the University, and the profession.
2. Perform other duties as assigned or requested. Loyola Marymount University Expectations Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.

Required Qualifications

  • Typically a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program, or related field or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of changes related to Business librarianship.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree, certificate, background, or demonstrated interest in business, accounting, economics, or a related field.
  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Good attentive listening skills are essential as well as a strong user-service orientation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of basic reference sources and reference practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the area of library instruction and information literacy.
  • Proficient in Mac and Windows operating systems and commonly used productivity software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe products.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment. Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years of experience providing business-related reference and instruction services in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with business, financial or technical information resources, including tools such as Research Insight, Euromonitor, Business Insights: Global, and ABI/Inform.
  • Knowledge in the area of building, managing, and assessing business collections.

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