Emory University Business Librarian in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



949000:LITS: Goizueta Business Librar

Job Description:

The Goizueta Business Library at Emory University has an exciting opportunity for a confident, imaginative and passionate business librarian committed to partnering with a top business school to transform and integrate business intelligence into the curriculum in very innovative, non-traditional ways. The Business Library provides exceptional business information products and services to the Goizueta Business School’s faculty, students, staff and alumni, delivered through highly customized and personalized consultations, outreach, marketing, creative instruction, and successful digital learning experiences.

Position Duties

This individual will assume several liaison roles with the Goizueta Business School:

  1. area liaison with the Information, Science and Operations Management (ISOM) faculty, responsible for building partnerships, evaluating and growing relevant collections, developing in-person and digital instruction and learning experiences for courses;

  2. liaison for the Undergraduate Business Program (BBA), responsible for identifying opportunities to collaborate with the BBA Program Dean and staff, and engaging with the BBA students in innovative and creative ways; this includes partnering with the BBA Career Management Center’s (CMC) towards developing programs around internship and job interview research preparation, and assuming the lead role for the Business Library’s BBA Business Essentials Workshops .

In addition, this individual will take the lead on several of the Business School’s industry concentrations and be the GBL representative on some Emory Libraries’ collection management working groups.

As an active member of a highly collaborative team, this person will also be responsible for creating, marketing and delivering a range of business information products and services in support of all of the Business Library’s target customers (e.g. students across all Programs, Faculty, Staff, and GBS Alumni). These responsibilities include: Supporting Faculty teaching and research, designing and teaching instructional classes and providing in-person and online consultation and reference services; during the Fall and Spring semesters, this individual will maintain a weekly evening desk schedule and work two-three Saturday and Sunday desk schedules per semester; throughout the year, she/he will additionally be expected to participate in other evening and weekend events and activities. All of this is accomplished through an integrated and creative strategy which positions the business librarians to be present both physically in the Goizueta Business Library and Business School and virtually in the multiple digital spaces in which the students, faculty and alumni engage.

A commitment to involvement in Goizueta Business School, Emory Libraries, and University-wide committees and activities, and demonstrated commitment to professional organizations and professional development activities is also expected.

Competencies: A successful candidate possesses the following characteristics and experiences:

  • Demonstrated experience teaching business intelligence classes and consultations across both BBA and MBA communities.

  • Demonstrated interest working with undergraduate business students, and an innovative, non-traditional mindset that embraces what success looks like for business students and future business leaders.

  • In-depth knowledge of commercial and academic business databases such as FactSet, Factiva, EIU, Marketline, SimplyMap, Business Source Complete, EconLit and Science Direct.

  • Strong commitment to a customer-centered service model that anticipates and is responsive to the distinctive needs of Business School faculty, students, and alumni

  • Familiarity with assessment implementation and analysis in support of setting strategy and ensuring on-going alignment with core customers.

  • Preference for participating in a team-based, highly collaborative work environment

  • Embraces challenges and risks as exciting opportunities for change and improvement

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated interest in data analysis and data visualization, including use of tools such as Tableau, Excel, Google Analytics.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science OR equivalent education and professional experience in a business academic or business information setting OR experience working in the relevant business field.

  • Two to five years of professional experience in a business academic setting or experience working in a corporate or other type of business environment is preferred.

  • Ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, faculty and students, off campus faculty and administrators, campus administrators, stakeholders, etc.

  • Demonstrated knowledge using and teaching commercial and academic business databases relevant to the business school's academic areas (e.g. operations, marketing, finance, etc.)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial and academic business databases such as FactSet, Factiva, EIU, Euromonitor’s Passport, and Science Direct.

  • Demonstrated proficiency and comfort using a range of technologies, including computers and mobile devices and library-relevant information technology applications.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in relevant subject disciplines.

  • Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time and within budget and in accordance with project parameters.

  • Willingness and availability to work regular weekday evening and weekend schedules

  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population.

  • Capacity to thrive in an ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a major research institution and professional school environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

  • Evidence of active participation, involvement, and leadership in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Commitment to a customer centered service model that is responsive to and anticipates the distinctive needs of faculty, students and alumni.

  • Enthusiasm for participating in a team based collaborative work environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in academic business libraries, higher education, and professional business schools.

  • Embraces challenges as exciting opportunities for change and improvement.

Operating Unit/Division:

LITS: Library and IT Services

Job Title:

Business Librarian

This position involves::

Not Applicable

Full/Part Time:




Additional Job Details:

Department: Goizueta Business Library, Emory Libraries

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits. Several retirement plan options. Relocation assistance is provided for moving expenses.

Position Availability: Immediately

Application Procedures:

Interested candidates should review the applications requirements and apply online at Emory Careers Site.

Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:

1) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience;

2) Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and

3) On a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by July 3, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will continue until position is successfully filled. Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).