Emory University Business Librarian in decatur, Georgia


The Goizueta Business Library at Emory University has an exciting opportunity for an experienced business librarian to partner with a top business school. This individual should be confident, energetic, creative, forward-thinking, and customer-focused, and committed to integrating business intelligence into the curriculum in innovative and 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, instruction, and digital learning engagement.

Position Duties

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

  • liaison with the Marketing area faculty, responsible for building partnerships, developing and teaching in-person and digital classes, creating web content, and evaluating and growing relevant marketing collections.

  • liaison for the Full-Time MBA (1 Year and 2 Year Programs), responsible for identifying opportunities to collaborate with the FT MBA Program Dean and staff, and engaging with these students and teaching faculty in innovative and creative ways; including partnering with theexperiential curriculum.

  • This individual may assume the lead for other GBS concentrations/strategic themes, and other GBL initiatives.

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).

  • supporting Faculty teaching and research

  • designing and teaching instructional classes

  • providing in-person, phone, and virtual consultations. During the Fall and Spring semesters, this individual will maintain a weekly evening desk schedule and work two-three Saturday and Sunday weekend desk schedules in the Fall and Spring semesters

  • she/he will additionally be expected to participate in other evening and weekend GBS events and activities.

All of these activities are 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 virtual spaces in which the students and faculty engage.

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

  • Demonstrated experience working with business students across different business programs and representing diverse communities, and an innovative, non-traditional mindset that embraces what success looks like for our future business leaders, including:

  • Conducting in-depth course-focused and career preparation consultations

  • Developing and teaching business intelligence classes

  • In-depth knowledge of using and teaching marketing and other business commercial and academic business databases

  • 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.

  • Strong desire to participate 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 of data analysis and data visualization, including use of tools such as Tableau, Excel, and Google Analytics.

Professional Responsibilities

  • Participates in appropriate professional and scholarly associations and organizations including maintaining membership and/or accreditation; attending meetings, conferences, workshops; and serving in appointed or elected positions.

  • Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary job assignment as well as maintains general knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, and information and educational technology.

  • Provides reference assistance to Emory students and faculty, visiting scholars, and the public as needed and assigned.

  • Adheres to guidelines outlined in the Handbook Governing the Librarian series for Faculty-Equivalent Librarians to ensure appointment, appointment renewal and promotion-in-rank

  • Participates in library and campus communities as appropriate for service purposes.

Required Qualifications

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

  • Minimum of five years of professional experience working in a business school academic setting, or experience working in a corporate or other type of business environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge using and teaching marketing commercial and academic business databases, includingKantar Media Stradegy, Simmons, SRDS and SimplyAnalytics

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Commitment to engagement with Goizueta Business School, Emory Libraries, and University-wide committees and activities

  • 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 commitment to participation, involvement, and leadership in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.

Additional Details

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 4/23/18 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, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans.

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Job Number 17799

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division LITS: Library and IT Services

Department LITS: Goizueta Business Librar

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Required Documents Letter of Interest, List of References

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled