Business Librarian -- University of Arkansas -- Fayetteville, AR

The University of Arkansas Libraries invite nominations for and applications from energetic, flexible, and innovative candidates for the position of Business Librarian. The Libraries seek candidates who are receptive to and foster new ideas and who have demonstrated collaboration and open communication skills. Additional key attributes are the abilities to foster successful partnerships with other university departments, to provide excellent services, and to adapt programs and services that support change within the institution.

The Business Librarian serves as a member of the Instruction and Liaison Services team supporting undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business. In support of entrepreneurial initiatives, the Business Librarian works to develop partnerships with the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the McMillian Innovation Studio, and the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub. Additionally, the position supports the Walton Research & Outreach Centers (i.e., Supply Chain Management Research Center, Center for Retailing Excellence, and Blockchain Center of Excellence) and the three key signature research areas (https://researchfrontiers.uark.edu/signature-research-areas/).

We are seeking candidates with broad business and entrepreneurship information skills. This position has responsibilities that include library instruction, research assistance, collection development, and academic outreach. This position may be appointed to lead collaborative collection management in the social sciences. Additionally, this position collaboratively develops library programs and outreach initiatives with members of the Social Sciences Liaison team and reports to the Head of Instruction and Liaison Services.

Responsibilities of this position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate must have demonstrated potential in performance, scholarly activity, and professional service to meet criteria for appointment at the level of Assistant Librarian/Assistant Professor and should possess an exemplary service orientation; the ability to work effectively in a diverse and changing environment; a willingness to engage in faculty liaison activities; initiative and flexibility; strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with team members, other library colleagues, and customers; and effective oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master's degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Relevant undergraduate or graduate degree in business or significant experience providing business reference services in a research library
  • Demonstrated experience providing research assistance, library instruction, and outreach
  • Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with business resources and research methodologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience teaching or providing classroom instruction or public presentation experience
  • Demonstrated experience selecting and acquiring datasets to support research
  • Experience with Text Mining and Data Analysis
  • Working knowledge of emerging trends in digital scholarship and data visualization in business
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills
  • A second advanced degree in a business discipline
  • Collection development experience

Rank and Salary: Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor. Salary: $53,000.

Benefits: Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

Background: The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students. The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH). The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities. The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered. The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission. For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (https://libraries.uark.edu).

The University of Arkansas campus (http://www.uark.edu/) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 27,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters. This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

Application deadline and contact information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by June 16, 2019, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. For the full posting or to apply, please go to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/34039. When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Dean for Human Resources and Organizational Development), résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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