Northwestern University Libraries Librarian Faculty Position
Position: Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian Work Group: Instruction and Curriculum Support Area: Research and Engagement Reports to: Head, Instruction and Curriculum Support
Northwestern University Libraries seek an enthusiastic, collaborative, and user-focused librarian with skills and knowledge pertinent to business researchers across multiple disciplines. Joining a team of librarians active in research services, instruction, and academic engagement, the Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian will partner with other librarians, technical specialists, and faculty to develop innovative services that advance the use of business information in teaching, in research, and in planning new business ventures. Key opportunities of the position include working directly with student entrepreneurs as they develop and launch startups, serving as a liaison to students and faculty in the department of Economics, and being the primary link between Northwestern Libraries and a variety of interdisciplinary academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels that foster the use of business data and resources in fields such as marketing, journalism, engineering, communication, and the humanities. The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian works closely with the Business and Management Librarian, who serves as the primary liaison to the Kellogg School of Management, to coordinate collection development for business resources. By collaborating with specialists in data services, scholarly communication, government information, digital scholarship, and other areas, the Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian connects students and faculty to the full range of resources and services Northwestern Libraries offer.
Actively engages with faculty and students to provide innovative instruction and expert research assistance in the areas of economics, business, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Cultivates partnerships and working relationships to facilitate research in those areas, drawing upon the range of services and expertise of the Northwestern Libraries.
Manages and develops collections to support research, teaching, and learning in the department of Economics and is liaison to multiple programs in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Medill School of Journalism, McCormick School of Engineering, and the School of Communication focused on entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, and management, including active engagement with The Garage, Northwestern’s hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation.
Partners with Business and Management Librarian to support students and faculty in the Kellogg School of Management on the Evanston and Chicago campuses, and similarly collaborates with library liaisons for engineering, communication studies, and other areas to support interdisciplinary programs that have elements of management and entrepreneurship.
Collaborates with the Libraries’ data services team to support use of business data for research and teaching.
Works within the Instruction and Curriculum Support work group to design information literacy student learning goals and instructional materials based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.
Creates learning materials, such as online tutorials, research guides, and other course-specific learning objects for the University’s learning management system.
Contributes to the Libraries’ campus engagement and programming endeavors.
Serves as an active member of the Libraries’ staff, including participation on committees and other bodies as appropriate.
Engages in appropriate professional development, continuing education, professional service, and research activities.
Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program, or its equivalent.
Academic background or practical experience in economics, engineering, business, or related field.
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in business and entrepreneurship research and education.
Awareness of approaches and tools for analyzing and representing business data.
Experience or demonstrated interest in information literacy and library instruction, including familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, active learning techniques, instructional technology, and assessment for learning at all levels.
Ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Adaptable, ability to adjust to changing environment
Takes ownership of work, completes what is needed without being asked, follows through
Plans ahead, manages time well, is resource conscious, finds better ways to achieve personal and work group goals
Northwestern University is a highly selective private university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois and in Doha, Qatar. One of the leading private research libraries in the United States, Northwestern University Library serves the educational and information needs of the NU community as well as scholars around the world. Its collection contains more than 7 million volumes, a full array of digital resources, and collections of distinction in Africana, transportation, and 20th-century and contemporary music. Northwestern is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA). See more information about University Libraries at: http://www.library.northwestern.edu.
First consideration for applications received by: January 18th, 2019
Please apply for this position on the faculty recruitment website. As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35130
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.