Reporting to the Head of the Gast Business Library, the Entrepreneurship Librarian is a member of the team that plans and delivers the full range of reference, instruction and liaison services to the patrons of the business library. The person in this position also conducts outreach to entrepreneurs and small business owners across the state to connect them with appropriate business library services and resources.
The specific responsibilities of the Entrepreneurship Librarian include the following:
Provides in-depth, specialized service in the areas of entrepreneurship and small business development and supply chain management. Develops and implements orientation and instructional sessions, online research guides and web-based tutorials in these areas.
Maintains effective liaison relationships with faculty active in assigned departments and subject areas and communicates with the same faculty on a regular basis. These include faculty that teach courses for the Entrepreneurship Minor, including the Social Entrepreneurship track, from colleges across the University.
Leads efforts to integrate business library services into a growing number of campus programs and university initiatives in the area of entrepreneurship, seeking to imbue information-savvy practices into entrepreneurship programs. These include non-credited entrepreneurship experiences and opportunities offered by MSU, such as through the Hatch, MSU Technologies, MSU Extension and a variety of other programs.
Provides embedded instruction to entrepreneurship classes offered across campus, including those offered through the Broad College of Business and throughout the Entrepreneurship Minor.
Conducts outreach by developing and marketing specialized services to local businesses, economic development agencies and related community groups. Presents programs on business library resources and services to these groups, including the Center for Community and Economic Development, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, and the statewide SBDC network.
Strategically selects appropriate business content for the library collection that meets the needs of faculty, staff, students and community members in the assigned areas of responsibility. Communicates the appropriate use of library subscription databases to a wide range of audiences with varying levels of access.
Contributes to general business reference and instructional services, including weekly office hours, chat and e-mail reference services.
Participates in relevant library and business professional organizations, and takes an active role in state-wide library initiatives in the area of entrepreneurship.
Pursues research and publication opportunities or other scholarly activities.
Other appropriate duties as assigned.
Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in a continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position. Additionally, librarians serve on library and university committees as elected or assigned. Minimum $52,000; MSU provides generous fringe benefits.
The MSU Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, and experience and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. The candidate will enthusiastically partner with others to grow our welcoming multicultural environment. More information on our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion is available at: http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/about/index.html.
The MSU Libraries serve more than 4,900 faculty, 36,000 undergraduates and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres. The MSU Libraries have combined holdings of over 6 million volumes with renowned collections in music, film, agriculture, Africana and comic art and cutting-edge services including a makerspace and digital scholarship lab.
Masters -Library or Information Science
Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment.
Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and a desire to work in a collaborative, respectful environment. Ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff as well as business professionals across the state.
Strong service orientation.
Preparation and commitment to engage in scholarly activity consistent with a librarian appointment.
Capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.
Experience providing research support in a business library and/or knowledge of business research tools and information resources.
Experience building partnerships with faculty, academic program staff, other librarians and community groups.
Experience with grantwriting and grantwriting resources.
Required Application Materials
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, CV, the names and contact information for 3 references
Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume and names, addresses and email addresses of three references.
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