Business Librarian Research and Educational Support Department University Library System University of Pittsburgh
This is a full-time, Faculty Librarian appointment in the ULS Research and Educational Support Department providing a variety of library outreach and instruction services to all members of the University community. The position reports to the Head of Public Services for Hillman Library.
Responsibilities: The incumbent has primary liaison responsibility for the business subject area and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the College of Business Administration.
The Business Librarian will provide a variety of liaison services designed to support teaching and learning and to enhance user satisfaction. The Business Librarian:
Actively cultivates partnerships and productive relationships with business faculty, staff and students
Successfully encourages faculty and staff to integrate the library's resources into their curricula, research projects, and work with students
Provides high quality general and subject-specific reference and research support on demand by appointment, email, chat, or by other means during regularly scheduled hours, which may include evenings, weekends and holidays.
Develops and delivers effective library instruction sessions in accordance with ACRL standards in the classroom, the online environment, and through faculty partnerships and partnerships with other on-campus organizations.
Performs outreach services by promoting library services and collections through a variety of channels
Develops and maintains tutorials, LibGuides, and other online learning objects to support business research and practice
Enhances the ULS' collections relating to business
Works closely with the Entrepreneurship Librarian
Communicates with and instructs faculty and students on scholarly communication topics, such as evaluating research impact, ORCID , and D-Scholarship
Keeps aware of other activities, units, and initiatives within the ULS and can communicate their value to users
In association with the Provost's Office, plans and implements academic program market research studies
Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific responsibilities. This expectation includes such activities as:
Participating in and contributing to departmental, library and campus-wide committees or working groups
Participating in professional organizations at a regional, state, national, and/or international level
Maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that affect their particular areas of expertise
Participating in relevant publishing and presentation opportunities
Pursuing knowledge of professional trends and developments that can be applied to evolving research, services and collections
MLIS from an ALA accredited program, or recognized equivalent.
Experience in performing both virtual and in-person general reference service.
Experience in performing library outreach services to students and faculty.
Experience in delivering general and subject specific library instruction sessions in an academic library setting.
Demonstrated strong service orientation.
Demonstrated initiative and flexibility in a rapidly changing academic library environment. Preferred Education/Knowledge/Skills:
Undergraduate or Master's degree in business or a relevant subject field.
Experience in designing general and subject specific library instruction sessions.
Experience in performing a variety of library outreach and liaison activities to faculty and students in Business.
Experience with communicating methods of evaluating research impact to faculty and students.
The University of Pittsburgh Library System The University of Pittsburgh's University Library System (https://www.library.pitt.edu/) is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and contains over 4.7 million print and electronic volumes, including access to over 300,000 journals and 570 databases. The University Library System ( ULS ) consists of 14 libraries and employs 75 faculty librarians and 103 staff. In addition to the ULS , the University of Pittsburgh includes libraries for the health sciences and law school.
The ULS stands at the center of intellectual life at the University of Pittsburgh, fostering connections and knowledge creation and dissemination that help faculty, students, and researchers from around the world to excel in research, scholarship and creative expression. It supports and enhances faculty and student productivity through its extensive collections, innovative Open Access publishing, and user-centered focus. The ULS has recently enacted a major organizational realignment and is currently aggressively hiring in many areas of strategic priority, including research support, digital scholarship and creation, entrepreneurship and innovation, as we are repositioning our services to respond to and anticipate changes in research, teaching, and learning. We are also in the midst of a top-to-bottom renovation of Hillman Library, the central library of the University of Pittsburgh campus which saw 1.9 million visitors in FY17. The reinvented Hillman (https://library.pitt.edu/hillmanreinvention) will be a light-filled home to spaces, from vibrant to serene, for digital making and exploration, showcasing unique collections, advancing academic study, and fostering energetic, collaborative exchange.
This is an exciting time to join the Pitt library system and contribute to envisioning the library of the future.
The University of Pittsburgh Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh (http://www.pitt.edu/) is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Today Pitt is an internationally recognized center of learning and research, strong in the arts and sciences and the professions. Pitt serves approximately 32,000 students, including more than 9,000 graduate students, in the 16 schools at the Pittsburgh campus and the four regional campuses. Pitt attracts, on average, more than $700 million in research funding every year. It is also one of the nation's top producers of Fulbright students and scholars for the 2017-18 academic year (according to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs), and is among only 16 institutions in the country to be named a top producer in both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs. In 2018, for the second consecutive year, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings named Pitt as the best public university in the Northeastern United States.
The City of Pittsburgh The city of Pittsburgh is located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the United States, Pittsburgh is recognized for its natural beauty and unique blend of cultural, education, and technological resources. Additional information on the city of Pittsburgh can be found at: https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including one month vacation per year; excellent medical plans; TIAA/ Vanguard; and tuition assistance.
Successful candidate will meet the criteria for appointment at the rank of Librarian I, and will be hired on an initial 3-year renewable contract. For further information, please see: http://pi.tt/NESLibrarianApptReview
To apply, submit letter of application and CV with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references via email to: Sharon McMasters, Personnel Coordinator (email@example.com)
Visa sponsorship is not offered with this position.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled; primary consideration will be given to those received by November 30, 2018.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer — Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled
Internal Number: 175415
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.