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Job Opening: Business Librarian - University of Notre Dame

  • 1.  Job Opening: Business Librarian - University of Notre Dame

    Posted 06-01-2020 14:11
    Greetings, colleagues, and happy Monday!

    The Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame is hiring a Business Librarian. 

    Come join our team, at a great place to work! Notre Dame has motivated students, wonderful coworkers, and all on a beautiful campus. We offer excellent benefits, including a generous tuition benefit for dependents. We're a couple of hours from Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis, and Lake Michigan's beaches are less than an hour away.

    Please let me know if you have questions about Notre Dame, the Hesburgh Libraries, South Bend, or the position, and please share this with colleagues you think would be interested!

    See the position description below, and apply at

    Application review begins immediately and ends July 6, 2020.

    Description *

    The Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame seek a client-focused, collaborative, resourceful, and energetic professional to serve as Business Librarian in a fast-paced, continually evolving research and teaching environment. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison to programs and departments in the highly ranked Mendoza College of Business and related interdisciplinary centers and institutes of the University. Working alongside a Business Librarian and Branch Coordinator in the Thomas Mahaffey, Jr. Business Library and team members in the Hesburgh Libraries' Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS), this librarian will deliver a suite of resources and services needed for the successful teaching, research, and learning of highly-engaged faculty, students, and staff.

    Duties and Responsibilities *

    • Provide timely and advanced consultation services to scholars of all levels, supporting their discovery, effective use, and management of a wide array of business-relevant text and numeric data.
    • Share knowledge and subject expertise with business students, faculty, and members of the campus community through formal and informal instruction sessions with a focus on the content and application of business-specific resources, evaluation of information sources, and research ethics.
    • Actively cultivate partnerships and productive relationships with Mendoza College of Business faculty, students, and staff, and collaborate with other subject librarians on relevant University interdisciplinary programs such as ESTEEM, and with non-academic units such as The Career Center.
    • Assist in managing the acquisition funds allocated to support the business collections, ensuring those collections support the teaching and research priorities of Mendoza's academic departments, related centers, and institutes.
    • Create user-focused guides to library resources that support academic output, assignments, and advanced research.
    • Collaborate with the Hesburgh Libraries' Collection Strategy and Acquisitions Program to build relationships with vendors for improved customer service and communications of existing and new data products, services, and tools.
    • Collaborate with CDS team members to support current and future institutional-wide digital scholarship efforts and initiatives at all stages of development.
    • Help students and faculty understand the lifecycle of research data and methods for ethically and strategically creating, cleaning, curating, storing, and reusing data.
    • Develop professionally as a member of the Library Faculty along three dimensions: professional service, contribution to the library profession, and University and community service. Serve on Hesburgh Libraries committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.

    Qualifications, Skills, and Experience *

    • A Master's degree from an American Library Association-accredited library school or equivalent degree, or an advanced degree in a field related to business.
    • Demonstrated ability to identify, search, and instruct researchers in the use of business-specific information resources.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work collaboratively with a diverse population.
    • Positive attitude and willingness to adopt the University of Notre Dame's values: Accountability, Teamwork, Integrity, Leadership in Excellence, and Leadership in Mission.

    • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality, client-focused services, preferably in an academic library setting.
    • Experience with finding and using financial, economic, or other numeric data.
    • Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in business or a related subject.
    • Knowledge of specialized information in all formats used in the field of business.
    • Experience supporting users with specialized databases such as Bloomberg, Datastream, and WRDS as well as open resources to help users carry out market, industry, and product research.
    • Strong interest in or experience with teaching, and the desire to learn new techniques to foster learning in a library setting.
    • Knowledge of data management and data archiving procedures.

    Salary and Benefits *

    Appointment salary and rank are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The Business Librarian is a non-tenure track member of the Library Faculty. The University offers an excellent benefits and annual vacation package.

    Environment *

    Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship:
    Launched in 2013, the NFCDS provides digital scholarship expertise to faculty and students across disciplines via outreach, instruction, consultation, and research collaboration. Endowed with a $10 million gift by the Marilyn & Rudolph M. Navari Charitable Foundation, the Navari Family CDS occupies an 8000 square foot facility within the flagship library of the University of Notre Dame. Its faculty publish major scholarly research, and have embedded themselves in undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, and teach their own credit-bearing seminars.

    Hesburgh Libraries:
    The Hesburgh Libraries ( hold about 3.5 million volumes and provide access to more than 23,000 serials. The Libraries have 141 staff and 57 librarians. The Libraries are a member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), ARL, NERL, and other consortia. The mission of the library is to connect people to knowledge across time and space. It is the library's job to acquire, preserve, organize, and steward this knowledge in a way that makes it accessible for study by all scholars throughout time. To this end, the Hesburgh Libraries contributes to the mission of the University by providing distinctive collections, expertise, services, and spaces that enhance teaching, learning, and research for and in collaboration with the University community.

    Mendoza College of Business:
    The Mendoza College of Business is a premier Catholic business school whose mission is to develop leaders who contribute to human flourishing, cooperate with others in solidarity and compete toward becoming the best version of themselves through serving others. A leader in values-based education with the message of Grow the Good in Business, the College offers an academic experience that integrates experiential learning, integral leadership development, and a community of mutual advancement.
    Mendoza degree programs include top-ranked Undergraduate Studies, which offers six majors – accountancy, finance, business technology, business analytics, management consulting, and marketing – as well as 11 graduate business degrees.

    University of Notre Dame:
    The University of Notre Dame is a highly selective national Catholic teaching and research university in northern Indiana about ninety miles from Chicago. Approximately 8,200 undergraduates and 3,100 graduate students pursue a broad range of studies. For more information about the University of Notre Dame, please visit the University of Notre Dame homepage at

    For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit  The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program ( in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

    Application instructions can be found on the Interfolio website:

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
    The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff, and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

    Background Check
    This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate.  The full procedure can be viewed at

    Pete Pietraszewski

    Entrepreneurial Spirit Endowed Business Librarian

    Head, Thomas Mahaffey, Jr. Business Library

    Co-Interim Economics Librarian

    University of Notre Dame

    L012 Mendoza College of Business

    Notre Dame, IN 46556-4656

    o: (574) 631-9099