Business Librarian (Associate Librarian) at Eastern Michigan University

  • 1.  Business Librarian (Associate Librarian) at Eastern Michigan University

    Posted 12-20-2019 09:58
    General Summary

    The University Library seeks a Business Librarian, a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. 
    Appointment Description:
    • Tenure-track faculty position, available September, 2020.  
    • This position is an 8-month academic year appointment, with an additional Summer appointment possible.
    As a member of the Library faculty, the Business Librarian serves as the primary liaison to the College of Business (COB) and allied fields.
    The Business Librarian collaborates with faculty to enhance information literacy by teaching course integrated library instruction sessions, assisting users via research consultations, creating online research guides and tutorials, assessing learning outcomes, and finding other creative ways to work with faculty and students.
    The Business Librarian develops the library's business collection, including books, databases, and periodical subscriptions. He or she uses knowledge from frequent interaction with the faculty to inform collection decisions and actively promote library services. The Business Librarian may serve on the Collection Development Team providing input on major collection decisions.
    The Business Librarian also works as part of the Public Services team to continuously enhance the user experience. This involves providing research assistance to all library users (both in-person and online) and collaborating on public service team efforts.
    Beyond these primary assignments, contributions to scholarship and service are required for tenure and promotion.
    The Business Librarian may perform related Departmental duties as required.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Professional Library Service

    Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.
    Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.

    Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.

    Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.

    Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.

    Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to the growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.

    Perform related Departmental duties as required.



    • ALA accredited Masters degree in library or information science, by the time of hire
    • Demonstrated interest in or experience using business information resources
    • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
    • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse university community
    • Experience creating instructional materials, such as research guides or tutorials
    • Experience providing in-person or online reference service
    • Understanding of current collection development practices
    • Understanding of information literacy standards
    • Experience in business reference and instruction, preferably at an AACSB accredited institution
    • Degree or coursework in business or a related field
    • Experience finding or working with statistics and datasets
    • Knowledge of legal research and/or government information
    • Knowledge of instructional methods and learning assessment
    Supplemental Information

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
    Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 27, 2020. Review of applications will begin thereafter and will continue until the position is filled.

    EMU provides a collaborative, welcoming and supportive culture where differing ideas, behaviors and backgrounds contribute to the educational experience that includes a global and multicultural perspective enhancing the individual, society and the world.

    Eastern Michigan University
    140 McKenny Hall

    Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197