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Washington State University
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Posted: 07/19/2019
Business and Economics Librarian
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The Washington State University Libraries invites applications for Business and Economics Librarian, a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position located in Pullman, Washington. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries.

The Business and Economics Librarian will be primarily responsible for providing research, instruction, and outreach services and resources related to business and economics. Successful candidates will have a broad understanding of scholarly information across humanities and social science disciplines, connecting researchers and learners with information and resources within and beyond the physical library. Additionally, the librarian will work collaboratively across the WSU community to support various initiatives including Open Access and Open Educational Resources.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Subject Liaisons team – as part of this team, designs, delivers and/or assesses liaison and outreach services to academic departments and student support services. Includes specialized reference and instruction activity performed by subject specialists. Team members work to promote and deliver Library services and resources to support campus learning, teaching and research. Liaison librarians also develop positive public relations with faculty, departments, and colleges. They are expected to meet with new faculty, become familiar with the research interests of their assigned departments, contact new graduate students at the beginning of each academic year, solicit and share feedback on Libraries-related matters of importance, attend department meetings as appropriate, and keep faculty informed about library policies and budgetary limitations. They also keep current on trends and developments, work with the team coordinators to carry out policies and programs, and provide feedback, ideas, and suggestions.

Collection development and management – selects materials within budget allocations for and takes part in evaluation and weeding of collections in assigned subjects and departments. Selectors also keep current on trends and developments, work with Collections Management Working Group and Collections Manager to carry out policies and programs, and provide feedback, ideas, and suggestions.

Reference Service – will provide reference service in person and/or through virtual reference.

Other duties – special projects, other duties assigned depending on skills and experience.

Scholarship, Professional Development, and Service:

Keeps up on trends in librarianship and higher education; participates in professional organizations and attends workshops, conferences, institutes, etc. at the local, state and national level; participates in scholarly research and publication; performs in a manner consistent with the Library's Criteria for Merit Increases, Promotion and Granting of Tenure; serves on Library Working Groups, task forces and search committees; serves on WSU committees and task forces; performs related special assignments as necessary.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA)-Accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently; and experience in reference and/or instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in an academic library setting; knowledge of or experience with business and/or economics; experience with creating and providing liaison and outreach services; experience with classroom teaching inside or outside the library setting; experience with learning management systems; experience with distance learning; demonstrated ability to assess and improve services; demonstrated commitment to and experience with diverse populations; documented achievement in research and creative work and professional service.