POSITION: Business Librarian
LOCATION: JMU Libraries, Harrisonburg, VA
APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin 12/12/2021 and the position will remain open until filled

Business Librarian
JMU Libraries supports the teaching, learning, and research mission of the university. Liaison librarians are experts in information literacy and scholarly practices. We partner with specific academic units and departments to address information literacy within curricula and research activities. The JMU College of Business is one of the largest colleges on campus with 8 undergraduate majors, 6 minors, and 2 graduate programs enrolling over 5,000 students. The successful candidate for this position will work as a team with the existing Business Librarian and COB 300 Peer Research Advisers, a team of student employees.

The Libraries particularly welcomes applicants who can enhance the diversity and excellence of our campus community, and who can demonstrate a commitment to building equitable and inclusive environments for teaching, learning, research, and service. We are committed to cultivating a welcoming place for everyone, encouraging dialogue and celebrating diverse life experiences and perspectives. As an organization, JMU Libraries aspires to a collegial and collaborative culture that values openness, trust, effective communication, and multiple perspectives. We encourage experimentation and creativity in pursuit of meaningful solutions that build on our position as core academic infrastructure for our campus community.

Duties and Responsibilities:
James Madison University Libraries seeks a proactive and collaborative library professional to provide services as a Business Librarian in our Research & Education Services department. The successful candidate will serve as one of two embedded subject liaisons in the College of Business. The candidate will provide instruction, research, and reference assistance to students and faculty in both undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as coordinate management and supervision of the COB 300 Peer Research Advisor program. This position will support data-related needs, such as data management. The position will support many of the quantitative programs, such as Accounting, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, Economics, and Finance, in the College. The position will support collection development efforts through regular review and analysis of business information sources, particularly datasets. As a member of the Research & Education Services team, the candidate will also collaborate with other colleagues to provide relevant support to interdisciplinary programs and general information literacy education.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position with instructional faculty status. We anticipate hiring at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Research & Education Services. The JMU Libraries faculty are governed by the policies established in our Promotion & Tenure Guidelines ( and the JMU Faculty Handbook ( Individuals are evaluated annually on Job Performance, Scholarly Achievement & Professional Qualifications, and Professional Service.


  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and trends in information literacy, such as inclusive instruction, universal design for learning, and/or critical information literacy.
  • User-centered approach to providing services and resources.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to effectively work with a diverse staff and faculty.
  • Working knowledge of good project management practices, with the ability to meet deadlines and work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Articulated ability to help foster an inclusive and equitable work environment.

(We want to emphasize that the following preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills if needed.)
Completed coursework and/or experience in business, entrepreneurship, related field, or business librarianship.

  • Understanding of effective data management practices and/or awareness of current issues related to data analysis and/or data science.

To apply, visit or go to and reference posting F1760. Review of applications will begin 12/12/2021 and the position will remain open until filled. Salary range:  $60,000-$65,000.

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.