DATE ENTERED:  August 23, 2023
POSITION: Instruction & Research Librarian for Business
LOCATION: Raymond A. Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
APPLY BY: No date specified

Instruction & Research Librarian for Business

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business seeks a creative, collaborative, and proactive Instruction & Research Librarian for Business. Reporting to the Head of the McLeod Business Library, the position will cultivate partnerships with both the School of Business and the William & Mary Libraries that help each unit understand and respond to Business faculty and student informational needs.

A critical aspect of this position requires that the librarian be a strong presence in the School of Business and William & Mary Libraries, building and maintaining close relationships with faculty, students, and library colleagues to advance the teaching, learning, research, and publication needs of both the School of Business and William & Mary. The librarian will engage students in the learning process by providing instruction sessions, workshops, and online guides and tutorials. They will provide individual research assistance for students and faculty, including consultations, and participate in collection development. Among other things, this position will:

    • Provide Business information and digital literacy instruction to students, faculty, and staff
    • Provide Business research assistance
    • Serve as outreach liaison to School of Business departments, centers, and programs, and W&M Libraries
    • Supervise library student assistants and/or GAs

The successful librarian will provide Business research service through consultations, workshops, outreach events, collaborative partnerships, and research information systems (RIMS) support. They will demonstrate an understanding of Business databases and research data management and be willing to assist with methodologies common to the field, such as text analysis, mining, encoding, and data visualization. While the successful candidate is not expected to have all of this expertise at the time of appointment, they should be willing to develop it over time with School of Business and Libraries support.

The librarian will work in a team environment and must have a willingness and interest in continual learning and development through work-related experiences, training, and professional development. The responsibilities will evolve as the library environment changes.

Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of William & Mary by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs. They participate in School of Business committees, Library-wide committees, campus committees, and professional activities outside of W&M, and monitor developments and best practices in academic librarianship.

Required Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science or international equivalent
  • Strong commitment to promoting and enhancing inclusive excellence
  • Demonstrates a desire to teach, and a willingness to build knowledge of information and digital literacy theory and practice
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team environment

Salary: $55,000-$60,000, commensurate with experience and equity

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