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Business Librarian

Assistant Librarian 2 - Associate Librarian 5

$48,504 - $62,220

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Rivera Library Information Services

Position Overview: The University of California, Riverside seeks a dynamic, innovative and service-oriented Business Librarian to join the Rivera Library Reference team to serve as a liaison to the School of Business Administration and to the Economics Department in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS).

Located an hour drive to the east of Los Angeles, an hour drive west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, an hour drive east of ocean beaches, an hour and half drive north of San Diego, and an hour drive south of mountain ski resorts, UC Riverside is located in an area of dramatic landscapes and equally rich cultural traditions. The University is a dynamic, aggressively-developing land grant research institution dedicated to preparing its diverse student body to be successful competitors in the world marketplace of ideas. UCR boasts the first new School of Medicine to open on the West Coast in 43 years; a new School of Public Policy; and the Bourns College of Engineering, ranked 10th in the world according to an international ranking organization.

The UCR School of Business Administration (SoBA) is a nationally-ranked and internationally-recognized business school, and is the alma mater of over 14,000 alumni. It is home to the largest undergraduate business program in the University of California system. It is also home to the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM), which features MBA, Ph.D. Flexible MBA, Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) and Master of Finance programs. SoBA is positioned as a center of excellence in business education through cutting-edge research on the business challenges of the 21st century. The Economics Department in CHASS offers B.A economics; business economics; economics and administrative studies; and economics law and society.

The UCR Libraries is a critical partner in preparing UCR’s students to be globally competitive while simultaneously preparing them for careers in the Inland Empire and beyond. The mission of the UCR Libraries is no less than to bring the world’s information resources to the UCR community and to ensure that UCR students, faculty, and staff have the skills to fully exploit those resources to change the world for the better.

The UCR Libraries is building a team of intensely collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to our students, faculty, and community members in a rapidly evolving information environment. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated; committed to problem-solving in local, regional, national, and international arenas; and able to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

The UCR Libraries is comprised of four facilities housing more than 3,000,000 volumes, 97,000 print and electronic journals, and 2,300,000 microforms. The Libraries provides services to more than 21,000 students and 1,830 faculty and other academics in an institutional environment planning for and experiencing extensive growth. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic staff of 118.27 FTE librarians and support personnel (including student FTE) in building a research library of excellence within a dynamic and diverse university ranked among the top 50 in the nation. The UCR Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Among the unique collections of the UCR Libraries are the world class Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Water Resources Collections & Archives, the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, the Tuskegee Airmen Archive, the Paul Chou Collection of Chinese history and culture, the George Brown Papers, and the newly established Inland Empire Memories Initiative. Information about the UCR Libraries is available at https://library.ucr.edu.

The UCR Libraries is an integral part of the University of California library system. With collections totaling 30 million volumes, UC’s more than 100 libraries are surpassed in size on the American continent only by the Library of Congress collection. In addition, UC’s California Digital Library provides the core of the University’s digital collections. CDL also assists UC to share resources and holdings more effectively, and provides leadership in applying technology to the development of library collections and services. Organizationally situated within the UC Office of the President, the CDL operates in close collaboration with all UC campuses and their libraries.

Reporting to the Head of the Rivera Reference Department, the Business Librarian will build relationships with the faculty, researchers and students in the School of Business Administration and the Economics Department in CHASS to enhance course integrated instruction, facilitate access to information, build excellent collections, and meet the research and information literacy needs of the faculty and students. The Business Librarian will focus especially on the information needs of the graduate students, as the SoBA enrollment will increase significantly over the next five years.
  • • Partners with the faculty and students in SoBA, AGSM, and the Economics Department to provide instruction and research services;
  • • Provides instruction and information literacy skills to undergraduates and graduate students in the areas of business administration, finance, accounting, management and economics;
  • • Provides instruction for advanced database searching and expertise in specialized online research tools for the business and economics disciplines;
  • • Provides general library instruction, orientation, tours and workshops as needed;
  • • Provides reference service online and in person (including using chat reference applications);
  • • Collaborates with business, accounting, management and economics faculty on the integration of research content and instruction into the curriculum (through course management systems or other ubiquitous applications) and adds information literacy competencies into the curriculum;
  • • Develops research-related materials and learning objects;
  • • Selects business and economics resources based on faculty input, the curriculum and research areas, and expert reviews; participates in UC groups when collaborating on consortial purchases and the licensing of resources across several UC campuses;
  • • Manages and maintains currency of the business and economics collection, and evaluates new and existing products and resources;
  • • Develops an understanding of the data needs of those working in business and economics and works with other librarians to meet the data management of the students and faculty;
  • • Develops new services as new needs arise for business and economics following trends in entrepreneurship and innovation; acquires the latest knowledge and skills to retain expertise in business research; and engages in scholarly, creative and professional activities;
  • • Leads efforts to integrate business library services into relevant campus programs and university initiatives in the area of entrepreneurship;
  • • Develops and markets specialized services to local businesses and community groups and presents programs on business library services and resources to these groups;
  • • Participates in relevant library and business professional organizations, and takes an active role in state-wide library initiatives related to entrepreneurship and economic development;
  • • Participates in library-wide activities, administrative committees, special projects and library programs; represents the UCR Libraries on various University of California standing committees and ad-hoc groups.

    UCR librarians are members of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement.

Required Qualifications:
  • • Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent;
  • • One or more years providing business reference and instruction in an academic setting, with familiarity with business and economic literature and resources;
  • • Evidence of creative thinking about library services and technologies;
  • • Demonstrated desire to connect people and information;
  • • Demonstrated experience integrating research content and instruction into academic curriculum through course management systems or other ubiquitous online applications;
  • • Familiarity with specialized online research tools for the business disciplines;
  • • Familiarity with data management practices and services;
  • • Familiarity with evaluating, selecting and maintaining library collections (print and online);
  • • Excellent organizational skills, and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects;
  • • Ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving technologies;
  • • Commitment to working in a collegial environment;
  • • Demonstrated high level of initiative and creativity;
  • • Effective oral and written communication;
  • • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • • A Bachelor’s or subject master’s degree related to business or economics;
  • • Demonstrated experience with specialized online research tools for the business and economics disciplines;
  • • Demonstrated experience with data management practices and services;
  • • Demonstrated experience with evaluating, selecting and maintaining library collections (print and online);
  • • Experience or interest in working with small business owners, entrepreneurs or start-up companies.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $48,504 - $62,220. Appointment at rank of Assistant Librarian 2 to Associate Librarian 5 depending upon qualifications and experience. Excellent retirement system, health, and vacation benefits.

Application Information:  
Please complete and submit the information requested in APRecruit (cover letter addressing qualifications and experience related to the primary duties of the position, resume/curriculum vitae, and three to five professional references as directed at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00080). The final date to apply is January 28, 2014.

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer

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