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Texas A&M University Libraries - Business Librarians
 

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Position Announcement
Business Librarian
 

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative, energetic, and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as a Business Librarian.  This is a tenure-track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities including research, publication, and service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion. 

Reporting to the Director of West Campus Library, the Business Librarian is part of a team that provides a full range of information support primarily to the Mays Business School and clients of the West Campus Library. Responsibilities include participation in liaison, reference, collection development, instruction and outreach, and scholarly communication activities.
 
We are actively seeking an individual to serve as the subject specialist and liaison to the Departments of Marketing and Information & Operations Management. All subject specialists in the Texas A&M University Libraries also participate in library-wide working groups/committees/projects. 

Required Qualifications:

  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree (or international equivalent)
  • Academic background and/or knowledge of business or business-related area demonstrated through undergraduate degree, advanced degree, coursework, or work experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Marketing, MIS, Operations/Supply Chain Management, or another business-related area
  • Demonstrated understanding of marketing and/or information/operations/supply chain management
  • Prior work experience in business, marketing, information systems, or operations/supply chain management
  • Previous experience in an academic or special library environment (such as providing library instruction, collection development, reference/consultation services, outreach, development of training/instructional materials/Libguides, etc.)
  • Prior publications and professional service

ENVIRONMENT:

The University:

Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service.  The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution’s goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.

The Libraries:

In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking.  In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.

The Libraries currently rank 8th in materials expenditures ($23.6 million) and 4th in ongoing expenditures ($16.6 million) among all ARL libraries. Additionally, the Libraries typically rank near the top 10 for starting librarian salaries among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries. Currently the staffing includes 268 individuals which includes 90 librarians holding faculty status.

The Community:

Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous “howdy” greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax

Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

Applications: Applications received by July 12, 2017 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email to LibrarianJob@library.tamu.edu or mailed to Pixey Mosley, Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state’s diversity.

For more information about the library, see http://library.tamu.edu, about the university, http://www.tamu.edu, and about the communities, http://www.visitaggieland.com.

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