Outreach Librarian, Business – Simon Business School – Rochester, NY

POSITION TITLE: Outreach Librarian, Business
DEPARTMENT: Outreach, Learning, and Research Services
STATUS: Full-time


The Outreach Librarian, Business supports scholarly pursuits of the faculty, students, and staff of the Simon Business School, the Center for Entrepreneurship, the undergraduate business program; and graduate and undergraduate programs in Accounting, Business Analytics, Computer & Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care/Medical Management, Marketing, and Strategy; actively participates in the research, teaching, and learning processes of assigned departments and programs; builds strong relationships with faculty and other campus professionals across the institution; provides face-to-face and virtual reference and consultation services in support of our Q&i service model; engages and collaborates with faculty, students, and staff around current and emerging digital technologies for learning and research; supports a dynamic, student-centered research environment that encourages inquiry, critical thinking, and creativity; develops high quality collections. The incumbent will have expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas: instructional design and delivery; assessment; digital scholarship; scholarly communication and publishing; e-content, including e-books; intellectual property and copyright. The Outreach Librarian, Business reports to the Head of Outreach, Learning, and Research Services.

A. Areas of Responsibility:

Support for Research and Scholarship: 35%
Provides expert research consultation and discovery services in support of learning, teaching, and scholarship
Applies subject and disciplinary knowledge to foster relationships with students and faculty.
Works with faculty, students and library staff to develop projects using scholarly resources, technologies and tools supporting research and scholarship
Develops library outreach/marketing tools and services.
Provides guidance on intellectual property and copyright matters

Support for Learning and Teaching: 35%
Designs, teaches, and assesses instruction sessions and learning tools, including working with faculty to develop curriculum-integrated instructional programs.
Develops research lessons that integrate technology solutions for face-to-face, hybrid and online courses
Creates effective learning objects in support of the curriculum and River Campus Libraries information literacy instruction activities
Works with faculty to identify and integrate appropriate information resources in the curriculum
Assists students in locating appropriate scholarly resources related to course assignments and research

Scholarly Resources Management: 20%
Collaborates with Scholarly Resources Management staff to develop high quality digital and print collections to support program and research needs
Continually assesses business database subscriptions and tools; works closely with constituencies to ensure that library resources are meeting their needs
Participates in ongoing collection assessment and management activities
Monitors collection development funds in assigned areas
Collaborates with the Data Librarian to provide data management support

Miscellaneous Duties: 10%
Maintains currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures
Participates in and contributes towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events
Maintains professional collaborations with River Campus Libraries colleagues and other campus constituencies
Contributes to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned

B. Required Qualifications & Competencies:

Specific to the position:

Post-graduate degree in the field of library and information science from an A.L.A. accredited institution, or significant expertise supported by substantial library career experience
Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining relationships with user communities; a strong service ethic and customer-centered thinking are essential
Demonstrated experience in developing creative and entrepreneurial approaches to promoting and delivering research and instruction services
Expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas: instructional design and delivery; assessment; digital scholarship; scholarly communication and publishing;
e-content, including e-books; intellectual property and copyright
Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills
Competent with a variety of technologies and devices; willingness to explore the use of new technology in support of effectively achieving goals with a high tolerance for risk and failure

Outstanding interpersonal skills and abilities, and comfortable working in a team environment
Self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity
Commitment to diversity

Preferred Qualification & Competencies:
Advanced degree or coursework in business or related fields, or practical experience in business
Two years’ recent experience working in an academic library
Experience participating in successful cross-disciplinary collaborative projects
Demonstrated excellence in teaching/training in face-to-face, hybrid, or online environments
Experience or desire to develop a skill set in trademark, patent, and intellectual property
Experience creating marketing outreach campaigns
Working knowledge of various assessment measurement systems

River Campus Libraries Requirements:
Strong commitment to building and nurturing positive relationships among users and colleagues with a proven ability to work in a collaborative environment
Demonstrated assertiveness and diplomacy
Proven willingness to pursue additional education and skills development to complement the learning environment reflected in a progressive academic setting
Demonstrated organizational skills in a broad range of situations
Collegial and contributory member of the team and of the River Campus Libraries as a whole
User focused and committed to service excellence with all users
Solution focused, identifying synergies and opportunities to benefit users
Professional, organized and prepared
Generates, recommends and welcomes resourceful or creative approaches and solutions that improve productivity and patron service.

The University and the Library

The University of Rochester Libraries belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and has collections of more than three million volumes and more than 44,000 active serial titles. The River Campus Libraries, the largest of three library systems at the University of Rochester, is in the process of implementing the second year of a five-year transformational strategic plan. This provides a unique opportunity for incumbents to implement the strategies transitioning the Libraries to the vision of a collaborative hub of innovation in support of the Schools we serve. For more information on the University and the Libraries, please consult our website: http://www.library.rochester.edu.

The University of Rochester is the sixth largest private employer in New York State and one of the nation’s leading private universities with just over 5,600 undergraduate and over 4,600 full and part-time graduate students on the River Campus. Located in Rochester, New York, the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum.

Among the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the country, Greater Rochester has earned a reputation as one of the most livable communities in the nation. Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and gateway to the scenic Finger Lakes, Rochester offers its 1.1 million residents the amenities of a metropolitan area with a quality of life not available in many urban regions.

Rochester is recognized as one of the most affordable housing markets in the country. Several high schools in the metropolitan area have been consistently listed by Newsweek as among the best in the country. The metropolitan area boasts 20,000 acres of parkland and offers year-round recreational opportunities for those who like to be outdoors in all seasons. In addition to hosting past PGA and Ryder cup tournaments, Rochester is also home to top-level minor league baseball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse teams.

For more information about living in Rochester, see Rochester Made for Living


Reference ID: 189378

Position will remain open until filled. Please ALSO send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:

Kelley Kitrinos
Rush Rhees Library
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627