The University of Virginia Library seeks a dynamic, collegial, and highly-skilled professional to serve as the Research Librarian for Economics, Commerce, and Business. As a member of the Social, Natural, and Engineering Sciences team, the successful candidate will serve as the liaison to the Department of Economics and the McIntire School of Commerce and will also work with library colleagues to support Economics, Commerce, and Business studies across UVA’s academic programs and initiatives.
This is an Academic General Faculty (AGF) Assistant Librarian position on the Library track. AGF positions in the Library are tenure-ineligible. For more information, see https://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/PROV-004#Library_Track.
As a subject liaison, the Research Librarian for Economics, Commerce, and Business will provide communication and outreach to faculty, students, and fellows, cultivating strong partnerships and seeking opportunities for enhanced collaboration. They will be responsible for working with the collections management team and the other liaisons to establish collection priorities for economics, commerce, and business materials, recommend specific purchases, maintain digital desiderata lists, and promote newly acquired resources. The Librarian will be expected to participate in regional and/or national professional organizations related to academic librarianship and librarianship in support of Economics and Commerce. A commitment to ongoing professional development and enthusiasm for the possibilities offered by academic librarianship as a profession is expected.
The Librarian will cultivate strong partnerships with faculty and actively seek to engage them in close collaboration with the Library. They will collaborate with other liaison librarians to support research in emerging and interdisciplinary areas that cross conventional subject boundaries. Working with technology and methodology experts on the Research and Learning Services team, the Research Librarian for Economics, Commerce, and Business will promote the Library’s existing and emerging digital initiatives. They will contribute to the development of collections in all formats, by scoping and communicating resource needs to the Scholarly Resources and Content Strategies team. They will engage in creative thinking and research projects (both structured and unstructured) to promote innovations in library services.
*Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, OR a terminal degree in a relevant subject area (Economics, Commerce, or Business) along with work experience in an academic library.
*Strong academic background in one or more fields relevant to Economics, Commerce, or Business or a closely related field.
*Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
*Demonstrable knowledge of the tools and techniques of library research.
*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
*Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, team-based organization.
*Professional experience working in a liaison or subject specialist role in an academic library.
*Familiarity with data-intensive research practices, such as data analysis and visualization, and a willingness to develop further skills in this area.
*Familiarity with scholarly publishing models and with open educational resources (OER).
At the University of Virginia Library, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and dynamic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every preferred qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.
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