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Business Librarian
Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Libraries are in an exciting time of transformation. With new leadership at the Chancellor, Provost and University Librarian levels, the Libraries are re-envisioning the future of library services at Vanderbilt. Through radical collaboration we seek to deepen student and faculty engagement with the libraries, equip students for life-long information proficiency, increase faculty research impact, create more opportunities for interdisciplinary experimentation, and optimize access to collections and resources, including marginalized and hidden histories and cultures.

We are seeking a team member to help us educate the next generation of leaders and enable research that solves our most pressing problems. We are looking for an innovative and user-centered problem solver ready to join our collaborative environment and transform library services.

The Librarian for Business provides business reference and instruction services for the Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt communities of faculty, staff, students, alumni, as well as members of the local business community. In the Management Library, we work together across departments to solve problems and support each other’s work. Recent MLIS graduates and early career librarians with an interest in business and finance are encouraged to apply. The Management Library is committed to providing training, mentoring, and other forms of support to encourage the growth of this position.

Applicants who apply by July 15th, will receive first consideration. Hiring manager requests a cover letter be submitted as part of application materials.

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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.


About Us
Vanderbilt is a community of talented and diverse staff & faculty!

At Vanderbilt University , our work - regardless of title or role - is in service to an important and noble mission in which every member of our community serves in advancing knowledge and transforming lives on a daily basis. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, on a 330+ acre campus and arboretum dating back to 1873, Vanderbilt is proud to have been named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” as well as a top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area by Forbes for several years running. We welcome those who are interested in learning and growing professionally with an employer that strives to create, foster and sustain opportunities as an employer of choice through:
  • Working and growing together as a community of communities... we are One Vanderbilt.
  • Providing a work environment where every staff and faculty member can be their authentic and best self, while providing the resources and opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Encouraging development, collaboration, and partnership both internally and externally while fostering the value that every member of the Vanderbilt community can lead and grow regardless of title or position.
We understand you have a choice when choosing where to work and pursue a career. We understand you are unique and have a story. We want to hear it. We encourage you to apply today so that you might become a part of our story.
Vanderbilt University has made the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires all employees to (1) participate in any required on-campus COVID-19 testing protocol as may then be in effect, or (2) show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Position: Business Librarian
Organization: Vanderbilt University
Location: Nashville,  TN 
United States
Posting Start Date: 6/15/2022
Date Posted: 6/15/2022
Requirements Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide business information consultation to the students, faculty, and staff at Vanderbilt University
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of business research with real-world business applications in one-on-one consultations, workshops, and classroom teaching
  • Serve as the primary library liaison for business related-sub disciplines, such as Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, and Marketing. Build relationships and communication channels with students, faculty, post-docs, and staff in these programs
  • Provide instructional services, such as orientations, one-shot instruction sessions for classes, and course assignments and workshops on tools and topics
  • Develop learning goals, design classes, and research exercises for the classroom
  • Opportunity to deliver credit-bearing Advanced Business Research course for graduate business students; develop curriculum, create, and evaluate assignments and manage the classroom
  • Participate in undergraduate-focused initiatives, including Owen Accelerator projects and supporting Vanderbilt’s Undergraduate Business Minor and Undergraduate business clubs
  • Manage online research guides, creating topical and course guides to support research, instruction, and assignments
  • Working knowledge of Springshare products to create online research guides and participate in library-wide chat reference service
  • Participate in evaluating library databases and resources; collections are developed collaboratively at the Management Library
  • Participate in the life of the library and the university, liaise with student organizations, and staff groups, including the Wond’ry, Development & Alumni Relations, and Owen’s Career Management Center
  • Serve the Vanderbilt University and the library profession by participation in Owen, library, and university committees and initiatives
  • Professionally active in local and national organizations, through collaboration, leadership, scholarship, and presentation
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution required; pending graduates for 2022 will be considered.
  • Interest and commitment to developing expertise in business research methods and tools
  • Strong service ethic
  • Evidence of strong analytical and research skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills; oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach and present
  • Ability to adapt to and adopt emerging technologies with ease
  • Demonstrated reference and instruction experience
  • Evidence of potential professional contributions and ongoing professional development
  • Capacity to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work across a broad-based constituency
  • Awareness of current concerns and developments in librarianship
  • One to three years professional business library experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of business subjects (marketing, finance, management, etc.) and relevant information sources is preferred
Status: This listing expires on: 9/13/2022
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Vanderbilt University

Nashville,  TN 37240
United States
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