Business Librarian

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Business LibrarianThe Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University is an international leader in business education and leads the University in furthering commercialization as an institutional objective — turning research discoveries and ideas into business innovation. The Business Librarian advances the innovation, globalization and strategic leadership inherent in the teaching, learning and research mission of the College and related units of the University. The librarian will build strong partnerships and deepen engagement with the world class and renowned faculty of the College; will assist faculty and students in developing research capabilities, focusing on data, business intelligence, and appropriate software and tools as part of a suite of consulting services; and will provide support for course development. The librarian will be a critical partner for the dynamic programs of the College of Business and the Department of Economics to lead the Libraries’ engagement and collection building in these areas to advance discovery and learning in an international, information-rich environment.Responsibilities:• Serve as the liaison to the Fisher College of Business (serving the academic departments of Accounting & MIS, Finance, Management Sciences, Management & Human Resources, and Marketing & Logistics), and the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences.• Work closely with faculty, students and other scholars to provide proactive business and economics research support and innovative instruction.• Build partnerships, using both innovative and traditional methods, and create shared practices that connect the Libraries’ learning environment and research knowledge with constituent needs.• Develop collections in all formats for the research and teaching needs of constituents.• Broaden access to collections through digital project initiatives and actively acquire and promote both licensed and freely available digital resources of value to researchers.• Increase awareness among constituents of scholarly communication, copyright, and authors’ rights issues, in collaboration with Head of Copyright Resources.• Actively develop regional, national and international partnerships and collaborations to advance the strategic directions of the Libraries in support of the Fisher College of Business and the Department of Economics.Required Qualifications:• An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree.• Demonstrated experience in working effectively with business or economics faculty and students, or with corporate staff, about their research and information needs.• Experience with collection development in business or economics in the specialized and emerging formats, such as small data sets, required by those disciplines.• Experience in delivering innovative instruction and research support services for business-related resources.• Public service experience in an academic or corporate library or comparable setting.Preferred Qualifications:• An undergraduate or graduate degree in business.• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.• Experience with emerging technologies and their application in libraries and higher education.• Ability to conduct environmental scans and reviews of faculty and student research needs.About The Ohio State University:Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 56,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions.The Ohio State University Libraries contribute to the University’s eminence as dynamic partners and campus leaders in advancing inquiry and discovery for OSU, the state of Ohio and for an ever expanding community of world scholars.Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at Additional information and a position description are available at position is a full-time, permanent, 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment and reports to the Head of Research Services. Salary and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.Benefits:The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, hospitalization, major medical, surgical-medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one’s annual salary. State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by July 15, 2013. Please send cover letter, CV, references and salary history and requirements via email using the subject line to identify the position title to Greg Newman at Information:Greg NewmanHuman ResourcesThe Ohio State University Libraries305 Thompson Library1858 Neil Avenue MallColumbus, OH 43210To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

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