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Business Undergraduate Program Librarian

Company: Southern Methodist University
Location: Dallas
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Salary Range: - $55,000 - $66,000 About SMU SMU's more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University's small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities - from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor. About the Position: SMU Libraries seeks to hire a full-time Business Undergraduate Program Librarian as part of a dynamic instructional team that supports the academic experience and retention of undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of integrating information literacy across the curriculum. - SMU Libraries supports the academic and research goals of faculty and students through a team-based approach. Our Teaching and Research Teams are actively building a portfolio of services for faculty in an environment with strong university support and creative leadership. Our vision is for a seamless experience for faculty to engage with a cross-organizational team of campus-wide information professionals. Reporting directly to the Director of the Business Library, the Business Undergraduate Program Librarian will create and deliver innovative instruction services working closely with the Business Library Team and the interdisciplinary SMU Libraries Teaching Team and will regularly collaborate with additional SMU Libraries Teams. This position will focus on teaching and learning in the various disciplines of the Cox School of Business. The ideal candidate will be student-focused, enterprising, growth-oriented, and enjoy working in a highly collaborative, team-based environment. The candidate should demonstrate openness to exploring and implementing new ideas and practices. We value diverse experience and creativity, and we strive to foster an open and supportive work environment. - The primary purpose of this job is delivering the BBA Library Research Program to all Cox School of Business undergraduate students, a stated promise in the SMU Catalog. Responsibilities include instructing students in library research and information literacy skills through classroom settings and workshop formats. The job requires working closely with faculty teaching BBA courses to ensure our information literacy program remains current and relevant as the curriculum and student learning needs change. SMU is a nationally ranked private research university in Dallas, TX, -with eight degree-granting schools. The Cox School of Business at SMU aims to prepare tomorrow's business leaders for the global economic landscape and to educate students for an increasingly collaborative and technologically integrated world. SMU Libraries includes six libraries on the main campus and one library at our satellite location in Taos, NM. - SMU Libraries and the SMU campus -are -dedicated to diversity and inclusion. We seek to hire a person who shares our values of a diverse and equitable workplace based on teamwork with a proactive and positive approach in all that we do. - Essential Functions:

  • Instructs students in library research and information literacy skills and contributes to the ongoing development of the BBA Library Research Program, which is a comprehensive framework of scaffolded instruction.
  • Works collaboratively with students to increase business acumen and industry-focused communication.
  • Teaches dynamic and interactive business-focused research workshops to the SMU community.
  • Actively collaborates with the Business Library Team and the larger Teaching Team of SMU Libraries to reflect upon and develop meaningful practices.
  • Provides business reference services for students, faculty & staff virtually and in person.
  • Creates and maintains digital materials and services, such as online research guides.
  • Participates in local, regional, or national library conferences and committees. Continues growth through professional development. Job Requirements:Education and Experience: Required Qualifications:
    • Completion of an ALA-accredited master's degree in Library Science by date of hire -
    • Experience in instruction of research techniques and information literacy
    • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience in information literacy instruction in an academic library
      • Experience in business reference
      • Demonstrated experience in creating instructional objects and online research guides
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
      • Demonstrated ability to learn new resources and tools quickly
      • Knowledge of critical information literacy for business disciplines Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills. Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills. - Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite is required. - Knowledge of SpringShare LibGuides is preferred. - Occasional weekend hours may be required. - - Physical and Environmental Demands:
        • Sit for long periods of time Deadline to Apply: This position is open until filled. -Applications submitted by July 5, 2022 will receive priority consideration. - To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit: (1) A resume or CV, - - - - - (2) A cover letter that addresses the education and experience required and preferred for this position EEO Statement: SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, . Benefits: SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of s. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution. SMU is committed to providing an array of that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU -and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU. The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of , including .

Keywords: Southern Methodist University, Dallas , Business Undergraduate Program Librarian, Other , Dallas, Texas

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