Asa F. Seay Business Librarian - University Libraries | Washington University in St. Louis - Military Veterans

at Herc - Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

Scheduled Hours 37.5 Position Summary In conjunction with the University Libraries, the departmental Librarian is responsible for the overall planning and operation of the assigned library to provide effective library services to faculty, students and staff in the assigned department, as well as the University and wider community. The Asa F. Seay Business Librarian is an endowed position within the Distributed and Departmental Libraries Department and Research & Academic Collaboration Division (RAC). The position is based in the Al and Ruth Kopolow Business Library, one of the University Libraries on the Danforth Campus, Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). Located in Simon Hall, the Al and Ruth Kopolow Business Library is an integral part of the Olin Business School. The incumbent is responsible for the overall planning and operation of the Al and Ruth Kopolow Business Library in providing effective library services to faculty, students and staff at the Olin School of Business, as well as to the University and wider community. The incumbent serves as a subject librarian responsible for the development and maintenance of the collection, research assistance, instruction and outreach, and scholarly communication in the assigned subject areas. The incumbent contributes and participates in activities related to relevant library programming and supervises two staff members in the Al and Ruth Kopolow Business Library. In addition, the incumbent serves as the Economics Subject Liaison Librarian. Subject librarians in the RAC division develop strong working relationships with faculty; collaborate and establish partnerships in the areas of research, teaching and advocacy; help develop and promote library resources and services; provide research assistance, teaching and learning services, collection development support, and other relevant liaison services in assigned subject area(s); assess both user needs and liaison services; and engage in continual education in librarianship and teaching and scholarship in assigned disciplines. Job Description Primary Duties & Responsibilities Research Services In consultation with the Head of Research & Liaison Services and/or Head of Distributed Libraries, as appropriate, subject librarians will. Provides customized reference and research services through email, chat, and individual/group consultations. Seeks opportunities to extend services through embedded work and outreach. Understands the research process of students and faculty. Understands database interfaces, citation management tools, and other research tools used on campus. Refers patrons to other librarians, library staff, campus stakeholders, and units, as appropriate. Promotes the role of the WashU Libraries to the University and St. Louis community at large through participation in campus and regional committees and projects as deemed appropriate. Contributes to the field of subject area and general librarianship through participation in regional and national committees and conferences and/or publication. Distributed Library Responsibilities In coordination with the Head of Distributed Libraries, incumbent will lead, plan, design and direct operations of the Al and Ruth Kopolow Business Library and provide effective services to faculty, students and staff in the assigned subjects areas. Recruiting and supervising departmental library staff. Providing approved performance appraisals for assigned staff in accordance with established policies and procedures. Ensuring appropriate student staffing through supervision and budget requests. Collaborating with operational and assessment department to supervise distributed library facility maintenance, including safety and security for users, staff and collections in the departmental library. Collection Development Services In consultation and/or collaboration with the Head of Collections Services and affiliated staff, as appropriate. Develops subject-specific collection policies. Manages, assesses and maintains allocated collection budgets, collection materials, and collection approval plans. Consults with subject faculty, students and staff when selecting materials. Maintains professional awareness in subject area and collection criteria. Teaching & Learning Services In consultation and/or collaboration with the Instruction & Information Literacy Coordinator. Designs, delivers and assesses effective instructional sessions and activities through the solicitation of user and instructor feedback. Designs, implements and assesses effective online learning and digital tools. Develops and enhances teaching skills, as appropriate. Other Collaborative Services In consultation and/or collaboration with librarians and staff in Digital Scholarship & Technology Services and Special Collections Services. Investigates and keeps current with subject-specific trends in functional areas, e.g., open access publishing, copyright, data services, digital library services, and special collections services in order to educate and inform constituents in assigned subject areas about these topics and related services when relevant. Promotes library functional area and special collection services as appropriate. Maximizes the impact, accessibility, and discovery of scholarly outputs produced at WashU by facilitating their ingest into WashU repositories (e.g., Open Scholarship) and disciplinary repositories in collaboration with appropriate staff in the Libraries. Anticipates evolving modes of scholarship in support of the Universityâ™s mission to discover and disseminate knowledge. Professional Development & Other Duties as Assigned Attends professional library and/or subject-related conferences and training events. Attends skill-relevant training events (e.g., Skilltype, LinkedIn Learning). Performs other duties as assigned. Making decisions, often in consultation with faculty and/or other librarians on collection purchases and services to support academic programs within the Olin School of Business & Economics department. Decision making to ensure a safe environment for all users of the Al and Ruth Kopolow Business Library. Oversees an allocated budget to support collection development or other areas in the assigned subject area. Working Conditions Occasional travel to other WUSTL locations. Must be able to work in an environment containing possible dust and mold. Some off-campus travel may be required in support of professional development or as part of assigned job duties. Preferred Qualifications Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong planning and organization skills. Strong collaboration and teamwork orientation. MLS or MLIS from an accredited library program. Advanced business degree (e.g. finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, economics). Higher education and/or academic library public service experience or relevant experience in a corporate or business environment. Supervisory experience. Experience finding and analyzing data from commercial and non-commercial sources. Required Qualifications Graduate degree within subject discipline and five years relevant experience. Grade G13 Salary Range $62,000.00 - $106,000.00 / Annually The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. 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