The Nestlé Library seeks creative, energetic, forward-thinking candidates for the professional position of Business Research Librarian. The library serves Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration (SHA), a business management program with a focus on the hospitality industry, including operations, marketing, finance, management, and real estate. In addition to traditional library services, the Nestlé Library welcomes candidates with a keen eye towards innovative and user-focused programs to promote the library to SHA students, faculty, and staff. Above all, candidates must be excited by the opportunity to develop the programs and services needed for the 21
century digital information environment at the premier hospitality management school.
The successful candidate will provide research, instruction, collection development, and outreach services to the SHA community as one of two librarians in the Nestlé Library. The Nestlé librarians are members of the larger research and learning services team within the Hospitality, Labor, and Management (HLM) Library, which serves Cornell’s specialized business and labor schools, including the Industrial and Labor Relations School and the Johnson Graduate School of Management.
The School of Hotel Administration integrates a diverse group of undergraduate, professional, and graduate students, faculty, staff, and practitioners to provide a unique educational experience. As the only Ivy League business management program to focus on the hospitality industry, SHA actively prepares students to be leaders in a dynamic global industry.
- Reporting to the Coordinator of Research Services, the SHA Research Librarian is responsible for:
- Providing direct research assistance to the School of Hotel Administration community;
- Designing, teaching and assessing instruction sessions, including working with faculty to develop curriculum-integrated instructional programs;
- Providing outreach using traditional and innovative methods;
- Developing and maintaining an expertise in hospitality and business information resources;
- Collaborating with key stakeholders in the Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library; and
- Participating actively in professional organizations, library, and university committees, and scholarly pursuits.
- An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree.
- At least 1 year of experience in an academic or special library.
- Experience using and teaching others to use library resources, databases, etc.
- Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills.
- Ability to resolve competing demands in an environment of fast-paced change.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills.
- Evidence of a strong service ethic and customer-focused thinking.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a service-oriented environment.
- Model and maintain the HLM Library’s core values of collaboration, excellence, flexibility, innovation, integrity, and service.
- Significant public services experience in a business library.
- Advanced degree or coursework in hospitality, business, or related fields.
- Experience with emerging technologies and their application in libraries and higher education.
Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with 2600 faculty members and 20,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization of 468 staff with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It consists of 20 libraries, including a nearby high-density storage facility with a capacity of 6.8 million volumes. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 62,000 current serials, 378,000 networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats. Ranking 9th among 113 North American academic library members of the Association of Research Libraries, the Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002. The library is a leading academic research library with outstanding collections, service and instructional programs, and a leader in digital library applications including digitization of its print collections and development of strategies for curation of the research output of its faculty.
Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.
Applications requested by
April 28, 2013
. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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