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Business Librarian: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

14 Apr 2021 8:06 AM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

Business Librarian 


MULN | Research and Instruction

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Summary of Job Duties:

The University of Arkansas Libraries invites nominations for and applications from energetic, flexible, and innovative candidates for the position of Business Librarian. The Libraries seek candidates who are receptive to change, who foster new ideas and who have demonstrated collaboration and open communication skills. Additional key attributes are the ability to create and foster successful partnerships with other university departments and stakeholders, to provide excellent services, and to adapt or adopt programs and services that support positive change within the institution.

The Business Librarian serves as a member of the Research and Instruction Services team supporting undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business. In support of entrepreneurial initiatives, the Business Librarian works to develop partnerships with the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the McMillian Innovation Studio, and the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub. Additionally, the position supports the Walton Research & Outreach Centers (i.e., Supply Chain Management Research Center, Center for Retailing Excellence, and Blockchain Center of Excellence) and the key signature research areas. The Business Librarian will devise and deliver services that enhance the research and teaching needs of the Sam M. Walton College of Business students and faculty.

We are seeking candidates with broad business and entrepreneurship information skills. Responsibilities include library instruction, research assistance, collection development, and academic outreach. Additionally, the Business Librarian collaboratively develops library programs and outreach initiatives with other members of the team and reports to the Director of Research and Instruction Services.

Along with performance, this position includes research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate should possess an exemplary service orientation; the ability to work effectively in a diverse and changing environment; a willingness to engage in faculty liaison activities, including outreach and collection development; initiative and flexibility; strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with team members, other library colleagues, and students, faculty and staff; and effective oral and written communication skills.

Rank: Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor or Associate Librarian / Associate Professor.

Benefits: Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.


  • A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Degree in business or significant experience providing business reference services in a research library
  • Demonstrated experience providing research assistance, library instruction, and outreach
  • Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with business resources and research methodologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience teaching or providing classroom instruction or public presentation experience
  • Demonstrated experience selecting and acquiring datasets to support research
  • Working knowledge of emerging trends in digital scholarship and data visualization in business
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills
  • Graduate degree in business
  • Collection development experience

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience; Minimum $53,000

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Joel Thornton, Director of Instruction and Liaison Services,

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