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Business Librarian at Mason School of Business McLeod Library

Posted in Education 30+ days ago.

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Location: Williamsburg, Virginia

Job Description:

The Mason School of Business McLeod Library is seeking a Business Librarian to cultivate partnerships between faculty, students, administrative units within the School of Business, and with other campus-wide libraries. They will provide course-integrated instruction, workshops, individual consultations, and research assistance to the School of Business population while actively pursuing outreach opportunities to promote library services, advance research, and learning for business faculty and students. Critical aspects of this role include ensuring collections are relevant to evolving business research demands, supporting the educational mission of School of Business, and advocating for the research and library needs of the School including the growing online programs and the students that are enrolled.

This position supervises one library assistant and 15 student employees at two locations. The incumbent will work closely with others to ensure coordinated and efficient handling of all aspects of research services on a daily basis, making changes as necessary. This position is responsible for managing the McLeod library budget of and will work closely with the Associate Dean of Faculty and the Faculty Research Committee in determining future needs. Successful candidates will be comfortable with innovation, communicate well both in-person and in writing, be able to teach others in a fast-paced, service-oriented, and collaborative environment.
They will care deeply about the evolving nature of libraries and be interested in best practices in the field as they will be playing a primary role in shaping the future of McLeod Library over the years to come.

William & Mary is one of America's oldest and best universities. Located in beautiful, historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the university claims both Jon Stewart and Thomas Jefferson as alumni. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked us sixth among all public universities, and the Library itself was ranked 17th on the list of best college libraries in the country. Working at William and Mary Libraries offers the opportunity to make a positive impact in the educational experience of our small, smart, diverse student body and the chance to experiment with new technologies and projects.

The College is committed to offering its employees an attractive program of benefits that fosters well-being, acknowledges the need for balance in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn, enables and sustains a productive workplace. To view benefits available, please go to

Living in Williamsburg offers residents multiple opportunities to explore and experience U.S. American history, to visit riverfront beaches and restaurants, to play at major tourist attractions, and to invest time in personal pursuits, such as music, art, museums, shopping, food and wine/beer, hiking/bicycling, nature, sports and water sports, festivals and more. Williamsburg feels like a small college and tourist town, but offers a wide range of restaurants and shopping opportunities, and is close enough to larger cities such as Richmond and Virginia Beach that a world of exploring can happen within an hour radius.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited masters degree in library/information science (MLS/MLIS)
  • Public services experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate-level degree in a business-related discipline.
  • Evidence of successful project management skills and the ability to plan and implement programs.
  • Demonstrated evidence of creativity, initiative, and flexibility when working independently and on teams.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in a classroom setting and providing in depth research assistance.
  • Familiarity with specialized business research sources and methods.

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Master's Degree