Business Research and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University LIbrary, Ithaca, NY

The Business & Hospitality Research Team at Cornell University is looking for creative and forward-thinking candidates to join their group as a Business Research and Instruction Librarian. The successful candidate will provide research and instruction support to the faculty, students, and staff of the newly announced Cornell College of Business. Above all, candidates must be excited by the opportunity to develop the relationships and services needed to support success at a top-ranked business school.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Research & Learning Services, the Business Research and Instruction Librarian:
• Designs, teaches, and assesses instruction sessions, including working with faculty to develop curriculum-integrated instructional programs.
• Provides direct research assistance to the College of Business community and Cornell researchers with business information needs.
• Contributes actively to team building, goal setting, and long term planning for the department.
• Collaborates with colleagues and customers across Cornell University.
• Cultivates personal subject knowledge and skills through training and self-directed learning; participates actively in professional organizations, library, and university committees; and engages in scholarly pursuits.

Required Qualifications:
• An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree.
• Demonstrated interest and excitement for business as a discipline.
• Passion for and experience with teaching and research support.
• Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills, especially in a research context.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills.
• Ability to resolve competing demands in an environment of fast-paced change.
• Strong service ethic and customer-centered thinking.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a service-oriented environment.
• Commitment to the Hospitality, Labor and Management Library’s core values of collaboration, excellence, flexibility, innovation, integrity, and service.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research support.
• At least 1 year of business research experience in a corporate or academic environment.
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel or other software relevant to data manipulation and statistical analysis.
• Advanced degree or coursework in business or related fields.
• Willingness to explore the use of new technology or methods in support of effectively achieving goals, with a high tolerance for risk and failure.

Environment:
The Business & Hospitality Research Team serves the newly announced Cornell College of Business, which will be comprised of Cornell’s three accredited business programs: the School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The College of Business will be one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation with 145 research faculty and nearly 2,900 undergraduate, professional (MBA), and graduate students. Based on the past success of its future member units, The College of Business will cement the University’s position as a world-class center of teaching and research for business management and entrepreneurship.

In addition to traditional library services that support the academic and career research needs of the College of Business, the Business & Hospitality Research Team welcomes candidates with a keen eye towards innovative and user-focused programs. The librarians in this team are members of the larger Research & Learning Services (RLS) department within the Hospitality, Labor, and Management (HLM) Library. In addition to the College of Business, HLM RLS supports the Industrial and Labor Relations School with a dedicated Labor and Employment Research Team. HLM’s physical footprint includes three facilities integrated into the schools they currently serve. The successful candidate will join a team of 10 professionals serving the hospitality, labor, and business information needs of the university.

One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.

Benefits:
Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

Application Deadline is April 20, 2016. Apply on line at the link above. 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.
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

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About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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