Public Services Librarian for the Management Library – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The Cornell University Management Library is seeking creative, energetic, forward-thinking, and customer-service focused candidates for the position of Public Services Librarian.

The successful candidate will help develop the relationships and services needed to support the success of the faculty, students, and staff of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson), a top-ranked business school. Early career librarians who are passionate about instruction and reference and who want to work collaboratively as part of a close team are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will provide instruction, research, liaison, and outreach services to the Johnson community as one of three librarians in the Management Library. The Management librarians work closely as members of the Business & Hospitality Research Services (BHRS) team, which includes library staff from the School of Hotel Administration. In addition to traditional library services, the Management Library welcomes candidates with a keen eye towards innovative and user-focused programs to promote the library to Johnson students, faculty, and staff.

The Public Services Librarian:

* Designs, teaches, and assesses instruction sessions for the Johnson community, including working with faculty to develop curriculum-integrated instructional programs.
* Provides direct research assistance to Cornell researchers with business information needs and helps develop lifelong research skills.
* Contributes actively to team building, goal setting, and long term planning.
*Cultivates personal subject knowledge and skills through self-directed learning and vendor training, supported by team coaching and mentoring.
* Collaborates in providing innovative public services that positively impact Johnson and the larger Johnson College of Business community.
* Participates in Cornell University Library committee work and develops leadership efforts in the same.
* Enhances the profession at large by assuming leadership positions in professional associations and/or contributing to the expansion of knowledge through professional writing and presentations.

Required Qualifications:

* An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree.
* Interest in business topics such as organizational behavior, finance, economics, entrepreneurship, and marketing.
* Passion for teaching and research support.
* Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
* Evidence of excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills, as well as an ability and desire to work across diverse groups.
* Customer service mindset.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a service-oriented environment.
* Willingness to explore the use of new technology or methods in support of achieving goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience in teaching/instruction.
* Business research experience.
* Degree, coursework, or work experience in business, economics, or related fields.
* Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


The Management Library works in tandem with librarians from the three schools that make up the Johnson College of Business (JCB) a�� the School of Hotel Administration, the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. JCB offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate degree offerings and houses a variety of research centers and institutes. JCB strives to mobilize diverse expertise, generate world-class knowledge, inspire students, and impact society in a positive manner.

The successful candidate will join a team of seven librarians serving JCB and the greater business information needs of the university. In addition to traditional library services that support the academic and career research needs of JCB, the BHRS team maintain a keen eye towards innovative and user-focused programs to promote library services and resources to the JCB community. We welcome candidates with a strong customer service orientation and an interest in teaching lifelong research skills to current students, faculty, and alumni.

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.

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 on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.


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 March 9, 2018. Please include one document that contains a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references (pdf preferred). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The incoming academic rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

University Job Title:
Senior Assistant Librarian


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Contact Name:
Bonnie Bailey

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