Business Librarian- Cornell University Library – Ithaca, NY

The Management Library at Cornell University is seeking candidates for Business Librarian to join their team. Duties of this position focus on instruction, reference, and outreach for business researchers including university-wide entrepreneurship initiatives. This position serves a diverse student body and several international programs. It cultivates and maintains good relationships with programs in order to understand, anticipate, and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs.

Required Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program or graduate degree in relevant subject area (such as business, economics, information science, statistics, etc.)
  • Interest in business, economics, and/or entrepreneurship
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently in a service-oriented environment
  • Ability to cultivate a research and learning environment inclusive of diverse groups of students and scholars
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills
  • Competencies related to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-3 years business research support and instruction experience
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in outreach and building relationships with stakeholders

Diversity and Inclusion

The Management Library at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.

Cornell University Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, which unites academic libraries who are committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.


Our comprehensive benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 13 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, university retirement contributions, childcare and adoption assistance, and child tuition reimbursement. Funding is available to support professional training and research. More information regarding Cornell’s generous benefits can be found at . The anticipated academic rank for this position is Assistant Librarian, with an anticipated salary range of $52,500-$55,000.

Relocation assistance may be provided.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

The safety and well-being of applicants and our team members is of the utmost importance. Because of campus closures and the likelihood of ongoing travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we anticipate conducting online interviews with qualified candidates.

Limited Timeframe Remote

This position is located in Ithaca, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University’s need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant will be asked to perform this role remotely at a location of their choice in the United States for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus.

The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.

How to Apply

Candidates must apply online via the Cornell Careers site: Incoming applications will be reviewed until a viable pool of applicants is identified; submission prior to February 9, 2021 is strongly encouraged. Please submit one document (pdf preferred) that contains:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A Curriculum Vitae;
  3. A Statement of “Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” Candidates are invited to describe past, present, and/or future aspirations for promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researchers and educators, and/or to convey how they see these commitments continuing at Cornell. Such articulation may focus on teaching, research, or service, or all three factors;
  4. The names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references.


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 close to 400, the Library provides significant collaborative opportunities in support of 2,700 faculty, 24,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, and responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.

Located in the Management Library, the Business Librarian proactively partners with the Johnson Graduate School of Management (JGSM) and SC Johnson College of Business (JCB) to create and deliver innovative library offerings that positively impact those communities. In addition, this position is part of the Business, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship (BEE) department that works collaboratively with other Cornell University Library (CUL) staff to provide library support for University-wide entrepreneurship initiatives and library services for Cornell Tech and other New York City programs.

The BEE department values collaboration, creativity, expertise, excellent service, adaptability, and respect for all.

The Ithaca campus sits on 2,300 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Ithaca, located roughly halfway between Manhattan and Toronto, offers a wealth of cultural activities while maintaining an eclectic college-town feel. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of rolling hills, breathtaking gorges, hiking trails, and lakes offering countless outdoor activities. The city has been named one of the top 100 places to live, a top 10 recreation city, a best green place to live, and one of the “foodiest” towns in America.


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EEO Statement

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. Viagra does not affect sexual desire, but only interferes with the natural work of the erection mechanism. Due to erectile dysfunction, communication between the brain and nerves is disrupted and sildenafil only helps to establish it. Read more at We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. 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.

About John Pell

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