Monday, February 2, 2009

Business Reference Librarian

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a Business Reference Librarian to provide general, comprehensive information and specialized business-related information, in various formats, to the UNC Charlotte community. For further details about the Library, please consult our web site:


  • Provide general and specialized reference service via Reference Desk, telephone, email, group and local chat, etc.
  • Participate in evening and weekend staffing rotation
  • Train new Reference Desk personnel in the use of subject resources
  • Liaise with the Belk College of Business
  • Provide specialized reference
  • Provide library instruction
  • Develop appropriate instructional aids (handouts, web pages, tutorials, etc.)
  • Assess library resources for proposed or revised courses and/or degree programs
  • Assess library resources for departmental accreditation and self-study reports
  • Meet with visiting accreditation teams
  • Liaise with other assigned University programs, offices, etc.
  • Develop print and electronic resources for business collections
  • Review appropriate electronic resources and recommend for acquisition
  • Review and select approval plan titles and titles from appropriate reviewing sources, catalogs, and acquisitions lists
  • Coordinate with the faculty liaison for the Belk College of Business in receiving faculty requests for print and electronic resources
  • Recommend agenda items and participate in Reference Unit meetings
  • Advance initiatives by Reference Unit, Information Commons, Atkins Library and UNC Charlotte
  • Communicate effectively with others within and beyond the Library and the University
  • Participate in relevant professional activities and in Library and University faculty governance
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association required
  • Undergraduate degree in a business-related field preferred; advanced degree in a business-related field preferred


  • Two years reference experience, including experience with electronic resources, in an academic library preferred
  • Business-related experience preferred


  • Knowledge of research needs of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty in a public Doctoral Intensive university
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups, creating an environment of mutual respect
  • Knowledge of technological applications with which to improve library services
  • Knowledge of professional issues in library and information services
  • Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing organizational and technological environment
  • Ability to meet core competencies in reference service, including use of electronic resources


  • Full-time
  • Faculty status. Librarians are expected to show evidence of ongoing professional development and services to the profession.
  • Reports to the University Librarian
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Salary – competitive and dependent upon education and experience.


  • Commitment to public service
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Adaptability


(Search Faculty Vacancies - Position #8972)

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:

1. Your letter of interest indicating your qualifications for this position
2. Resume
3. Supporting documentation relevant to job requirements, which may include finding aids, web pages, grant application or reports, etc. authored by the applicant
4. Names, addresses (including titles and institutions), phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references*

This position is also posted at

*The Search Committee will not contact references without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply for this position. AA/EOE

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte visit our Web site:

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