Monday, December 3, 2007

Business & Economica Librarian

Business and Economics Librarian

Western Washington University
Western Libraries

Deadline: February 1, 2008

Western Washington University is searching for a forward-thinking, service-oriented librarian with a strong business background to work with a team of librarians to develop a user-centered reference and instruction program and build the library’s collection.

The Business and Economics Librarian provides a broad range of library and information services for the faculty and students of the College of Business and Economics, provides reference services, and participates in credit and non-credit library instruction and collection development and acts as a liaison between the library and the College of Business and Economics.

Required Qualifications:
1. A graduate degree in library and/or information science at the time of application from an institution accredited by the A.L.A. or its foreign equivalent.
2. Minimum of 3 years experience with business resources, and/or a degree in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, decision sciences, management, or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. A graduate business degree in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, decision sciences, management, or equivalent.
2. Academic library experience.
3. Evidence of potential for scholarship.
4. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and an ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.

This position is available immediately. The successful candidate will become a member of the university faculty, reporting to the Head of Reference and Instruction. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank. This a 12 month, tenure-track position. Promotion and tenure are awarded on the basis of performance in librarianship, scholarship, and service. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience, with a minimum starting salary of $48,000.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2008 and will remain open until filled. Please send a letter of application detailing your qualifications in relationship to those stated above, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to Ms. Connie Mallison, Search Committee Coordinator; Western Washington University; The Libraries, 516 High St.; MS 9103; Bellingham, WA 98225, or send by email to For more information, please contact Connie Mallison at (360) 650-3051.

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