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Business, Economics, and Government Information Librarian
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Nov. 26, 2018
Title Business, Economics, and Government Information Librarian
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Library Sciences (all categories)
    Government - Policy/Public Affairs

The University of Kentucky Libraries seeks a creative, collaborative, and engaged library professional to provide innovative services in the position of Business, Economics, and Government Information Librarian. The Librarian will engage and collaborate with faculty, students, library staff, and others across the University to support scholarship, teaching, and research involving business, economics, and public policy, as well as Federal, international, and Kentucky state and local government collections.

The Business, Economics, and Government Information Librarian will serve as the liaison to the Business and Economics departments. As such, this person will provide research, data services, and curricular support to the students and faculty of the Gatton College of Business and Economics, including the one-year and executive MBA programs, as well as other business-related research on campus. The Librarian will also serve as the liaison to the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.

The Librarian will:

  • Develop and manage collections related to business, economics, and policy.
  • Develop, teach, and assess information literacy instruction sessions.
  • Provide online and in-person research assistance and consultations for students, faculty, and community members, including creating and maintaining online research guides.
  • Provide support and referral for the selection, use, and lifecycle management of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Act as a resource and recommend appropriate resources on scholarly communication topics including copyright, research data management, geographic information systems, open educational resources, and open access.
  • Initiate and support engagement and outreach efforts with the campus community, for example, with the Office of Technology Commercialization and the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK).
  • Work collaboratively to promote diversity, equality, and inclusiveness with the Libraries and on campus.

Additionally, the Librarian will promote and teach the effective use of government resources specific to a variety of disciplines, and will work closely with the UK Libraries Federal Regional Depository Librarian and staff to promote effective use of Federal Government documents in public services, research, and instruction. The Librarian will promote government resources to teaching faculty for integration in course syllabi, including Kentucky state documents, Federal and local government information, research data, and international government agency resources. The librarian will train Libraries faculty and staff on the effective use of government information in research and instruction, and will provide research assistance through individual and small group consultations.

Reporting to the Head of William T. Young Library Reference Services, the Librarian will participate in outreach and campus engagement activities that build partnerships and cultivate relationships with key university units. The Librarian will participate in shared governance of the University of Kentucky by serving on library, departmental/college, and university committees as appropriate. The position will pursue scholarship, professional development and service activities in order to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position.

Located in the beautiful bluegrass region of central Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Libraries includes the main William T. Young Library, Medical Center Library, Special Collections Research Center, Agricultural Information Center, Fine Arts Library, Design Library, Education Library, Lexmark Library, and Science & Engineering Library. Combined library holdings total more than four million volumes. The system has a faculty of 60 and a support and professional staff of 108. UK Libraries currently uses the Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of Research Libraries, LYRASIS, ASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries. UK is a regional depository for government publications.

To apply, interested applicants must complete an application and attach two documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
    Please include contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The application deadline is February 1st, 2019.

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