The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks a creative, student-oriented librarian to provide leadership in the area of business librarianship. The Entrepreneurship Librarian will collaborate with librarians, teaching faculty, and campus administrators and staff on the development of innovative services and support for instruction and research in the College of Business. This is a newly created, 12-month tenure-track faculty position. As a faculty member, the candidate will engage in library and university governance and scholarship as required for tenure and promotion.
Serve as library liaison to the School of Global Innovation and Leadership and actively develop professional relationships with teaching faculty, staff, and students within this and other assigned areas.
Develop tutorials, LibGuides, and other online learning objects to support entrepreneurship research and practice.
Provide specialized reference and research consultations in assigned subject areas in addition to providing general reference services to campus library users.
Deliver information literacy instruction in the classroom, in online environments, and through faculty partnerships.
Ensure curriculum-aligned collection development relating to entrepreneurship.
Work closely with business and engineering faculty, along with other entrepreneurship crossover opportunities, to support campus efforts in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship
Participate in library governance, professional development activities, and university service. This may also include serving on and representing the library on joint (San José Public Library and SJSU), campus, and system-wide committees and/or task forces.
Build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirements for retention, tenure, and promotion.
Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
Evidence of ability to engage in the research, scholarship, and creative activities required to achieve promotion and tenure.
Experience and/or coursework in collection development, reference services, and information literacy instruction.
Undergraduate or graduate degree or coursework in a business-related field or equivalent work experience.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with librarians, staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment.
Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience, to provide user-centered services and programs.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Ability to handle multiple projects and redefine priorities in a rapidly shifting environment.
Demonstrated ability to plan, design, and implement innovative projects, services, and community outreach programs.
Familiarity with disciplinary databases such as Business Source Complete, Mergent Online, Statista, and ScienceDirect.
Familiarity with issues and trends in entrepreneurship.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary schedule can be found here. Starting Date: Anticipating Fall 2020 Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application Procedures: For full consideration, upload a.) A letter of interest that identifies your qualifications, research interests, and teaching philosophy, b.) Curriculum Vitae and c.) A list of three (3) professional references with contact information by May 25, 2020 to https://apply.interfolio.com/75205.
Please note: Original transcripts of terminal degree will be required of applicants invited to an on-site interview. Three (3) letters of recommendation will be required for appointment.
This position will remain open until filled. First review date is May 26, 2020.
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Tracy Elliott, Dean, University Library, invites you to contact us with your questions at (408) 808-2080 or via email at email@example.com. Please visit our website at https://library.sjsu.edu/. For information on faculty retention, tenure and promotion, see the SJSU Academic Senate policies S15-7 & S15-8 here.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José State University is recognized as an innovative shared facility combining a large academic library (with a collection of over one million items) and a major downtown public library. This facility uses a merged service model to support the lifelong learning needs of academic and public library users. The University Library’s strategic plan is to build a digital library, which will “aggressively increase access, creation, and use of digital collections,” and “will creatively utilize innovative technologies to provide the University and the broader community with a 21st century library environment, both physical and digital.”
San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.
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