The Nestle Library seeks creative, energetic, forward-thinking candidates for the professional position of Public Services Librarian in Cornell's School of Hotel Administration (SHA).
As part of the Johnson College of Business (JCB), the School of Hotel Administration is a business management program with a focus on the hospitality industry, including operations, marketing, finance, management, and real estate. SHA integrates a diverse group of undergraduate, professional, and graduate students, faculty, staff, and practitioners to provide a unique educational experience. As the only Ivy League business management program to focus exclusively on the hospitality industry, SHA actively prepares students to be leaders in a dynamic global industry.
The successful candidate will provide instruction, research, liaison, and outreach services to the SHA community as one of two librarians in the Nestlé Library. The Nestlé librarians work closely as members of the Business & Hospitality Research Services (BHRS) team, which includes library staff from the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management. In addition to traditional library services, the Nestlé Library welcomes candidates with a keen eye towards innovative and user-focused programs to promote the library to SHA students, faculty, and staff.
The Public Services Librarian:
Designs, teaches, assesses, and explores technologies to support instruction sessions for the SHA community, including working with faculty to develop curriculum-integrated instructional programs.
Provides in-person and online research assistance to Cornell researchers with business and hospitality information needs.
Contributes actively to team building, goal setting, and long term planning.
Cultivates personal subject knowledge and skills through self-directed learning and vendor training, supported by team coaching and mentoring.
Collaborates in providing innovative public services that positively impact SHA and the larger Johnson College of Business community.
Participates in Cornell University Library committee work and develops leadership efforts in the same.
Enhances the profession at large by assuming leadership positions in professional associations and/or contributing to the expansion of knowledge through professional writing and presentations.
An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree.
Interest in the business aspects of the hospitality and/or real estate industries.
Passion for teaching and research support.
Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
Evidence of excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills, as well as an ability and desire to work across diverse groups.
Customer service mindset.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a service-oriented environment.
Willingness to explore the use of new technology or methods in support of achieving goals.
Experience in teaching/instruction.
Business research experience.
Degree, coursework, or work experience in business, hospitality, or related fields.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
The Nestlé Library works in tandem with librarians from the three schools that make up the Johnson College of Business – the School of Hotel Administration, the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. JCB offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate degree offerings and houses a variety of research centers and institutes. JCB strives to mobilize diverse expertise, generate world-class knowledge, inspire students, and impact society in a positive manner.
The successful candidate will join a team of seven librarians serving JCB and the greater business information needs of the university. In addition to traditional library services that support the academic and career research needs of JCB, the BHRS team maintain a keen eye towards innovative and user-focused programs to promote library services and resources to the JCB community. We welcome candidates with a strong customer service orientation and an interest in teaching lifelong research skills to current students, faculty, and alumni.
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 more than 400, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.
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. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.
Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.
Application Deadline is January 5, 2018. Apply on line at: http://careers.hr.cornell.edu/. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
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