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Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian, Columbia University Libraries, New York, NY


Columbia University Libraries seeks a Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian to join the Science, Engineering, and Social Science Libraries (SESSL). The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian provides research support, instruction, and outreach for graduate students, faculty, and staff in the Columbia Business School, as well as the department of Economics and campus entrepreneurship and innovation centers and programs, with a focus on acquiring and using business and economics data.

This position conducts research consultations; teaches workshops and curriculum-integrated instruction sessions; supports the discovery, use, and management of business data; raises awareness of resources and services through outreach efforts such as office hours; and creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. The incumbent will participate in collection development activities and manage collections funds concerning business data. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the core of this position, and the successful hire will be expected to help make the Libraries’ commitment to these values tangible by having DEI principles and a commitment to anti-racism guide their work.


  1. Provide research assistance in business, economics, and entrepreneurship with a specific focus on data, through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. 
  2. Design and teach orientations, course-integrated instruction, and workshops to support the research and learning needs of students, faculty, and staff in business and economics. 
  3. Develop library collections, including overseeing data acquisition and acting as administrator and troubleshooting the specialized business database platforms (Wharton Research Data Services [WRDS] and Capital IQ).
  4. Build relationships with faculty, staff, and students in business, economics, entrepreneurship, and designated departments through outreach, including programming and events. 
  5. Participate in local and national organizations, and library system-wide committees.


Minimum Degree Required: 

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) or other advanced degree in a related field 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proven commitment to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience or interest in supporting business research needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic background in business, economics, or related subject area(s)
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality services to users
  • Experience providing library instruction
  • Demonstrated data analysis skills
  • Demonstrated experience with resources used in business and economics research

How to Apply:

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Minimum Salary: $73,000

Apply By Date: Review of applications will begin September 12th, 2022. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Please note that expertise in all qualifications is not expected. We encourage applicants who have experience in some areas and a commitment to learning in others. If this role interests you, we encourage you to apply.