Business Librarian

at Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (view profile)
Published April 4, 2023
Location 504 W. Mitch Daniels Blvd., West Lafayette, Indiana
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Master's Degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $45,400 - $63,099
Hourly or Salary? Salary


Business Librarian

Job Summary

As the Business Librarian you will work directly with students, faculty, staff, and faculty business librarians to support institutional and school teaching and learning goals. This includes developing instructional materials, tutorials, research guides, videos, and conducting introductory-level information literacy instruction. You will also work with our IMPACT team to help faculty include information literacy in the courses they are redesigning through the program. The Business Librarian will provide reference support and consultations, including in-person and digital reference.

This position will be on campus at Purdue University with a pay range between $45,400 - $63099.96/year.

About Us:

Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies, the recipient of the 2015 Award for Excellence in University Libraries from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is at the forefront of academic librarianship, redefining the role of the academic research library in learning, discovery, and engagement activities of Purdue University. Libraries faculty and staff are deeply involved in information literacy instruction and instructional design, development of new learning and lab spaces, scholarly communication, data management, and global outreach. Libraries faculty and staff have expanded their collaborative endeavors with departments across the university in integrating information literacy into the core curriculum.

What We're Looking For:

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science (ALA accredited or equivalent)
  • Experience or interest in delivering effective information literacy instruction and research-support
  • Experience and/or interest in business librarianship


Skills Needed:

  • Demonstrated interest in the application of current and emerging technologies to meet the changing needs of users
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and intercultural skills, and the ability to prioritize and adjust in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member in a dynamic environment and on a variety of simultaneous projects
  • Commitment to diversity and to promoting a multicultural environment for learning


Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue
  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days


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