Emory University Library Spec (Goizueta Business Library) in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



949000:LITS: Goizueta Business Librar

Job Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Goizueta Business Library (GBL), the Library Specialist (LS) is a staff position and a member of the GBL team. This position oversees a suite of services which GBL provides for the Goizueta Business School (GBS) faculty, in particular Course Reserves, Study.net, and Document Delivery. This individual’s responsibilities also include supporting other GBL products and services, including the Business Kindles, monthly New Business Books, and the BBA Business Essentials. Additionally, he/she will additionally train, oversee and evaluate student workers who support these and other services. As a member of the GBL team, the LS may also be called on to perform other duties in support of GBL’s goals.

Essential Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Goizueta Business Library’s (GBL) Faculty Services, including Reserves/Copyright compliance via Ares, and Document Delivery.

  • Works directly with Goizueta Business School (GBS) Faculty and Faculty Area Coordinators to facilitate course reserves, including providing training as requested.

  • Works directly with GBS Faculty and Faculty Area Coordinators to support instruction on using Study.net.

  • Effectively communicates with GBS faculty and related staff to educate and inform about GBL Faculty Services.

  • Participates as member of the Emory Libraries’ Reserves Working Group on ongoing evaluation, assessment, etc. of the reserves system and related copyright compliance issues.

  • Consults with Woodruff Reserves Team, Canvas staff, IT staff, and others as needed.

  • Oversees acquisitions, payment, downloading and circulation and other related responsibilities for the GBL Business Kindles.

  • Responsible for training, overseeing and evaluating the GBL student workers/employees; responsibilities include Faculty-focused Reserves and Document Delivery services; various tasks related to the Business Kindle program; maintaining business reference/career collections and New Business Books/Career Display; and other projects as needed by the department.

  • Orders books and other materials as requested by GBS Faculty and GBL Business Librarians; often includes coordination with the Woodruff acquisitions and cataloging teams.

  • Shares responsibility for the logistics of the BBA Business Essentials all and spring classes.

  • Responsible for maintaining current and relevant content on GBL’s website specific to Faculty Services.

  • Recommends policies and procedures to improve all related processes and workflow.

  • Perform other roles and responsibilities as needed to accomplish the goals of the team and the library.

  • Participate in library, business school and university committees and in professional development activities as needed to support and meet the changing environment of the library and the academic environment.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides complex library user services and research assistance to the university and external communities. Provides access to information, resources, and materials by using a specialized knowledge of electronic databases, microcomputer applications, complex reference tools, and/or foreign languages; these may include the Internet, CD-ROMs, and on-line databases. May create bibliographic access to research materials (government documents, manuscripts, and other resources) using a specialized knowledge of national standards, electronic reference sources, and complex reference tools. May provide physical access to materials employing specialized techniques relating to conservation, binding, reproduction, and/or reformatting. May verify bibliographic information on-line and prepare requests for borrowing and lending of library materials through Interlibrary loan or other means. May hire, train and supervise student staff. Performs related responsibilities as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of related work experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Positions in this classification may require computer skills, proficiency in a foreign language or other special skills. DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 06/08/06 AMM

Operating Unit/Division:

LITS: Library and IT Services

Job Title:

Library Spec (Goizueta Business Library)

This position involves::

Not Applicable

Preferred Qualifications:

Library Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience training, supervising, coaching and evaluating student workers.

• Knowledge of Library Course Reserves systems, such as Aleph or Ares.

• Knowledge of Web design applications such as Cascade.

• Knowledge of Library Management Systems such as Canvas or Blackboard.

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Additional Job Details:

• Ability to manage and prioritize tasks and perform effectively in a fast-paced environment with a fluctuating workload and frequent distractions and interruptions.

• Capacity to thrive in an ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a major research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

• Excellent project management skills to manage and maintain coordination of multiple projects and people.

• Demonstrates proficiency and capabilities with computers and standard computer office applications, or other productivity software, and the Web; in particular, a strong working knowledge of Excel and Word.

• Working familiarity with networked drives, files structures, etc. for purposes of organizing workflow and documents.

• Attention to detail, demonstrated capacity for carrying out multiple tasks simultaneously in an accurate manner, and ability to check own work and work of others for accuracy.

• Demonstrates sound judgment and ability to work independently, set priorities and maintain them, and follow through on assignments.

• Agility learning and adapting to new applications and systems.

• Capacity to establish and document procedures and workflows.

• Interest and ability to train, motivate and mentor student workers performing exacting work.

• Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative.

• Demonstrated capacity for sound judgment, ability to analyze information, and creative problem solving.

• Ability to gather and analyze data and prepare reports.

• Soft skills necessary for interacting and communicating effectively with faculty and staff.

• Ability to build cooperative, effective working relationships with the Goizueta Business School and the library community.

• Ability to work harmoniously and as a team player; thrive in a team-based environment; and foster teamwork among others.

• Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty and student population.

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).