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SUNY Geneseo – Business & Data Librarian

Job Description- Business & Data Librarian

SUNY Geneseo seeks a service-oriented, enthusiastic individual to provide reference, library instruction, scholarly communications and outreach in an active liberal arts environment. This librarian will primarily serve as liaison to the AACSB-accredited and highly ranked School of Business, in addition to other academic departments within the social sciences. Major responsibilities include:

  • General and subject-specific reference assistance in the social sciences with particular emphasis in business and statistics/data sources (e.g.,,, etc.)
  • Liaison, providing outreach to academic, student services and community programs in the School of Business, as well as various social sciences, including; Geography, Political Science & International Relations, etc.
  • Participation in and development of specialized information literacy instruction for the School of Business and social sciences
  • Participation in the library’s general instruction program for undergraduates
  • Engagement in collection development and information resources management, including a small government documents collection
  • Participation in digital & scholarly communication projects, and collaborative programs with; Ctr for Inquiry, Discovery & Leadership; Chair for Entrepreneurship & Small Business; Small Business Development Ctr and Chamber of Commerce, Geneseo
  • Data set management including: reference/research support retrieving statistical and quantitative/qualitative data; assisting acquisition of data sets and digital library initiatives such as statistical data repository.

Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent; strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and responsiveness to faculty, students, and colleagues; excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication & project management skills; commitment to providing high-quality public service within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment.

Degree in business or statistics or experience in a business/corporate library; experience using social science data sources and government document publications; commitment to the instructional mission of the academic library; previous teaching experience in library research methods or other relevant subject areas; academic reference desk experience; knowledge of and comfort with many forms of technology, including software such as SPSS.

To apply, submit an online faculty application at Include a letter of application, resume, and name/title/contact information of 3 professional references. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Review begins June 8, 2012. All applicants are subject to criminal background checks.

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