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Cornell University – Research Librarian for the Nestlé Hospitality Library

Job Description – Research Librarian for the Nestlé Hospitality Library (#18776)

The Nestlé Hospitality Library within the newly-opened Marriot Student Learning Center seeks creative, enthusiastic, forward-thinking candidates for the professional position of SHA Research Librarian. The Library contributes to the development, implementation, and assessment of exceptional research and instruction support programs in Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration (SHA). In additional to traditional library techniques, this may involve creating strategies for data-mining the social web, using strong quantitative skills to unmask trends in real estate information, or helping to build new learning tools such as mobile applications. Above all, the incumbent must be excited by the opportunity to develop the programs and services needed for the 21st century digital information environment at the premiere hospitality management school.

Reporting to the Coordinator of Research Services, this position is part of the Research and Learning Services (RLS) department. RLS emphasizes a team-based approach to meeting patrons’ ever-expanding information needs and is responsible for providing research, teaching and learning, outreach, and collection development services as part of the Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library. The HLM Library provides services to Cornell’s specialized business and labor Schools, including Hotel Administration, ILR, and Management, with over 1800 undergraduates, 1300 graduate students, 140 resident faculty, and extensive distance education, executive education, and extension programs. The position will work closely with the other SHA Research Librarian as well as the nine additional staff and librarians that make up RLS.


  • M.L.S. or equivalent graduate degree.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience as a librarian, ideally in either an academic or special library.
  • Experience using and teaching others to use library resources, including bibliographic and full-text databases, web resources, etc.
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, quantitative and critical-thinking skills.
  • Ability to resolve competing demands in an environment of fast-paced change.
  • Fluent oral and written English language skills.
  • Strong collegial, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong service ethic and orientation.


  • Advanced degree or coursework in hospitality, business or related field, particularly real estate.
  • Subject knowledge in hospitality and/or business/management.
  • Experience with numeric, spatial, and GIS data and resources.
  • Mobile and related applications development experience
  • Academic social science library research and library teaching experience.

Applications requested by November 18, 2012. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references.

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