Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian.  If you are a proactive and creative individual eager to support the entrepreneurship curriculum and university-wide initiatives relating to entrepreneurship and economic development, including Invent Penn State, we invite you to apply.  This position serves with a team of six other highly engaged subject specialists in related fields and reports to the Head of the Schreyer Business Library.  This is a tenure-track faculty position.

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Responsibilities and Duties:

As the Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian, you will: serve as the formal liaison to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor; develop tutorials and other learning objects to support residential and online entrepreneurship courses; develop relationships with appropriate student organizations. You will coordinate integration with exciting Penn State initiatives, such as Invent Penn State and other initiatives relating to entrepreneurship and economic development. You will work collaboratively with Penn State Commonwealth Campus librarians who support entrepreneurship courses and initiatives. You will also enhance collections relating to entrepreneurship; participate in unit-wide course-related instruction, reference, consultation, and outreach services; and engage in research, scholarly publication, and professional service activities.

Occasional evening and/or weekend work is required for participation in programming relating to Startup Week and Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Required Qualifications: 

A Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent graduate degree in a related field; demonstrated expertise with business resources, including specialized databases; experience working both independently and collaboratively; excellent communication as partially demonstrated in the cover letter; and interest and potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.  You will also be willing to work in evenings and weekends to support Penn State programming as appropriate.

Desired Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree or minor and/or graduate degree in business, economics, or a related field; knowledge of current pedagogical and research trends in entrepreneurship education; experience supporting student, faculty, and community entrepreneurs; and  post-graduate experience in an academic or research library.


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Compensation and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually.

Application Instructions:

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin April 1 and continue until position is filled. 




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