The Brown University Library seeks an outstanding candidate to serve as the Librarian for Social Science and Entrepreneurship. This highly collaborative and innovative librarian will serve as the primary liaison to the Department of Economics and the C.V. Starr Program in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations (BEO), an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the departments of Engineering, Economics, and Sociology, and entrepreneurial programs from the School of Engineering and from departments across campus. The successful candidate will be a team player who can positively contribute to the Libraryâ™s Strategic directions: to position the Library at the Core of Teaching, Learning, and Research; Enable the discovery, curation, and use of rich research collections; and leverage technologies to engage with changing modes of teaching, learning and research.
In collaboration with colleagues from across the Brown University Library, the Librarian for Social Science and Entrepreneurship will work with students, faculty, and other University stakeholders to assist researchers as they develop entrepreneurial projects, conduct market research, explore business models, and engage in community partnerships to strengthen the local, national, and international community. A creative thinker, the Librarian for Social Science and Entrepreneurship will bring new ideas, models, and an entrepreneurial approach to engaging students, faculty and staff at Brown University in fulfillment of our mission to serve the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation.
Builds partnerships with the faculty, students, and staff across the Universityâ™s academic and research community in related areas, including the Department of Economics; the School of Engineering and its undergraduate Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations (BEO) concentration and graduate Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME); Executive Masters programs in the School of Professional Studies; and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.
Develops relationships with the Brown-affiliated entrepreneurial community, including the Technology Ventures Office, Swearer Center Social Brown Venture Fellowship, The Founders League, and related initiatives.
Maintains a high level of contact with faculty, departmental staff, and graduate students to ensure that the services and collections of the library align with the academic priorities of the campusâ™ economics and entrepreneurship programs.
Provides expertise in working with data, gathering business intelligence, understanding the patents process, scholarly impact metrics, and the use of digital approaches that extend disciplinary knowledge creation.
Participate in outreach to academic departments to develop, sustain, and promote research, teaching, and learning in Economics and entrepreneurship programs and courses.
Collaborate with colleagues in the Center for Digital Scholarship to support spatial and numerical research.
Provides synchronous and asynchronous instruction on topics related to business and entrepreneurship, such as market research, business analysis, intellectual property, patents, and finance, and scholarly resources to support research and teaching in Economics.
Develops advanced in-depth knowledge of commercial and academic databases in economics, business, and the social sciences.
Works with Library colleagues to coordinate efforts to retain, preserve, and provide access to Brown University research data.
Actively evaluates library collections related to the present and future needs of University economics, business, and entrepreneurial programs.
Maintains a high level of professional engagement both with colleagues in other institutions and with the professional literature.
Provides support to the Entrepreneurship community at Brown on issues of scholarly communication, copyright, patents, and authorsâ™ issues.
Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and an undergraduate degree in business, economics, finance or related subject, OR graduate degree in business, economics, finance or related subject
Demonstrated expertise with information resources, research methodologies, and information technology tools and applications in business and entrepreneurship.
Prefer at least 3 years of related business experience
Familiarity with research data management best practices.
Strong public presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Background and experience in teaching (methods and implementation) in classroom and one-on-one instruction strongly preferred
Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
Excellent skills in collaboration and teamwork within a dynamic, continually evolving environment.
Commitment to excellent public services and improving the library user experience.
Demonstrated success in delivering effective instruction and research support independently, and in a team-based environment preferred.
Technology background, skills such as Python, web scraping tools, statistical analysis and data packages such as R, Stat, and SAS preferred.
Knowledge of the open access and open data environment preferred.
Knowledge of intellectual property including patents and patent searching, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets.
Knowledge of current issues in scholarly communications.
Initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member.
Dedicated to continuous learning, authentic assessment, and strategic thinking.
Committed to actions that increase diversity and inclusion at the Library and the University.
Interested candidates should include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfied to Brown.
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Librarian for Social Science and Entrepreneurship
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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: REQ146120
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