Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business, Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles, CA

Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business, Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles, CA

The William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University seeks an energetic, user-oriented, public-services librarian to serve as Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business.  Must have degree, background, or interest in business, accounting, economics, or a related field and be willing to continue upgrading knowledge, skills and abilities. This Librarian: provides high-quality reference, instruction, collection-development and outreach services to the LMU community, with a particular emphasis on LMU’s College of Business Administration; serves as the lead provider of information-literacy instruction and web-based research material in support of undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business Administration; works on the Information Desk; takes part in virtual reference; assists with Reference Department projects, assessment and decision making; reports to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services.

Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education.  Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific Ocean, LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions.  It serves 5,950 undergraduates and nearly 2,000 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, and Education.   The library seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society.  LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.   The library’s staff reflects the diversity of LMU’s student body and the greater Los Angeles area.

Opened in 2009, the William H. Hannon Library offers its users a technologically advanced environment coupled with a commitment to reference, outreach, and innovation. LMU librarians are expected to provide service to the library, the university and the profession.  They are also expected to pursue professional development opportunities.


•    Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited graduate program or related field

•    Undergraduate or graduate degree, certificate, background, or demonstrated interest in business, accounting, economics, or a related field.

•    Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral).  Good attentive listening skills are essential as well as a strong user-service orientation.

•    Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of basic reference sources and reference practices.

•    Demonstrated knowledge in the area of library instruction and information literacy.

•    Proficient in Mac and Windows operating systems and commonly used productivity software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe products.

•    Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.


•    Two years of experience providing business-related reference and instruction services in an academic library setting.

•    Demonstrated knowledge and experience with business, financial or technical information resources, including tools such as Research Insight, Euromonitor, Business Insights: Global, and ABI/Inform.

•    Knowledge in the area of building, managing, and assessing business collections.

     To apply:

Applicants should submit the following materials:

1.  letter of application

2.  a curriculum vitae or resume

3.  a list of three professional references (names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers) to:

Deadline for applications is Friday, November 1st, 2013.

Address inquiries to:

Alexander Justice, Reference Librarian (Search Chair) William H. Hannon Library

Loyola Marymount University

One LMU Drive, MS 8200

Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659