Research and Instruction Librarian, Business and Marketing


Lewis University
Library Type: 
Academic Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time

The Position

The Lewis University Library invites applications for a Research and Instruction Librarian, Business and Marketing, to provide various library services and support to students in the College of Business. This role will require travel to all Lewis University satellite campuses; to provide seamless library resources for all University members as well as some night and/or weekend shifts (including overnight hours during "Super Study" programming). We seek creative candidates who can work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness in support of the Lewis University Mission.

Some Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support and promote the Library Vision, offering diverse and dynamic resources and collections to its learning community in the spirit of academic inquiry and civic engagement.
  • Create design and implement strategic efforts toward marketing all Library resources to the University community.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff in the College of Business, in order to develop and implement innovative programming to engage the above-involved students and faculty with the Library.
  • Provide and promote specialized library instruction services to the students and faculty in areas connected to the College of Business, specifically; Marketing, Finance and Management Information Systems.
  • Provide research services (responding to in-person, telephone, and electronic inquiries) to all University Community members, with specialized research consultations for the College of Business
  • Develop online tutorials, videos, etc. for use on the Library website or in library instruction courses; particular emphasis on development of resources to support online education through learning management systems.
  • Create, organize, and maintain online and physical Library Outreach initiatives, including social media, newsletters, and other university publications.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Lewis University provides tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

The Qualified candidate will have academic library experience; MLS from ALA-accredited institution; Intimate knowledge of existing resources and current trends in Business Administration, International Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Organizational Leadership and Economics; Strong interest in working with students, faculty and staff; Commitment to creating and providing user-centered library services, specifically regarding library instruction services; and Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Second Master's degree or Undergraduate degree in any of the following fields: Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Organizational Leadership, Economics, International Business and Business Administration; Previous academic library experience; Experience with library assessment in an academic environment; Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects; Computer application knowledge and experience, a demonstrated high level of proficiency in various computer operating systems, the MSOffice suite, assessment tools, etc.; Able to research emerging technologies for deployment of library services; Excellent oral/written communication skills are necessary; Must be able to take initiative and see projects through independently; Ability to demonstrate flexibility to adapt to new technologies and change; Second language.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University's Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Application Contact: 
Office of Human Resources
Apply To: 
Lewis University IL