HEAD, ELECTRONIC RESOURCES ACQUISITIONS - ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN, ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN, OR LIBRARIAN

HEAD, BUSINESS/SPEA INFORMATION COMMONS - ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN, ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN, OR LIBRARIAN

    Salary and Benefits


    About the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

    Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 49,000 students and over 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.

    The Bloomington campus is home to Indiana University Libraries, (https://libraries.indiana.edu) one of the leading academic research library systems in North America. Our collections, people, and spaces use knowledge to inspire great work.

    • IU Libraries partners with every academic department on campus. Materials are digital, visual, audio, and print. Over 60,000 journals are offered electronically, and the libraries hold 9.9 million print volumes in 450 languages and 120,000 films in its Moving Image Archive. A long-time leader in digital library projects, IU Libraries developed wide-ranging initiatives as early as the 1990’s, and recently embarked on the ambitious university-wide Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative.
    • Indiana University’s librarians actively collect and conserve knowledge and are leaders in national conversations in areas such as diversity initiatives, digital preservation and associated technologies, the changing role of area studies librarianship, and integrating information literacy. The Libraries are the organizational home of the innovative and visionary Office of Scholarly Publishing, which brings together the work of the highly-respected Indiana University Press with the Libraries’ open access publishing initiatives.
    • Our visual flagship, the Herman B Wells Library, is one of the busiest academic spaces on campus, recording well over 2 million visits each year. Its recently opened Scholars’ Commons, Learning Commons and Moving Image Collections and Archives were extensive and visionary renovations that redefine the role and potential of libraries. Other library destinations of particular note are the world-class Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, the Wylie House Museum and collections, and the 6.4-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF).

    IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future. On campus, for example, we take a leadership role as active members of the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council. Memberships include regional and national associations and consortia including the Big Ten Academic Alliance Center for Library Initiatives, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Unizin Consortium and the Samvera community. The IU Libraries are a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository and a managing partner of the HathiTrust Research Center, and a member of preservation initiatives such as the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust).


    HEAD, ELECTRONIC RESOURCES ACQUISITIONS

    Position Summary

    The Indiana University Libraries seek an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions in the Technical Services Department, the Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions will provide leadership and expertise in managing all aspects of the library electronic resources life-cycle, and will play a pivotal role in the Libraries’ efforts to meet current and emerging information needs as well as new models of electronic resources procurement, management, and licensing. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues across the Libraries, the Bloomington campus, and the Indiana University system of campuses in support of the Libraries’ licensed electronic resources program. The successful candidate will also serve as the primary liaison with publishers, content providers, and consortia in support of electronic resources acquisitions, management, and licensing for Indiana University Libraries.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead and manage electronic resources acquisitions at Indiana University Libraries including trials, procurement, licensing, price negotiation and cost model development, and ongoing subscription and access management
    • Manage the daily activities of the electronic resources acquisitions operation and supervise, direct, and support three full-time employees
    • Lead and innovate in the development of workflows and policies for managing the electronic resources life-cycle
    • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with appropriate personnel in library units (e.g. Collections, Library Technologies, Research & Learning Services), campus units (e.g. Office of General Counsel, Offices of Vice President and Vice Provost for Research, University Information Technology Services), and the regional campuses
    • Establish and maintain relationships with external entities including content providers, publishers, and library consortia
    • Serve and contribute to applicable management teams and represent the Libraries at the local, state, and national level

    Qualifications

    Required

    • ALA-accredited Master’s degree or advanced degree in relevant field appropriate to the licensing and management of electronic resources
    • Two years of experience in management and supervision of employees
    • Two years of electronic resources life-cycle management in an academic setting, including acquisitions, licensing, and access management
    • Experience reviewing and negotiating license agreements in an academic setting; knowledge of the legal framework in which academic libraries operate
    • Experience evaluating and negotiating electronic resource pricing; knowledge of electronic resource pricing models and concepts
    • Ability to exercise initiative, flexibility, and creativity in troubleshooting procurement and access problems with electronic resources; ability to take a user-centered approach in management of electronic resources
    • Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging trends, practices, and tools in electronic resources life-cycle management [e.g. OpenURL, KBART, ERM, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI]
    • Demonstrated analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizations skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively
    • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including library colleagues, faculty, content providers
    • Demonstrated understanding of the values of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/indiana-university-libraries-diversi…)
    • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure or tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-li…)(/li>

    Preferred

    • Experience in a SirsiDynix Symphony environment
    • Experience using Ex Libris 360 Management Services
    • Experience in project management, such as the implementation of/transition to a new system [e.g. ILS, resource management tool]
    • Experience as a leader, including coaching, motivating, and mentoring
    • Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging trends in academic libraries [e.g. Scholarly Publishing, Open Access, Digital Humanities]
    • Familiarity with academic library fund and budget management, including allocations, encumbrances, expenditures

    To Apply

    Applications received by Friday, August 30, 2019, will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.


    HEAD, BUSINESS/SPEA INFORMATION COMMONS

    Position Summary

    The IU Libraries at Bloomington are seeking an innovative and service oriented individual for the position of Head, Business/SPEA Information Commons at the Indiana University Libraries Bloomington.

    Reporting to the Head of Social Sciences, the Head of the Business/School of Public and Environmental Affairs Information Commons will serve as the primary contact and library liaison to faculty, students, and staff of the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). This position will supervise a staff of one librarian, one professional staff member, and two full-time support staff members who oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility and provide core services such as reference, circulation, some instruction, and reserves. The Head of the Business/SPEA Information Commons will be heavily involved in outreach, teaching, and instructional and research support. In addition, this position will be responsible for managing library collection funds. This position works in close collaboration with library colleagues in the Social Sciences department and within the Research & Learning division, and is a member of the Libraries Managers Roundtable.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide vision and strategy for the Information Commons and manage its collections, services, and personnel
    • Lead the Business/SPEA Information Commons personnel in proactive engagement with constituents in order to anticipate and meet needs
    • Develop and manage relationships and explore and maximize partnerships within the Kelley School of Business, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and the IU Libraries system to facilitate problem solving and patron success and position the Libraries for new and sustained viability
    • Learn and understand the continually evolving research practices and teaching needs of those in the Kelley School of Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs in order to promote the Business/SPEA Information Commons and its space, services, and collections
    • Create and deliver business-focused library offerings that address university and library strategic initiatives and support user success
    • Contribute to academic course development by providing instructional consultations and teaching support for faculty partners
    • Provide research support to faculty, students, staff, and the community at large
    • Serve as a resource for librarians and library staff in queries related to the Business/SPEA Information Commons and the disciplines therein
    • Develop print and electronic collections that meet patron needs and Library philosophies and specifications
    • Apply knowledge of information sources, platforms, and vendors related to Business, Economics, and SPEA disciplines
    • Supervise Business/SPEA Information Commons personnel and provide regular support, evaluations, and development opportunities
    • Ensure the continual development of facilities’ policies and management

    Qualifications

    Required

    • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS)
    • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues
    • Experience in collection development and a broad knowledge of information resources for business, public affairs, environmental sciences, or other related social sciences
    • Demonstrated experience in pedagogy, information literacy instruction, and assessment
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online research support
    • Supervisory experience
    • Demonstrated understanding of the values of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/indiana-university-libraries-diversi…)
    • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure or tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-li…)

    Preferred

    • 3-5 years of experience in an academic or research library strongly preferred
    • Knowledge or experience with developing and evaluating services and spaces
    • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
    • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

    To Apply

    Applications received by Friday, May 31, 2019, will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.


    Salary and Benefits

    Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan.  This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves.  For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

    Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/neweeo-profe.html

    Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

    Brochure:  http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf


    For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to http://www.indiana.edu.

    Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.