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EAST ASIAN CATALOGING LIBRARIAN

HEAD, DISCOVERY & USER EXPERIENCE

VISITING SCIENCES LIBRARIAN

PUBLIC HEALTH 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 Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, innovative service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Of particular note are the 6.4-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, and the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive. The Libraries have renowned area studies collections and librarians who are leaders in the national conversation about the changing role of area studies librarianship. The Libraries are recognized leaders in integrating information literacy into the teaching and learning fabric of the university, and recently opened IU Scholars’ Commons and IU Learning Commons, two extensive renovations that have redefined the role of the Libraries in the academic missions of the university.

The IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future.  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 Digital Preservation Network (DPN,) and the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust).  The IU Libraries have developed wide-ranging and active digital library projects and initiatives that date back to the early 1990’s, including Variations Digital Music Library, Image Collections Online, significant text collections, and most recently, the university-wide Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative and the Avalon Media System. The Libraries are the organizational home of the Office of Scholarly Publishing that brings together the work of the Indiana University Press with the Libraries’ open-access publishing initiatives.


EAST ASIAN CATALOGING LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries Bloomington seek a knowledgeable, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional to serve as an expert in East Asian languages in support of cataloging production and initiatives. Reporting to the Head of Area Studies Cataloging, the East Asian Cataloging Librarian will create bibliographic and authority records for resources in East Asian languages, with a focus on Japanese, to be contributed to the Libraries’ integrated library system and the OCLC WorldCat database. Through active participation in professional programs and organizations related to East Asian language cataloging, this position will provide leadership for cataloging operations related to complex vernacular scripts, including the revision of local practices and improvement of database content.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create original cataloging records including vernacular script fields and enhance OCLC metadata records for East Asian language resources on all subjects
  • Create new authority records for personal and corporate names, conference names, uniform titles, and series
  • Identify problems, design solutions, and take appropriate actions to efficiently and effectively incorporate East Asian language resources in the Libraries’ collections
  • Maintain current awareness of professional trends and developments in metadata creation for East Asian language resources, and monitor evolving metadata schemes and practices
  • Collaborate with other catalogers on bibliographic and authority records for East Asian language resources as needed
  • Provide training and work assessment for paraprofessional catalogers and student employees assigned to work with East Asian language resources and related projects
  • Serve as a consultant and cataloging liaison to other library departments for operations related to East Asian language resources
  • Serve as an official IU Libraries’ representative to relevant institutional, regional, national, and international cataloging/metadata programs and organizations, such as the OCLC CJK Users Group
  • Promote the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in IU Bloomington’s Campus Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/), the Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/diversity-strategic-plan)

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the following metadata content standards and tools: MARC21; Resource Description and Access (RDA); Library of Congress classification and subject headings; the national Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) components for shared bibliographic records (BIBCO) and authority records for names (NACO) and subjects (SACO)
  • Language skills and cultural knowledge to accurately describe, provide authorized access points, and assign subject headings and classification numbers for materials in Japanese
  • Evidence of skills for effective planning, document writing, and implementation of cataloging policies or projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Sound interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships and work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Understanding and valuing 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
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf)

Preferred:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in original cataloging, preferably in a large academic library
  • Bibliographic language skills in Korean and/or Chinese
  • Aptitude for technology and interest in software and data manipulation tools
  • Familiarity with classical Japanese
  • Experience with OCLC and a substantial level of experience with integrated library systems
  • Experience creating NACO and SACO authority records

TO APPLY

For full consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, August 15, 2018. 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, DISCOVERY & USER EXPERIENCE 

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries Bloomington (IUB) are seeking an innovative, collaborative, and adaptable librarian to lead the Department of Discovery & User Experience (D&UX). The Head, Discovery & User Experience Department will provide leadership and vision for the development of a continuously evolving range of services, discovery systems, and online interfaces that support users and ensure a consistent and successful online and in-person experience. The position manages the libraries web presence (Drupal), content strategy for online services, and works in collaboration with the Enterprise Library Services Team (UITS) to deliver the discovery experience for library services and content (Blacklight and EDS).  The successful candidate will utilize their expertise in project management, interactive design, web usability studies and testing, user experience, and web design principles to examine and design the library experience of our users.

This position will coordinate and lead efforts to design and implement an integrated, holistic user-centered experience that incorporates the best of user experience principles and design.  The Head will directly manage and provide leadership for a department of D&UX specialists and will collaborate closely with a number of departments across the Libraries and the university, including Assessment and the Libraries Technologies, and University Information Technology Services, as well as both the Learning Commons, Scholars’ Commons and subject librarians.  This position is a member of the Managers’ Roundtable and other relevant committees to promote and develop a compelling user experience culture throughout the IUB Libraries.  The Head of D&UX reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services and is a member of the Libraries Research & Learning division. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the development of a coordinated user experience vision and strategy across a variety of services, spaces, and complex information systems (such as integrated library systems, large scale websites or web applications)
  • Develop and coordinate projects to test and improve the user experience of systems, services, and spaces
  • Lead efforts to assess interfaces, identify gaps, and develop and implement strategies to redesign and improve user processes
  • Oversee the development and integration of library services with campus online environments including the course management system and campus administrative portals
  • Manage and lead a staff of D&UX specialists to ensure all user interfaces incorporate user-centered research, design, testing, and best practices
  • Actively collaborate with library departments and teams, University Information Technology Services, and other library and university stakeholders to incorporate UX strategies and best practices into all spaces and service points
  • Chair the IU Libraries Discovery Layer Task Force that supports system-wide use of the Blacklight and EDS discovery interfaces.
  • Work closely with regional campuses to implement changes to shared interfaces and functionalities
  • Monitor the effectiveness and success of strategies, policies, processes, and programs and make modifications when necessary
  • Maintain awareness of emerging library trends and technology related to user-centered design and content strategy.  Selectively and strategically, implement technology solutions

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered
  • Three years’ of experience working in academic libraries
  • Significant experience with web and user-centered design, assessment methodologies, and usability studies
  • Significant experience and success in leading a department or team, and working cross-functionally to manage projects, workflows, or systems
  • Demonstrated experience and success as a participatory team member, an individual contributor to projects, and in working collaboratively across a variety of library and university units
  • Demonstrated experience with web content management systems (such as Drupal, WordPress, SpringShare vended products and other similar applications), APIs, web services, and database-driven web applications
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with vendors/contractors (such as managing RFI/RFP processes to select vendors for hardware/software purchases, and managing long-term service contracts for web-development services and other SaaS vended contracts.)
  • Self-motivated with the ability to set and attain goals effectively and the flexibility to adapt to change
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, with specific strengths in communicating a range of project, functional, and technical information to internal and external partners, as well as users
  • Understanding and valuing 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
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf)

Preferred

  • Additional advanced degree in human-computer interaction, information science, technical communication or related field
  • Supervisory experience in public services or user experience departments in an academic or research library
  • Experience with managing and supporting vendor supported or open source web-scale discovery systems
  • Experience with traditional and agile project management methodologies
  • Experience with open source technologies and platforms

TO APPLY

Applications received by Friday, August 17, 2018, 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.


VISITING SCIENCES LIBRARIAN

VISITING ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries (IUL) seek an enthusiastic librarian with experience and/or educational preparation in the life or psychological sciences. The successful hire will join the IUL Sciences department where colleagues embrace piloting new services in partnership with campus academic units, colleagues in the Scholarly Communication, and Social Sciences units, and varying IT departments. While this is a non-tenure-track faculty appointment with up to a two-year limit, there is a possibility for future tenure-track appointments in the IUL Sciences Department.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide comprehensive instructional, research, and collections support at all educational levels and across information formats.
  • Support federal public access policy compliance.
  • With colleagues, participate in understanding research data service needs and the development of outreach and training strategies.
  • Assist in the development and actualization of researchers’ data management plans using institutional and community best practices.
  • Keep abreast of changing technologies and their application in their assigned liaison fields, such as: GIS, data visualization, curation and preservation of information, citation impact, and the semantic web.
  • Provide quality teaching and learning services, including developing and conducting instruction programs focused on advanced resources for undergraduate and graduate students.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science and either experience or a degree in a life or psychology related field.  Alternatively, candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant life or psychology field and appropriate experience in an academic setting are also strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in or knowledge regarding creating new services.
  • Demonstrated experience in instruction and/or research consultation.
  • Knowledge of life or psychology terminology and familiarity with the latest methods used in discipline specific research.
  • Experience with searching relevant indexes and grey literature.
  • Knowledge of traditional and alternative research impact tools.
  • Strong commitment to public services and improving the library user experience.
  • Understanding and valuing 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
  • Self-motivated with the ability to set and attain goals effectively and the flexibility to adapt to change
  • Creative, energetic, and collaborative work style.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred

  • Experience with book and journal selection and/or licensing.
  • Knowledge of subject-specific open access and open educational repositories.
  • Familiarity with the NIH and NSF grant processes.
  • Social Media experience.
  • Communication and outreach skills used to educate and deliver science services to others.

TO APPLY

Applications received by Friday, May 11, 2018 will be given full consideration.   The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates submit a cover letter, CV, and the name and contact information of four professional references to libpers@indiana.edu.

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.


PUBLIC HEALTH LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries seek a creative and innovative librarian to liaise with the students and faculty in the recently re-imagined and steadily expanding IU Bloomington School of Public Health (SPH) (http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/research/profile.shtml).  The librarian will report to the Libraries’ Head of Sciences, a department that embraces piloting new services in partnership with campus academic centers and institutes, colleagues in the Libraries’ Research Data, Scholarly Communication, and Social Sciences units, and varying IT departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide comprehensive instructional, research, and collections support at all educational levels and across information formats
  • Provide expert search services for systematic reviews and other literature intensive research projects
  • Assist in the development and actualization of researchers’ data management plans using institutional and community best practices
  • Support federal public access policy compliance
  • With colleagues, participate in an environmental scan of public health research data service needs and the development of outreach and training strategies
  • Keep abreast of changing technologies and their application in public health, such as: GIS, data visualization, curation and preservation of information, citation impact, and the semantic web
  • Provide quality teaching and learning services, including developing and conducting instruction programs focused on advanced resources for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Share research experience and expertise with librarian colleagues

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science and either experience or a degree in a public health related field.  Candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant public health field and appropriate experience in an academic setting are also strongly encouraged to apply
  • Demonstrated experience creating and sustaining new services
  • Demonstrated experience in instruction and research consultation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public health terminology and familiarity with the latest methods used in public health or health-related research
  • Expert database and grey literature searching experience
  • Knowledge of traditional and alternative research impact tools
  • Strong commitment to public services and improving the library user experience
  • Understanding and valuing 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
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf)
  • Self-motivated with the ability to set and attain goals effectively and the flexibility to adapt to change
  • Creative, energetic, and collaborative work style
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly health communication and outreach skills and experience collaborating outside of the discipline to educate and deliver services to others

Preferred

  • Training in the appraisal of public health literature
  • Experience with book and journal selection and/or licensing
  • Extensive knowledge of health and life sciences databases, including record structure, indexing policies, and thorough knowledge of search interfaces
  • Familiarity with systematic review search methodology, guidelines, and standards
  • Familiarity with GIS resources commonly used within public health research; data visualization skills
  • Experience with MyNCBI Services
  • Knowledge of metadata standards
  • Knowledge of subject-specific repositories
  • Familiarity with the NIH and NSF grant processes
  • In-depth knowledge of the publication process in the health sciences

TO APPLY

Applications received by Friday, April 13, 2018 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.

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://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.


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.