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DIGITAL PRESERVATION LIBRARIAN

ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH AND LEARNING SERVICES

HISTORY 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 6.6 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 also 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 are highly active in local, national and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future, and are active members of 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 Samvera community, and are a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository.  Indiana University is 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 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.


DIGITAL PRESERVATION LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Digital Preservation Librarian. The Digital Preservation Librarian will lead the development and implementation of preservation strategies and policies for digital collections for the IU Libraries, including both digitized and born-digital materials. The position reports to the Head of Digital Collections Services within the Library Technologies division of the Libraries.

The successful candidate will join a robust local community of librarians and information technology professionals active in building digital collections through digitization, born-digital acquisitions, and deposit of faculty research work, and in building and managing digital repository environments to support these collections. The Digital Preservation Librarian will be an active participant in major university initiatives such as the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (https://mdpi.iu.edu/), which seeks to comprehensively digitize and preserve audio, video, and film holdings of value from across the university; and the Enterprise Scholarly Systems initiative, a collaboration between the IU Libraries in Bloomington, IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, and IU’s University Information Technology Services to establish enterprise-wide digital repository services for IU collections. The Digital Preservation Librarian will also be actively engaged in IU’s participation in national and international initiatives such as the Digital Preservation Network (http://dpn.org/) and Samvera Community (https://samvera.org/).

The Indiana University Libraries are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.  We encourage all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of our mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working closely with librarians and staff in Library Technologies, Scholarly Communication, Preservation, and special collections units such as University Archives, as well as with University Information Technology Services-Research Technologies and other library, campus, and university units, the Digital Preservation Librarian will:
  • Play a lead role in establishing a cohesive digital preservation program at IU including development of an effective and achievable strategy to ensure long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format
  • Assist in the ongoing development of requirements and specifications for digital materials that the library acquires
  • Advise both library staff and external content creators on digital content lifecycle issues and strategies for digital content preservation
  • Participate in the development of digital preservation strategies for research data
  • Participate in the development of digital preservation strategies for audio, video, and film media as part of IU’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative
  • Develop preservation policies for IU’s digital repository environments, including Fedora, DSpace, and Samvera
  • Oversee the Libraries’ Born Digital Preservation Lab, supporting transfer of born-digital files from physical media
  • Serve as liaison to the Indiana University (IU) community for digital preservation projects and initiatives related to digital collections and data
  • Contribute to the IU Libraries’ participation in consortial efforts such as Digital Preservation Network (DPN), Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust), and Samvera
  • Represent the university in matters concerning digital preservation at the local, national, and international level
  • Promote the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in Indiana University Bloomington’s Campus Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/) and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf).

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 knowledge of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards, and best practices
  • Knowledge or awareness of digital preservation and trustworthy digital repository standards such as OAIS, TRAC, Data Seal of Approval, and ISO 16363
  • Familiarity with national and international collaborative digital preservation efforts
  • Experience with digital repository technologies such as Samvera, Fedora, DSpace, and LOCKSS
  • Experience with metadata standards such as MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, PREMIS, PBCore, EBUCore, and/or AES57
  • An understanding of digital objects in various formats (text, image, audio and/or video) and best practices and standards associated with each format
  • Knowledge or awareness of tools and technology standards typically used in digital library environments
  • Experience with multiple computer platforms including Linux, Windows, and/or macOS
  • Good organization skills and an aptitude for analytical and detailed work
  • Ability to work independently as well as collegially in a complex, rapidly changing and professionally diverse environment
  • Creative, energetic, and collaborative work style
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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:

  • Professional work experience in the field of digital preservation, digital libraries, or digital repositories
  • Hands-on experience in use of digital preservation systems in an enterprise-scale environment
  • Experience with markup languages such as HTML and XML,  style sheets such as CSS and XSL, and other XML-related technologies
  • Familiarity with large-scale storage systems such as HPSS and GPFS
  • Experience with archival practices related to born-digital acquisitions
  • Familiarity with best practices and standards for preservation of 3D digital formats 
  • Knowledge of and experience with traditional and agile project management methodologies
  • Success in acquiring and developing grant funded projects

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Monday, September 18, 2017.  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 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.


ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH AND LEARNING SERVICES

ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN OR LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a forward-thinking, motivational, and experienced librarian to lead the Libraries’ Research and Learning Services division. Depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate, this hire may be at the tenured or tenure-track Associate Librarian or Librarian level. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Associate Dean is a member of the Libraries’ senior leadership team and will join a vibrant, energized, and successful research library at a moment of exceptional opportunity and excitement. Recent significant investments in physical spaces have attracted students and scholars to the libraries in new ways. Investments in strategic areas such as teaching and learning and assessment are beginning to affect both the libraries’ effectiveness as well as campus strategies. Long-term close collaborations with critical campus partners, including the Provost’s office, University Information Technology Services, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Vice Provost for Research, the Council for Arts and Humanities, and the new Schools of Global and International Studies and Art + Design, are hallmarks of a campus culture that supports many successful services and collections.

The Associate Dean serves as lead architect of a set of user-centered library spaces and services that support and foster university and campus strategic plans, enhance student engagement with scholarship, foster experiential learning, and empower students and faculty to create new knowledge. The incumbent is responsible for creating a collaborative environment that cultivates and shapes the vision for research and learning services both within the division and across the libraries. The Associate Dean participates and provides leadership in philanthropic efforts for identification, cultivation and stewardship of prospects and donors critical to long term library success and sustainability. The following departments report directly to this position:  Access Services, Arts and Humanities, Area Studies, Social Sciences, Sciences, Reference Services/Scholars’ Commons, Discovery and User Experience, and Teaching and Learning, with a total of 32 librarians, 6.5 professional staff, 18 support staff, and 25 FTE student staff.

The Associate Dean joins a highly collaborative senior leadership team composed of the Dean of University Libraries and the Associate/Assistant Deans for Collection Development and Archival Collections, Research and Technology Strategies, Library Technologies, Technical Services, and Advancement. As a member of the senior leadership team, this position participates in determining overall library direction, resource allocation, and strategic planning aligned with university and campus missions and strategic plans. All Associate Deans 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/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf ).  

The Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services will cultivate an especially effective working relationship with the Associate Dean for Collection Development and Archival Collections to maximize the positive synergies between collection development and outreach/engagement. Working together, they will ensure that outreach/public services and collection development activities of all librarians and staff, regardless of their organizational division, are appropriately directed, supported, and evaluated.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree or an advanced degree in a relevant field and appropriate experience in an academic library
  • Substantial demonstrated successful leadership experience in increasingly responsible positions  in an academic/research library
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the role of libraries in teaching, research and scholarship, with expertise in one or more areas of academic library public services
  • Knowledge of trends in technology and their application to libraries
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain  productive working relationships with academic units and departments, administrators and researchers
  • Ability to serve as an advocate and representative for the Libraries
  • Effective supervisory and team building experience
  • Strong record of professional contributions and engagement, including publications, presentations, and service in local, regional and/or national organizations
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf).
  • 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

Preferred:

  • A second Master’s degree
  • Demonstrated ability to lead organizational change
  • Experience in financial management and success in grant writing
  • Experience in development, fundraising, and donor relations
  • Demonstrated experience in library assessment data analysis 

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  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 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu. For additional information about the Libraries, campus resources, and Bloomington please see https://libraries.indiana.edu/libpers.


HISTORY LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries seek a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic individual to join the Arts and Humanities department as History Librarian.  Working in a highly collegial and collaborative library, the History Librarian is responsible for collection development, reference and research consultations, instruction, and general outreach.  Apart from History, other fund and subject assignments including Religious Studies or Jewish Studies may be made depending on the successful candidate’s expertise and qualifications. The History Librarian will also be active in digital scholarship initiatives within the Libraries and in partnership with groups across the campus who maintain a focus on digital scholarship in the humanities.  With a recently approved Open Access policy by the Bloomington Faculty Council, the History Librarian will play an active role in promoting and educating faculty about open access.

The successful candidate will be joining a thriving arts and humanities community on the Bloomington campus.  Highlighted as an area of focus in Indiana University’s Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://strategicplan.iu.edu/) as well as in IUB’s Campus Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/) and the IUB Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), IUB’s historically strong arts and humanities departments and programs are expanding with new and exciting initiatives. The Libraries’ Arts and Humanities department has the unique opportunity to imagine and develop new ways of connecting with the constantly emerging initiatives led by the Arts and Humanities Council as well as to create new partnerships with faculty in areas of digital scholarship, data management, and open access.  Reporting to the Head of the Arts and Humanities Department, the successful candidate will be able to participate in shaping the department’s direction as it connects with these emerging initiatives.  We encourage applications from individuals with broadly focused subject expertise in History who are flexible and excited about expanding and/or shifting their range of responsibilities in alignment with campus and library needs.  The Indiana University Libraries are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.  We encourage all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of our mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and manage the library’s collections in History and other assigned subjects
  • Serve as liaison to the History Department and other assigned departments
  • Provide reference and instruction in History and other assigned subjects
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Arts & Humanities initiatives across campus such as the Arts & Humanities Council and the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities
  • Serve as an active member of the Libraries’ Arts and Humanities Department and help shape the department’s direction
  • Collaborate with archival and special collections units as well as the Lilly Library to connect archival and general collections into seamless Arts and Humanities outreach
  • Collaborate with other library departments, such as Social Sciences, Area Studies, Teaching and Learning, Digital Collections Services, and Scholarly Communications on services and initiatives
  • Support research and scholarly communication for History and other assigned subject areas through outreach to faculty and students; with members of the Scholarly Communications Department, support services related to humanities data curation and publishing
  • Promote the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in Indiana University Bloomington’s Campus Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/) and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf)
  • Contribute to developments in the field of arts and humanities through active professional engagement and independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) or advanced degree(s) in relevant subject areas and appropriate experience in an academic setting
  • At least two years of professional experience in an academic/research library
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication
  • Familiarity with digital scholarship tools, methodologies, and initiatives that support scholarship in the humanities
  • Experience in reference and instruction
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf).
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing 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
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience in digital scholarship or digital humanities
  • Strong language skills in Hebrew
  • Working (or bibliographic) knowledge of Yiddish
  • Advanced degree in History
  • Collection development and liaison experience in Religious Studies

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, May 26, 2017.  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 201, 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.