Job Postings - Librarians

VISITING SCIENCES LIBRARIAN

RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN

PUBLIC HEALTH LIBRARIAN

OPEN SCHOLARSHIP RESIDENT

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.


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.
  • 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)

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.
  • 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

  • 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.


RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Information Commons, the Research and Instruction Librarian will provide wide-ranging research, teaching, and learning support.  This will include collection development, information literacy instruction, outreach, reference assistance, and scholarly communication activities for the Kelley School of Business and SPEA, as well as related units, centers, and institutes across campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaboratively work with faculty to create curriculum-integrated and/or course-specific instructional programs and services
  • Develop, deliver, and assess online and face-to-face subject-based and information literacy instruction
  • Provide timely, attentive, and personalized reference and research support in-person and virtually
  • Actively seek partnerships with faculty, staff, and students of the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in order to connect these stakeholders to the Libraries
  • Acquire, manage, and assess print and electronic business resources in accordance with library policies and user needs
  • Hire, train, and supervise graduate student employees that provide business reference service
  • Contribute to the ongoing and long-term assessment of the Business/SPEA Information Commons’ space and services in order to make informed decisions for sustained success and future innovations
  • Actively contribute to team building, goal setting, and long term planning
  • 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)

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
  • Minimum one year of experience with reference and/or instruction in an academic library or higher education
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective user-centered information literacy instruction
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services
  • Ability to work proactively and independently as well as collegially in a complex, rapidly changing and professionally diverse environment
  • Creative, engaging, and collaborative work style
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations
  • 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

  • Familiarity with business and/or finance databases and other print and electronic business resources
  • Collection development experience
  • Supervisory experience

TO APPLY

Applications received by Friday, April 20, 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.


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.

 


OPEN SCHOLARSHIP RESIDENT

VISITING ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries invites applications for its Open Scholarship Resident position, which is a part of the IU Libraries Diversity Resident Program (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/iu-libraries-diversity-resident-programpdf).   We designed this three-year appointed position to provide an immersion into academic librarianship allowing the incumbent to demonstrate skills at a professional level, develop a professional network, and be prepared for future career opportunities.

The IU Libraries established our Diversity Resident Program as part of our membership in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance). Residents will be part of a cohort established by ACRL Diversity Alliance member universities (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance/2018roster).  The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse candidates into the profession, engaging them in professional learning and service at Indiana University and, ultimately, preparing them for a career in academic librarianship. This position supports the IU Libraries commitment to build a diverse profession and foster appreciation of diversity.

The Open Scholarship Resident will work in the Scholarly Communication Department in collaboration with partners such as the IU Press, reporting to the Head of the Scholarly Communication Department. They will be tasked with developing a program to assess and improve research impact and affordability of open content at Indiana University with emphasis on bibliometric assessment, affordable textbooks, open educational resources, altmetrics, and qualitative assessments. The Resident will evaluate impact, inclusiveness, and access in the IU Libraries’ repositories and publishing program in order to develop an impact and affordability programmatic plan with actionable items to increase representation in the repositories, expand access to affordable resources, and engage underrepresented groups in academic publishing supported by the IU Libraries. This programmatic plan will be integral in the Scholarly Communication Department’s implementation of the IU Libraries Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf) and the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/iu-libraries-strategic-plan-2016-2020-pdf) and IUB Campus Strategic Plans (https://provost.indiana.edu/doc/IUB-Bicentennial-Strategic-Plan.pdf).

The resident will participate in the operational responsibilities of the Scholarly Communication Department with emphasis on tasks that promote accessibility. This includes XML-first publishing workflows for open access journals, content recruitment for the repository and journals programs, metadata enhancement in the institutional repository, development of digital textbooks and scholarly editions in the Pressbooks platform, development of educational resources for the IU community, agile project management, and instructional sessions and the development of online course content on impact and affordability.

As a member of the IU Libraries faculty, the resident will be appointed at the faculty rank of Visiting Librarian (see Bloomington Library Faculty (BLF) Handbook: https://libraries.indiana.edu/about/bloomington-library-faculty) (non-tenure track). The resident will work in a variety of strategically central areas of the IU Libraries on a rotational basis. These areas may include but are not limited to Library Technologies, Digital Collections, IU Press, Teaching & Learning, Assistive Technology & Accessibility Centers, and User Experience. As a Visiting Librarian, the resident is strongly encouraged to engage in professional research and publication.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working with librarians, faculty, students, staff, and other stakeholders to evaluate affordability at IU Bloomington and provide consultations services around improving impact of IU-authored research and open content
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the impact and reach of IU-authored scholarship
  • Identifying opportunities to create, improve, and disseminate open and affordable resources
  • Consulting with faculty, staff, and students on research impact, open educational resources, and affordable content
  • Generating research impact reports to support collection development, subject liaison outreach, open access implementation, and administration
  • Developing a plan to increase library publishing for underrepresented groups on campus

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program or an advanced degree in computer science, literature, journalism, publishing, humanities and an interest in creating a career in libraries.
  • Interest in scholarly research, publishing, open access, affordable course content, and open educational resources
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development and contribution
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and multicultural initiatives and the ability to advance the IU Libraries’ goals of diversity and inclusion as outlined in the IU Libraries Diversity Strategic Plan.
  • Ability to work in a team environment collaboratively, and build working relationships with library and campus colleagues.

Preferred:

  • Experience with or knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for data analysis and analysis of user or bibliometric data
  • Experience with or knowledge of indicators of research impact and emerging alternative measures of impact of scholarship
  • Experience with or knowledge of scholarly publishing and editorial workflows
  • Experience with or knowledge of data visualization tools
  • Experience with or knowledge of tools such as the Tableau business intelligence platform

TO APPLY

For full consideration, please submit application materials by March 30, 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 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

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


 

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.