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AFRICAN STUDIES LIBRARIAN

ARTS AND HUMANITIES 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 42,000 students and almost 3,000 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 (http://www.libraries.indiana.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality 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. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.  Of particular note are the 8-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, and the Lilly Library, the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.

The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Hydra community, and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository. IU is the principal investigator for Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and is working with academic library partners to develop a next generation open source library management system.


AFRICAN STUDIES LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Librarian for African Studies. 

The Area Studies Department of the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries includes six librarians and four support staff employees who are responsible for all aspects of collection development, management, reference, and outreach to students and faculty in African, Latin American, Spanish & Portuguese, Latino, Slavic and East European, East Asian, Middle Eastern, Islamic and Central Eurasian, Jewish, India and South Asian, and Tibetan Studies.  The department’s mission is to support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery.  For more information, see https://libraries.indiana.edu/area-studies-department.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of the Area Studies Department, the individual in this position will provide reference and instructional support for, and oversee collection development and management for materials from and about the continent of Africa, with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa.  This position will also work closely with special collections and archives to support teaching and research, and to collaborate on outreach and selection and purchasing of digital collections.  Archival collections related to Africa at Indiana University include the Liberian Collections, the Somali Collection, and the H.K. Banda Archive.  Additional responsibilities include:

  • Serving as an active member of the Libraries’ Area Studies Department.
  • Managing and developing interdisciplinary library collections in the areas of sub-Saharan Africa and, to a lesser degree, North Africa. 
  • Supporting research and scholarly communication in the above subject areas through outreach to faculty and students.
  • Actively supporting the teaching of Africa and African Studies by consulting with faculty on teaching information literacy skills and teaching library instruction sessions.
  • Serving as liaison to the African Studies Program. The individual in this position may also serve as a member of the African Studies Program’s core faculty.
  • Learning and understanding the continually evolving research practices and teaching needs of African Studies faculty, students, and instructors.
  • Providing reference services and research consultations and support to faculty, students, staff, and the community at large. 
  • Promoting the collections through website development, physical and virtual exhibitions, tours, etc.
  • Closely collaborating with archival units on campus to provide access and reference for IU’s Africa-related special collections, most notably the Liberian Collections and the H.K. Banda Archive.
  • Keeping abreast of developments related to the book trade in sub-Saharan Africa as well as to digital initiatives and film.   
  • Contributing to developments in the field of area studies librarianship through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues.
  • Developing regional, national, and international partnerships and collaborations, representing IU in forums such as the Africana Librarians Council and the Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP), and participating in cooperative collection development agreements. 
  • Supervising a 0.5 % support staff position.
  • Working closely with Technical Services and other library departments on matters related to acquisitions, cataloging, translation and interpretation of business correspondence and cataloging records, book and serials exchange programs, and special purchasing agreements.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) and a Master’s degree in an African Studies discipline.  Candidates with advanced degree(s) in relevant subject areas and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered.
  • Solid command of the history and major trends in research and scholarly publishing in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Ability to identify and work with materials in African languages outside the candidate’s core area of expertise.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of French.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse populations of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Broad knowledge of information resources for African Studies. 
  • Ability to deliver in-person and online reference services.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

Preferred

  • Experience as an African Studies Librarian, or a comparable combination of academic and professional experience. 
  • Strong language skills in at least one African language.
  • Strong language skills in French, and at least bibliographic knowledge in other major European languages (e.g., German, Portuguese).
  • Ph.D. in African Studies discipline.
  • Experience in collection development.
  • Experience in information literacy instruction.
  • Experience in grant-writing and/or identifying funding sources for new initiatives.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, May 6, 2016.  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.


ARTS AND HUMANITIES LIBRARIAN

(ENGLISH LITERATURE)

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

The IU Libraries are a national and international leader in the creation of tools to support digital scholarship. The Scholars’ Commons’ (SC) services and space have been designed to reinforce and extend the IU Libraries’ great strength in the area of digital scholarship, to bring together digital tools and methods with traditional scholarly inquiry.

The Indiana University Libraries seek a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic, and service oriented individual to provide library services for the English Literature (with the possibility of other subjects) in a rapidly changing environment. Working in a highly collegial and collaborative library, the Arts and Humanities Librarian is responsible for collection development, traditional research consultation, and instruction for the English Department. This position will also be active in digital humanities outreach, working with the Digital Collections Services Department, the Arts & Humanities Department, and IU ScholarWorks, as well as appropriate departments across campus with a focus on digital scholarship while maintaining the traditional values and services of traditional research.

Reporting to the Head of Arts & Humanities Department, the Arts and Humanities Librarian will serve as a liaison to campus departments and programs, providing reference and instructional support for students and scholars. The Arts & Humanities Department of the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries includes six librarians who are responsible for all aspects of collection development/management, reference, and outreach to students and faculty in the Arts and Humanities. This position will participate in the activities and initiatives of the Arts & Humanities Department to provide the expertise needed both in the traditional reference setting and in the digital research environment of the Scholars’ Commons. This position will work closely with special collections and archives to support teaching and research, and to collaborate on outreach and selection and purchasing of digital collections.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Subject Liaison & Collection Development

  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments and develop collections therein.
  • Build collections in multiple formats in English Literature, including interdisciplinary programs such as Medieval Studies or American Studies.
  • Experiment with new approaches and effective models needed for delivery of library services remotely and face to face.
  • Develop and manage relationships and explore and maximize partnerships with academic departments.
  • Maintain awareness of research practices and teaching needs in the Arts and Humanities.
  • Develop and deliver innovative online and face-to-face information literacy instruction.
  • Contribute to academic course development by providing teaching consultation and support for faculty and instructors.
  • Provide research consultations and support to faculty, students, and staff.
  • Provide reference services and consultation.
  • Manage collections to maximize space, usability, and teaching and research support.

Reference & Instruction Support/Services

  • Maintain knowledge of information sources/platforms and vendors in the Arts and Humanities.
  • Participate in planning, organization, implementation, and direction of public services for the Arts & Humanities Department.
  • Participate in reference service in the Scholars’ Commons.
  • Develop and provide instructional and reference services and materials in support of teaching and learning and research.

Digital Humanities & Scholarship

  • Develop and implement projects involving digital technologies in collaboration with other subject librarians, teaching faculty, and graduate students in various humanities fields; maintaining awareness of changing models in scholarly communications and evolving technologies and standards in digital scholarship and research.
  • Work with colleagues in areas complementary to digital scholarship support including Digital Collections Services, Library Technologies, and University Information Technology Services.
  • Participate in curation of digital displays and use social media tools and outlets for promotion of library resources, collections, and services.

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.
  • Two or more years of experience in an academic/research library.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Knowledge of, enthusiasm for, and experience in the application of new technologies in the evolving academic information environment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services.
  • 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.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

Preferred:

  • Experience in digital scholarship or digital humanities.
  • Advanced degree in English Literature. 

TO APPLY

For full consideration applications must be received by Monday, April 4, 2016.  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/prof-index.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 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.