Job Postings - Librarians

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES LIBRARIAN

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION LIBRARIAN

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION LIBRARIAN

PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN

HEAD OF AREA STUDIES CATALOGING

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 48,000 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://libraries.indiana.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The IU Libraries system consists of twenty libraries on the Bloomington campus, five libraries in Indianapolis, and a library at each of the other six campuses across the state. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9.9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over more than 430 languages. Users can access more than 400 - 1,871 databases, 60,000 electronic journals, and 1.4 - 1.9 million electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content. 

The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Big Ten Acacemic Alliance (BTAA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository.


INTERNATIONAL STUDIES LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNVIERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries seek a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic, and service oriented individual to serve as International Studies Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Area Studies, the International Studies Librarian will be responsible for collection development, reference and research consultations, and instruction for a diverse community of students and faculty engaged in interdisciplinary areas of research and teaching spanning a wide range of topics and themes related to international studies.   The International Studies Librarian is responsible for two acquisitions funds: International Studies (which includes international documents, government documents, as well as the publications of non-governmental organizations), and the global studies fund (focusing on transnational resources). 

Established in 2012, Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) opened its new state-of-the-art building in 2015.  The new building brings departments, area and language studies programs, and research centers related to area and international studies together and combines IU’s world-renowned area studies programs with newly established and developing programs in the areas of International and Global Studies. With responsibilities related to all international studies activities on the IU campus, the International Studies Librarian will serve as the primary liaison to the Department of International Studies and the Center for the Study of Global Change within SGIS.  

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, South Asian, and Southeast Asian 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

  • Develop and manage the library’s interdisciplinary collections in the areas of International and Global Studies. Responsibilities include managing two acquisitions funds to select materials in all formats, work with vendors, conduct ongoing collection assessment and analysis, select items for the Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF), as well as other collections-related activities.
  • Serve as the liaison to the International Studies Department and the Center for the Study of Global Change
  • Support research and scholarly communication in the above subject areas through outreach to faculty and students.
  • Provide reference and instructional support related to International and Global Studies for students and faculty across the campus. 
  • Work with instructors and faculty in the School of Global and International Studies to develop active and collaborative approaches to teaching
  • Actively collaborate with other library departments, such as Social Sciences, and Teaching & Learning, to teach and provide services.
  • Serve as an active member of the Libraries’ Area Studies Department.
  • Contribute to developments in the field of area studies librarianship through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues.
  • Develop regional, national, and international partnerships and collaborations
  • 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/index.html) and the Libraries' Diversity Strategic Plan (forthcoming).

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS). Candidates with advanced degree(s) in relevant subject areas and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered
  • A strong academic background in International Studies or a related subject, such as Political Science.
  • Demonstrated understanding of major trends in research and scholarly publishing related to International Studies.
  • Ability to deliver in-person and online reference services, which includes knowledge of reference tools and strategies used in academic libraries, the ability to synthesize and relay information, and the ability to instruct patrons on research techniques.
  • Some teaching experience.
  • Understanding of the complexities required to navigate interdisciplinary. collections, and of international and government documents.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse populations of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Ability to develop partnerships and collaborate creatively and effectively with others, both across library departments and beyond the library.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations and a commitment to incorporating the differences, complexities and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Preferred:

  • An advanced degree in International Studies or other Social Sciences related discipline.
  • Experience in collection development.
  • Experience with active and collaborative approaches to teaching, both face-to-face and online.
  • Experience in information literacy instruction.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, January 6, 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.


UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries seek a collaborative and service-minded individual to work alongside librarians, faculty, and university partners to initiate, sustain, and assess the libraries’ support of student learning in undergraduate courses, with a focus on learning in the first year. The Undergraduate Education Librarian will investigate and capitalize upon the intersection of information literacy, learning, and orientation for undergraduate students, with an emphasis on creating effective and sustainable connections between the libraries and targeted undergraduate learning environments and learning communities. Candidates with knowledge of student engagement, pedagogical practices, instructional design, and assessment of student learning outcomes in general education and discipline-specific contexts will be given the highest consideration. This is a tenure-track position reporting to the Head of Teaching & Learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage in outreach and development of partnerships to identify and support student learning within general education courses and to establish positive connections between the libraries and undergraduate students
  • Partner with subject librarians and teaching faculty to integrate information literacy into first-year experience opportunities, general education curriculum, and campus-wide initiatives
  • Develop, adapt, and assess instructional materials for use in small group, large class, and online environments
  • Help coordinate the participation of libraries in first year experience programming campus-wide, including orientation activities and welcome events for new and transfer students
  • Develop partnerships with IUB initiatives and departments such as Mosaic, eLearning Design & Services, and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning to integrate information literacy more holistically into online environments and learning management systems
  • 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/index.html) and the Libraries' Diversity Strategic Plan (forthcoming)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS).
  • Knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information literacy instruction across multiple platforms (e.g., face-to-face, online).
  • Experience with library instruction or other teaching experience.  Enthusiasm for working with undergraduate students and faculty, with a demonstrated commitment to meeting their information and research needs.
  • Working knowledge of current and emerging technologies and their instructional applications.  High degree of comfort in learning new software for instructional purposes.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations and a commitment to incorporating the differences, complexities and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
  • Working knowledge of or familiarity with the principles of universal design for learning.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Ability to meet standards for achieving tenure and promotion.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, January 6, 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.


SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries seeks a creative and forward-thinking professional to manage the library’s scholarly communication efforts. Reporting to the Head, Scholarly Communications, this position provides operational oversight for specific areas of the Library’s scholarly communications program. This is an IUB Libraries’ assistant/associate librarian appointment with its attendant responsibilities and privileges and works directly with faculty and researchers to provide services focusing on publishing and disseminating scholarly materials and adopting practices that maximize the impact of faculty research and writing while protecting their intellectual property. Working in collaboration with liaison librarians, this individual will lead efforts to educate and advise the campus community on issues of open access, Creative Commons and other alternative licensing models, digital publication, open textbooks and other open educational resources, and alternative metrics for measuring research impact.

The position will provide visible support for the campus-wide scholarly communication program, which is built on the IUScholarWorks institutional repository along with open access journal publishing services delivered with the IU Office of Scholarly Publishing. The position will be part of a dynamic and collaborative Scholarly Communication department and will work closely with Library Technologies staff responsible for the development of the IUScholarWorks repository to include additional use-cases such as integrated initiatives in research workflows, publisher open access policies, and data persistence and preservation. The position will serve as the primary liaison for open publishing initiatives via the use of the Public Knowledge Project’s open publishing platforms Open Journal Systems and Open Conference Systems. The position will be part of a team to develop a full program that consists of training, outreach, liaison duties, policies, procedures, technologies, tools, and workflows for the dissemination of knowledge from IU faculty and researchers in all forms.

Reporting to the Head of the Scholarly Communication department, the librarian will serve as the liaison to the IU Office of Scholarly Publishing (OSP), working closely with OSP colleagues, chiefly including representatives of the IU Press, to shape the future of collaborative open access publishing services for the IU Bloomington campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Working closely with colleagues in:

  • the IU Press, especially the Marketing, Journals, and the Editing, Design and Production Division divisions as part of collaborative open access publishing initiatives instantiated by the IU Office of Scholarly Publishing
  • the IUB Libraries, especially in the Scholarly Communication, Library Technologies, Digital Collections Services departments and with subject librarians, and
  • IU Libraries system-wide on shared initiatives such as services delivered via the IU Libraries/UITS Enterprise Scholarly Services team.

The Scholarly Communication Librarian is responsible for:

  • maintaining the quality and relevance of ongoing open-access publishing services and initiatives;
  • developing and implementing policies, procedures and initiatives that support these services throughout the Libraries as well as the Office of Scholarly Publishing;
  • developing and implementing policies, procedures and services in support of the institutional repository focused on preserving and providing access to the research of Indiana University faculty and scholars
  • providing education, outreach and advocacy for open access publishing and repository services;
  • supervising the open access publishing manager (1 FTE) and student hourly workers and publishing interns, whom together with the Scholarly Communication team provide direct user support for open access initiatives
  • contributing to the functional leadership for publishing and research dissemination services as a member of the Enterprise Scholarly Systems team;
  • serving as Project co-director of the Open Folklore collaborative project between the IUB Libraries and the American Folklore Society and other selected initiatives that build or extend publishing services for the needs of IU researchers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLIS or MSIS or advanced degree in relevant field appropriate to management of scholarly communications
  • One year [or more] of professional experience in an academic library environment
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects, workflows, and systems
  • Ability to work with others to advocate for scholarly communication programs and services
  • Ability to provide support to faculty in assessing journals and other scholarly resources for quality metrics
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives, and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities
  • Demonstrated understanding of the evolving scholarly communication environment and open access initiatives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong commitment to serving research communities
  • Must be able to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred:

  • Additional graduate degree in a related discipline
  • Experience with institutional repository and open access publishing software such as DSpace, Open Journal Systems and Canvas Commons
  • Experience working within an Agile software development environment
  • Supervisory experience

The Scholarly Communication Librarian represents the Office of Scholarly Publishing and the IUB Libraries in appropriate national or international open access publishing and scholarly communication communities, and advises the Head, Scholarly Communication Department, Office of Scholarly Publishing director, and Library leadership on open access issues and opportunities. 

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, November 4, 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.


PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve as Public Services Librarian in the Public Services Department of the Lilly Library.

The Lilly Library (http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/) is the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.  The Lilly Library’s holdings include about 450,000 books, approximately 150,000 pieces of sheet music, and more than 7.5 million manuscripts in more than 1700 discreet collections.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of Lilly Library Public Services:

  • In collaboration with other members of the Public Services Department, provide high quality instruction using special collections materials to diverse audiences, principally undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Coordinate Lilly Library online reference services and provide reference services in person, through email, and over the telephone. Consult with patrons about their research and answers queries. Advise patrons on the use of library finding aids such as written guides, databases, card indexes, and consult appropriate Lilly Library staff for subject specific expertise to obtain correct information for researchers. Guide researchers to uncatalogued material and short title lists.
  • Supervise the Library facility on designated evenings and/or weekends; open and/or close Library, ensuring proper security for rare and valuable material, patrons, and staff.
  • Contribute to Lilly Library social media and related communications.
  • In collaboration with the Lilly Library Associate Director, administer the Lilly Library web site.
     

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited graduate program
  • Minimum one year full-time experience providing public services in a special collections repository to a diverse clientele including faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students
  • Demonstrated experience teaching with special collections and commitment to promoting the appreciation and use of special collections materials to a variety of audiences
  • Understanding of the significance of original artifacts and the nature and value of primary materials for learning, teaching, research, and outreach
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with library and campus colleagues
  • Broad general knowledge in the humanities
  • Reading ability in Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Latin
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with web content management systems and basic XHTML and CSS
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, social media applications, and other common technologies used in academic libraries
  • Must be able to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred:

  • Additional graduate degree in a discipline related to the collections of the Lilly Library
  • Knowledge of the history of the book and the book arts and of the methods and materials that have been used to create and disseminate archival and non-print materials
  • Knowledge of the basic history, theory and professional practices relating to materials generally found in special collections research libraries, including but not limited to rare books, maps, prints, photographs, ephemera, archives, manuscripts, original artwork, audiovisual media, and digital materials

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, October 7, 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.


HEAD OF AREA STUDIES CATALOGING

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Cataloging operations within the Technical Services division pertain to non-MARC metadata and traditional MARC cataloging of library resources in a variety of formats and wide range of languages. Cataloging staff actively participate in national programs including BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, SACO, OCLC Enhance, and National Enhance. The Libraries’ integrated library system is SirsiDynix Symphony. 

The Indiana University Libraries seek a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic, and service oriented individual to direct, coordinate, and manage the activities of Area Studies Cataloging, which is one of five sections in the Cataloging department.  Area Studies Cataloging is responsible for cataloging monographs in Slavic, East Asian, Middle Eastern, Central Eurasian, and African vernacular scripts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of Cataloging, the individual in this position will:

  • Direct, coordinate, and manage the activities of Area Studies Cataloging, including the supervision and evaluation of two librarians and 5.5 FTE support staff
  • Monitor national and international cataloging standards and trends and adapt local policies and processes appropriately
  • Initiate projects and innovative procedures to address cataloging needs
  • Collaborate with other Technical Services managers on planning and problem resolution
  • Serve as the Cataloging liaison to Area Studies collection managers
  • Create full-level original bibliographic and authority records, including vernacular script fields, for Area Studies languages materials
  • Contribute to developments in the field of metadata/cataloging through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science
  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in original cataloging, preferably in a large academic research library
  • Ability to effectively manage workflows, projects, and people
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the following metadata content standards and tools: MARC21; Resource Description and Access (RDA); Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd ed., revised (AACR2); Library of Congress classification and subject headings; Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC); national programs for shared bibliographic (BIBCO) and authority records (NACO and SACO)
  • Familiarity with linked data concepts and developing standards such as BIBFRAME
  • Evidence of effective planning, document writing, and implementation of cataloging policies or projects
  • Language skills and cultural knowledge to create bibliographic records with non-Latin script and to accurately describe, provide authorized access points, and assign subject headings for materials in one or more of the languages covered by Area Studies Cataloging
  • 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 participate as an effective member of the departmental management team and to direct the work of catalogers in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track appointment

Preferred:

  • Two years or more of successful experience in a supervisory or management position
  • Experience with OCLC and a substantial level of experience with integrated library systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education
  • Supervisory experience

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, September 2, 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.


 

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 http://www.ihdiana.edu.

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