NEURO- AND HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARIAN - ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN
HEAD, ELECTRONIC RESOURCES ACQUISITIONS - ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN, ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN, OR LIBRARIAN
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 Bloomington campus is home to Indiana University Libraries, (https://libraries.indiana.edu) one of the leading academic research library systems in North America. Our collections, people, and spaces use knowledge to inspire great work.
- IU Libraries partners with every academic department on campus. Materials are digital, visual, audio, and print. Over 60,000 journals are offered electronically, and the libraries hold 9.9 million print volumes in 450 languages and 120,000 films in its Moving Image Archive. A long-time leader in digital library projects, IU Libraries developed wide-ranging initiatives as early as the 1990’s, and recently embarked on the ambitious university-wide Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative.
- Indiana University’s librarians actively collect and conserve knowledge and are leaders in national conversations in areas such as diversity initiatives, digital preservation and associated technologies, the changing role of area studies librarianship, and integrating information literacy. 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.
- Our visual flagship, the Herman B Wells Library, is one of the busiest academic spaces on campus, recording well over 2 million visits each year. Its recently opened Scholars’ Commons, Learning Commons and Moving Image Collections and Archives were extensive and visionary renovations that redefine the role and potential of libraries. Other library destinations of particular note are the world-class Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, the Wylie House Museum and collections, and the 6.4-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF).
IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future. On campus, for example, we take a leadership role as active members of the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council. 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 Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust).
The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a creative and innovative librarian to liaise with the students and faculty in several neuro- and health related academic units on the Bloomington Campus: Cognitive Sciences, Optometry and Vision Science, Nursing, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Speech and Hearing Sciences. The person in this position will serve as a primary contact and resource for these constituencies and will work in close collaboration with library and campus colleagues to support research, teaching, and learning needs.
This position reports to the Libraries’ Head of Sciences department. This department includes four librarians who are responsible for research and learning support services across multiple locations. The successful candidate will join a department that embraces innovation and new services in partnership with campus academic centers and institutes, various IT departments, and colleagues across the Libraries, particularly in the Research Data, Scholarly Communication, and Social Sciences areas.
- Provide comprehensive and specialized instructional, research, and collections support at all educational levels and across information formats.
- Provide advanced consultation and search services for narrative and scoping reviews and other literature intensive research projects.
- Develop and build print and electronic collections that meet user needs.
- Continually learn and understand the evolving research practices and teaching needs in order to engage constituents with spaces, services, and collections.
- Proactively develop and manage relationships with constituents in order to anticipate and meet needs
- 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 understanding research data service needs and the development of outreach and training strategies.
- Explore and keep abreast of changing technologies and their application in neuro and health sciences, such as: 3D Virtual Reality, GIS, data visualization, curation and preservation of information, citation impact, and the semantic web.
- Provide responsive, quality teaching and learning services, including the development and execution of instruction programs focused on advanced resources for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Collaborate in programming and engagement activities with librarian colleagues to share research experience and expertise.
- Support scholarly communication, data management, and open access initiatives in collaboration with campus and library colleagues
- Actively participate in the Libraries’ Assessment program in order to provide responsive services to faculty and students.
- Contribute to developments in the field of librarianship through active professional engagement and independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment.
- ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science and either experience or a degree in a neuro- or health related field. Candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant academic field and appropriate experience in an academic setting are also strongly encouraged to apply.
- Demonstrated experience in instruction and research consultation.
- Demonstrated knowledge of disciplinary terminology and familiarity with the latest methods used in neuro- and health-related research.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate on projects and initiatives, particularly outside of the discipline to educate and deliver.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong commitment to public services and improving the library user experience.
- Understand and 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)
- Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-li…).
- Demonstrated ability to set and attain goals and the flexibility to adapt to change.
- Demonstrated experience creating and sustaining new library services.
- Knowledge of health and life sciences databases (e.g., record structure, indexing policies), thorough knowledge of search interfaces, and excellent database and grey literature search experience.
- Knowledge of traditional and alternative research impact tools.
- Experience with health communications, neuro- and/or health literature, and/or health sciences outreach.
- Experience with book and journal selection and/or licensing.
- Familiarity with systematic review search methodology, guidelines, and standards.
- Familiarity with 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 sciences
Applications received by Friday, January 10, 2020, 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: email@example.com. Expected start date: April 1, 2020.
The Indiana University Libraries seek an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions in the Technical Services Department, the Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions will provide leadership and expertise in managing all aspects of the library electronic resources life-cycle, and will play a pivotal role in the Libraries’ efforts to meet current and emerging information needs as well as new models of electronic resources procurement, management, and licensing. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues across the Libraries, the Bloomington campus, and the Indiana University system of campuses in support of the Libraries’ licensed electronic resources program. The successful candidate will also serve as the primary liaison with publishers, content providers, and consortia in support of electronic resources acquisitions, management, and licensing for Indiana University Libraries.
- Lead and manage electronic resources acquisitions at Indiana University Libraries including trials, procurement, licensing, price negotiation and cost model development, and ongoing subscription and access management
- Manage the daily activities of the electronic resources acquisitions operation and supervise, direct, and support three full-time employees
- Lead and innovate in the development of workflows and policies for managing the electronic resources life-cycle
- Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with appropriate personnel in library units (e.g. Collections, Library Technologies, Research & Learning Services), campus units (e.g. Office of General Counsel, Offices of Vice President and Vice Provost for Research, University Information Technology Services), and the regional campuses
- Establish and maintain relationships with external entities including content providers, publishers, and library consortia
- Serve and contribute to applicable management teams and represent the Libraries at the local, state, and national level
- ALA-accredited Master’s degree or advanced degree in relevant field appropriate to the licensing and management of electronic resources
- Two years of experience in management and supervision of employees
- Two years of electronic resources life-cycle management in an academic setting, including acquisitions, licensing, and access management
- Experience reviewing and negotiating license agreements in an academic setting; knowledge of the legal framework in which academic libraries operate
- Experience evaluating and negotiating electronic resource pricing; knowledge of electronic resource pricing models and concepts
- Ability to exercise initiative, flexibility, and creativity in troubleshooting procurement and access problems with electronic resources; ability to take a user-centered approach in management of electronic resources
- Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging trends, practices, and tools in electronic resources life-cycle management [e.g. OpenURL, KBART, ERM, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI]
- Demonstrated analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizations skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively
- Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including library colleagues, faculty, content providers
- Demonstrated understanding of the values 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 (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/indiana-university-libraries-diversi…)
- Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure or tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-li…)(/li>
- Experience in a SirsiDynix Symphony environment
- Experience using Ex Libris 360 Management Services
- Experience in project management, such as the implementation of/transition to a new system [e.g. ILS, resource management tool]
- Experience as a leader, including coaching, motivating, and mentoring
- Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging trends in academic libraries [e.g. Scholarly Publishing, Open Access, Digital Humanities]
- Familiarity with academic library fund and budget management, including allocations, encumbrances, expenditures
Applications received by Friday, August 30, 2019, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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.