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PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN

HEAD OF AREA STUDIES CATALOGING

COLLECTIONS AND CATALOGING LIBRARIAN (ARCHIVES OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC)

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 databases, 60,000 electronic journals, and 1.4 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 Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository.


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.


COLLECTIONS AND CATALOGING LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

ARCHIVES OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

Located in Morrison Hall, the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) is an audiovisual archive that documents music and culture from all over the world. With over 100,000 recordings that include more than 2,700 field collections, it is one of the largest university-based ethnographic media archives in the United States. Its holdings cover a wide range of cultural and geographical areas, vocal and instrumental music, linguistic materials, folktales, interviews, and oral history, across a wide variety of audio-visual formats. ATM is seen as a leader in ethnographic field collection and jazz and popular music cataloging.  ATM librarians have contributed thousands of NACO name authority (now AAP) records and have been actively involved in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s NACO Music Funnel project from its inception. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Director of the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM), the individual in this position will oversee the cataloging, access, and use of the collections and work closely with students and faculty in many departments across the university as well as researchers worldwide. 

Collections

  • Oversee public and reference services including library policies and procedures, circulation, loan, and reserve functions
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate temporary employees in circulation procedures and policies, including in-house listening copy and course reserve requests
  • Maintain circulation statistics
  • Acquire commercial sound recordings
  • Oversee stacks (vault) maintenance, including withdrawals, for all commercial holdings
  • Provide in-person, phone, mail, and online reference service (shared with the ATM Archivist)
  • Provide library instruction services and tours

Cataloging/Metadata/EAD

  • Direct, coordinate, and manage the non-MARC metadata and traditional MARC cataloging activities, including the supervision and evaluation of temporary student staff
  • Provide original bibliographic records for unpublished field collections
  • Contribute authority/authorized access point records to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), an international initiative coordinated jointly by the Library of Congress and PCC participants worldwide
  • Monitor national developments in RDA, LC-PCC policy statements, OCLC and MARC21 documentation, and other cataloging standards as they emerge and develop and adapt local policies and processes appropriately
  • Initiate projects and innovative procedures to address cataloging needs
  • Manage the Archives library in-house inventory databases of un-cataloged items
  • Add ATM images and metadata to IU’s Image Collections Online and provide high resolution photos for researchers
  • Contribute to developments in the field of metadata/cataloging through active professional engagement and research, presenting, and publishing in appropriate venues

Grant Projects

  • Help write, oversee, and report on all ATM cataloging grant projects
  • Serve as cataloging consultant for grant projects and supervise any staff hired for cataloging as part of grant-funded projects

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education and experience
  • Degree in ethnomusicology, music, anthropology, folklore, cultural studies, or a related field
  • At least two years of professional metadata/cataloging experience creating original catalog records for sound and visual recordings in a wide range of analog and digital formats, including 78 rpm, 45 rpm, and LP discs, compact discs, cassettes, open reel tape, digital audio tapes, streaming audio, video cassettes, and DVDs
  • Ability to remain current with the constantly changing body of music cataloging rules, including RDA, MARC 21, and LCSH, and participation in national cooperative cataloging initiatives, including the NACO Music Project 
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement policies and procedures for technical services operations
  • Knowledge of and experience creating and designing instructional materials in traditional and new formats 
  • Ability to assist faculty in the use of Archives resources in undergraduate and graduate curricula and actively engage with faculty, instructors, and other IUB librarians as partners in programmatic integration of information
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, peers, and subordinates
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred

  • Three or more years of experience in an archival environment
  • Experience with OCLC and library management systems
  • Knowledge of and experience using EAD (encoded archival description)
  • Evidence of an ongoing record of professional development contribution
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect archives, academic libraries, and higher education

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, July 22, 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


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