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LEARNING COMMONS LIBRARIAN

DIGITAL PRESERVATION 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 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.


LEARNING COMMONS LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a creative and enthusiastic individual to join the Department of Teaching & Learning as Learning Commons Librarian.  Working in a highly collegial library, the Learning Commons Librarian is responsible for collaborating with library and university partners to envision, develop, and sustain student-centered academic support in the Learning Commons, a dynamic 24/7 environment that fosters learning, research, writing, and use of technology in a collaborative atmosphere. The Learning Commons Librarian will build upon the department’s initiative of integrating information literacy into co-curricular environments by capitalizing upon partnerships with librarians, teaching faculty/instructors, and campus units to provide a rich learning experience for students in the Learning Commons, with an emphasis on addressing targeted needs of undergraduates.  The successful candidate has the unique opportunity to help shape the department’s direction by imagining and developing new ways of integrating information literacy into a flexible environment that supports active learning.  Candidates who have knowledge and experience with student engagement, pedagogical practices, and collaborative leadership will be given the highest consideration. This is a tenure-track position reporting to the Head of the Department of Teaching & Learning.  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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish and engage in collaborative working relationships with library, campus, and community partners to support the teaching and learning mission of the Learning Commons.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of instructional practices, teaching methodologies, instructional tools, and learning environments. 
  • Develop, teach, and assess library instruction initiatives.
  • Lead a group of campus partners who provide services in the Learning Commons.  Build upon these partnerships to develop student-centered learning opportunities and programs.
  • Hire, train, and supervise graduate students who provide instructional initiatives in the Learning Commons, including library instruction sessions, tours, and one-on-one research consultations.
  • Lead the ongoing and long-term assessment of the Learning Commons’ spaces in order to make informed decisions for sustained success and future innovations. 
  • Oversee the promotion of library instruction initiatives in the Learning Commons.
  • 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 of two years of experience with reference and/or instruction in an academic library or higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information literacy instruction.
  • Demonstrated evidence of designing and implementing student-centered services and instruction.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, lead collaboratively, and build working relationships with library and campus colleagues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • 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

  • Supervisory experience

TO APPLY

Applications received by Friday, January 12, 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.


DIGITAL PRESERVATION LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Digital Preservation Librarian. The Digital Preservation Librarian will lead the development and implementation of preservation strategies and policies for digital collections for the IU Libraries, including both digitized and born-digital materials. The position reports to the Head of Digital Collections Services within the Library Technologies division of the Libraries.

The successful candidate will join a robust local community of librarians and information technology professionals active in building digital collections through digitization, born-digital acquisitions, and deposit of faculty research work, and in building and managing digital repository environments to support these collections. The Digital Preservation Librarian will be an active participant in major university initiatives such as the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (https://mdpi.iu.edu/), which seeks to comprehensively digitize and preserve audio, video, and film holdings of value from across the university; and the Enterprise Scholarly Systems initiative, a collaboration between the IU Libraries in Bloomington, IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, and IU’s University Information Technology Services to establish enterprise-wide digital repository services for IU collections. The Digital Preservation Librarian will also be actively engaged in IU’s participation in national and international initiatives such as the Digital Preservation Network (http://dpn.org/) and Samvera Community (https://samvera.org/).

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working closely with librarians and staff in Library Technologies, Scholarly Communication, Preservation, and special collections units such as University Archives, as well as with University Information Technology Services-Research Technologies and other library, campus, and university units, the Digital Preservation Librarian will:
  • Play a lead role in establishing a cohesive digital preservation program at IU including development of an effective and achievable strategy to ensure long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format
  • Assist in the ongoing development of requirements and specifications for digital materials that the library acquires
  • Advise both library staff and external content creators on digital content lifecycle issues and strategies for digital content preservation
  • Participate in the development of digital preservation strategies for research data
  • Participate in the development of digital preservation strategies for audio, video, and film media as part of IU’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative
  • Develop preservation policies for IU’s digital repository environments, including Fedora, DSpace, and Samvera
  • Oversee the Libraries’ Born Digital Preservation Lab, supporting transfer of born-digital files from physical media
  • Serve as liaison to the Indiana University (IU) community for digital preservation projects and initiatives related to digital collections and data
  • Contribute to the IU Libraries’ participation in consortial efforts such as Digital Preservation Network (DPN), Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust), and Samvera
  • Represent the university in matters concerning digital preservation at the local, national, and international level
  • 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/) 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
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards, and best practices
  • Knowledge or awareness of digital preservation and trustworthy digital repository standards such as OAIS, TRAC, Data Seal of Approval, and ISO 16363
  • Familiarity with national and international collaborative digital preservation efforts
  • Experience with digital repository technologies such as Samvera, Fedora, DSpace, and LOCKSS
  • Experience with metadata standards such as MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, PREMIS, PBCore, EBUCore, and/or AES57
  • An understanding of digital objects in various formats (text, image, audio and/or video) and best practices and standards associated with each format
  • Knowledge or awareness of tools and technology standards typically used in digital library environments
  • Experience with multiple computer platforms including Linux, Windows, and/or macOS
  • Good organization skills and an aptitude for analytical and detailed work
  • Ability to work independently as well as collegially in a complex, rapidly changing and professionally diverse environment
  • 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
  • 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).

Preferred:

  • Professional work experience in the field of digital preservation, digital libraries, or digital repositories
  • Hands-on experience in use of digital preservation systems in an enterprise-scale environment
  • Experience with markup languages such as HTML and XML,  style sheets such as CSS and XSL, and other XML-related technologies
  • Familiarity with large-scale storage systems such as HPSS and GPFS
  • Experience with archival practices related to born-digital acquisitions
  • Familiarity with best practices and standards for preservation of 3D digital formats 
  • Knowledge of and experience with traditional and agile project management methodologies
  • Success in acquiring and developing grant funded projects

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Monday, September 18, 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 205, 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-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.