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HISTORY LIBRARIAN

HEAD, EDUCATION LIBRARY

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 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 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-four 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.


HISTORY LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries seek a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic individual to join the Arts and Humanities department as History Librarian.  Working in a highly collegial and collaborative library, the History Librarian is responsible for collection development, reference and research consultations, instruction, and general outreach.  Apart from History, other fund and subject assignments including Religious Studies or Jewish Studies may be made depending on the successful candidate’s expertise and qualifications. The History Librarian will also be active in digital scholarship initiatives within the Libraries and in partnership with groups across the campus who maintain a focus on digital scholarship in the humanities.  With a recently approved Open Access policy by the Bloomington Faculty Council, the History Librarian will play an active role in promoting and educating faculty about open access.

The successful candidate will be joining a thriving arts and humanities community on the Bloomington campus.  Highlighted as an area of focus in Indiana University’s Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://strategicplan.iu.edu/) as well as in IUB’s Campus Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/) and the IUB Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), IUB’s historically strong arts and humanities departments and programs are expanding with new and exciting initiatives. The Libraries’ Arts and Humanities department has the unique opportunity to imagine and develop new ways of connecting with the constantly emerging initiatives led by the Arts and Humanities Council as well as to create new partnerships with faculty in areas of digital scholarship, data management, and open access.  Reporting to the Head of the Arts and Humanities Department, the successful candidate will be able to participate in shaping the department’s direction as it connects with these emerging initiatives.  We encourage applications from individuals with broadly focused subject expertise in History who are flexible and excited about expanding and/or shifting their range of responsibilities in alignment with campus and library needs.  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

  • Develop and manage the library’s collections in History and other assigned subjects
  • Serve as liaison to the History Department and other assigned departments
  • Provide reference and instruction in History and other assigned subjects
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Arts & Humanities initiatives across campus such as the Arts & Humanities Council and the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities
  • Serve as an active member of the Libraries’ Arts and Humanities Department and help shape the department’s direction
  • Collaborate with archival and special collections units as well as the Lilly Library to connect archival and general collections into seamless Arts and Humanities outreach
  • Collaborate with other library departments, such as Social Sciences, Area Studies, Teaching and Learning, Digital Collections Services, and Scholarly Communications on services and initiatives
  • Support research and scholarly communication for History and other assigned subject areas through outreach to faculty and students; with members of the Scholarly Communications Department, support services related to humanities data curation and publishing
  • 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)
  • Contribute to developments in the field of arts and humanities through active professional engagement and independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) or advanced degree(s) in relevant subject areas and appropriate experience in an academic setting
  • At least two years of professional experience in an academic/research library
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication
  • Familiarity with digital scholarship tools, methodologies, and initiatives that support scholarship in the humanities
  • Experience in reference and instruction
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf).
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • 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
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience in digital scholarship or digital humanities
  • Strong language skills in Hebrew
  • Working (or bibliographic) knowledge of Yiddish
  • Advanced degree in History
  • Collection development and liaison experience in Religious Studies

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, May 26, 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.


HEAD, EDUCATION LIBRARY

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a creative and enthusiastic individual to work with university partners, faculty, and librarians to envision, develop, and sustain student-centered library services and programming for graduate and undergraduate students and faculty. Reporting to the Head of Social Sciences, the Head of the Education Library will provide leadership for the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries in the development, delivery, and assessment of library services as well as pursuing partnerships and opportunities to create meaningful co-curricular experiences for students on a residential campus.  This position will provide all necessary library support for and serve as liaison to all departments in the School of Education.  This will include but is not limited to the development of new programs, support for research and publishing, support for teaching, support for grant funding, and collection development. The Head of the Education Library will join the Social Sciences department which is comprised of the Head of Social Sciences, Head of the Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs Information Commons, Government Documents Librarian, GIS Librarian, Business Instruction Librarian, 1 professional staff, 5-6 support staff, and a team of temporary hourly staff in delivering library Social Sciences services across the campus. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead the IU Libraries’ services for the School of Education including workshops and programming for graduate students and pre-service teachers, course-integrated information literacy instruction, and support for research.  The position should be capable of developing library services, collections, and spaces that support student learning and research including:

  • Provision of services including supporting the engagement of campus partners and the delivery of student-focused services in the space.
  • Provide support for and help faculty meet their needs for open access publishing, data management, bibliographic citation management tools, and both general and discipline-specific reference service.
  • Develop appropriate web-based resources and for the libraries’ web site and university-wide learning management system, specifically Libguides.
  • Actively engage with faculty and instructors as partners in programmatic integration of information literacy concepts and skills into the undergraduate and graduate curricula.
  • Participate in academic fairs, programs, presentations, or other campus activities related to student engagement and support.
  • Design, create, assess, and manage high-quality programs and services to enable innovative, engaging, and learner-focused learning experiences.
  • Coordinate collection development for Education. Work closely with the classroom faculty in these departments to assess the needs of the academic programs in order to select library resources in varied formats.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree or advanced degree in relevant field.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a research library setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a team of professional consultants for teaching and learning.
  • Teaching experience and demonstrated knowledge of learning and educational theories, instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information literacy instruction.
  • Experience with learning outcomes assessment as a component of an organizational or institutional strategic plan.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaboration with information technology and/or instructional technology units.
  • Project management experience and a demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • 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.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

Preferred:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience using education and curriculum resources.
  • Collection development, reference, and instruction experience in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies. Demonstrated knowledge or experience in pre-K-12 settings. Experience working with graduate or continuing professional students.
  • Additional graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Record of scholarship and/or service.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, February 24, 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.


INTERNATIONAL STUDIES LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY 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.


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.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.