Diversity Resident: Scholarly Communication Librarian

Jay Information Literacy Visiting Librarian, Online Learning

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 to 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 1990s, 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).

Salary and Benefits

Diversity Resident: Scholarly Communication Librarian

The Indiana University Libraries invites applications for a Scholarly Communication Librarian as a part of the IU Libraries' second cohort of the Diversity Residency Program. Designed for a new or early-career individual, this three-year appointed visiting librarian position provides opportunities for the incumbent to apply professional knowledge and skills, develop a professional network, and gain valuable experience toward career goals and opportunities in academic librarianship. As a member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance (https://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance), the IU Libraries’ Diversity Residents are part of a cohort established by ACRL Diversity Alliance member libraries. The purpose of the resident program is to provide underrepresented racial and ethnic candidates with professional positions, engage them in professional learning and service at Indiana University, and support their success in academic librarianship. The Diversity Resident Program is a part of the IU Libraries’ commitment to cultivating diversity within the profession and fostering an appreciation of diversity. This position will work in the highly engaged and collaborative Scholarly Communications department. It will support the institutional repository, OER initiatives, and additional projects based on the Resident’s interests and departmental needs. The Scholarly Communication Department offers expertise, support, and services related to the institutional repository, open publishing, data repository and data services, GIS services, research impact, and open educational resources. The Resident will additionally have access to the Residency Steering Committee, a group of library colleagues who will provide support, mentoring, feedback, and career development guidance. The Resident will actively participate in committees, councils, and task forces, will have opportunities to participate in relevant national and regional professional organizations, and have support to participate in scholarship and service activities within the university and profession.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promote the Libraries culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in the IUB Libraries Diversity Strategic Plan
  • Work collaboratively with the Open Education Librarian to develop, support, and assess Open Educational Resources (OER) programming
  • Work collaboratively with the Open Education Librarian to support the Course Materials Fellowship Program and assist faculty Fellows in OER creation and use
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and services in support of IU Scholarworks (IUSW), the institutional repository, and promote the use of IUSW in preserving and providing access to the research of Indiana University faculty and scholars
  • Promote the department’s CV service program through outreach and education
  • Serve as the conduit between developers in Library Technologies and users of IUSW
  • Create and maintain instructional resources, and provide education, outreach, and advocacy for scholarly communication topics
  • Conduct expert consultations and educational sessions related to scholarly communication topics
  • Provide internal training and support to Libraries’ colleagues on scholarly communication topics
  • Contribute to Libraries, campus, and university initiatives as opportunities and interests arise

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in library or information science; or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered. Those earning degrees by August 2022 will be considered. Early career individuals and those from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and the ability to promote, the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in the Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a highly collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in learning new tools and skills relevant to academic librarianship

Desirable

  • Ability to articulate career goals within academic librarianship and relevant to the field of scholarly communication
  • Demonstrated interest in broader discussions and topics around scholarly communication

TO APPLY

Applications received by June 22, 2022, 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. Expected start date: August 1, 2022

Jay Information Literacy Visiting Librarian, Online Learning

The Indiana University Libraries seeks a creative and enthusiastic individual to expand the Libraries’ efforts to integrate information literacy (IL) more fully into courses and curricula through the development of online instructional resources and tools. The ideal candidate for this position will have a passion for teaching and learning, some background in instructional design, and a deep commitment to information literacy education. Early-career librarians who are seeking opportunities to expand and develop their skills in a supportive atmosphere with excellent mentoring are encouraged to apply.

This position is named for Hilda and Ellen Jay, two donors whose support has made library instructional partnerships possible through the generous funding of fellowships, visiting librarian positions, and instructional development grants that support the integration of information literacy into courses and curricula.  This position is also partly funded by the Kelley School of Business. The individual in this position will have a particular focus on broadening the impact of the Libraries’ information literacy initiatives, and on coordinating the design, development, implementation, and assessment of online and hybrid instructional initiatives with library and campus partners.

This is a two-year visiting position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and deliver engaging online information literacy instruction by using pedagogical theory and evidence-based practice to design, create, and deliver high-quality, accessible information literacy instruction and research support for campus courses and programs.
  • Develop, maintain, and coordinate a broad range of teaching and learning objects, including instructional videos, web-based tutorials, and research guides that support library and discipline-specific faculty learning outcomes.
  • Use learner-centered, inclusive instructional design principles (such as Univeral Design for Learning) to promote active learning, and to fully integrate online learning into the curriculum.
  • In collaboration with Teaching & Learning colleagues and the Business/School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Library, design, support, promote and advance the Business/SPEA Library's information literacy initiatives.
  • Maintain and promote the Libraries Information Literacy Online Toolkit.
  • In collaboration with Assessment colleagues, evaluate online information literacy initiatives and learning objects and assess student learning through a variety of methods such as course evaluation responses, pre-and post-test measures, surveys, and analysis of students’ final projects.
  • Provide in-class and online instruction primarily for undergraduate courses.
  • Provide research and reference services to faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Master’s degree in one of these areas: library or information science; instructional technology, design, or education; alternatively, an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information literacy instruction, both in-person and online
  • Working knowledge of current and emerging technologies and their instructional applications and a high degree of comfort in learning new software for instructional purposes.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and creatively with others.
  • A demonstrated commitment to advancing a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace and campus community as demonstrated through practices that reflect and honor the variety and complexity of the human experience while acknowledging and supporting the right of all people to dignity and respect.

Desirable

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library Science
  • Working knowledge of or familiarity with the principles of Universal Design for Learning
  • Experience with business information resources
  • Experience with course management software and tutorial integration
  • At least one year of work experience in an academic library or higher education

TO APPLY

Submit a letter of application and a CV with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references via email to Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, libpers@indiana.edu.  The review of applications will begin on July 1, 2022.  The position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Libraries Human Resources, libpers@indiana.edu.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, a university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university-paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan.   For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://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, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.