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COLLECTIONS AND CATALOGING LIBRARIAN (ARCHIVES OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC)

RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT LIBRARIAN AND HEAD, SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT

AFRICAN 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://www.libraries.iub.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.


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.


RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT LIBRARIAN AND HEAD, SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a proactive, innovative, collaborative Department Head for Scholarly Communications, with additional responsibilities as Research Data Management Librarian. The incumbent will be responsible for directing the work of the department in addition to personal responsibility for the development and delivery of research data management services. In addition to experience in scholarly communications, relevant experience for this position could include directing a similar research data management program within a research library or within a lab or research environment.

The Scholarly Communication Department works to increase campus awareness of scholarly communication issues such as intellectual property, the economics of scholarly publishing, alternative publishing models, and increased access to scholarly resources (e.g., research data, grey literature, and published materials). In addition to leading initiatives and services for the management, preservation, and access to research data, the department is responsible for services using the institutional repository as well as open access publishing initiatives, working in close collaboration with the IU Press under the university’s Office of Scholarly Publishing.

Working in a cross-functional matrix the department head will engage with units within the Libraries — especially Library Technologies, Scholarly Communications, the Office of Scholarly Publishing, and with subject librarians, to provide Scholarly Communications services and data management expertise for both the libraries and individual researchers as part of the IU Scholars’ Commons suite of digital scholarship services. In addition to working with library units and scholars, this position will foster collaborations and relationships that complement the Libraries’ capacity to support the University’s interdisciplinary research and technology initiatives. Broad institutional partnerships, instrumental in ensuring cohesion and collaboration in scholarly communications and data management resources at the institutional level, include partnerships with many different IU offices. These include Indiana University's Office of Research Administration, University Information Technology Services, Pervasive Technology Institute-Data to Insight Center, and Office of the Vice-Provost for Research, as well as external national organizations, such as the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), and the Library Publishing Coalition.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies, the Head of the Scholarly Communication Department will be responsible for creating the vision and directing program operations and personnel by setting program goals, policies, best practices, and assessment metrics for program success and sustainability. In addition, the position partners with campus units and other library departments such as the Office of Scholarly Publishing and Library Technologies to develop solutions for collecting, disseminating, and preserving new forms of scholarly communication. These activities coalesce to create educational and outreach materials for intellectual property issues as well as consultative services regarding scholarly works permissions and strategy that are key to the Program's success.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Administrative

  • Develop strategic directions for the Scholarly Communications Department and assess program progress that align with the library and campus strategic plans.
  • Lead and implement key initiatives associated with the Scholarly Communications Program.
  • Manage Scholarly Communications Department daily operations and supervise, direct, and support program staff (currently 1 Scholarly Communications Librarian and 1 Open Access Publishing Manager).
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with appropriate personnel in library units (e.g. Collections Services, , Library Technologies, Technical Services), campus units (e.g. Office of Scholarly Publishing, Offices of Vice-President and Vice-Provost for Research, Data to Insight Center, campus governance committees, and groups relevant to intellectual property), IU units (e.g. IU Office of the General Counsel, University Information Technology Services), and national organizations (e.g. SPARC, LPC and others.).
  • Manage and coordinate the content elements for the library's Scholarly Communications Department web presence in coordination with the Department of Discovery and User Experience.
  • Lead and develop the IU Libraries Program for research data management within the Scholarly Communications department.

Consultation and Instruction

  • Along with program staff and librarians, consult with faculty, researchers, graduate students, and post-doctoral students/fellows on publishing choices, understanding publishing agreements, benefits of open access publishing, retention of rights, and overall management of intellectual property.
  • Lead library contributions to university- and campus-wide initiatives to develop and design policies, services, and infrastructure to enable faculty and students to preserve and make available their research data, thus maximizing the utility of it.
  • Serve as a library consultant to IUB faculty, researchers, and project teams on the development of data management plans for grant applications and general data stewardship, including serving as a collaborative team member for data curation throughout the research process.
  • Participate in the design and development of data services relative to the institutional repository (IR).
  • Develop an education program and curriculum for faculty, researchers, and students regarding research data management and data publishing and re-use including areas such as open access, data management, copyright, fair use, and author rights.
  • Coordinate ongoing training and support for library staff on data management fundamentals and services to incorporate data management, citation, and preservation into library services.
  • Inform the IU community of the significance of national scholarly communications trends and contribute to the campus efforts to ensure that scholars, students, and libraries in the digital environment retain full benefits of the current and evolving intellectual property system.

Outreach and Collaborations

  • Coordinate with the IU Enterprise Scholarly Systems and Library Technologies team to ensure that the IU Bloomington campus repository scholarly content is well curated, discoverable, and preserved in the IU Digital Repository.
  • Collaborate with the IU Copyright Librarian on matters concerning copyright issues for faculty and graduate students and for managed content within the Scholarly Communications program.
  • Work with departments and research centers on the IU Bloomington campus to provide education, outreach, and to develop new services that support trends in scholarly communications and data transparency and availability.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree or advanced degree in relevant field appropriate to management of scholarly communications and data management programs.
  • Two or more years of experience in management and staff supervision.
  • Ability to interpret and apply library and university policies and guidelines in a service setting.
  • Knowledge of user experience principles and best practices.
  • Demonstrated analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience with relevant technical and descriptive standards, existing and emerging, for scholarly communications and data management objects.
  • Knowledge of institutional repository technologies, standards, and best practices.
  • Ability to maintain knowledge on a broad range of data repositories including submission requirements, Intellectual Property and use arrangements, and provide guidance on repository workflows and selection for data preservation.
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, peers, and direct reports. 
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position at IU.[1]

Preferred

  • Experience that includes cross-disciplinary subject knowledge and a research background in data management in one or more areas of science, social sciences, or humanities.
  • Experience working in agile development teams, preferably as a product owner or product council member, including experience with software development teams and other multi-disciplinary team projects.
  • Coursework or certification in scholarly communications, data management, curation, or preservation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical, legal, and information policy issues related to scholarly communications/publishing and new modes of scholarly communications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues in academic or research settings as they relate to creation, dissemination, and use of digital information resources, especially across an array of disciplines and contexts.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, July 1, 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.


[1] IU Bloomington Libraries Promotion and Tenure Criteria - https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-lib...


AFRICAN STUDIES LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Librarian for African Studies. 

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, Jewish, India and South Asian, and Tibetan 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

Reporting to the Head of the Area Studies Department, the individual in this position will provide reference and instructional support for, and oversee collection development and management for materials from and about the continent of Africa, with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa.  This position will also work closely with special collections and archives to support teaching and research, and to collaborate on outreach and selection and purchasing of digital collections.  Archival collections related to Africa at Indiana University include the Liberian Collections, the Somali Collection, and the H.K. Banda Archive.  Additional responsibilities include:

  • Serving as an active member of the Libraries’ Area Studies Department.
  • Managing and developing interdisciplinary library collections in the areas of sub-Saharan Africa and, to a lesser degree, North Africa. 
  • Supporting research and scholarly communication in the above subject areas through outreach to faculty and students.
  • Actively supporting the teaching of Africa and African Studies by consulting with faculty on teaching information literacy skills and teaching library instruction sessions.
  • Serving as liaison to the African Studies Program. The individual in this position may also serve as a member of the African Studies Program’s core faculty.
  • Learning and understanding the continually evolving research practices and teaching needs of African Studies faculty, students, and instructors.
  • Providing reference services and research consultations and support to faculty, students, staff, and the community at large. 
  • Promoting the collections through website development, physical and virtual exhibitions, tours, etc.
  • Closely collaborating with archival units on campus to provide access and reference for IU’s Africa-related special collections, most notably the Liberian Collections and the H.K. Banda Archive.
  • Keeping abreast of developments related to the book trade in sub-Saharan Africa as well as to digital initiatives and film.   
  • Contributing to developments in the field of area studies librarianship through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues.
  • Developing regional, national, and international partnerships and collaborations, representing IU in forums such as the Africana Librarians Council and the Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP), and participating in cooperative collection development agreements. 
  • Supervising a 50% support staff position.
  • Working closely with Technical Services and other library departments on matters related to acquisitions, cataloging, translation and interpretation of business correspondence and cataloging records, book and serials exchange programs, and special purchasing agreements.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) and a Master’s degree in an African Studies discipline.  Candidates with advanced degree(s) in relevant subject areas and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered.
  • Solid command of the history and major trends in research and scholarly publishing in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Ability to identify and work with materials in African languages outside the candidate’s core area of expertise.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of French.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse populations of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Broad knowledge of information resources for African Studies. 
  • Ability to deliver in-person and online reference services.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

Preferred

  • Experience as an African Studies Librarian, or a comparable combination of academic and professional experience. 
  • Strong language skills in at least one African language.
  • Strong language skills in French, and at least bibliographic knowledge in other major European languages (e.g., German, Portuguese).
  • Ph.D. in African Studies discipline.
  • Experience in collection development.
  • Experience in information literacy instruction.
  • Experience in grant-writing and/or identifying funding sources for new initiatives.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, May 6, 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


For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to 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.