Job Postings - Support Staff

To apply for any one of the following positions, please go to the University Human Resources website. Applications sent directly to our office will not be taken into consideration.


Title: Public Services Supervisor
Classification/Rank: SS0F
Job Listing: 08241P

Position: 00014403

FTE: 100%

Summary: Coordinates, monitors, and participates in the daily circulation, reserve, stack maintenance, and related public service operations of the IU William and Gayle Cook Music Library. Act as supervisor on duty 25-30 hours per week ensuring consistent and reliable functioning of Music Library access and security, as well as adherence to related policies. Coordinates the processing of overdue, recall, and billing reports and processes bills and fines in accordance with circulation policy. Resolves patron problems with bills and fines and serves as liaison between music library and main library bills and fines operations. Recruits, hires, supervises, and schedules approximately 50 Temporary employees who perform duties related to circulation, stack maintenance, reserves, and basic administrative assistance.  Instructs patrons in the use of library equipment, including computers in public areas and special equipment, e.g., OPAC terminals, audio-visual equipment, microform readers/printers, and photocopiers.  Answers basic reference questions in the absence of a reference librarian.  Monitors condition of library facilities and equipment and reports malfunctions to the appropriate personnel.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

Required: Two years of college level coursework. One year of library experience in an academic environment.
Knowledge of online searching procedures including online library databases. Ability to process complex, detailed work with accuracy; strong organizational skills.  Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making abilities.  Ability to independently set priorities, organize and complete projects. Strong computer skills including the MS Office Suite, Internet applications, and database searching. Excellent interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact tactfully and courteously with faculty, staff, students and other library users; the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with supervisors and peers; and the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment. Good oral and written communications skills. Bibliographic knowledge of Western languages.

Preferred: Coursework that reflects a strong academic music background, including evidence of successful completion of course work in music theory (2 years) and music history and literature (1-2 years), or equivalent experience. Bachelor's degree in music. Six months of supervisory experience.

Physical: Ability to work long periods at a computer. Ability to push and pull carts full of books. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.


Title: Slavic Acquisitions Specialist
Classification/Rank: SS0F
Job Listing: 07744P

Position: 00003434

FTE: 100%

Summary: Coordinate and process the order and receipt of monograph materials in all formats for all Slavic, East European, Turkic, Central Asian languages, and Western European based languages for the Bloomington Campus and 5 regional campus libraries: manages and oversees Slavic blanket orders and exchange receipts, acting as liaison between collection managers and vendors. Oversees and prepares bibliographic records from Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) or file transfer protocol (FTP) records from vendors or create brief bibliographic records according to departmental standards and local policies to prepare the order and receipt process in a timely manner to ensure that prompt payment of material can take place. Resolves problems with duplicates and serials; initiates claims with vendors and works closely with the collection development community. Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates temporary staff. Participates in department, division, and section meetings; participates in unit responsibilities for special project work; and performs related duties to the work described above.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

Required:  Two years of college level coursework and one year of relevant library experience and experience supervising employees.
Language: Reading knowledge of Russian and bibliographic knowledge of one or more Western European languages.

Knowledge of library procedures and resources; experience with standard office systems, including email, Internet applications, database searching, and working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook). Strong organizational skills; ability to investigate and resolve problems independently and effectively; ability to perform complex duties with high degree of accuracy; ability to pay attention-to-detail and follow established guidelines; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; illustrative supervisory skills; and reading knowledge of Russian. Knowledge of book industry; experience working in an integrated and complex library system.

Preferred: Knowledge of at least one other Slavic Language and/or an East European or Central Eurasian language; technical services experience

Physical: Ability to lift boxes of books which includes bending, stretching, and loading, pushing, and pulling heavy book trucks


Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds.

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