Job Postings - Librarians

Outreach and Public Services Archivist

Learning Commons Librarian

Scholarly Technologies Librarian

Scholars' Commons Programming and Outreach Librarian

Sciences Librarian (Health Sciences)

Social Sciences Librarian (Business/Public and Environmental Affairs)

Social Sciences Librarian (Data & Government Information Services)

Romance Languages Cataloger

Image Technologies and Visual Literacy 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 42,000 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, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality 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. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.  Of particular note are the 8-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, and the Lilly Library, the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.

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), the Hydra community, and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository. IU is the principal investigator for Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and is working with academic library partners to develop a next generation open source library management system.

 


OUTREACH AND PUBLIC SERVICES ARCHIVIST

OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

Reporting to the Director of the Office of University Archives and Records Management, the Outreach and Public Services Archivist is responsible for educational, programmatic, and outreach to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars, and others whose research, teaching, and learning activities might benefit from engagement with materials held by the University Archives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Outreach and Public Services Archivist is also responsible for managing all aspects of the University Archives’ public services. In consultation with the Director, the Outreach and Public Services Archivist manages the Archives public services program including reading room operations, on-site and remote reference inquiries, instruction, outreach and continuously assessing user needs and improving the Archives physical and online research environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills, as a critical component of the job is collegial work with library staff, faculty, students, alumni, donors, and members of the community. 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Promotes department initiatives and services through tours, presentations, and other appropriate means;
  • Provides reference service via email, telephone, chat, and in person;
  • Manages policy, procedural, and technical matters relating to departmental access services;
  • Develops, manages, and maximizes partnerships with academic departments;
  • In collaboration with appropriate campus and library partners, develops and conducts workshops for faculty on the pedagogical value and uses of primary sources;
  • Coordinates, develops, and promotes onsite and web based exhibitions of collections;
  • Creates, coordinates, and manages content for departmental blogs, social media outlets and websites;
  • Develops new and innovative approaches for effective outreach and public services;
  • Possesses experience and willingness to learn new and emerging technologies;
  • Serves on Library and campus committees and represents the Libraries and the University in national groups;
  • Collaborates with the IU Libraries’ Director of Communications to effectively market and publicize the Archives collections, services, and programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science with a concentration in archives; candidates with advanced degrees in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered
  • Three years’ experience providing reference and instruction in an academic archives setting
  • Experience collaborating with teaching faculty to help them effectively utilize primary sources in the classroom
  • Experience with cataloging systems and archival discovery tools
  • Excellent organizational skills, and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects
  • Experience creating in-house or online exhibits
  • Experience with social media technologies
  • Superior interpersonal, communications, and writing skills
  • Record of ongoing professional development and contribution
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and creativity
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred:

  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of Indiana University history and structure

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin June 19, 2015.  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.


 

LEARNING COMMONS LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, implement, review, and assess library services in the Learning Commons.
  • Lead a group of campus collaborators who provide services in the Learning Commons.
  • Establish and engage in collaborative working relationships with library, campus, and community partners to support the mission of the Learning Commons.
  • Lead the ongoing and long-term assessment of the Learning Commons’ spaces in order to make informed decisions for sustained success and future innovations.
  • Assist in the design and delivery of innovative information literacy pedagogies for the use of faculty and librarians.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of instructional practice, teaching methodologies, instructional tools, learning environments, etc.
  • 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.
  • Develop, teach, and assess library instruction initiatives.
  • Provide reference services (desk, e-mail, phone, chat, individual consultation), including some weekend hours.
  • Investigate opportunities for and coordinate the participation of the libraries in cross-training of student employees in the Learning Commons.
  • Oversee graphic display content and signage in the Learning Commons.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 in an academic library or higher education.
  • Knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information literacy instruction.
  • Strong student-centered philosophy of professional practice.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to use a variety of technological applications, both in and beyond the classroom context.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, May 15, 2015.  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.


 

 

SCHOLARLY TECHNOLOGIES LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The IU Libraries is a national and international leader in the creation of tools to support digital scholarship. The Scholars’ Commons’ (SC) services and space have been designed to reinforce and extend the IU Libraries’ great strength in the area of digital scholarship, to bring together digital tools and methods with traditional scholarly inquiry.  The Scholarly Technologies Librarian will identify new areas of support and develop training for librarians and staff who provide consultation and reference services in the SC, as well as collaborating with colleagues to reach out to the campus community.  The Scholarly Technologies Librarian will maintain awareness and expertise in such areas as digital tools for text analysis, authoring, collaboration, topic modeling, personal research curation, and bibliographic management. This position will also develop partnerships, services, and programming focused on the increasingly complex research environment that regularly crosses traditional academic subject boundaries.  This position requires continual education and training and an interest in research methodology.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide digital scholarship training to librarians and staff.
  • Develop librarian staff awareness and knowledge of digital scholarship practices.
  • Sustain and improve library support for bibliographic management tools.
  • Work closely with visualization equipment and tools on campus.
  • Develop new and support existing campus partnerships with units supporting research.
  • Work with subject librarian colleagues to reach out to faculty and students to provide research digital technologies support.
  • Work with colleagues in areas complementary to digital scholarship support including Digital Collections Services, Library Technologies, and University Information Technology Services.
  • Participate in curation of digital displays, and use social media tools and outlets for promotion of library resources, collections, and services.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education and experience.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Knowledge of, enthusiasm for, and experience in the application of new technologies in the evolving academic information environment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

Preferred:

  • Two or more years of experience in an academic/research library.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Experience in Digital Humanities or Digital Scholarship.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, May 15, 2015.  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.


SCHOLARS’ COMMONS PROGRAMMING AND OUTREACH LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries are a national and international leader in the creation of tools to support digital scholarship. The Scholars’ Commons’ (SC) services and space have been designed to reinforce and extend the IU Libraries’ great strength in the area of digital scholarship, to bring together digital tools and methods with traditional scholarly inquiry.  The SC, a newly renovated space that supports researchers from curiosity to discovery to publication, is home to a remarkably successful and growing workshop series that consistently receives extremely positive responses from faculty and graduate students.  The workshop topics focus on traditional and digital scholarship as well as a wide range of proprietary and free research tools. The Scholars’ Commons Programming and Outreach Librarian will enhance the impact of the workshop series and experiment with innovative approaches to workshop curriculum and programming.  This position requires extensive collaboration and creativity.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and develop practical workshop series targeting faculty and graduate students.
  • Collaborate with other librarians and campus partners to develop programs that engage graduate students and faculty in traditional and new forms of scholarship.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate exhibits, events, lectures, and presentations in the library.
  • Assess and revise programs based on study and analysis.
  • Partner with departments including Reference Services, Teaching & Learning, Area Studies, Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, and Digital Collections Services to develop pertinent programming for the campus.
  • Serve as active member of the Reference Department.

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.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Knowledge of, enthusiasm for, and experience in the application of new technologies in the evolving academic information environment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

Preferred

  • Two or more years of experience in an academic/research library.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, May 15, 2015.  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.


SCIENCES LIBRARIAN

(HEALTH SCIENCES)

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The IU Bloomington Libraries are seeking an innovative and service oriented individual for the position of Sciences Librarian (Health Sciences) at the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries.  Reporting to the Head of the Sciences Department, the successful candidate will join a dedicated and diverse team of librarians and help shape the future of Science librarianship at Indiana University.  Collection development responsibilities may include areas relevant to medicine, nursing, vision/optometry, health, and life sciences. This position provides an ideal learning environment for new library school graduates or early-career librarians to develop general reference, collection development, teaching, and subject librarian experience.  This position will be responsible for outreach in areas such as consumer health outreach, health literacy, scholarly communication, compliance with public access policy mandates (such as NIH), and preservation and access to scholarly outputs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments and develop collection development expertise therein.
  • Experiment with new approaches and effective models needed for delivery of library services remotely and face to face.
  • Develop and manage relationships and explore and maximize partnerships with academic departments.
  • Maintain awareness of research practices and teaching needs of faculty in the Sciences.
  • Develop and deliver innovative online and face-to-face information literacy instruction.
  • Contribute to academic course development by providing teaching consultation and support for faculty and instructors.
  • Provide research consultations and support to faculty, students, and staff.
  • Provide reference services and consultation hours in the libraries as well as the academic departments.
  • Manage collections to maximize space, usability, and teaching and research support.
  • Maintain knowledge of information sources/platforms and vendors in the Sciences.
  • Participate in planning, organization, implementation, and direction of public services for the Sciences Department.

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.
  • Familiarity/experience with scholarly communication issues, such as:  NIH Public Access Policy and other directives stemming from the US Office of Science and Technology Policy; non-traditional publishing such as open access journals and digital edition ebooks; intellectual property issues including copyright and patents
  • Familiarity with structure and organization of scientific literature and knowledge of health and life sciences databases, such as: PubMed and others from NCBI, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science, VisionNet, and BIOSIS.
  • Experience and willingness to learn new and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

 Preferred

  • Advanced degree in health sciences or related field, or membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
  • Teaching experience.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, May 15, 2015.  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.


SOCIAL SCIENCES LIBRARIAN

(BUSINESS/PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS)

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek an innovative and service-oriented individual for the position of Social Sciences Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Information Commons, the Social Sciences Librarian will serve as a contact and librarian liaison to faculty, students, and staff of the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. This position will be heavily involved with outreach, teaching, instruction, and reference services.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Function as an interdisciplinary business librarian.
  • Develop, deliver, and assess innovative online and face-to-face subject-based and information literacy instruction.
  • Contribute to curriculum and course development by providing instructional consultation and support.
  • Actively seek partnerships with faculty, instructors, staff, and students of the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
  • Provide regular reference service and research consultations in-person and virtually.
  • Learn existing and new resources, with special attention to the following business data tools—Bloomberg, SDC Platinum, and Datastream—and communicate knowledge to library staff and stakeholders.

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.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build relationships across campus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, peers, and subordinates.
  • Experience and willingness to learn new and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

Preferred

  • Familiarity with business and/or finance databases and other print and electronic business resources.
  • Understanding of the needs of professional schools.
  • Experience providing reference and research consultation services.
  • Experience teaching in a library setting; knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, May 15, 2015.  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.


SOCIAL SCIENCES LIBRARIAN

(DATA & GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES)

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek an innovative and service-oriented individual for the position of Social Sciences Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Social Sciences, the Social Sciences Librarian will provide reference and instructional support for, and oversee collection development and management in the areas of federal, state, and local government documents. In addition, this position supports reference and support for data collections and collection development and collaborates with the Area Studies Department in the area of international documents. The position actively participates in initiatives of the Reference Services Department to provide the expertise needed in a traditional reference setting as well as in the digital research environment of the Scholars’ Commons. Additionally the position serves as the librarian for the Federal, European Union, United Nations, and Indiana depository library programs and is responsible for oversight of “citizen” services.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support research in the areas of federal, state, and local government information through outreach to faculty and students.
  • Actively supporting teaching in the above subject areas by consulting with faculty on teaching information literacy skills and teaching library instruction sessions.
  • Develop and manage relationships and explore and maximize partnerships within the IU Libraries, relevant departments on campus in collaboration with other librarians, and with state and federal government information programs.
  • Develop and manage print and digital collections in federal, state, and local government documents, as well as data that meet user needs as well as Library philosophies to maximize space, usability, and teaching and research support.
  • Collaboratively, provide successful consultation and instruction about data and use of statistical software and GIS related software.
  • Form new and manage existing partnerships with other Government Documents Libraries including the Government Documents Libraries of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the Indiana State Library, and other state and public libraries as appropriate.

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.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Knowledge of, enthusiasm for, and experience in the application of new technologies in the evolving academic information environment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

Preferred

  • Two or more years of experience in an academic/research library.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Experience teaching in a library setting.
  • Experience providing reference services.
  • Experience in collection development.
  • Experience in government documents.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, May 15, 2015.  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.


ROMANCE LANGUAGES CATALOGER

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries seek a collaborative and knowledgeable professional to serve as an expert in Romance languages in support of cataloging production and initiatives. Reporting to the Head of Monographic Text Cataloging, the Romance Languages Cataloger will create bibliographic and authority records for the Libraries’ integrated library system and the OCLC WorldCat database. Additionally, the incumbent will assist cataloging division managers in determining cataloging policy and creating support documentation. This is a tenure-track academic appointment with requirements of professional development and service.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide full-level original cataloging of monographs, both tangible and electronic, in Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, etc.) and English
  • Contribute bibliographic and authority records to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), an international initiative coordinated jointly by the Library of Congress and PCC participants worldwide
  • Serve as an expert cataloger and liaison to collection managers and teaching faculty for Romance language collections
  • Stay abreast of national developments in RDA, LC-PCC policy statements, OCLC and MARC21 documentation and other cataloging standards as they emerge and develop  
  • Revise cataloging of other catalogers
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of policies, procedures, and reports
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate temporary employees

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or an equivalent combination of an advanced degree and relevant experience.
  • General professional proficiency in reading for one or more Romance languages, preferably Spanish. (Able to read within a normal range of speed and with almost complete comprehension a variety of authentic prose material on unfamiliar subjects.)
  • At least two years of professional metadata/cataloging experience in an academic or research library system
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and tools such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH (and other controlled vocabularies), and of developments and trends in the field
  • Knowledge of evolving metadata standards and schema (i.e. MARC, BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an environment of continuous change
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred

  • Advanced professional proficiency in reading in multiple Romance languages. (Able to read fluently and accurately all styles and forms of the language pertinent to professional needs. Able to read and understand the intent of writers' use of nuance and subtlety.)
  • Experience with OCLC and integrated library systems
  • Evidence of an ongoing record of professional development contribution
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, May 8, 2015.  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.


IMAGE TECHNOLOGIES AND VISUAL LITERACY LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Image Technologies and Visual Literacy Librarian in the Arts & Humanities Department. The person in this position will serve as the primary point of contact for students, faculty, and staff in the School of Fine Arts/Department of the History of Art with questions related to finding and using digital image resources. Additionally, the incumbent will serve as the visual resources contact person for library staff and for departments across the IUB campus.

The Arts & Humanities Department of the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries includes six librarians and two FTE support staff who are responsible for all aspects of collection development/management, reference, and outreach to students and faculty in the Arts and Humanities. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of the Fine Arts Library, the individual in this position will provide reference and instructional support related to finding and using digital images and will oversee collection management for the building of teaching-focused image collections for departments and units across the IUB campus. This position will participate in the activities and initiatives of the Arts & Humanities Department to provide the expertise needed in the traditional reference setting and in the digital research environment of the Scholars’ Commons, providing reference services, collection support, and training for the research community. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Managing and developing teaching image collections for History of Art and other departments across campus who use images for teaching and research. Consults closely with faculty about image acquisitions and accessions image orders for inclusion in the library’s teaching image repository (currently ARTstor’s Shared Shelf).
  • Provides research and publishing support and creates and fosters digital technologies, in collaboration with faculty, in order to strengthen teaching and learning through promotion and outreach for visual materials across IUB. 
  • Provides instruction to faculty and students in best practices for presentation of images, search and retrieval of image content, and provides visual literacy instruction to groups and individuals through research consultations, workshop presentations, and course-integrated instruction sessions.
  • Curates digital displays of new materials/collections in public areas and makes use of social media tools and outlets for promotion of image resources, collections, and services.
  • Fosters critical partnerships with the Office of Scholarly Publishing (OSP) and the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL), and will maintain a high profile in the IUB Scholars’ Commons.
  • Responsible for digital image metadata creation and delivery in collaboration with the Digital Library Program to support best practices in digital image collections.
  • Acts as new technologies expert within the Arts and Humanities Department. The incumbent will also explore potential innovation in social networking and open-access platforms, and collaborations across the IU Library system and potentially with the CIC.
  • Trains and supervises Fine Arts Library temporary employees in tasks related to digital image production, image cataloging, and image technologies/research support. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience or a graduate degree or equivalent experience in an art, art history, or design field.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Knowledge of, enthusiasm for, and experience in the application of new technologies in the evolving academic information environment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Experience in information/visual literacy instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

Preferred:

  • Two or more years of experience in an academic/research library or in a visual resources or museum setting.
  • Knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information/visual literacy instruction.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education.
  • Supervisory experience.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, April 3, 2015.  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.iub.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.