Job Postings - Librarians

Image Technologies and Visual Literacy Librarian

Digitial Initiatives Librarian

Digital Preservation 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.


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.


DIGITAL INITIATIVES LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Indiana University Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative and collaborative individual to support digital scholarship initiatives including: providing guidance for the digitization of special collections, managing existing digital library services and informing the creation of new services, and fostering digital research projects. Reporting to the Head of Digital Collections Services, the Digital Initiatives Librarian leverages expertise across the Indiana University Libraries, bridges various subject domains and communities of practice across the Bloomington campus, and coordinates team members across the broad spectrum of activities required to produce digital resources, from selection and conversion of content to the design of the online resource. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Digital Initiatives Librarian is responsible for managing projects and contributing to the digital library services provided by the Digital Collections Services department by cultivating working relationships among cross-functional groups while providing expertise and guidance in project planning. The Digital Initiatives Librarian will:

  • Manage and coordinate digital library projects among faculty, librarians, and staff; develop project plans, general project documentation, specifications, workflows, and timelines for successful completion of digital library projects
  • Coordinate the maintenance and development of new digital library services in partnership with Library Technologies staff and related units
  • Support electronic text initiatives including: text encoding following XML standards such as the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), e-text quality control planning and assessment, e-text training and consultation, coordinate ongoing or new e-text web development; manage the electronic text repository, including setting up new projects, managing users of the repository and workflow tools, and making sure the repository is functioning as it should
  • Actively participate in outreach endeavors: coordinate internships for Digital Collections Services and related departments, manage the Digital Library Brown Bag series; participate in Indiana University Libraries’ Scholars’ Commons programming and training initiatives, including reference and consultation services
  • Assist in setting up new collections or content in the various service areas including Image Collections Online, Electronic Text Services, and Books/Serials; improve workflows for these services as needed
  • Provide guidance for the digitization of special collections in partnership with the Digital Media Specialist and collection managers
  • Leverage technical skills especially with respect to XML and XML-related technologies in managing content migration, sharing collections with aggregators, improving and normalizing encoding and descriptive practices
  • Assist in grant planning, research and writing

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • An accredited MLS or MIS degree or an equivalent combination of an advanced degree and relevant experience
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and manage digital library projects and diverse partners,
  • Knowledge or awareness of metadata and content standards including one or more of MARC, EAD, TEI, VRA Core, Dublin Core, MODS and METS, and AACR2, RDA, CCO, etc.
  • Knowledge of digital objects in various formats (text, image, audio and/or video) and best practices and standards associated with each format
  • Knowledge or awareness of tools and technology standards typically used in digital library environments
  • Experience with markup languages such as HTML and XML; style sheets such as CSS and XSL; and other XML-related technologies
  • Experience with multiple computer platforms including UNIX/Linux, Windows, and Mac OS
  • Good organizational skills and an aptitude for analytical and detailed work
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, rapidly changing and professionally diverse environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred

  • Minimum two years’ experience working in an academic library
  • Experience with digital repositories and online publishing platforms such as Fedora, Hydra, Solr, eXtensible Text Framework, Omeka, Open Journal Systems
  • Proficiency with advanced XML-related technologies including XSLT, XQuery and Schematron
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Linked Data, RDF, and related technologies
  • Experience with relational database technologies
  • Solid understanding and experience with Web application development and version control systems such as Git or SVN
  • Previous work experience at libraries or other units in higher education or research institutions performing similar job functions

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Monday, February 16, 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.


DIGITAL PRESERVATION LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The Indiana University Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Digital Preservation Librarian. The Digital Preservation Librarian will lead the development and implementation of preservation strategies and policies for digital collections for the IU Libraries, including both digitized and born-digital materials. The position reports to the Assistant Dean for Library Technologies for work-related issues with a dotted line relationship to the Associate Dean for Collection Development and Scholarly Communication for matters relating to promotion and tenure.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Working closely with librarians and staff in Library Technologies, Preservation, University Archives, Digital Collections Services, and Scholarly Communication, as well as with University Information Technology Services-Research Technologies and other library, campus, and university units, the Digital Preservation Librarian will:

  • Play a lead role in establishing a cohesive digital preservation program at IU including development of an effective and achievable strategy to ensure long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format
  • Assist in the ongoing development of requirements and specifications for digital materials that the library acquires
  • Advise both library staff and external content creators on digital content lifecycle issues and strategies for digital content preservation
  • Participate in the development of services to support curation and preservation of research data
  • Participate in the development of digital preservation strategies for time-based media as part of IU’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative
  • Develop preservation policies for IU’s digital repository environments, including Fedora, DSpace, and Hydra.
  • Serve as liaison to the Indiana University (IU) community for digital preservation projects and initiatives related to digital collections and data
  • Contribute to the IU Libraries’ participation in consortial efforts such as Digital Preservation Network (DPN) and Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust)
  • Represent the university in matters concerning digital preservation at the local, national and international level

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
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards, and best practices
  • Knowledge or awareness of digital preservation and trustworthy digital repository standards such as OAIS, TRAC, Data Seal of Approval, and ISO 16363
  • Familiarity with national and international collaborative digital preservation efforts
  • Experience with digital repository technologies such as Hydra, Fedora, DSpace, and LOCKSS
  • Experience with metadata standards such as MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, PREMIS, PBCore, EBUCore, and/or AES57
  • An understanding of digital objects in various formats (text, image, audio and/or video) and best practices and standards associated with each format
  • Knowledge or awareness of tools and technology standards typically used in digital library environments
  • Experience with multiple computer platforms including Linux, Windows, and/or MacOS X
  • Good organization skills and an aptitude for analytical and detailed work
  • Ability to work independently as well as collegially in a complex, rapidly changing and professionally diverse environment
  • Creative, energetic, and collaborative work style
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries

Preferred:

  • Professional work experience in the field of digital preservation, digital libraries, or digital repositories
  • Hands-on experience in use of a digital preservation systems in an enterprise-scale environment
  • Experience with markup languages such as HTML and XML; style sheets such as CSS and XSL; and other XML-related technologies
  • Familiarity with large-scale storage systems such as HPSS and GPFS
  • Knowledge of and experience with traditional and agile project management methodologies
  • Success in acquiring and developing grant funded projects

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, January 9, 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.