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Head of Government Information, Maps and Microform Services

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 ( 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.

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. 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.




Reporting to the Head of Social Sciences, the Head of the GIMMS Department will manage the department, including supervising two full-time support staff employees.  The position provides reference and instructional support for, and oversees collection development and management in the areas of federal, state, and local government documents, and collaborates with the Area Studies Department in 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.


  • Supporting research and scholarly communication 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 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.
  • Continue the collaborative agreement with the Government Printing Office on the CD-ROM/Floppy Disk Partnership.
  • 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.



  • ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science and an advanced degree in a subject area relevant to the responsibilities listed above are preferred, but candidates with an advanced degree in either library or information science OR in a relevant subject area, AND an appropriate combination of education and experience in an academic setting will also be considered.
  • Three years of leadership and/or management experience with relevant public service responsibilities.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Experience in collection development and a broad knowledge of information resources for handling the Federal Depository Library Program, the Indiana Depository, and government information in general, including statistical and geographic information or other related social sciences.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education, especially as related to government information, data, and GIS.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference and instructional services.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.


  • Three years of experience in an academic or research library strongly preferred.
  • Project management experience.
  • Supervisory experience.

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:





Review of applications will begin Friday, October 3, 2014.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, October 17, 2014.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: 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:

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