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.
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN/ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN/FULL LIBRARIAN
INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES
The Indiana University Libraries seek a dynamic, collaborative librarian to lead the Office of University Archives and Records Management, the most important source of information on the history and culture of Indiana University.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collection Development and Scholarly Communication, the Director of University Archives and Records Management is responsible for the overall management of staff and workflows to enable the effective appraisal, acquisition, description, access and preservation of paper and electronic University records with long term historical value for researchers or long term administrative value to the University administrators and staff. The Director is also responsible for managing the University’s Records Management Program, including the determination of retention periods and the implementation of records schedules. This responsibility derives from the University’s Faculty Council mandate that the University maintain a University Archives, with a resolution to establish a centralized records management function in the University Archives. In addition to these responsibilities, the Director is currently responsible for overall management of archival functions for Modern Political Papers and the Liberian Collections. The Director supervises a staff of 6 (2 librarians, 2 Visiting librarians, 1 Professional staff and one 1 Support Staff.)
The Director oversees the management of the following functions for the Office of University Archives and Records Management:
- Collect, appraise, organize and preserve records of enduring value in all formats created by administrators, faculty, students, and alumni
- Support research and teaching by making available and encouraging the use of its collections by the IU community and the public
- Provide information services which support University administrators in performance of their duties
- Promote knowledge and understanding of the history, programs, and goals of Indiana University
- Provide overall direction for developing and implementing a records management strategy for IU Bloomington offices, schools, and departments and for administrative offices on the IUB campus that have system-wide responsibilities
- Assist administrators, faculty, and staff in the identification and description of records, in the determination of how long records need to be retained, and in the development of retention schedules and disposition strategies that reflect these decisions
- Assist IUB offices in designing and implementing electronic information systems that meet international and national standards and best practices for recordkeeping
- ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in either library or information science OR in a relevant subject area AND appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered
- Minimum five years of experience in archival work in an academic setting
- Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory
- Experience with archiving, preservation, and/or records management of digitized and born-digital materials
- At least five years of leadership and/or management experience
- 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
- Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position
- Experience with digital repository, document management, or content management systems
- Experience with electronic records management systems
Review of applications will begin Friday, November 14, 2014. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN
INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES
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.
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: 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: email@example.com.
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.
To browse other open academic positions at IU Bloomington, please go to http://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/bloomington/faculty-listings.shtml and see the Bulletin for Academic Appointees.
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: