Job Postings - Professional/Administrative

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Position Title: Head, Serials Acquisitions
Classification: PAE-2AD
Job number: 14341

Manages the acquisition of serials library materials operations for Bloomington and five regional campus libraries from sources worldwide.  Oversees workflows, including yearly subscription renewals, new orders, claiming non-receipts, and canceling orders, related to coordinating the procurement and maintenance of 10,000 on-going subscriptions to scholarly journals in print, electronic, and microform formats in domestic and foreign languages through 550 different library material suppliers (vendors).  Ensures that library users have access to online resources as well as print resources by managing the complex process of activating and maintaining access to electronic journals.  Hires, trains, and monitors performance of Serials Acquisitions staff.  

Resume and cover letter required.

Bachelor's degree in business or related field. Two years’ experience in library acquisitions (preferably in positions with increasing levels of responsibility), which includes one year of supervisory experience.  Some experience in an academic library preferred, especially working with serials and electronic journals.  Knowledge of trends in domestic and foreign publishing industry, including electronic publishing.  Knowledge of publishing industry and library financial practices including negotiating with publishers and vendors.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Strong analytical skills.  Good interpersonal skills and ability to participate effectively as a member of a management team.  Evidence of problem-solving ability, creativity, and adaptability.  Familiarity with the acquisitions and cataloging modules of library management systems (such as SirsiDynix (Symphony) and bibliographic utilities (such as OCLC).  Strong computer skills including the Microsoft Office suite. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.  

Position Title: Lilly Library Digitization Manager
Rank: PA0-2IT
List #: 14246

Manages production digitization activities of the Lilly Library. Supervises staff, coordinates the movement of Lilly Library materials through in-house digitization workflows, prepares and transports Lilly Library materials to be digitized at the Wells Library or elsewhere, maintains records related to materials being digitized, serves as hardware and software administrator for digital imaging computers, and develops digitization, workflow, and quality control procedures for text, photographic,  manuscript, and other materials.


Required Bachelor’s degree in audio/visual art, informatics, computer science, photography, or related field. Two years of digital imaging experience and one year of supervisory and/or training experience. Photography experience strongly preferred.  Some experience working in a special collections library or archives preferred. Experience with digital library workflows preferred. 

Expertise in hardware/software setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting, and with multiple computer platforms including UNIX, Windows, and Macintosh OS, Expertise with varied imaging technologies such as photographic equipment, video editing, imaging software and file conversions. Knowledge of digital imaging software, like Adobe Photoshop, sufficient to create and manipulate digital images; Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software and tools; and XML-editors. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent problem solving skills; excellent attention to detail; excellent time and project management skills; ability to work independently in a complex, rapidly changing environment; Familiarity with metadata and markup standards such as EAD, MODS and TEI; Knowledge of digital objects standards and formats and associated best practices; Knowledge of rare and fragile materials handling and preservation practices

  • Mac and PC desktop computers
  • Digital camera and lenses
  • Copystand and studio lighting

Position Title: Graphic Designer
Rank: PAE-2PR
List #: 13846

Works on marketing and communications initiatives that promote IU Libraries resources, collections, and services; enhances the IU Libraries national reputation; highlights the Libraries’ role as integral to the cultural and academic life on campus; and supports the development office in attracting new funding prospects. Works with other Advancement team members, clients, and stakeholders to strategize, conceptualize, propose, research, and produce design solutions for use in print and interactive media that market, promote, and communicate IU's advancement mission and the IU Libraries’ broader aim to preserve, protect, and make available information and resources that support the university’s teaching and research mission. Prepares production and material specifications for design projects for output by print vendors. Monitors press checks when necessary and bears responsibility for final print quality. Supervises the work of student interns, videographers, and freelance designers.


Bachelor's degree in graphic design or related field. 2 years experience in graphic design, advertising, marketing, or a closely related field is required.

Some experience in a nonprofit environment or in institutional advancement is preferred. Exceptional graphic design skills. Outstanding visual presentation skills. Ability to independently manage time, multi-task, and meet deadlines in a busy environment. Proven organizational skills. Ability to produce consistently high quality visual design without introducing typographical or other errors. Ability to manage successful service-oriented, client-based relationships, and a commitment to outstanding customer service. Interpersonal skills and judgment suitable for exercising appropriate discretion and demeanor in interactions with staff, clients, vendors, board members, and members of the university community. Ability to use current computer technology, including both PC and MAC platforms. Proficiency with Macintosh operating systems and related equipment and design software. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, including Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and InDesign. HTML skills (including CSS and JavaScript).Marketing knowledge and understanding of fundraising models. Familiarity with the mission and work of a major research and teaching university. Ability to frequently move between the offices of the IU Libraries, including among the Wells Library, the Lilly Library, branch libraries, and the Wylie House Museum. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. Knowledge of email marketing and experience with new media such as editing and posting podcasts and video on the web preferred.

Position Title: Programmer/Analyst
Rank: PAE-3IT
List #: 13341

Performs software design, programming, and other tasks required in the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance for the HydraDAM2* project; and codes, tests, debugs, and maintains HydraDAM2 software system to support project objectives.
Performs systems analysis and design for software supporting HydraDAM2, including working with project director and the multi-institutional development team to determine and document user and system requirements and developing a high-level architecture and detailed system design to meet requirements. Investigates alternative technologies and designs, evaluating the options and recommending solutions to the project team, to ensure efficient, effective development. Documents HydraDAM2 system for other developers, administrators, and end users, providing other training and support as needed; and performs other duties as required.


Required: Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and two years of experience in systems analysis and programming of complex software systems.  Combinations of related education and experience will be considered.  Experience with and ability to write software in a full-featured object-oriented programming language such as Ruby on Rails or Java; and experience and skills in web application development, web services development, and XML. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal including ability to work in a dynamic environment, where adaptability, teamwork, and resourcefulness are essential.

Preferred: Master's degree; experience with, and knowledge of Flash, AJAX or other highly interactive web user interface development; experience with and knowledge of library or digital repository systems (such as Fedora, Hydra, or DSpace).

Note: This position is initially funded for two years with potential for renewal.

Other: *HydraDAM2 is an open source digital preservation repository system for audio and video media being developed by the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries in collaboration with public broadcaster WGBH/Boston, with support from a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.   

Position Title: Principal Programmer/Analyst
Rank: PAE-4IT
List #: 13147

Plays a lead role in software architecture, design, and technical direction for the Avalon Media System*; and performs systems analysis and design for Avalon, including working with the project director and a multi-institutional development team to design, implement, deploy and support features and the Avalon high-level architecture.  Codes, tests, debugs, and maintains Avalon system software to support project objectives and meet customer needs; and investigates alternative technologies and designs, evaluating the options and ensuring timely decisions with involvement from important stakeholders. Documents the Avalon system for other developers, administrators, and end users, providing other training and support as needed; mentors junior developers; and performs other duties as required.

Other: Avalon Media System is an open source software product developed by the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries in collaboration with Northwestern University and additional partner institutions. Additional information on the Avalon Media System project may be found at .


Required: Bachelor's degree in computer science or related technical discipline and five years of experience in systems architecture, analysis and design of complex software systems.  Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.  Experience in the following: systems development with full-featured object-oriented languages such as Java, C++, or Ruby on Rails; web services development in Unix/Linux server environments; and XML. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal essential including ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

Preferred: Master's degree; experience with JavaScript and Bootstrap or other responsive frontend web development frameworks.

Note: This position is initially funded for two years with potential for renewal.

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