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Head of Social Sciences

Director, Wylie House Museum

Head, Western European Cataloging

Film Archivist


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.


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.



INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

HEAD OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN OR LIBRARIAN

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative leader to serve in the position of Head of the Social Sciences Department and Librarian for Government Information, Maps, and Geography.


The Social Sciences Department of the Indiana University Libraries includes five librarians and six FTE support staff employees who staff the Business/SPEA Information Commons, the Education Library, and the Government Information, Microforms, and Maps Services Department in the Herman B Wells Library. The Social Science Librarians are responsible for all aspects of collection development/management, reference, instruction, and outreach to students and faculty in the Social Sciences. Additionally this position serves as the librarian for the Federal Depository Library Program and Indiana Depository Program and is responsible for oversight of “citizen” services.


Reporting to the Associate Dean for Library Academic Services, the Head of the Social Sciences Department will manage the Government Information, Microforms, and Maps Services Department in the Herman B Wells Library, direct and supervise the Social Sciences Department, and provide leadership for the development of library collections and services supporting the Social Sciences. The individual in this position will provide reference and instructional support for, and oversee collection development and management in the areas of federal, state, and local government information, geography, and maps (including data and GIS). This position will actively participate 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.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting research and scholarly communication in the areas of federal, state, and local government information, geography, and maps (including data and GIS) 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.
  • Keep current with the continually evolving research practices and teaching needs of Social Sciences faculty, students, and instructors.
  • Develop and manage print and electronic collections that meet user needs as well as Library philosophies to maximize space, usability, and teaching and research support.
  • Have knowledge of current information sources/platforms and vendors related to Social Sciences disciplines.
  • Collaboratively, provide successful consultation and instruction about data and use of statistical software and GIS related software.Be responsible for the overall direction of the museum and its programs.


    QUALIFICATIONS

    Required

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience.
  • Five 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference and instructional services.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

    Preferred

  • 7-10 years of experience in an academic or research library strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education, especially as related to government information, data, and GIS.
  • 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:

    Website: http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html

    Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

    Brochure: http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf

    TO APPLY

    For full consideration, applications must be received prior to May 9, 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: libpers@indiana.edu.


    INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

    DIRECTOR, WYLIE HOUSE MUSEUM

    ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN/ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

    The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve as Director of the Wylie House Museum. 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 Wylie House Museum (http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie/index.html) is a historic house museum owned and operated by Indiana University and is a part of the IUB Libraries. Built in 1835, it was the home of Andrew Wylie, first president of Indiana University, and his family. It houses an outstanding collection of early to mid-19th century American furnishings, including many Wylie family artifacts. The University Archives, which is also part of the IUB Libraries, holds a large collection of Wylie family letters and personal papers.


    The museum utilizes its resources—buildings, collections, landscape and archives—and an ongoing systematic historical research program as the catalysts to collect, preserve and interpret the history and culture of Indiana University and Monroe County, IN for the local community and the general public. The Museum actively supports the teaching and research mission of the university by working with the teaching faculty to integrate the museum into the curriculum and by supervising student interns.


    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting to the Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, the individual in this position will:

  • Be responsible for the overall direction of the museum and its programs.
  • Collaborate with other IUB Libraries units and the wider university community to develop meaningful educational opportunities and public programs.
  • Engage with faculty and students in interdisciplinary research and teaching activities that relate to the Museum and will be responsible to engage multiple, diverse publics as s/he develops exhibitions and public programs.
  • Expand connections with community groups and local, national and international organizations.
  • Be responsible for the operating budget of the Museum including proper management and utilization of fund accounts.
  • Be responsible for attracting private, public, and foundation support to bring the museum to new levels of public service, research, and instruction.
  • Work with donors and volunteers to improve the reputation, service and appearance of the museum.
  • Be responsible for the care of artifacts, photographs, documents, and oral histories that comprise the collection.
  • Hire, train, and supervise the staff and volunteers who contribute to the efficient operation and future growth of the museum, and coordinate programs with other institutions.
  • Represent the Libraries on local, regional, national, and international committees.


    QUALIFICATIONS

    Required

  • Master’s degree in historic preservation, museum studies, library science, or related field. A combination of relevant education and/or experience will be considered
  • A minimum of two years of successful experience in an academic or research library, a museum, or a historical center
  • Knowledge of historic preservation and museum studies; knowledge of current preservation and conservation issues and technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services
  • Training and teaching skills
  • Familiarity with collection development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse populations of faculty, students, and academic colleagues; Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Innovative and creative thinker
  • Ability to plan and prioritize
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

    Preferred

  • Supervisory experience
  • Development and grant writing experience
  • Familiarity with development and maintenance of heirloom gardens
  • Experience working effectively as part of or leading committees, local agencies, boards of directors, etc.


    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://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html

    Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

    Brochure: http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf

    TO APPLY

    Applications will be accepted through April 18, 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: libpers@indiana.edu.


    INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

    HEAD, WESTERN EUROPEAN CATALOGING

    ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN/ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

    The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Head, Western European Cataloging Section.


    The Cataloging Division operations within the Technical Services Department pertain to non-MARC metadata and traditional MARC cataloging of library resources in a variety of formats in Western European, Slavic/East European, Middle Eastern, and Chinese/Japanese/Korean languages. Division staff actively participate in national programs including BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, SACO, OCLC Enhance, and National Enhance. In addition, the Division is responsible for database maintenance, the coordination of record loads, authority control, and physical processing. The Libraries’ integrated library system is SirsiDynix Symphony.


    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting to the Associate Dean for Technical Services, the Head, Western European Cataloging Section will:

  • Manage section operations and budgets including the direct supervision of three librarians and one professional/administrative appointee responsible for overseeing a staff of nineteen performing non-MARC descriptive metadata creation, original and complex copy cataloging of monographs, continuing resources, media, maps, electronic resources, and other bibliographic formats in Western European languages
  • Provide guidance and direction to four unit supervisors on issues relating to the management, planning, coordination, and establishment of procedural and cataloging policy
  • Assist in the original cataloging of monographs as part of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) including the creation of NACO authority records for contribution to the Library of Congress Authority File (LCAF)
  • Develop and manage projects in the application of metadata to support growing digital collections
  • Plan, organize, and evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of cataloging procedures to ensure that workflows are both cost-effective and responsive to the needs of other library departments and of library users
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Kuali OLE (Open Library Environment)
  • Serve as an active member of the Cataloging Division Heads
  • Keep abreast of national developments in RDA and other cataloging standards and best practices as they emerge and develop
  • Contribute to the developments in the field of metadata/cataloging through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues


    QUALIFICATIONS

    Required

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least three years of increasingly responsible and relevant managerial and professional metadata/original cataloging experience in an academic or research library system
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership and management and to work collaboratively in an environment of continuous change
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong planning, organizational, budgetary, analytical, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and tools such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH (and other controlled vocabularies), FRBR, FRAD, and of developments and trends in the field
  • Knowledge of evolving metadata standards and schema (i.e., MARC, BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

    Preferred

  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Record of innovation and creative problem-solving, with an interest and involvement in emerging digital information environments
  • Experience with OCLC and a substantial level of experience with integrated library systems
  • Evidence of an ongoing record of professional development and contribution
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education


    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://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html

    Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

    Brochure: http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf

    TO APPLY

    For full consideration, applications must be received prior to March 21, 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: libpers@indiana.edu.


    INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

    FILM ARCHIVIST

    ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN/ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

    The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Film Archivist for the IU Libraries Film Archive.


    The Indiana University Libraries’ Film Archive (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/filmarch) was born in 2010 with the transfer of 74,000 films into the Auxiliary Library Facility and the creation of the unit, and is one of the largest film archives in an academic library in the country. Almost immediately after it was created, the IU Libraries’ Film Archive was accepted as a member of the prestigious International Federation of Film Archives. As part of the Collection Development Department in the Libraries, the Film Archive represents one of the most notable and respected special collections in the Libraries, and contributes directly to the library’s mission to support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery. The IU Libraries’ Film Archive plays a leadership role in planning for and implementing the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative, a university-wide initiative to digitize time-based media.


    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting to the Director of the IU Libraries’ Film Archive, the individual in this position will:

  • Provide reference services and research consultations and support to faculty, students, staff, and the community at large
  • Assist with collection development, management and inventorying
  • Inspect and prepare films for patron use, digitization and projection
  • Assist with grant proposals and project management
  • Manage and develop preservation projects, online exhibits and collaborative national collection related projects
  • Assist with prioritizing of cataloging/conservation/preservation of film collections
  • Keep abreast of developments related to moving image archiving, digital collection management and related issues
  • Contribute to the developments in the field of moving image archives through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues
  • Develop regional, national and international partnerships and collaborations
  • Hire, train and supervise graduate students
  • Serve as an active member of the Collection Development Department


    QUALIFICATIONS

    Required

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of film, video and digital moving image formats and preservation issues
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse populations of faculty, students, researchers and academic colleagues
  • Experience in collection development and a broad knowledge of information resources for moving image collections
  • Experience in moving image archives including motion picture film-handling experience.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

    Preferred

  • 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


    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://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html

    Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

    Brochure: http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf

    TO APPLY

    For full consideration, applications must be received prior to February 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: libpers@indiana.edu.


    For more information about Indiana University Bloomington, go to http://www.iub.edu.


    Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


    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.



            • last updated: 4/17/2014