Head, Scholars' Commons (Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian)
Indiana University Bloomington
September 13, 2018
Competitive and commensurate w
Full Time - Experienced
Indiana University Libraries Bloomington seeks enthusiastic, innovative, and creative leader to provide strategy and management in the position of Head of Scholars’ Commons. Responsibilities: Develops and implements structure and strategy for programming in the Scholars’ Commons in alignment with wider Libraries and campus initiatives, particularly aimed at supporting research and learning among graduate students and faculty; serves as contact for a variety of partners who are located, or are providing programming, in the Scholars’ Commons; establishes regular communication channels with and among Scholars’ Commons partners; and encourages a sense of community and contribution toward the Scholars’ Commons mission; cultivates new and existing relationships with library units and campus-wide research and graduate student support programs and coordinates the integration of these into the Scholars’ Commons; coordinates and oversees a range of services and activities in the Scholars' Commons, including managing and participating in the delivery of information and research support services at the public desk. For complete posting with additional responsibilities, required qualifications, and benefit programs information go to https://libraries.indiana.edu/job-postings-librarians. To Apply: For full consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, October 24, 2018. 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 205, 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 https://www.indiana.edu/. For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.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, gender identify or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and academic library experience; demonstrated increasingly responsible leadership experience in an academic or research library; demonstrated ability to establish and expand collaborative relationships with library and campus colleagues and diverse populations; demonstrated experience designing and delivering programs in collaboration with library and campus partners; excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community; demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and self-direction; demonstrated experience with, and ability to apply, technology in research and instructional contexts; demonstrated understanding of the values of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/indiana-university-libraries-diversity-strategic-plan-pdf); ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf ). Preferred: Supervisory experience in user-centered services; demonstrated experience with co-curricular educational programs, research support services in higher education, and/or graduate studies or faculty affairs programs; knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, digital scholarship, and assessment principles.
About Indiana University Bloomington
Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 49,000 students and almost 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its excellent 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 artisanship in limestone.
The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) is among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, innovative service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Of particular note are the 6.4-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, and the IU Libr...aries Moving Image Archive. The Libraries have renowned area studies collections and librarians who are leaders in the national conversation about the changing role of area studies librarianship. The Libraries are recognized leaders in integrating information literacy into the teaching and learning fabric of the university, and recently opened IU Scholars’ Commons and IU Learning Commons, two extensive renovations that have redefined the role of the Libraries in the academic missions of the university.
The IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future. Memberships include regional and national associations and consortia including the Big Ten Academic Alliance Center for Library Initiatives, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Unizin Consortium and the Samvera community. The IU Libraries are a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository and a managing partner of the HathiTrust Research Center, and a member of preservation initiatives such as the Digital Preservation Network (DPN,) and the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust). The IU Libraries have developed wide-ranging and active digital library projects and initiatives that date back to the early 1990’s, including Variations Digital Music Library, Image Collections Online, significant text collections, and most recently, the university-wide Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative and the Avalon Media System. The Libraries are the organizational home of the Office of Scholarly Publishing that brings together the work of the Indiana University Press with the Libraries’ open-access publishing initiatives.