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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

[LIBJOBS] Social Sciences Librarian (Business/Public and Environmental Affairs), Bloomington, IN, USA






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. 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), and the Hydra community, and are 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. The IUB Libraries have been in the forefront of digital library initiatives for over two decades, and continue to support services and foster digital scholarship through the newly-opened Scholars’ Commons in the Herman B Wells Library.


The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek an innovative and service-oriented individual for the position of Social Sciences Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Information Commons, the Social Sciences Librarian will serve as a contact and librarian liaison to faculty, students, and staff of the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. This position will be heavily involved with outreach, teaching, instruction, and reference services. 



·         Function as an interdisciplinary business librarian.

·         Develop, deliver, and assess innovative online and face-to-face subject-based and information literacy instruction.

·         Contribute to curriculum and course development by providing instructional consultation and support.

·         Actively seek partnerships with faculty, instructors, staff, and students of the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

·         Provide regular reference service and research consultations in-person and virtually.

·         Learn existing and new resources, with special attention to the following business data tools—Bloomberg, SDC Platinum, and Datastream—and communicate knowledge to library staff and stakeholders.



·         ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered.

·         Ability to work in a team environment and build relationships across campus.

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.

·         Strong public service orientation.

·         Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, peers, and subordinates.

·         Experience and willingness to learn new and emerging technologies.

·         Ability to prioritize tasks.

·         Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.


·         Familiarity with business and/or finance databases and other print and electronic business resources.

·         Understanding of the needs of professional schools.

·         Experience providing reference and research consultation services.

·         Experience teaching in a library setting; knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment.



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 once achieving tenure. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

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Review of applications will begin Friday, May 15, 2015.  The position will remain open until filled.  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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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.




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