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Assistant or Associate Librarian, Coordinator of Reference Services and Emerging Technologies

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Please upload: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) letter of application; 3) list of three (3) references with contact information to include mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers.

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Position Details

Title Assistant or Associate Librarian, Coordinator of Reference Services and Emerging Technologies
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IU Northwest Library
Position Summary

Indiana University Northwest John W. Anderson Library invites qualified applicants to apply for the Coordinator of Reference Services and Emerging Technologies position. This is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment beginning July 1, 2017 or August 1, 2017. The John W. Anderson Library serves a diverse population and is seeking applicants with excellent communication skills, previous reference experience and the ability to work well with various populations. The John W. Anderson Library serves undergraduate and graduate students and also Indiana community residents.

The Library provides access to multiple information sources and services in support of student learning, faculty research, and community engagement. The library houses a collection of nearly half a million books and 200,000 government publications. The library has access to 350 online abstract or full-text journal databases, an online catalog of all IU libraries, online catalogs of local public and university libraries, 50,000 electronic journals, 230,000 e-books and audio books, online encyclopedias, and biography and statistical data bases.

The Indiana University Northwest John W. Anderson Library is part of an eight campus system. Through the Library, students have access to the 7 million volumes and 25 million other materials of the other IU libraries. Books and journal articles in the Bloomington, Indianapolis and other regional campus libraries can be obtained quickly for students and faculty through the IU Northwest Library Interlibrary Loan Office.


1. Provide reference services to students, faculty, staff, and community residents.

2. Coordinate reference activities by: scheduling reference; training, assessing and supervising full and part-time reference staff; and holding monthly reference meetings.

3. Work the reference desk at least one night a week and on the weekend as needed.

4. Coordinate the selection of and subscriptions to publications/databases for the reference collection.

5. Help lead the Library’s marketing and outreach to students, faculty, and community through social media, other online endeavors, grant-seeking and fundraising initiatives.

6. Serve as an Instruction Librarian, teaching information literacy and creating online tools and LibGuides to teach research skills.

7. Work with classroom faculty on collection development for journal and monograph selections and reference faculty on the reference collection.

8. Help supervise the Library in the absence of the Dean of Library Services; participate in Library Management Council meetings and decision-making.

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus leads the region as the premier, urban campus dedicated to serving the needs of more than 5,500 students offering primarily bachelor’s and master’s degrees. IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence and positions its students to be leaders with more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty, and student research and engagement on campus and in the community. As one of Northwest Indiana’s anchors, community-based engagement is an IU Northwest strategic priority.

Basic Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

1. American Library Association Accredited Masters of Library and Information Sciences degree.

2. Two (2) or more years supervising a library program or department.

3. Three (3) or more years of reference desk experience.

4. Knowledgeable about library information technology, library webpage design, library systems, and social media applications.

5. Experience with reference e-mail and/or chat and the marketing of Library services via social media.

6. Experience in teaching information literacy and one-on-one instruction.

7. Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team; show initiative and flexibility.

8. Excellent communication skills and customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Two (2) or more years of experience working in an academic library and in a reference setting.

2. Experience creating LibGuides.

3. Three (3) or more years working in a diverse workplace.

4. Experience working with local residential patrons, community engagement and/or outreach programs.

5. Familiarity with grant-seeking and fundraising opportunities.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to the search committee chair:

Latrice Booker
IU Northwest Library Services
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and education.
Special Instructions

Please upload: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) letter of application; 3) list of three (3) references with contact information to include mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers.

For Best Consideration Date 02/15/2017
Expected Start Date 07/01/2017
OAA # NW-15-1617

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other