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Associate Librarian/Librarian, LIBR (Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services)

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Review of applications will begin Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.

Posting Details

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, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Indiana University’s non-discrimination statement is found in policy UA-01 at http://www.policies.iu.edu. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. The address for Indiana University’s Title IX Coordinator is: 400 E. 7th Street, Poplars 833, Bloomington, IN 47405. The Annual Security Reports, containing policy statements and crime statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available through Public Safety and the IU Police Department web sites at protect.iu.edu/police-safety/annual-reports/index.html. A paper copy will be provided upon request from Public Safety at iups@iu.edu.

Position Details

Title Associate Librarian/Librarian, LIBR (Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services)
Appointment Status Tenure
Department IU Bloomington Libraries
Position Summary

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a forward-thinking, motivational, and experienced librarian to lead the Libraries’ Research and Learning Services division. Depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate, this hire may be at the tenured or tenure-track Associate Librarian or Librarian level. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Associate Dean is a member of the Libraries’ senior leadership team and will join a vibrant, energized, and successful research library at a moment of exceptional opportunity and excitement. Recent significant investments in physical spaces have attracted students and scholars to the libraries in new ways. Investments in strategic areas such as teaching and learning and assessment are beginning to affect both the libraries’ effectiveness as well as campus strategies. Long-term close collaborations with critical campus partners, including the Provost’s office, University Information Technology Services, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Vice Provost for Research, the Council for Arts and Humanities, and the new Schools of Global and International Studies and Art + Design, are hallmarks of a campus culture that supports many successful services and collections.
The Associate Dean serves as lead architect of a set of user-centered library spaces and services that support and foster university and campus strategic plans, enhance student engagement with scholarship, foster experiential learning, and empower students and faculty to create new knowledge. The incumbent is responsible for creating a collaborative environment that cultivates and shapes the vision for research and learning services both within the division and across the libraries. The Associate Dean participates and provides leadership in philanthropic efforts for identification, cultivation and stewardship of prospects and donors critical to long term library success and sustainability. The following departments report directly to this position: Access Services, Arts and Humanities, Area Studies, Social Sciences, Sciences, Reference Services/Scholars’ Commons, Discovery and User Experience, and Teaching and Learning, with a total of 32 librarians, 6.5 professional staff, 18 support staff, and 25 FTE student staff.

The Associate Dean joins a highly collaborative senior leadership team composed of the Dean of University Libraries and the Associate/Assistant Deans for Collection Development and Archival Collections, Research and Technology Strategies, Library Technologies, Technical Services, and Advancement. As a member of the senior leadership team, this position participates in determining overall library direction, resource allocation, and strategic planning aligned with university and campus missions and strategic plans. All Associate Deans promote the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in IU Bloomington’s Campus Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/), the Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf ).

The Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services will cultivate an especially effective working relationship with the Associate Dean for Collection Development and Archival Collections to maximize the positive synergies between collection development and outreach/engagement. Working together, they will ensure that outreach/public services and collection development activities of all librarians and staff, regardless of their organizational division, are appropriately directed, supported, and evaluated.

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 tenure-track academic appointment includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:
•Website: http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/neweeo/prof-index.html
•Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html
•Brochure: http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf

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.

Basic Qualifications

Required:
•ALA-accredited Master’s degree or an advanced degree in a relevant field and appropriate experience in an academic library
•Substantial demonstrated successful leadership experience in increasingly responsible positions in an academic/research library
•Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the role of libraries in teaching, research and scholarship, with expertise in one or more areas of academic library public services
•Knowledge of trends in technology and their application to libraries
•Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain productive working relationships with academic units and departments, administrators and researchers
•Ability to serve as an advocate and representative for the Libraries
•Effective supervisory and team building experience
•Strong record of professional contributions and engagement, including publications, presentations, and service in local, regional and/or national organizations
•Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf).
•Understanding and valuing 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

Preferred:
•A second Master’s degree
•Demonstrated ability to lead organizational change
•Experience in financial management and success in grant writing
•Experience in development, fundraising, and donor relations
•Demonstrated experience in library assessment data analysis

Department Contact for Questions

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 additional information about the Libraries, campus resources, and Bloomington please see https://libraries.indiana.edu/libpers.

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/.

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank Competitive and commensurate with experience and education
Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.

For Best Consideration Date 09/05/2017
Expected Start Date 01/01/2018
OAA # 21707-07

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

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