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Visiting Librarian (Archivist)

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In addition to the required documents, please attach the following: - at OTHER attach unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts - at Other 2 attach any other documents you feel would be of benefit to your application

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Position Details

Title Visiting Librarian (Archivist)
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU South Bend Library
Position Summary

Indiana University South Bend seeks an Archivist and Special Collections librarian who would be responsible for the acquisition, processing, organization, assessment and preservation of the University’s records and special collections.

This includes assisting researchers with requests for archives and special collections materials, managing digitization projects, overseeing records management, developing and maintaining finding aids, participating in outreach activities, and preparing statistical reports.

Other duties include working with faculty to incorporate primary resources into student-based research, along with supervising student workers and interns. This position may also provide general reference service and participate in the library’s instruction program.

Position ends June 30, 2018. Pending budget approval, this position may become available as a tenure-track faculty librarian.

IU South Bend’s 2014–2020 strategic plan includes a commitment to advance diversity and open-mindedness and to create a civil, welcoming, and caring culture for all. Of over 7,500 students, 24% self-identify as minorities. The population of Hispanic students is approaching 10% and IU South Bend has seen significant increases in the admission of African American students. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who have mentored minorities or other underrepresented groups are encouraged to highlight such efforts in the application.

Basic Qualifications

- Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution
- Formal training in archival administration, practices, and procedures
- Excellent customer service, interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Familiarity with archival best practices for documents, photographs, artifacts and media
- Knowledge of scholarly research needs and practices in an academic setting
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with users and colleagues of varying experience and knowledge

Department Contact for Questions

Vicki Bloom at

Additional Qualifications

- Hands-on experience working with archival materials in an academic setting
- Involvement with digitization projects
- Supervision of students

Salary and Rank Competitive
Special Instructions

In addition to the required documents, please attach the following:

- at OTHER attach unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- at Other 2 attach any other documents you feel would be of benefit to your application

For Best Consideration Date 08/25/2017
Expected Start Date 09/01/2017
OAA # SB-2017015

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website

Applicant Documents

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