Open Scholarship Resident (Visiting Assistant Librarian)

Bloomington, Indiana
Competitive and commensurate with experience and education.
Feb 26, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Head of the Scholarly Communication Department, will participate in operational responsibilities of Scholarly Communication Department with emphasis on tasks that promote accessibility including XML-first publishing workflows for open access journals, content recruitment for the repository and journals programs, metadata enhancement in the institutional repository, development of digital textbooks and scholarly editions in the Pressbooks platform, development of educational resources for the IU community, agile project management, and instructional sessions and the development of online course content on impact and affordability.  Resident will work in variety of strategically central areas of IU Libraries on rotational basis - areas may include but are not limited to Library Technologies, Digital Collections, IU Press, Teaching & Learning, Assistive Technology & Accessibility Centers, and User Experience. As Visiting Librarian, resident is strongly encouraged to engage in professional research and publication.  Responsibilities:  working with librarians, faculty, students, staff, other stakeholders to evaluate affordability at IU Bloomington and provide consultations services around improving impact of IU-authored research and open content; identifying opportunities to improve impact and reach of IU-authored scholarship; Identifying opportunities to create, improve, disseminate open and affordable resources; consulting with faculty, staff, students on research impact, open educational resources, affordable content; generating research impact reports to support collection development, subject liaison outreach, open access implementation, and administration; developing plan to increase library publishing for underrepresented groups on campus.  Qualifications:  Required: Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from ALA accredited program or advanced degree in computer science, literature, journalism, publishing, humanities and interest in creating a career in libraries; interest in scholarly research, publishing, open access, affordable course content, and open educational resources. Preferred: Experience with or knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for data analysis and analysis of user or bibliometric data; experience with or knowledge of indicators of research impact and emerging alternative measures of impact of scholarship. For complete posting with additional qualifications (both required and preferred) and benefit programs information go to   To apply:   For full consideration, please submit application materials by March 30, 2018.  Position remains open until filled. Interested candidates should review application requirements and submit their application at Questions regarding 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 protected]. For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to The Indiana University Libraries are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. We encourage all employees to incorporate fully their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of our mission. 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 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.