Head, Scholars' Commons (Assistant or Associate Librarian)

Bloomington, Indiana
Competitive and commensurate with experience and education.
Sep 13, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Develops and implements structure and strategy for programming in the Scholars’ Commons in alignment with wider Libraries and campus initiatives, particularly aimed at supporting research and learning among graduate students and faculty; serves as contact for a variety of partners who are located, or are providing programming, in the Scholars’ Commons; establishes regular communication channels with and among Scholars’ Commons partners; and encourages a sense of community and contribution toward the Scholars’ Commons mission; cultivates new and existing relationships with library units and campus-wide research and graduate student support programs and coordinates the integration of these into the Scholars’ Commons; coordinates and oversees a range of services and activities in the Scholars' Commons, including managing and participating in the delivery of information and research support services at the public desk. Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and academic library experience; demonstrated increasingly responsible leadership experience in an academic or research library; demonstrated ability to establish and expand collaborative relationships with library and campus colleagues and diverse populations; demonstrated experience designing and delivering programs in collaboration with library and campus partners; excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community; demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and self-direction; demonstrated experience with, and ability to apply, technology in research and instructional contexts; demonstrated understanding of the values 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 (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/indiana-university-libraries-diversity-strategic-plan-pdf); ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf ). Preferred: Supervisory experience in user-centered services; demonstrated experience with co-curricular educational programs, research support services in higher education, and/or graduate studies or faculty affairs programs; knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, digital scholarship, and assessment principles. . For complete posting with additional responsibilities, required qualifications, and benefit programs information go to https://libraries.indiana.edu/job-postings-librarians.  To Apply: For full consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, October 24, 2018.   The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the 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 https://www.indiana.edu/.  For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/.  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, gender identify or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.