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Head, Scholars' Commons (Assistant or Associate Librarian)

Indiana University-Bloomington, Libraries

Job Title: Head, Scholars' Commons (Assistant or Associate Librarian)
Job Location: Bloomington , IN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Library administration, librarian
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Date Posted: 2018-09-13
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

East Asian Cataloging Librarian (Assistant Librarian)
Indiana University-Bloomington

Indiana University Libraries Bloomington seeks enthusiastic, innovative, and creative leader to provide strategy and management in the position of Head of Scholarsí Commons.

Responsibilities: Develops and implements structure and strategy for programming in the Scholarsí 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 Scholarsí Commons; establishes regular communication channels with and among Scholarsí Commons partners; and encourages a sense of community and contribution toward the Scholarsí 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 Scholarsí 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.

Job Requirements

Required: ALA-accredited masterís 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 (; ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries ( ). 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

Information and Application Process Instructions

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

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:

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources
Libraries Human Resources
Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University
1320 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington , IN 47405
United States
Phone: 812-855-8196
Fax: 812-855-2576

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