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Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian (Assistant/Associate/Librarian)

Indiana University-Bloomington, Libraries

Job Title: Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian (Assistant/Associate/Librarian)
Job Location: Bloomington , IN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Library administration, librarian
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-04-04
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian (Assistant/Associate/Librarian)
Indiana University-Bloomington, Libraries

Seeking dynamic, innovative, service-oriented individual for the Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian in the Scholarsí Commons.


Reporting to Head of Scholarsí Commons, will provide general and specialized research and instructional support related to finding and using all formats of images and will support collection management activities to build teaching-focused image collections for departments and units across IUB campus; will participate in activities and initiatives of Scholarsí Commons department, will provide expertise in physical and digital research environments of Scholarsí Commons through reference services, collection support, and instruction for the research community.

Additional responsibilities include:

promote visual materials and actively engage with faculty to advance visual literacy via teaching and learning opportunities across IUB campus; manage and develop teaching image collections for History of Art and other departments across campus who use images for teaching and research; consult closely with faculty about image acquisitions and accession image orders for inclusion in the libraryís teaching image repository (currently JSTOR Forum); provide research and publishing support in collaboration with campus faculty, the Copyright Librarian, and the Scholarly Communication Librarian; in alignment with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, provide instruction to faculty and students in best practices for image use, search and retrieval of image content, and provide visual literacy instruction to groups and individuals through research consultations, workshop presentations, and course-integrated instruction sessions; foster strategic partnerships with campus partners and special collections, such as the Eskenazi Museum of Art, the Office of Scholarly Publishing (OSP) and the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL), and maintain a close and sustained connection with the libraryís Arts & Humanities department and the Digital Collections Services department.

Job Requirements


ALA-accredited Masterís degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience or a graduate degree or equivalent experience in an art, architecture, art history, or design field; experience in information/visual literacy instruction, including knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information/visual literacy instruction; evidence of strong user engagement and a public service orientation; knowledge of image-based digital asset management systems such as JSTOR Forum (formerly ARTstor Shared Shelf), Luna, CONTENTdm, or open-source alternatives; knowledge of digital imaging standards and best practices for archival digitization of images and three-dimensional image capture; ability to meet the requirements of a tenure or tenure-track position at the IU Libraries ( ).


Two or more years of experience in an academic/research library or in a visual resources or museum setting; familiarity with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF); experience working on projects with software development teams.

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Information and Application Process Instructions

For full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, May 10, 2019. 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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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.

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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, Wells Library 205
Indiana University
1320 E. 10th Street
Bloomington , IN 47405
United States
Phone: 812-855-8196
Fax: 812-855-2576

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