Humanities Librarian | University Library
The Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library (http://www.ulib.iupui.edu) seeks a collaborative, creative and energetic librarian to join our forward-thinking team. Our organization values innovation, team work, and diversity of experience. As one of three Humanities Librarians, this position will in part be subject liaison to the Departments of English and World Languages and Culture (WLAC). The role involves: Creating and delivering information literacy instruction and online tutorials; Assessing student learning; Supporting faculty scholarly communication processes; and Guiding transition of collection development from just-in-case to a just-in-time model. Aside from liaison specific roles, University Library encourages regular engagement in our librarian led, goal-driven work groups such as: Chat Reference Assessment; Green Team (Sustainability); and Open Access Policy Implementation Group.
Ranked 5th by U.S. News and World Report in “Up-and-Coming National Universities,” IUPUI is an urban research and health sciences campus with 18 schools and 250 degree programs. Located in downtown Indianapolis, a multicultural and affordable mid-sized city, the campus serves more than 30,000 students annually, 15.6% of whom are classified as an ethnic minority and 4.5% of whom are international students.
IUPUI’s goal is to create an academic community, rich with intellectual, cultural and social diversity. As part of the IUPUI campus, the University Library values diversity in the backgrounds of our staff. IUPUI is an affirmative action and an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting, educating, and providing services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, disability status, or protected veteran status. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process may contact library administration.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student success, the potential to fulfill the requirements for promotion and tenure, the ability to work effectively in a collaborative organization, and an understanding of IUPUI’s mission, “to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.”
- Provide appropriate educational services to liaison departments
- Provide research assistance to faculty and students, especially in the departments of English and World Languages and Cultures
- Assist faculty with scholarly communication issues
- Develop appropriate collections for liaison departments and programs
- Participate in the library’s research consultation and chat reference services
- ALA accredited Master’s degree
- Previous experience in academic setting
- Ability to build and manage client relationships
- Experience with classroom instruction
- Ability to work and excel in both individual and team environments
- Ability to work well across organizational lines of responsibility
- Relevant baccalaureate or advanced degree
- Knowledge of current trends in providing information literacy instruction and assessment
- Experience with collection development
- Spanish language proficiency
Minimum salary is $48,500, with additional funding for professional development and travel. Benefits include 22 vacation days, 9 paid holidays, health/dental insurance options, and retirement contributions of 10% to either TIAA-CREF or Fidelity plans. A start-up package includes $10,000 for moving and additional professional development expenses.
Deadline for applications is September 5, 2017. The position is available Jan 1, 2018. Interested candidates should review the application at
https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4232 (link is external)
Please include a resume, contact information for four references (include name, title, telephone number, plus e-mail address) and a letter of application discussing your ability to contribute to student success at IUPUI, as well as the strengths you will bring to the position. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to University Library Human Resources Coordinator Teresa McCurry at the following email address: email@example.com (link sends e-mail).
As one of only 18 universities nationwide to receive the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from Insight Into Diversity (the nation’s oldest higher education diversity publication) for five consecutive years, IUPUI is an urban-serving institution with a mission and a vision focused on both diversity and community engagement. Home to three recent Library Journal Movers and Shakers, the University Library is looking for librarians who will support our commitment to engage with the wider educational community through performance, professional development and service that are inclusive of the rich diversity of our campus and our city.