Indiana University Southeast invites applications for the position of Assistant Librarian, Coordinator of Collections and Online Resources. The IU Southeast Library plays a vital role fostering student success via excellent reference services, an outstanding information literacy program, effective and engaging patron outreach and service, and responsive, pedagogically relevant collections and services.
We seek a creative and highly motivated individual to join a collegial team of six faculty librarians and seven staff members who are strongly committed to delivering state-of-the-art services and resources in a supportive, service-oriented, collaborative environment.
This is a faculty status tenure-track position with expectations for excellent performance, research/creative activity/professional development, and service. The successful candidate will be hired at the Assistant Librarian level.
The Coordinator of Collections & Online Resources participates in the collection development and collection management of the entirety of the Library's resources, including print titles, online journals and serials, databases, eBooks, streaming video, government publications, and more. The successful candidate will administer the entire lifecycle of e-resources, including licensing, acquisition, discoverability, access and accessibility, and assessment, and serve as the Library's Government Documents Depository Coordinator for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). This position also will be an active participant in the reference, instruction, and liaison programs on campus.
Electronic Resources Management:
Evaluate and acquire electronic resources for the IU Southeast Library, including pricing negotiations and license review and negotiation, in consultation with IU Legal.
Manage and maintain systems for tracking online resources, including usage, renewals, and licensing terms.
Manage and maintain the Library's discovery and access systems (EBSCO Discovery Service, LibGuides databases and assets, proxy config file, 360 Link and other services).
Work collaboratively with other Library faculty and staff, library resource vendors, consortial partners, and IT to ensure seamless and uninterrupted access to, and discovery of, the Library's electronic resources.
Communicate with faculty regarding possible cancellations, new acquisitions, and outreach and resource training.
Conduct regular, systematic assessment of all subscription and consortial resources.
Work with the Director to manage the Library material's budget.
Keep up with professional trends and best practices in electronic resource management and introduce changes accordingly.
Print Collection Management:
Supervise one full-time staff member who assists in acquisitions and some management of e-resources, and work with another staff member with approximately 50% of their time devoted to e-resources management.
Serve as the Depository Coordinator of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), responsible for the collection development and maintenance of the Library's print government publications.
Oversee donations and replacements of lost or missing resources.
Reference, Instruction, and Liaison Role:
Teach course-related library instruction information literacy sessions for undergraduate and graduate students.
Provide research and reference assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community members
Mentor library work-study students at the Library's information desk.
Serve as the liaison to one of the six academic schools on campus.
Participate in Library strategic planning.
Relevant pre-professional experience, as well as relevant experience in other library settings (e.g., school, public, special, etc.), will be considered. Relevant transferrable skills or experience from other professional non-library settings will also be considered.
Indiana University Southeast is one of seven campuses of Indiana University, located on a beautiful 177-acre tract in scenic Southern Indiana, only 10 minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. For more information on IU Southeast and the IU Southeast Library, please visit www.ius.edu.
IU Southeast is committed to a learning environment that actively seeks to support students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Consistent with the University's commitment to diversity, persons from traditionally under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in this program, please contact Human Resources. IU Southeast is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
An ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success
Commitment to professional development appropriate for promotion and tenure
Experience and/or educational background in electronic resource management and assessment
Experience and/or educational background in reference and instruction
Experience with acquisition, licensing, management, and assessment of electronic resources in a consortial environment
Experience with software and technologies used in electronic resource management and access, including Ex Libris 360 Services, SpringShare's LibGuides, EBSCO Discovery Service, etc.
Academic library work experience
Department Contact for Questions:
Department Contact for Questions https://www.ius.edu/library For questions please contact Maria Accardi, Chair of Search Committee
OAA #: SE-21-08
Appointment Status: Tenure Track
Internal Number: 10995
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.