Job Posting: Interim Head, Fine Arts Library, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

Interim Head, Fine Arts Library

Visiting Assistant Librarian – One Year Temporary Appointment

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Interim Head, Fine Arts Library.

The Bloomington campus includes approximately 37,000 students and 1,600 faculty and is also home to the highly ranked School of Library and Information Science ( that offers an art librarianship specialization ( as well as a dual master’s degree in Art History and Library Science. Opportunities are available to participate in the programs and to work with and mentor students.

The Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF), a high-density state-of-the-art shelving facility designed to preserve and provide access to 6.4 million volumes, provides excellent delivery services for faculty and students locally and around the world. In addition to holding low-use items from the Libraries’ General Collections, the ALF serves as secure storage and delivery for the Lilly Library’s rare books and manuscripts, most of the University Archives collections, and a large film collection.

The Fine Arts Library is located on the second floor of the Indiana University Art Museum on the Bloomington campus. The Library houses the majority of Indiana University Libraries’ books and journals in the fields of the visual arts, art history, architecture, design and related disciplines and supports the academic needs of the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, including the Department of the History of Art. The collection comprises over 130,000 volumes and 390 periodical subscriptions.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Head of the Arts and Humanities Department, the individual in this position will oversee the operation of the Fine Arts Library and work closely with students and faculty in the School of Fine Arts/History of Art. The successful candidate will:

·  Provide planning, organization, implementation, and direction of public services for the Fine Arts Library.

·  Supervise two support staff members at the Fine Arts Library.

·  Oversee facilities maintenance and library security for the Fine Arts Library.

·  Working with the Fine Arts fund manager, help to develop the Libraries’ collections in the areas of visual arts, art history, architecture, design and related disciplines; consult and collaborate with faculty and other librarians in purchasing decisions, as needed; review and document gifts from individual donors and IU Art Museum exchange program gifts.

·  Provide and oversee reference service for the School of Fine Arts’ faculty, students, staff, and others.

·  Provide library instruction for the School of Fine Arts, as well as related classes in Theatre and Drama, African Studies, Department of Apparel Merchandising and Design, School of Education (art education), Art Museum docents, John Waldron Arts Center (book arts), and other areas/groups as requested, including instruction for the artists’ books collection.

·  Serve as liaison to Art History faculty and School of Fine Arts [studio] faculty, including attendance at faculty meetings; IU Art Museum curatorial, exhibitions, and special events staff; as well as the IU Friends of Art.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited MLS; degree in art history, fine arts, or a related field; reading or bibliographic knowledge of French, German, or Italian; knowledge of and experience using major electronic and print art reference tools and resources; knowledge of and experience in the application of technology to library services; demonstrated teaching skills; collection, reference and library instruction experience in art, architecture and/or related fields; strong public service orientation; excellent managerial and organizational skills; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, peers, and subordinates; ability to meet the responsibilities of a tenure-track appointment.

Preferred: Advanced degree in art history, fine arts, or related field.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

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APPLICATION REVIEW: Review of applications will begin on February 21, 2012. The position will remain open until filled. How to apply.

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