Job Opportunity: Art, Architecture and Design Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington IN

The Indiana University Libraries seek a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic individual to join the Arts and Humanities Department as Art, Architecture and Design Librarian.  Working in a highly collegial and collaborative organization, the Art, Architecture and Design Librarian is responsible for collection development, reference and research consultations, instruction, and outreach to the faculty and students of the School of Art + Design.  Established in 2016, the School of Art + Design has merged the departments of studio art, apparel merchandising, and interior design and offers courses in fourteen different areas in art, design and merchandising.  Beginning in the fall of 2018, Indiana University Bloomington will offer a new master of Architecture degree program based in the School of Art + Design.   The program will have its primary focus in Columbus, Indiana, an internationally recognized center for architecture.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop services and collections in alignment with new and emerging programs in the School of Art + Design.  The Art, Architecture and Design Librarian will also be active in digital scholarship initiatives within the Libraries and, in partnership with groups across the campus who maintain a focus on digital scholarship in the humanities, will lead the Libraries in exploring and implementing digital arts and humanities efforts in areas of art, architecture, and design.  With a recently approved Open Access policy by the Bloomington Faculty Council, the Art, Architecture and Design Librarian will play an active role in promoting and educating faculty about open access.

The successful candidate will be joining a thriving arts and humanities community on the Bloomington campus.  Highlighted as an area of focus in Indiana University’s Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://strategicplan.iu.edu/) as well as in IUB’s Campus (https://provost.indiana.edu/doc/IUB-Bicentennial-Strategic-Plan.pdf) and the IUB Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), IUB’s historically strong arts and humanities departments and programs are expanding with new and exciting initiatives, most notably in the area of public humanities, which extend campus arts and humanities activities into the wider Bloomington and Indiana communities. The Libraries’ Arts and Humanities department has the unique opportunity to imagine and develop new ways of connecting with the constantly emerging initiatives led by the Arts and Humanities Council as well as to create new partnerships with faculty in areas of digital scholarship, data management, and open access.  Reporting to the Head of the Arts and Humanities Department, the successful candidate will be able to participate in shaping the department’s direction as it connects with these emerging initiatives.  We encourage applications from individuals with broadly focused subject expertise in art and design who are flexible and excited about expanding and/or shifting their range of responsibilities in alignment with campus and library needs.  The Indiana University Libraries are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.  We encourage all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of our mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and manage the library’s collections related to Art, Architecture, and Design.
  • Serve as liaison to the School of Art + Design.
  • Provide reference and instruction for the School of Art + Design and arts more generally.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Arts and Humanities initiatives across campus such as the Arts & Humanities Council and the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities.
  • Serve as an active member of the Libraries’ Arts and Humanities Department and help shape the department’s direction.
  • Collaborate with archival and special collections units as well as the Lilly Library to connect archival and general collections into seamless Arts and Humanities outreach.
  • Collaborate with other library departments, such as Social Sciences, Area Studies, Teaching and Learning, Digital Collections Services, and Scholarly Communications on services and initiatives.
  • Support research and scholarly communication for subject areas in art, architecture and design through outreach to faculty and students; with members of the Scholarly Communications Department, support services related to humanities data curation and publishing.
  • Promote the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in Indiana University Bloomington’s Campus Strategic Plan and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf).
  • Contribute to developments in the field of Art, Architecture and Design librarianship through active professional engagement and independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) or advanced degree(s) in relevant subject areas and appropriate experience in an academic setting.
  • Two or more years of professional experience in an academic/research library.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication.
  • Experience in reference and instruction.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf).
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Understanding and valuing 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.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience in digital scholarship or digital humanities.
  • Advanced degree in a discipline related to Art, Architecture or Design.
  • Experience as subject liaison in the field of Art, Architecture or Design.
  • A minimum of three years of collection development experience in subject areas related to Art, Architecture, or Design.
  • Familiarity with digital scholarship tools, methodologies and initiatives that support new scholarship in Art, Architecture and Design, for instance image-mining, form-finding techniques, computational geometry, or computer simulation.

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, July 28, 2017.  The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 – Phone: 812-855-8196 – Fax: 812-855-2576 – Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

 

Link: https://libraries.indiana.edu/job-postings-librarians#ART

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