One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 4,000 degree-seeking students and 1,500 dual-credit students. The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Master's degrees in a variety of undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, the School of the Arts and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research and engagement on campus and in the community. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity and engagement.
Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.
The Electronic Services Librarian is a tenure-track Assistant Librarian position, reporting to the Dean of Library Services. The successful candidate will activate, troubleshoot, maintain access for Library's electronic resources, develop and maintain the Library's website, implement and maintain library IT programs, provide library instruction and reference service, and be proactive in the overall growth and development of the Library and its services. This individual will work as part of a team with the library faculty and staff.
Primary responsibilities include:
●Activate, maintain and troubleshoot library software and access to the Library's electronic resources and databases including ezproxy and mobile services.
●Oversee the development and maintenance for library websites collaborating with the library faculty and University Information Technology Services (UITS).
●Work with UITS to make all webpages and electronic resources accessible to persons with disabilities.
●Work and actively communicate with vendors, UITS, and other Indiana University Libraries to resolve library IT issues.
●Provide and maintain documentation to e-resources/databases.
●Obtain and compile usage statistics for electronic resources and provide analysis pertaining to their usage and cost per use.
●Maintain Serials Solutions, including uploading and maintaining print serial holdings, and maintain link resolver.
●Work with Emerging Technologies Librarian to implement new technologies and maintain the Library's social media presence.
●Investigate new e-resource products that may be of interest, including setting up trials and assessments of products being tested.
●Provide general reference during the week and some weekends. Some evening hours will be required. Work with the Instruction team to teach information literacy online and in the face-to-face classroom.
●Provide collection development by selecting and deselecting monographs, journals and other resources to support assigned disciplines.
●Maintain an active research agenda leading to publications and presentations.
●Serve as back-up as needed for providing interlibrary loan service.
●Participate in overall discussions and efforts to promote the Library’s growth and services.
●Through professional conferences, workshops, readings, scholarship and research, maintain currency in the field particularly those aspects of librarianship that pertain to this position.
●As a member of the Indiana University Northwest faculty and a representative of the Library, participate in campus and faculty committees and functions.
Work as part of a team with the library faculty and staff.
Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library or information science program.
Demonstrated use of web content management systems
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Experience with Reference and Library Instruction
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong service orientation
Ability to be a flexible and productive team member
Keeps abreast of new technologies, library trends and products pertaining to this area of librarianship
Familiar with pathfinder software such as LibGuides
Knowledge of OCLC Connexion, ILLiad, and SiriDynix Workflows
Familiar with social media platforms
Knowledge of web accessibility standards
Second Master's Degree in a discipline taught at Indiana University Northwest
Doctorate degree in Library Science, related field or discipline taught at Indiana University Northwest
Department Contact for Questions:
Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Scott Hudnall, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408, email@example.com
OAA #: NW-04-1819
Appointment Status: Tenure Track
Internal Number: 6984
About Indiana University
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.