Public Health Librarian (Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian)
Indiana University Bloomington
March 14, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Seeking creative and innovative librarian to liaise with students and faculty in recently re-imagined and steadily expanding IU Bloomington School of Public Health (SPH) (http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/research/profile.shtml). Will report to Libraries’ Head of Sciences, a department that embraces piloting new services in partnership with campus academic centers and institutes, colleagues in the Libraries’ Research Data, Scholarly Communication, and Social Sciences units, and varying IT departments. Responsibilities: provide comprehensive instructional, research, and collections support at all educational levels and across information formats; provide expert search services for systematic reviews and other literature intensive research projects; assist in development and actualization of researchers’ data management plans using institutional and community best practices; support federal public access policy compliance; with colleagues, participate in environmental scan of public health research data service needs and development of outreach and training strategies. To Apply: applications received by Friday, April 13, 2018 will be given full consideration. Position remains 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 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science and either experience or degree in public health related field. Candidates with advanced degree in a relevant public health field and appropriate experience in an academic setting are also strongly encouraged to apply; demonstrated experience creating and sustaining new services; demonstrated experience in instruction and research consultation; demonstrated knowledge of public health terminology and familiarity with latest methods used in public health or health-related research; expert database and grey literature searching experience; knowledge of traditional and alternative research impact tools; strong commitment to public services and improving the library user experience; ability to meet requirements of tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf). Preferred: Training in appraisal of public health literature; experience with book and journal selection and/or licensing; extensive knowledge of health and life sciences databases, including record structure, indexing policies, and thorough knowledge of search interfaces; familiarity with systematic review search methodology, guidelines, and standards; familiarity with GIS resources commonly used within public health research; data visualization skills; experience with MyNCBI Services. For complete posting with additional responsibilities, required and preferred qualifications, and benefit programs information go to https://libraries.indiana.edu/job-postings-librarians.
About Indiana University Bloomington
Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 49,000 students and almost 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its excellent contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local artisanship in limestone.
The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) is among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, innovative service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Of particular note are the 6.4-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, and the IU Libr...aries Moving Image Archive. The Libraries have renowned area studies collections and librarians who are leaders in the national conversation about the changing role of area studies librarianship. The Libraries are recognized leaders in integrating information literacy into the teaching and learning fabric of the university, and recently opened IU Scholars’ Commons and IU Learning Commons, two extensive renovations that have redefined the role of the Libraries in the academic missions of the university.
The IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future. Memberships include regional and national associations and consortia including the Big Ten Academic Alliance Center for Library Initiatives, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Unizin Consortium and the Samvera community. The IU Libraries are a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository and a managing partner of the HathiTrust Research Center, and a member of preservation initiatives such as the Digital Preservation Network (DPN,) and the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust). The IU Libraries have developed wide-ranging and active digital library projects and initiatives that date back to the early 1990’s, including Variations Digital Music Library, Image Collections Online, significant text collections, and most recently, the university-wide Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative and the Avalon Media System. The Libraries are the organizational home of the Office of Scholarly Publishing that brings together the work of the Indiana University Press with the Libraries’ open-access publishing initiatives.