Seeking dynamic, innovative, service-oriented individual for the Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian in the Scholars’ Commons. Responsibilities: Reporting to Head of Scholars’ Commons, will provide general and specialized research and instructional support related to finding and using all formats of images and will support collection management activities to build teaching-focused image collections for departments and units across IUB campus; will participate in activities and initiatives of Scholars’ Commons department, will provide expertise in physical and digital research environments of Scholars’ Commons through reference services, collection support, and instruction for the research community. Additional responsibilities include: promote visual materials and actively engage with faculty to advance visual literacy via teaching and learning opportunities across IUB campus; manage and develop teaching image collections for History of Art and other departments across campus who use images for teaching and research; consult closely with faculty about image acquisitions and accession image orders for inclusion in the library’s teaching image repository (currently JSTOR Forum); provide research and publishing support in collaboration with campus faculty, the Copyright Librarian, and the Scholarly Communication Librarian; in alignment with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, provide instruction to faculty and students in best practices for image use, search and retrieval of image content, and provide visual literacy instruction to groups and individuals through research consultations, workshop presentations, and course-integrated instruction sessions; foster strategic partnerships with campus partners and special collections, such as the Eskenazi Museum of Art, the Office of Scholarly Publishing (OSP) and the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL), and maintain a close and sustained connection with the library’s Arts & Humanities department and the Digital Collections Services department.
Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience or a graduate degree or equivalent experience in an art, architecture, art history, or design field; experience in information/visual literacy instruction, including knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information/visual literacy instruction; evidence of strong user engagement and a public service orientation; knowledge of image-based digital asset management systems such as JSTOR Forum (formerly ARTstor Shared Shelf), Luna, CONTENTdm, or open-source alternatives; knowledge of digital imaging standards and best practices for archival digitization of images and three-dimensional image capture; ability to meet the requirements of a tenure or tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf ). Preferred: Two or more years of experience in an academic/research library or in a visual resources or museum setting; familiarity with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF); experience working on projects with software development teams. For complete posting with additional responsibilities, required and preferred qualifications, and benefit programs information go to https://libraries.indiana.edu/job-postings-librarians.
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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 over 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class 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 craftsmanship in limestone.
The Bloomington campus is home to Indiana University Libraries, (https://libraries.indiana.edu) one of the leading academic research library systems in North America. Our collections, people, and spaces use knowledge to inspire great work.
IU Libraries partners with every academic department on campus. Materials are digital, visual, audio, and print. Over 60,000 journals are offered electronically, and the libraries hold 9.9 million print volumes in 450 languages and 120,000 films in its Moving Image Archive. A long-time leader in digital library projects, IU Libraries developed wide-ranging initiatives as early as the 1990’s, and recently embarked on the ambitious university-wide Media Digi...tization and Preservation Initiative.
Indiana University’s librarians actively collect and conserve knowledge and are leaders in national conversations in areas such as diversity initiatives, digital preservation and associated technologies, the changing role of area studies librarianship, and integrating information literacy. The Libraries are the organizational home of the innovative and visionary Office of Scholarly Publishing, which brings together the work of the highly-respected Indiana University Press with the Libraries’ open access publishing initiatives.
Our visual flagship, the Herman B Wells Library, is one of the busiest academic spaces on campus, recording well over 2 million visits each year. Its recently opened Scholars’ Commons, Learning Commons and Moving Image Collections and Archives were extensive and visionary renovations that redefine the role and potential of libraries. Other library destinations of particular note are the world-class Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, the Wylie House Museum and collections, and the 6.4-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF).
IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future. On campus, for example, we take a leadership role as active members of the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council. 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 Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust).