OPEN SCHOLARSHIP RESIDENT
VISITING ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN
INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES
The Indiana University Libraries invites applications for its Open Scholarship Resident position, which is a part of the IU Libraries Diversity Resident Program (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/iu-libraries-diversity-resident-programpdf). We designed this three-year appointed position to provide an immersion into academic librarianship allowing the incumbent to demonstrate skills at a professional level, develop a professional network, and be prepared for future career opportunities.
The IU Libraries established our Diversity Resident Program as part of our membership in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance). Residents will be part of a cohort established by ACRL Diversity Alliance member universities (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance/2018roster). The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse candidates into the profession, engaging them in professional learning and service at Indiana University and, ultimately, preparing them for a career in academic librarianship. This position supports the IU Libraries commitment to build a diverse profession and foster appreciation of diversity.
The Open Scholarship Resident will work in the Scholarly Communication Department in collaboration with partners such as the IU Press, reporting to the Head of the Scholarly Communication Department. They will be tasked with developing a program to assess and improve research impact and affordability of open content at Indiana University with emphasis on bibliometric assessment, affordable textbooks, open educational resources, altmetrics, and qualitative assessments. The Resident will evaluate impact, inclusiveness, and access in the IU Libraries’ repositories and publishing program in order to develop an impact and affordability programmatic plan with actionable items to increase representation in the repositories, expand access to affordable resources, and engage underrepresented groups in academic publishing supported by the IU Libraries. This programmatic plan will be integral in the Scholarly Communication Department’s implementation of the IU Libraries Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf) and the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/iu-libraries-strategic-plan-2016-2020-pdf) and IUB Campus Strategic Plans (https://provost.indiana.edu/doc/IUB-Bicentennial-Strategic-Plan.pdf).
The resident will participate in the operational responsibilities of the Scholarly Communication Department with emphasis on tasks that promote accessibility. This includes XML-first publishing workflows for open access journals, content recruitment for the repository and journals programs, metadata enhancement in the institutional repository, development of digital textbooks and scholarly editions in the Pressbooks platform, development of educational resources for the IU community, agile project management, and instructional sessions and the development of online course content on impact and affordability.
As a member of the IU Libraries faculty, the resident will be appointed at the faculty rank of Visiting Librarian (see Bloomington Library Faculty (BLF) Handbook: https://libraries.indiana.edu/about/bloomington-library-faculty) (non-tenure track). The resident will work in a variety of strategically central areas of the IU Libraries on a rotational basis. These areas may include but are not limited to Library Technologies, Digital Collections, IU Press, Teaching & Learning, Assistive Technology & Accessibility Centers, and User Experience. As a Visiting Librarian, the resident is strongly encouraged to engage in professional research and publication.
For full consideration, please submit application materials by March 30, 2018. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Indiana University Libraries are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. We encourage all employees to incorporate fully their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of our mission. 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.
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