Head of Social Sciences

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Reporting to Associate Dean for Library Academic Services will manage Government Information, Microforms, and Maps Services Department in Herman B Wells Library, direct and supervise Social Sciences Department, provide leadership for development of library collections and services supporting the Social Sciences; provide reference and instructional support for, and oversee collection development and management in areas of federal, state, and local government information, geography, and maps (including data and GIS); will actively participate in initiatives of Reference Services Department to provide expertise needed in traditional reference setting as well as in digital research environment of Scholars’ Commons. Responsibilities: Supporting research and scholarly communication in areas of federal, state, and local government information, geography, and maps (including data and GIS) through outreach to faculty and students; actively supporting teaching in above subject areas by consulting with faculty on teaching information literacy skills and teaching library instruction sessions; develop and manage relationships and explore and maximize partnerships within the IU Libraries, relevant departments on campus in collaboration with other librarians, and with state and federal government information programs. Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience; five years leadership and/or management experience with relevant public service responsibilities; ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues. Preferred: 7-10 years experience in an academic or research library strongly preferred; knowledge and understanding of issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education, especially as related to government information, data, and GIS; supervisory experience. Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education. For additional responsibilities, qualifications, and benefit information go to: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1410. To apply: For full consideration, applications must be received prior to May 9, 2014. 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. E-mail: libpers@indiana.edu. For more information about Indiana University Bloomington, go to http://www.iub.edu. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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