Assistant Librarian, Coordinator of Collections and Online Resources

Indiana University Southeast
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 10, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Indiana University Southeast invites applications for the position of Assistant Librarian, Coordinator of Collections and Online Resources. The IU Southeast Library plays a vital role fostering student success via excellent reference services, an outstanding information literacy program, effective and engaging patron outreach and service, and responsive, pedagogically relevant collections and services.

We seek a creative and highly motivated individual to join a collegial team of six faculty librarians and seven staff members who are strongly committed to delivering state-of-the-art services and resources in a supportive, service-oriented, collaborative environment.

This is a faculty status tenure-track position with expectations for excellent performance, research/creative activity/professional development, and service. The successful candidate will be hired at the Assistant Librarian level.

The Coordinator of Collections & Online Resources participates in the collection development and collection management of the entirety of the Library’s resources, including print titles, online journals and serials, databases, eBooks, streaming video, government publications, and more.  The successful candidate will administer the entire lifecycle of e-resources, including licensing, acquisition, discoverability, access and accessibility, and assessment, and serve as the Library’s Government Documents Depository Coordinator for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).  This position also will be an active participant in the reference, instruction, and liaison programs on campus.

Minimum Qualifications 

An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success
  • Commitment to professional development appropriate for promotion and tenure 
  • Experience and/or educational background in electronic resource management and assessment
  • Experience and/or educational background in reference and instruction

 Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with acquisition, licensing, management, and assessment of electronic resources in a consortial environment
  • Experience with software and technologies used in electronic resource management and access, including Ex Libris 360 Services, SpringShare’s LibGuides, EBSCO Discovery Service, etc.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Academic library work experience 

Major Responsibilities 

 Electronic Resources Management: 

  • Evaluate and acquire electronic resources for the IU Southeast Library, including pricing negotiations and license review and negotiation, in consultation with IU Legal. 
  • Manage and maintain systems for tracking online resources, including usage, renewals, and licensing terms. 
  • Manage and maintain the Library’s discovery and access systems (EBSCO Discovery Service, LibGuides databases and assets, proxy config file, 360 Link and other services).
  • Work collaboratively with other Library faculty and staff, library resource vendors, consortial partners, and IT to ensure seamless and uninterrupted access to, and discovery of, the Library’s electronic resources.
  • Communicate with faculty regarding possible cancellations, new acquisitions, and outreach and resource training.
  • Conduct regular, systematic assessment of all subscription and consortial resources.
  • Work with the Director to manage the Library material’s budget.
  • Keep up with professional trends and best practices in electronic resource management and introduce changes accordingly.

 Print Collection Management:  

  • Supervise one full-time staff member who assists in acquisitions and some management of e-resources, and work with another staff member with approximately 50% of their time devoted to e-resources management. 
  • Serve as the Depository Coordinator of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), responsible for the collection development and maintenance of the Library’s print government publications. 
  • Oversee donations and replacements of lost or missing resources.

 Reference, Instruction, and Liaison Role:  

  • Teach course-related library instruction information literacy sessions for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Provide research and reference assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community members
  • Mentor library work-study students at the Library’s information desk.
  • Serve as the liaison to one of the six academic schools on campus.
  • Participate in Library strategic planning.

Relevant pre-professional experience, as well as relevant experience in other library settings (e.g., school, public, special, etc.), will be considered. Relevant transferrable skills or experience from other professional non-library settings will also be considered. 


This position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2021.

Review of applications begins July 5th, 2021.  To apply, go to: 

Please include the following documents to your application.

  1. a detailed curriculum vitae;
  2. names, titles, and email addresses for three references;
  3. a letter of interest discussing your specific qualifications for this position;
  4. a statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries, and how you might contribute to the IU Southeast Strategic Goal in Diversity (

 For questions regarding the position, contact Search Committee Chair, Maria T. Accardi, at    

Indiana University Southeast is one of seven campuses of Indiana University, located on a beautiful 177-acre tract in scenic Southern Indiana, only 10 minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. For more information on IU Southeast and the IU Southeast Library, please visit

IU Southeast is committed to a learning environment that actively seeks to support students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Consistent with the University's commitment to diversity, persons from traditionally under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in this program, please contact Human Resources.   IU Southeast is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.