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Assistant Librarian/Library Collections Coordinator

Indiana University Kokomo
Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Indiana University Kokomo Library invites applications for the position of Assistant Librarian, Library Collections Coordinator. The IU Kokomo Library seeks a collaborative and innovative librarian to provide strategic leadership for the Library’s technical services and electronic resources.

This tenure-track position is responsible for planning, managing, and evaluating the Library’s print and electronic resources, including budgeting, acquisitions, processing, discovery, maintenance, and assessment. Departmental liaison activities include teaching, learning and research support for assigned areas. This position will be open until filled.

Basic Qualifications

  • MLS/MIS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent) 
  • Knowledge of library-specific technologies, such as integrated library systems and electronic resource management systems
  • Knowledge of the MARC record format and Library of Congress subject headings
  • Commitment to professional development and service to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion with an understanding of the library needs of a diverse community
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated presentation and instruction skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively, independently, and collaboratively
  • Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills
  • Collegial attitude and enthusiasm for innovation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-MLS library technical or digital services work experience
  • Experience working with integrated library system functions for technical services
  • Experience working in acquisitions and/or cataloging
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and evaluate library collections and services
  • Experience managing library collection budgets
  • Experience assessing the digital user experience, with particular emphasis on accessibility
  • Knowledge of emerging trends and technologies in library and information services
  • Knowledge of government publications or experience working with a federal and/or state government document depository
  • Experience working with open educational resources in an academic library
  • Understanding of and experience teaching information literacy competencies
  • Experience providing reference services
  • Supervisory experience
  • An additional graduate degree, preferably in business, education, sciences, nursing, or health sciences

Major Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and provide leadership for the discovery, acquisition, processing, access, and maintenance of print and electronic resources
  • Work with the Dean to prepare, monitor, and evaluate acquisitions budgets
  • Collect, maintain, and share relevant statistics
  • Lead ongoing assessment of the Library's print and electronic collections Serve as the Federal Depository Library Coordinator
  • Serve as the liaison to technical and electronic resources services departments on other IU campuses
  • Serve as subject liaison to support teaching, learning, and research in assigned areas
  • Serve as the campus library liaison for the institutional repository and the Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative.

This position is open to early-career librarians. We welcome applications from candidates that meet the basic qualifications, and we encourage you to speak to your relevant experience and knowledge, including in positions in other library settings. Relevant transferrable skills or experience from other professional non-library settings will also be considered.

Application Procedure Interested candidates may apply at: and attach the following documents:

  • Letter of interest that addresses the basic and preferred qualifications, with particular emphasis on past and potential work to advance DEI and accessibility.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three references with contact information
  • Diversity Statement

Questions regarding the position or application process may be directed to the Dean of the Library at

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, Indiana University Kokomo is a comprehensive non-residential campus located 50 miles north of Indianapolis in Kokomo, Indiana, a city with a population of approximately 55,000. Committed to student success, the campus serves approximately 3,100 students from a 14-county area in north-central Indiana. IU Kokomo has approximately 260 faculty and staff, and offers associate, baccalaureate, and master’s Degrees. Additional information about Indiana University Kokomo may be found at http:/ Indiana University Kokomo seeks faculty skilled at working with members of diverse cultures and committed to preparing students to be engaged members of an increasingly diverse society. Indiana University Kokomo is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.  

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