Special Collections at IUPUI University Library (http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/special) hosts one of the largest collections of materials for the study of philanthropy in the US. The philanthropy collections include the Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library as well as the collected records and papers of foundations, community organizations, and individuals involved in philanthropy. To meet the needs of this growing area, University Library seeks the expertise of an individual who can manage and develop collections as well as serve the needs of students, faculty, and community researchers. This individual will report to the Director of Special Collections and, in the area of collection development and management, will be responsible for developing and maintaining the Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library—a research collection of secondary print and digital resources. This person will also manage curation of digital materials in the philanthropy manuscript collections and assist with the development of processes for the acquisition and curation of born digital records. Of equal emphasis, the person in this role will serve as library liaison to the globally recognized Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, providing instructional services to students (BA, MA, and Ph.D.), as well as research and consultation services for faculty and community patrons.
Ranked 5th by U.S. News and World Report in “Up-and-Coming National Universities,” IUPUI is an urban research and health sciences campus with 18 schools and 250 degree programs. Located in downtown Indianapolis, a multicultural and affordable mid-sized city, the campus serves more than 30,000 students annually, 15.6% of whom are classified as an ethnic minority and 4.5% of whom are international students.
IUPUI’s goal is to create an academic community, rich with intellectual, cultural and social diversity. As part of the IUPUI campus, the University Library values diversity in the backgrounds of our staff. IUPUI is an affirmative action and an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting, educating, and providing services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, disability status, or protected veteran status. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process may contact library administration.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student success, the potential to fulfill the requirements for promotion and tenure, the ability to work effectively in a collaborative organization, and an understanding of IUPUI’s mission, “to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.”
Develop and maintain collections in philanthropic studies, both physical and digital
Coordinate the transfer of digital materials from a variety of current and legacy media formats
Collaborate with Special Collections archivists to develop processes for the routine acquisition, preservation, and access of born-digital materials
Provide appropriate educational services to students of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Provide research assistance to faculty and students and community patrons affiliated with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Minimum salary is $48,500, with additional funding for professional development and travel. Benefits include 22 vacation days, 9 paid holidays, health/dental insurance options, and retirement contributions of 10% to either TIAA-CREF or Fidelity plans. A start-up package includes $10,000 for moving and additional professional development expenses.
Deadline for applications is September 15, 2017. The position is available Jan 1, 2018. Please forward a resume, contact information for four references (include name, title, telephone number, and e-mail address) and a letter of application discussing your ability to contribute to Special Collections at IUPUI and the strengths you will bring to the position. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4403 Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to University Library Human Resources Coordinator Teresa McCurry at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As one of only 18 universities nationwide to receive the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from Insight into Diversity (the nation’s oldest higher education diversity publication) for five consecutive years, IUPUI is an urban-serving institution with a mission and a vision focused on both diversity and community engagement. Home to three recent Library Journal Movers and Shakers, the University Library is looking for librarians who will support our commitment to engage with the wider educational community through performance, professional development and service that are inclusive of the rich diversity of our campus and our city.
ALA accredited Master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree
Familiarity with the philanthropy and nonprofit organizations
Minimum of one year of experience with digital preservation
Ability to work in a team based environment
Ability to work with a diverse community of users
Strong potential to fulfill requirements for promotion and tenure
One year relevant academic library experience
Experience with classroom instruction
Experience with digitization processes and software