Head of Music Library Public Services & Outreach-Indiana University






Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 42,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.


The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.  Of particular note are the 8-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, and the Lilly Library, the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.


The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Hydra community, and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository. IU is the principal investigator for Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and is working with academic library partners to develop a next generation open source library management system. IU is a founding partner in Unizin.org, a consortium of institutions seeking to provide teachers and students with more digital learning options.

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a creative and enthusiastic individual to lead the Public Services of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library. The Head of Public Services and Outreach will coordinate the Cook Library’s reference services, the development, delivery, and assessment of information literacy and related teaching and learning activities, and oversee the work of the Circulation and Reserves Department. This is a tenure-track position reporting to the Director of the Cook Music Library.


Oversee and coordinate the Cook Library’s Public Services, which include:

Teaching and Learning:

·         Creating and designing instructional materials in traditional and new formats.

·         Leading the Information Fluency activities as required for the Jacobs School of Music curriculum.

·         Collaborate with and consult with the IU Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Department on the development of and oversight of the Cook Music Library’s instructional services, information literacy programs, and library services and spaces in support of student learning.

·         Assisting faculty in the use and development of the libraries’ presence in the university-wide learning management system. Actively engaging with faculty, instructors, and other IUB librarians as partners in programmatic integration of information literacy concepts and skills into the undergraduate and graduate curricula.

·         Providing leadership within the Libraries regarding teaching, assessment, and improving student learning.

·         Participating in academic fairs, programs, presentations, or other campus activities related to student engagement and support.

·         Evaluating and assessing instructional programs, services, resources, and products.

Reference Service:

·         Providing in-person, phone, mail, and online (chat, email, web) reference service.

·         Overseeing and training a team of Music Library staff members working at the desk.

·         Coordinate with the IU Libraries’ Reference Services Department and Assessment Librarian to insure effective data and statistics collection for use in reporting, studies, and evaluation of services.

Circulation and Reserves:

·         Overseeing and training a team that coordinates all circulation and reserve functions, including student hiring/firing, reserves processing, stacks maintenance/shelving, access digitization.

·         Maintain the Cook Music Library’s website and related online finding aids and materials.


·         ALA-accredited master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in Music required; master’s degree in Music preferred.

·         A minimum of three years of professional experience providing and/or coordinating music reference services.

·         Experience in providing library instruction and/or with information literacy programs in a research library setting.

·         Supervisory and project management experience and demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.

·         Experience in collaboration with information technology and/or instructional technology units.

·         Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.

·         Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations.

·         Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves once achieving tenure. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

·         Website: http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html

·         Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

·         Brochure: http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf



Review of applications will begin Friday, November 13, 2015.  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: libpers@indiana.edu.

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to http://www.iub.edu.


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.