Friday, February 15, 2008

Reference & Information Services Librarian

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Helmke Library seeks an energetic and knowledgeable individual to provide general reference and information services, and specialized research support, instruction, and collection development. The librarian serves as liaison to the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Department of Communication, and the Journalism Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Interviews will be conducted for a 12-month, tenure-track position to begin July 1, 2008. See the full job posting at

Responsibilities: Successful candidates will contribute substantially to the library's ongoing initiative to integrate public services, collections, and instruction in the dynamic environment of desktop information delivery. Within areas of liaison assignments, responsible for evaluating, selecting, and using printed and electronic resources, planning and updating library Web pages, providing information and instructional services, and developing innovative services and user aids. Will work closely with colleagues to develop outreach activities for students in the visual and performing arts fields, contribute to projects associated with IPFW's mDON Mastodon Digital Objects Network, promote arts education, and teach and assess information literacy competencies. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications: An A.L.A.-accredited master's degree in library or information science is required. Preference given to candidates with experience in academic library settings, especially in the area of visual or performing arts. Must demonstrate excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, ability to work independently and in teams, ready knowledge of general reference resources, fine and performing arts sources, and government information, strong commitment to accurate, responsive information services, and desire for continuous learning and self-improvement. Must be able to meet the responsibilities of a tenure-track appointment by demonstrating focus, initiative, innovation, and impact in job performance, professional development, and service. Entry-level candidates are welcome to apply and should highlight their potential for success in this position.

Salary and benefits: Salary and rank dependent upon qualifications and experience. Benefits include eligibility for sabbatical leaves, university healthcare plan, TIAA-CREF retirement/annuity plan, group life insurance, liberal vacation and sick leave. IPFW is an equal opportunity/equal access affirmative action employer.

Application: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Judith L. Violette, Director of Library Services, Helmke Library, IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until the position is filled.

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