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Ball State is a great place to work! In fact, Forbes has ranked Ball State University as the fourth-best midsized employer—and the only recognized education institution—in the State of Indiana.Learn More Any BSU employee, excluding Faculty and Temporary employees, applying for a staff or professional position will need to have been in their current role for at least 6 months at time of... application. Learn More Any BSU employee who is offered a final interview when applying for a staff or professional position will need to inform their current supervisor of the upcoming interview. Learn More Position Title Position Title Head of Research and Teaching Services About this Opportunity The Ball State University Libraries is looking for a talented collaborator and experienced leader to join our committed and highly-engaged team as Head of Research and Teaching Services. This position provides strategic leadership to a unit of 7 professionals in the delivery of innovative in-person and virtual research and teaching services. The Head of Research and Teaching Services will have a unique opportunity to collaboratively shape the future of the unit, working directly with faculty and students to understand and develop responsive models for reference and instruction that achieve learning outcomes and support faculty excellence for teaching and research. The Ball State University Libraries is well-known for our friendly expertise and providing an inclusive, welcoming environment, and Bracken Library is a central hub of the campus filled with the energy of a vibrant community of learners. If you are attracted by the potential of this important role and are ready to join us in our mission to create a transformative experience for diverse communities of learners, we invite you to consider applying today! Our Statement on Inclusiveness At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of the enduring values and informs all of our work. We define ‘inclusiveness’ as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ As such, this value incorporates a commitment to inclusive excellenceand freedom of expression. Benefits and Community Ball State University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible positions. Click here to explore options. Affordable HealthcareRetirementTuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)Professional Development Live Near Your Work - If you are considering living near the Ball State area, please visit the following link to learn more about relocation and living in east central Indiana: Provide strategic leadership to Research and Teaching Services; plan, develop, promote, and assess innovative and adaptive pedagogical and research practices and liaison services to advance student learning, faculty teaching and research, and community engagement; cultivate an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative work environment and service culture to advance the strategic direction of the University Libraries. MLS / MLIS / MIS degree from an ALA accredited program by date of appointment. At least 3 years post-degree reference experience; supervisory experience; instructional experience. Minimum Other Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office applications; experience with building relationships to further the library mission through liaison activities, reference, and library instruction; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work evenings and/or weekends. Authorization to work in the US Authorization to work in the US Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Preferred Education Additional advanced degrees. Preferred Experience Evidence of increasingly responsible professional experience in an academic or public library; supervisor experience of professional or classified staff. Preferred Other Pre-Employment Screening Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification. Position Title(s) Supervised Research and Teaching Services Librarians, Research and Teaching Services Supervisor. Required Certifications EEO Statement Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. About Ball State University Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 270+ undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of our master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees rank among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world. There's more to discover IN Indiana! Visit the following link to learn more: The minimum salary for this position is $65,000. Department Email or Phone Number Department Email or Phone Number 765-285-5277 Duties & Responsibilities Ranking Ranking 1 Job Duty Supervise and manage implementation of information literacy programs and reference services within the unit; provide leadership and coordination of research and teaching efforts across verticals within University Libraries that advance strategic initiatives. Ranking Ranking 2 Job Duty Provide training and assessment of information literacy programs and services, incorporating best practices for in-person, online, and hybrid instructional services using contemporary frameworks for information and digital literacies and pedagogical models. Ranking Ranking 3 Job Duty Lead coordinated outreach and community engagement in collaboration with campus partners to fully integrate research and instruction services responsive to evolving library and campus priorities, including information literacy support for Muncie and area K-12 schools. Ranking Ranking 4 Job Duty Oversee operations for the Research & Teaching Services unit; establish unit goals; ensure communication and collaboration with other library units and individuals, as well as academic faculty and other campus units. Ranking Ranking 5 Job Duty Participate in librarian liaison program and promote library services to the university community, establish cooperative efforts, collaborative projects, and responsive service. Ranking Ranking 6 Job Duty Collaborate with other leaders in the Research and Branch Services vertical to coordinate activities and make service recommendations. Ranking Ranking 7 Job Duty Assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations in all areas related to supervision, including but not limited to interviewing and selection, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal, and training and career development of personnel; contribute to the professional growth, development, and retention of a high-quality team of librarians and staff. Ranking Ranking 8 Job Duty Oversee collection development and maintenance for print and online Reference and Government Publications collections; serve as depository coordinator for state and federal government publications activity, ensuring program meets legal requirements. Ranking Ranking 9 Job Duty Oversee the development and maintenance of online research guides and digital instructional assets; collaboratively engage with other library units to improve discovery and use of scholarly collections and information resources. Ranking Ranking 10 Job Duty Manage Research and Teaching Services budgets for student wages and supplies. Ranking Ranking 11 Job Duty Share in providing reference and research services and library instruction, including evenings and weekends. Ranking Ranking 12 Job Duty Actively participate in and positively contribute to the activities of the Libraries, university, and profession through such opportunities as related professional organizations, presentations, committee service, publication, etc.; keep abreast of professional literature and scholarly developments in areas of specialization and pursue opportunities for relevant professional development. Ranking Ranking 13 Job Duty Perform other related duties as assigned. Posting Number Posting Number 202401558P Number of Vacancies Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date Desired Start Date 09/02/2024 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Open Date 06/04/2024 Applications Accepted Through Date Applications Accepted Through Date 07/04/2024 Open Until Filled No Information regarding transcripts Information regarding transcripts The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. Special Instructions Summary Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter In support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values , including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
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