Information Services Librarian
Ball State University
The Ball State University Libraries is looking for a librarian to join our committed and highly-engaged team as Information Services Librarian (Night). If you are excited about using your education and skills as an information professional and are passionate about directly impacting student and faculty success, this job could be right for you. The University Libraries averages nearly 1 million visitors annually, and the evening environment in Bracken Library, the main library located in the center of campus, is particularly vibrant and active. We are known for our friendly expertise and providing an inclusive, welcoming environment, and we are searching for someone ready to join us in our mission to create “transformative experiences for diverse communities of learners.” Please consider applying today for this exciting opportunity.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: Provide specialized reference service to the campus and local community through in-person, telephone, online, and virtual chat means; provide individualized research consultation; participate in collection development for print and electronic materials; work collaboratively with colleagues and faculty to develop, promote, and provide library instruction and information literacy; support an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative work environment and service culture to advance the strategic direction of the University Libraries.
Minimum Qualifications: MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program at time of appointment. Experience with electronic information services and library systems and their applications for reference and instruction; experience with and strong commitment to reference service and library instruction.
Minimum Other: Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work a night assignment, Sunday through Thursday, currently 2 PM – 11 PM.
Preferred Qualifications: Additional advanced degrees. Experience with online research tools and guides; experience with federal government publications; experience with legal reference.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Salary minimum salary range for this position: $50,000
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/33291
Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Dixie Dewitt and Salli Noel. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through October 17, 2022.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
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.