Residential Library Services Coordinator
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana



Department Information

Indiana University Bloomington is a public Research Institution with a total enrollment of 45,328 students and some of the top academic programs in a range of disciplines. With Big 10 sports, more than 700 student organizations, a vibrant artist community, and plenty of other opportunities for involvement, IU is a campus full of energy and life.

Residence Life is a strategic campus partner in the Involvement and Belonging area of the Office of Student Life. We house approximately 13,000 predominately first year students in 14 traditional residence halls and 6 unfurnished apartment communities. In addition to our traditional floors, we have 21 Living Learning Centers and Thematic Communities. We are committed to diversity and inclusion that is guided by our Diversity Statement.

The mission of Residential Libraries is to provide their residents with library collections, programs, and services that support their recreational, cultural, and academic needs. There have been libraries in the residential halls at IU since 1940. We are proud to continue that legacy through the daily operation of 10 libraries on campus providing DVDs, equipment, games, and books to the residents.

Job Summary

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Under general supervision provides support to multiple libraries and outreach program.
  • Ordering library material, office, and programming supplies.
  • Processing of library material and distribution to libraries.
  • Submits hospitality requests and reconciles procurement card receipts.
  • Creates and maintains library records and compiles library statistics.
  • Coordinates the collection of and processes HR and payroll paperwork.
  • Assists manager with training and creating training material. Assists manager with creating and writing policies and procedures, evaluations, and library inspections.
  • Oversees and provides support to Library supervisors and supervises part-time hourly office assistant.
  • Process movie licensing requests.
  • Oversees departmental email accounts.
  • Posts charges and credits for overdue and damaged library material.
General Responsibilities
  • Handles and monitors library materials, including re-shelving, processing new material, restocking, and ensuring that all materials can be located quickly and easily. Evaluates condition of library materials and may perform repair and preservation of library materials, as needed.
  • Assists faculty, students, and other patrons by answering phones and handling library-related issues, resolving non-routine problems related to library activities.
  • Monitors library systems. Creates and updates basic records, maintains automated records, reviewing for completeness and accuracy.
  • Collects and collates data, compiles statistics, uses compiled information to prepare unit reports
  • May assist with cataloging new items, performing audits of outstanding items, and/or inter-library loan materials processing.
  • May oversee library department desk and provide training and direction for students' employees working the front desk.



  • High school diploma or GED

  • 2 years library or office experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered


  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Experience with information systems and web-based applications, such as databases, online search and discovery tools, and cataloging/metadata applications
  • Understanding of common security protocols related to Internet use and protecting the information privacy of library users

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. This role frequently requires the ability to move objects weighing 10-30 pounds.The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Additional Information

Salary plan and grade: PAA2LS

This is an CWA union covered position

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana
This is an in-person position

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Intermediate

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Educational Resources & Tech

Job Family: Library Services

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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