Bloomington, IN: Assistant/Associate Librarian – Indiana University Bloomington Libraries


The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a creative and enthusiastic individual to work with university partners, faculty, and librarians to envision, develop, and sustain student-centered library services and programming for graduate and undergraduate students and faculty. Reporting to the Head of Social Sciences, the Head of the Education Library will provide leadership for the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries in the development, delivery, and assessment of library services as well as pursuing partnerships and opportunities to create meaningful co-curricular experiences for students on a residential campus. This position will provide all necessary library support for and serve as liaison to all departments in the School of Education. This will include but is not limited to the development of new programs, support for research and publishing, support for teaching, support for grant funding, and collection development. The Head of the Education Library will join the Social Sciences department which is comprised of the Head of Social Sciences, Head of the Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs Information Commons, Government Documents Librarian, GIS Librarian, Business Instruction Librarian, 1 professional staff, 5-6 support staff, and a team of temporary hourly staff in delivering library Social Sciences services across the campus.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 48,000 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 ( are among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The IU Libraries system consists of twenty libraries on the Bloomington campus, five libraries in Indianapolis, and a library at each of the other six campuses across the state. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9.9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over more than 430 languages. Users can access more than 400-1,871 databases, 60,000 electronic journals, and 1.4-1.9 million electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.
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), and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository.

Lead the IU Libraries’ services for the School of Education including workshops and programming for graduate students and pre-service teachers, course-integrated information literacy instruction, and support for research. The position should be capable of developing library services, collections, and spaces that support student learning and research including:
· Provision of services including supporting the engagement of campus partners and the delivery of student-focused services in the space.
· Provide support for and help faculty meet their needs for open access publishing, data management, bibliographic citation management tools, and both general and discipline-specific reference service.
Develop appropriate web-based resources and for the libraries’ web site and university-wide learning management system, specifically Libguides.
Actively engage with faculty and instructors as partners in programmatic integration of information literacy concepts and skills into the undergraduate and graduate curricula.
Participate in academic fairs, programs, presentations, or other campus activities related to student engagement and support.
· Design, create, assess, and manage high-quality programs and services to enable innovative, engaging, and learner-focused learning experiences.
· Coordinate collection development for Education. Work closely with the classroom faculty in these departments to assess the needs of the academic programs in order to select library resources in varied formats.

· ALA-accredited Master’s degree or advanced degree in relevant field.
· Minimum of two years of experience in a research library setting.
Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a team of professional consultants for teaching and learning.
· Teaching experience and demonstrated knowledge of learning and educational theories, instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information literacy instruction.
· Experience with learning outcomes assessment as a component of an organizational or institutional strategic plan.
· Demonstrated experience in collaboration with information technology and/or instructional technology units.
· Project management experience and a demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
· Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
· Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations and a commitment to incorporating the differences, complexities and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
· Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.
· Supervisory experience.
· Experience using education and curriculum resources.
· Collection development, reference, and instruction experience in an academic setting.
· Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies. Demonstrated knowledge or experience in pre-K-12 settings. Experience working with graduate or continuing professional students.
· Additional graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
· Record of scholarship and/or service.

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. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:
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Review of applications will begin Friday, February 24, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: 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:

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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.

Betty Davis
Libraries Human Resources
Herman B Wells Library E751
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405