Seeking creative, enthusiastic individual to join Department of Teaching & Learning as Learning Commons Librarian. Responsibilities: establish and engage in collaborative working relationships with library, campus, community partners to support teaching and learning mission of Learning Commons; develop and maintain knowledge of instructional practices, teaching methodologies, instructional tools, learning environments; develop, teach, assess library instruction initiatives; lead group of campus partners who provide services in the Learning Commons; build upon the partnerships to develop student-centered learning opportunities and programs; hire, train, supervise graduate students who provide instructional initiatives in the Learning Commons, including library instruction sessions, tours, and one-on-one research consultations; lead ongoing and long-term assessment of the Learning Commons’ spaces in order to make informed decisions for sustained success and future innovations; oversee promotion of library instruction initiatives in the Learning Commons; promote Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, support the values outlined in IU Bloomington’s Campus Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/), the Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf ).
Required: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science; candidates with advanced degree in relevant subject area and appropriate experience in academic setting will also be considered; minimum of two years of experience with reference and/or instruction in an academic library or higher education; demonstrated knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information literacy instruction; demonstrated evidence of designing and implementing student-centered services and instruction.; ability to work in team environment, lead collaboratively, and build working relationships with library and campus colleagues; ability to meet requirements of tenure-track librarian position. (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf); understanding and valuing of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 49,000 students and almost 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its excellent 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 artisanship in limestone.
The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) is among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, innovative service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Of particular note are the 6.4-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, and the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive. The Libraries have renowned area studies collections and librarians who are leaders in the national conversation about the changing role of area studies librarianship. The Libraries are recognized leaders in integrating information literacy into the teaching and learning fabric of the university, and recently opened IU Scholars’ Commons and IU Learning Commons, two extensive renovations that have redefined the role of the Libraries in the academic missions of the university.
The IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future. Memberships include regional and national associations and consortia including the Big Ten Academic Alliance Center for Library Initiatives, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Unizin Consortium and the Samvera community. The IU Libraries are a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository and a managing partner of the HathiTrust Research Center, and a member of preservation initiatives such as the Digital Preservation Network (DPN,) and the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust). The IU Libraries have developed wide-ranging and active digital library projects and initiatives that date back to the early 1990’s, including Variations Digital Music Library, Image Collections Online, significant text collections, and most recently, the university-wide Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative and the Avalon Media System. The Libraries are the organizational home of the Office of Scholarly Publishing that brings together the work of the Indiana University Press with the Libraries’ open-access publishing initiatives.