Diane Dallis-Comentale is the Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University.  The Dean, together with an experienced administrative team, manages the operations, finances, and employees of multiple library destinations on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University.

Administrative offices are located in the iconic Herman B Wells Library, on the second floor of the West Tower. To best access this area, use the stairs located on the West side of the main lobby.  For elevator access, use the East Tower elevators to floor two and travel through Government Information, Maps and Microform Services to reach the Administrative office area, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Staff Directory

Director of Operations
(812) 855-6610
Director of Communications
Media Contact
(812) 856-4817
Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries
Associate Dean for Planning and Administration
(812) 855-5679
Assistant Dean for Library Technologies
(812) 855-0953
Associate Dean for Organizational Strategy, Diversity, and Inclusion
Associate Librarian
(812) 855-7743
Associate Dean for Collection Development and Archival Collections
(812) 855-1481
Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services
(812) 855-9792
Executive Director of Development
(812) 855-7494
Administrative Coordinator
(812) 855-1450

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Our Strategic Goals

Indiana University Bloomington recently published the details of its strategic plan, IUB 2030. This ambitious, seven-year vision will further elevate the vibrant Bloomington campus and increase its impact. IU Libraries is collaborating  to define our own strategic directions in alignment with this vision. The following goals, published April 2023, will lead our path as we develop the Libraries' strategic plan. 

  • IU Libraries will be an inclusive and equitable work environment with a culture of care and trust.
  • IU Libraries will provide and preserve world-class collections that are inclusive, sustainable, easy to discover, and usable in meaningful ways.
  • IU Libraries will equip students for academic success and lifelong learning, and actively contribute to an exceptional student experience.
  • IU Libraries will be an integral partner in the pursuit of groundbreaking research and creativity.

Our Core Values


We further the scholarly explorations of all who are curious by ever-expanding access to information and by creating an inclusive, welcoming environment to reach an ever-broadening research community.

Collaborations, consultations, and partnerships that are inclusive and transformational are fundamental to our work with all communities.

We are committed to deep-seated, structural change leading to greater diversity, inclusivity, access, and social justice in our workplace and campus community. Our work in collections, information services, publishing, and preservation amplifies the voices, experiences, and perspectives of those who have been oppressed, terrorized, silenced, or disadvantaged by the dominant culture.

We practice innovation in two primary ways: through technological enhancements and new organizational efficiencies in our resources, tools, and services; and by fostering equity, diversity, inclusivity, and justice in our work and goals as ongoing responses to a continually evolving social environment.

We practice transparency, openness, impartiality, accountability, and respect.