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Erin Ellis joined the IU Libraries as Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services in April, 2018. Prior to her arrival at IU, Erin served as the Associate Dean, Research and Learning Division at the University of Kansas Libraries, where she had worked since 2005. She previously held the positions of Head of Libraries Instructional Services; Liaison to Applied Behavioral Sciences, Psychology and Sociology; and Social Sciences Librarian. Preceding her work at the University of Kansas, Erin served as the Information Services Librarian; Interim Instruction Coordinator; and Liaison for English, Music, Health, Exercise, and Sports Science, and Classical and Modern Languages and Literature at Texas Tech University Libraries.
Erin has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Pittsburg State University, a MLS degree from Emporia State University, and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. She has attended the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows Program, the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians and the assessment and teacher tracks of the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Immersion Program.
Erin’s research interests include organizational transformation, instructor development and information literacy. She has written and presented widely on these and other library-related topics. In addition, she is a consultant for organizational review and design. Erin is active in the professional organizations and is currently the chair of the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee and a member of the ARL Associate University Librarian Professional Development Working Group.