Erin L. Ellis became the IU Libraries' first Associate Dean for Organizational Strategy, Diversity, and Inclusion in January, 2023. She joined the IU Libraries in April, 2018 as Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services. 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 and Social Sciences Librarian. Preceding her work at the University of Kansas, Erin served as an Information Services Librarian and Interim Instruction Coordinator at Texas Tech University Libraries. Erin has an M.L.S. degree from Emporia State University, a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Kansas, and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Pittsburg State University.
Erin’s professional interests include organizational transformation, scholarly communication, equity and inclusion in academic librarianship, and information literacy. She has written and presented widely on a variety of library-related topics. Additionally, she has consulted with academic libraries and departments on organizational reviews, strategic planning, and organizational design.
In 2021, Erin was elected as Vice-President/President-Elect of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). During her three-year term, she'll serve as Vice-President, President, and Past President. Erin was a member of the 2016-2017 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows cohort, and has participated in the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians and the assessment and teacher tracks of the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program.