Jay Fellowship Accepting Applications

Position Description

  The fellowship recipient agrees to work 180 hours (approximately 15 hours/week) each semester (15 weeks) in the Department of Teaching & Learning, Wells Library, for the duration of the scholarship. This work involves:

  • Staffing the Research Assistance Desk and participating in relevant Teaching and Learning Department activities (6-8 hours/week).
  • Working with each member of the Department of Teaching and Learning on projects designed to introduce a broad understanding of public services and instructional librarianship (2-4 hours/week). Areas include:
    • Instruction and instructional design
    • Co-curricular outreach and engagement
    • Library space design and management
    • Designing student support services
  • Identifying, developing, and implementing a substantial project under the direction of Teaching and Learning librarians (2-4 hours/week). For Fall 2022 this will include participating in a large-scale assessment of the Learning Commons spaces and services, including:
    • Recruiting student participants
    • Leading focus groups
    • Coding data
    • Helping make future recommendations informed by responses
  • Present a report on projects accomplished to librarians and staff at the end of the scholarship term.
  • Individually or collaboratively with others in the department submit a conference presentation proposal or paper for publication. Acceptance is not required.
  • Recent projects have included a library orientation virtual reality game, an environmental scan and accessibility audit of the libraries’ online learning objects; the development of rubrics to assess student learning; and updating and maintaining information literacy modules and videos.


  • Enrolled in IUB graduate program throughout the course of the scholarship
  • Strong commitment to pursuing a career in Public Services librarianship with a specific focus on information literacy in the contexts of teaching, learning and pedagogy (in-person and online)
  • Ability and willingness to learn new software for instructional purposes

To Apply

Submit the following information as e-mail attachments to the Department of Teaching and Learning (libinstr@indiana.edu). Please use the subject line: Jay Information Literacy Fellowship.

  • Two to three paragraphs that outline your qualifications for the position and addresses the kinds of library public services activities you hope to pursue in your professional career
  • Current resume/CV
  • Your availability for a 30-minute interview during business hours from May 2-7, 2022.


  • April 22, 2022 -- Application deadline
  • April 25-29, 2022 -- Review of applications
  • May 2-7, 2022 – Interviews with Teaching and Learning Department
  • May 10, 2022 – Fellowship offer made


For further information, contact the Department of Teaching and Learning at libinstr@indiana.edu.