About the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
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 over 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class 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 craftsmanship in limestone.
The Bloomington campus is home to Indiana University Libraries, (https://libraries.indiana.edu) one of the leading academic research library systems in North America. Our collections, people, and spaces use knowledge to inspire great work.
- IU Libraries partners with every academic department on campus. Materials are digital, visual, audio, and print. Over 60,000 journals are offered electronically, and the libraries hold 9.9 million print volumes in 450 languages and 120,000 films in its Moving Image Archive. A long-time leader in digital library projects, IU Libraries developed wide-ranging initiatives as early as the 1990’s, and recently embarked on the ambitious university-wide Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative.
- Indiana University’s librarians actively collect and conserve knowledge and are leaders in national conversations in areas such as diversity initiatives, digital preservation and associated technologies, the changing role of area studies librarianship, and integrating information literacy. The Libraries are the organizational home of the innovative and visionary Office of Scholarly Publishing, which brings together the work of the highly-respected Indiana University Press with the Libraries’ open access publishing initiatives.
- Our visual flagship, the Herman B Wells Library, is one of the busiest academic spaces on campus, recording well over 2 million visits each year. Its recently opened Scholars’ Commons, Learning Commons and Moving Image Collections and Archives were extensive and visionary renovations that redefine the role and potential of libraries. Other library destinations of particular note are the world-class Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, the Wylie House Museum and collections, and the 6.4-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF).
IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future. On campus, for example, we take a leadership role as active members of the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council. 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 Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust).
The Indiana University Libraries seeks a creative and enthusiastic individual to promote and expand the Libraries’ efforts to integrate information literacy more fully into the curriculum. This position is named for Hilda and Ellen Jay, two donors whose support has made possible instructional development grants for library and teaching faculty who wish to integrate information literacy into courses and curricula. The individual in this position will have a particular focus on broadening the impact of the Jay Information Literacy Program, and on coordinating the design, development, implementation, and assessment of online and hybrid instructional initiatives. This is a two-year visiting position reporting to the Head of Teaching & Learning.
- in collaboration with the Head of Teaching & Learning, and working closely with colleagues in the Libraries and campus faculty, develop and implement the integration of IL-based modules and tutorials into high-enrollment introductory courses, in order to engage as many students as possible with information literacy skills and practices
- maintain, develop, and coordinate a broad range of teaching and learning objects (web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides) including IU’s Critical Thinking Online Toolkit
- assess the impact of IL teaching and learning objects on student learning through course evaluation responses, pre- and post-test measures, surveys, and analysis of students’ final projects
- coordinate with the Undergraduate Education Librarian with administration of the Jay Information Literacy Grant Program, which includes developing customized sessions for each cohort of grant recipients, organizing cohort meetings, and working with recipients to fully incorporate information literacy practices into course assignments
- work with the Head of Teaching & Learning to coordinate, assess, and develop a long-term plan for sustaining the Primary Source Immersion Program
- use learner-centered and inclusive instruction design to promote active learning, and to fully integrate online learning into the curriculum
- ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered.
- Minimum of one year of experience in an academic library or higher education.
- Knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information literacy instruction, both in person and online.
- Experience with course management software and tutorial integration.
- Working knowledge of current and emerging technologies and their instructional applications. High degree of comfort in learning new software for instructional purposes.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to attend to details.
- Ability to collaborate effectively and creatively with others.
- Working knowledge of or familiarity with the principles of Universal Design.
- 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.
Submit a letter of application and a CV with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references via email to Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin March 30, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Jennifer Chaffin.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:
For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to http://www.indiana.edu.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.