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 to research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for its park-like beauty and architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.

The Bloomington campus is home to Indiana University Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu), one of North America's leading academic research library systems. 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 more than 10 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 1990s.
  • 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. In addition, the IU 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 IU Libraries’ open-access publishing initiatives.
  • Our visual flagship, the Herman B Wells Library, is one of the busiest academic spaces on campus, recording millions of visits yearly. The Scholars’ Commons, Learning Commons, and Moving Image Collections and Archives help redefine the role and potential of libraries and archives. Other noteworthy library destinations are the freshly renovated Education Library, the world-class Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, the University Archives, the Wylie House Museum and its collections, and the William and Gayle Cook Music Library that supports musical performance, teaching, learning, and research, primarily to the Jacobs School of Music, a world-renowned center of musical excellence.
  • IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future. For example, we take a leadership role on campus 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), and the Samvera community. The IU Libraries are a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

“Before a conditional offer of employment with tenure is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a caseby-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.”


Salary and Benefits


Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, a university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university-paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This tenure-track academic appointment includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources: