The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a creative and enthusiastic individual to join the Department of Teaching & Learning as Learning Commons Librarian. Working in a highly collegial library, the Learning Commons Librarian is responsible for collaborating with library and university partners to envision, develop, and sustain student-centered academic support in the Learning Commons, a dynamic 24/7 environment that fosters learning, research, writing, and use of technology in a collaborative atmosphere. The Learning Commons Librarian will build upon the department's initiative of integrating information literacy into co-curricular environments by capitalizing upon partnerships with librarians, teaching faculty/instructors, and campus units to provide a rich learning experience for students in the Learning Commons, with an emphasis on addressing targeted needs of undergraduates. The successful candidate has the unique opportunity to help shape the department's direction by imagining and developing new ways of integrating information literacy into a flexible environment that supports active learning. Candidates who have knowledge and experience with student engagement, pedagogical practices, and collaborative leadership will be given the highest consideration. This is a tenure-track position reporting to the Head of the Department of Teaching & Learning. The Indiana University Libraries are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. We encourage all employees to incorporate fully their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of our mission.
Establish and engage in collaborative working relationships with library, campus, and community partners to support the teaching and learning mission of the Learning Commons.
Develop and maintain knowledge of instructional practices, teaching methodologies, instructional tools, and learning environments.
Develop, teach, and assess library instruction initiatives.
Lead a group of campus partners who provide services in the Learning Commons. Build upon these partnerships to develop student-centered learning opportunities and programs.
Hire, train, and supervise graduate students who provide instructional initiatives in the Learning Commons, including library instruction sessions, tours, and one-on-one research consultations.
Lead the ongoing and long-term assessment of the Learning Commons' spaces in order to make informed decisions for sustained success and future innovations.
Oversee the promotion of library instruction initiatives in the Learning Commons.
Promote the Libraries' culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in IU Bloomington's Campus Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/), the Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), and the Libraries' Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf ).
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 two years of experience with reference and/or instruction in an academic library or higher education.
Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information literacy instruction.
Demonstrated evidence of designing and implementing student-centered services and instruction.
Ability to work in a team environment, lead collaboratively, and build working relationships with library and campus colleagues.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations.
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position. (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf).
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.
Department Contact for Questions:
Applications received by Friday, January 12, 2018 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 – Phone: 812-855-8196 – Fax: 812-855-2576 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAA #: 21711-16
Appointment Status: Tenure Track
Internal Number: 5076
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.