Head, Teaching & Learning; Bloomington, Indiana

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 42,000 students and almost 3,000 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 Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.  Of particular note are the 8-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, and the Lilly Library, the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.

The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Hydra community, and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository. IU is the principal investigator for Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and is working with academic library partners to develop a next generation open source library management system. IU is a founding partner in Unizin.org, a consortium of institutions seeking to provide teachers and students with more digital learning options.

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a creative and enthusiastic individual to work with university partners, faculty, and librarians to envision, develop, and sustain student-centered instruction and engagement programs as part of a comprehensive information literacy initiative. The Head of the Teaching & Learning Department will provide leadership for the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries in the development, delivery, and assessment of information literacy instruction. This position leads a team of three librarians and 15-20 graduate student employees. This is a tenure-track position reporting to the Associate Dean of Library Academic Services.



Oversee and coordinate the IU Libraries’ instructional services, information literacy programs and library services and space in support of student learning including:

·         Initiate and support the disciplinary integration of information literacy into undergraduate and graduate curricula.

·         Provide leadership for the Learning Commons, including supporting the engagement of campus partners, the design of learning spaces, and the delivery of student-focused services in the space.

  • Act as a resource for all IU Librarians who participate in library instruction.
  • Advise on the development of the libraries’ presence in the university-wide learning management system.
  • Partner with other IU campus libraries and University IT Services to integrate library services into the learning management system.
  • Actively engage with faculty and instructors as partners in programmatic integration of information literacy concepts and skills into the undergraduate and graduate curricula.
  • Develop and lead others in the creation learning materials and instructional opportunities in a variety of formats.

Provide leadership within the Libraries regarding teaching, assessment, and improving student learning:

  • Provide leadership in library instruction and information literacy design, delivery, and assessment.
  • Participate in academic fairs, programs, presentations, or other campus activities related to student engagement and support.

·         Evaluate and assess instructional programs, services, resources and products.

·         Design, create, assess, and manage high-quality programs and services to enable innovative, engaging, and learner-focused learning experiences.

·         Articulate vision and guide program development to transform ways the library partners with faculty and students in leveraging and applying learning technologies to advance their scholarship, curricular, and co-curricular needs.



·         ALA-accredited Master’s degree or advanced degree in relevant field.

·         A minimum of five years of professional experience leading  or coordinating an information literacy program in a research library setting

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a team of professional consultants for teaching and learning.

·         Teaching experience and demonstrated knowledge of learning and educational theories, instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information literacy instruction.

·         Experience with learning outcomes assessment as a component of an organizational or institutional strategic plan.

·         Supervisory and project management experience and demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.

·         Demonstrated experience in collaboration with information technology and/or instructional technology units

·         Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.

·         Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations.

·         Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.


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 once achieving tenure. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

·         Website: http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html

·         Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

·         Brochure: http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf



Review of applications will begin Friday, October 9, 2015.  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: libpers@indiana.edu.

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to http://www.iub.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.