Job Announcement: Teaching Innovation Librarian, Diversity Resident at Indiana University

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Position SummaryThe Teaching Innovation Librarian, Diversity Resident will work in the Lilly Library, the rare book and manuscript library of Indiana University, and develop sustainable, inclusive, and innovative teaching and outreach programs. The Lilly Library holds over 450,000 rare books and over 8.5 million manuscripts, with collection strengths including, but not limited to, British and American literature and history; global literature and history; medieval manuscripts and early printed books; science and medicine; children’s literature; literary archives; Latin American history; film and television; and artists’ books. This position will explore new instructional opportunities and services for the Lilly Library and develop and pilot new teaching and outreach programs. Reporting to the Head of the Teaching and Research Department, this position will collaborate with Teaching and Research Department colleagues. Possible projects include but are not limited to piloting an outreach program to use the Lilly Library’s new Teaching Collection on and off campus; working with the Curator of Modern Books to continue building the Teaching Collection; researching and surveying online learning resources and modules at other special collections libraries; and piloting online modules for teaching book history and/or primary source literacy with Lilly Library collections.


-In collaboration with Teaching and Research Department members, use special collections materials to provide high-quality instruction to diverse audiences, including undergraduates, graduate students, and community groups.
-Collaborate with faculty and other library and campus partners to develop innovative teaching strategies that utilize information technologies and special collections materials.
-With the Curator of Modern Books, continue to develop the Lilly Library’s Teaching Collection of materials that can leave the library for campus and community outreach; plan, pilot, and implement teaching with these materials.
-Under the direction of the Head of Teaching and Research, research, plan, and pilot online learning modules, lesson plans, or other digital resources for teaching primary source literary and/or book history using the Lilly Library’s collections.
-In collaboration with other Teaching and Research Department members, assist in planning and implementing outreach initiatives, including in-person events, online programs, and social media.
-Provide reference services for specialized areas on a backup basis, including weekends.
-Promote the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion and support the values outlined in the IU Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (
Qualifications-An ALA-accredited graduate degree in library or information science or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered. Those earning degrees by May 2024 will also be considered. Early-career individuals and those from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
-Demonstrated understanding of and the ability to promote the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion and support the values outlined in the Libraries Strategic Plan ( and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (
-Demonstrated ability to provide teaching, reference, or other public services in a special collections repository to a diverse clientele, including faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students
-Demonstrated commitment to promoting an appreciation and the use of special collections materials to a variety of audiences
-Demonstrated understanding of the significance of original artifacts and the nature and value of primary materials for learning, teaching, research, and outreach
-Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with library and campus colleagues
-Demonstrated general knowledge of the humanities through, e.g., coursework, previous work experience, or publications.
-Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

-Additional graduate degree in a discipline related to the collections of the Lilly Library
-Reading knowledge of any Western or non-Western language significantly represented in the Lilly Library’s collections
-Knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective instruction
-Knowledge of the history of the book and the book arts and of the methods and materials that have been used to create and disseminate archival and non-print materials
-Knowledge of the basic history, theory, and professional practices relating to materials generally found in special collections research libraries, including but not limited to rare books, maps, prints, photographs, ephemera, archives, manuscripts, original artwork, audiovisual media, and digital materials
-Experience working with underrepresented communities in a higher education environment

The Indiana University Libraries invites applications for a Teaching Innovation Librarian as a part of the IU Libraries’ third cohort of the Diversity Residency Program. Designed for a new or early-career individual, this three-year, non-renewable position provides opportunities for the incumbent to apply professional knowledge and skills, develop a professional network, and gain valuable experience toward career goals and opportunities in academic librarianship.
Special Instructions
to Applicants

Recruitment Range

Salary range: $62,000-65,000
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:
Job Open

Applications received by May 1, 2024, will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until filled. 
Open UntilN/A
Type of Appointment

3 yr residency

ApplyInterested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources (Phone: 812-855-8196 – Fax: 812-855- 2576 – Email: 

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington, go to Expected start date:  June 15, 2024.

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