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Research & Learning Diversity Resident
Indiana University

Date Posted Sep. 12, 2023
Title Research & Learning Diversity Resident
University Indiana University
Bloomington, IN, United States
Department Indiana University Libraries
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library Sciences (all categories)

Research & Learning Diversity Resident

The Indiana University Libraries invites applications for a Research & Learning Diversity 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 appointed 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. The residency is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track visiting librarian position. Job duties will be at a professional level appropriate to a faculty librarian position.

As a member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance (, the IU Libraries’ Diversity Residents are part of a cohort established by ACRL Diversity Alliance member libraries. The purpose of the resident program is to provide underrepresented racial and ethnic candidates with professional positions, engage them in professional learning and service at Indiana University, and support their success in academic librarianship. The Diversity Resident Program is a part of the IU Libraries’ commitment to cultivating diversity within the profession and fostering an appreciation of diversity. The Resident will actively participate in committees, councils, and task forces, will have opportunities to participate in relevant national and regional professional organizations, and have support to participate in scholarship and service activities within the university and profession.

Responsibilities: Participate in reference services and research support; Contribute to subject-based liaison work. Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited graduate degree in library or information science; an advanced degree in a relevant discipline and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered. Those earning degrees by September 2023 will be considered. Early-career individuals and those from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Consideration will also be given to those seeking to transition from a non-academic or non-faculty library position to academic librarianship with an earlier degree completion date;

Special Instructions: Please submit a cover letter addressing the following questions: What has shaped your interest in academic librarianship? What would you like to get out of the residency program? How do your residency goals align with the IU Libraries Strategic Plan?

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TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by October 20, 2023, will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until filled. Interested 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, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email:

Expected start date: January 2, 2024. Please note that this date is flexible.

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to

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 case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.

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