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Ruth Lilly Medical Library seeks new director

May 16, 2013

The IU School of Medicine seeks a director to serve as the senior administrative leader for the school of medicine's Ruth Lilly Medical Library.

The IU School of Medicine, established in 1903, is the only allopathic medical school in the state of Indiana serving 1,200 medical students educated on nine campuses across the state, more than 1,100 resident and fellow trainees, approximately 400 students in masters and Ph.D. programs, 250 undergraduate students in health professions programs and more than 4000 full- and part-time and volunteer faculty.

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library director will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the delivery of academic and knowledge-based information resources and tools aligning the library's strategic plan with the goals of the School of Medicine across its missions of education, research and clinical service.

This position requires a faculty member with extensive experience and credentials to justify the rank of professor/librarian. A master's degree or Ph.D. in library or information science earned from a program accredited by the American Library Association is preferred. The candidate should also possess progressive and accomplished experience in library administrative/leadership roles that include significant responsibilities for budgetary oversight and resource planning. A minimum of five years of supervisory experience in a medical library is preferred, including evidence of successful supervision of professional staff and faculty.

Knowledge in the breadth of library operations including managing electronic resources, collection development and document delivery as well as knowledge and skills in evaluating, implementing and making accessible, new knowledge based technologies is needed.

A successful candidate will also have an established track record of successful grant funding, scholarly dissemination and collaboration with educators, researchers and clinicians.

The director should be a dynamic leader with the ability to develop and cultivate a highly functioning team that delivers results and to champion change and continuous improvement initiatives in a complex academic health center system.

Above all, this position must bring the ability to foster relationships with faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders thereby ensuring the success of programs created by the library.   

For a complete position description, visit http://medicine.iu.edu/administration/high-level-open-positions/.

Priority applicant review will occur after Monday, June 3. Interested applicants should create one PDF file containing a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for six references.  Send the PDF file by email to iusmhire@iu.edu with the subject line "Director, Ruth Lilly Medical Library" attention search committee co-chairs Drs. Alex Djuricich and Randy Brutkiewicz.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

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