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Silver-Norman Curator of Dermatology, General Medicine, and Science
Indiana University - Bloomington

Date Posted Aug. 10, 2023
Title Silver-Norman Curator of Dermatology, General Medicine, and Science
University Indiana University - Bloomington
Bloomington , IN, United States
Department Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Faculty Associate
  • Library Sciences (all categories)

Silver - Norman Curator of Dermatology, General Medicine, and Science

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries’ Lilly Library seeks an innovative, collegial, and experienced librarian to serve as its inaugural Silver-Norman Curator of Dermatology, General Medicine, and Science. With the Library’s collections of dermatology, medicine, and science as the focus, the new curator will develop an active outreach program to students, faculty, and an international community of scholars, as well as the local community of Bloomington and beyond. The IU Libraries are investing in the Lilly Library by creating innovative staff and librarian positions. This is one of the exciting opportunities to join Indiana University’s principal rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library.

Position Overview: The Silver-Norman Curator of Dermatology, General Medicine, and Science will develop and increase public awareness of and engagement with the Lilly Library’s dermatological, medical, and scientific materials collections. They will join the Lilly Library’s growing Curatorial Team and work closely with staff members throughout the Lilly Library and Indiana University Libraries. All members of the Lilly Library support the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion and actively advance the Libraries’ mission, vision, and values.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Curatorial Services, the Curator of Dermatology, General Medicine, and Science will: Serve as a primary point of contact for those seeking information about the Lilly Library’s dermatological, medical, and scientific collections.

Increase awareness of the Lilly Library’s dermatological, medical, and scientific collections among members of the scholarly community, the public, and community groups, among other constituencies, through publications, presentations, conference participation, and in-person and virtual events.

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree in library or information science or international equivalent; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered, At least five years of professional experience with special collections or archives.

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TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by September 8, 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 1, 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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