Position Opening: Associate Director for Public Services


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Ruth Lilly Medical Library

Indiana University School of Medicine


Associate Director for Public Services

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and talented librarian who is prepared to lead a team of library faculty and staff in support of the education, research, clinical translation, interprofessional education, and population health initiatives of the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). The Associate Director for Public Services manages the operations of, plans, coordinates, and promotes the Library’s education program and learning resources as well as oversees the operations of reference and mediated searching. This position is also responsible for developing and implementing strategies to improve curricular integration and support for the nine IUSM centers around the state.


Close interaction occurs with all other areas of the Library, the School of Medicine’s Office of Undergraduate Medical Education, Medical Student Affairs, Graduate Medical Education, key library and education users, and individual faculty members. This is a tenure-track faculty position and serves a member of the library’s administrative team.  


Job Responsibilities



  1. Recruits, trains, evaluates, supervises, and promotes the work of the research librarians and the clinical informationist.
  2. Directs and assists the unit in program/service innovation, development, planning, management, marketing, problem solving, evaluation and to develop policies, procedures, priorities and goals to meet needs of primary users, preparing statistical and narrative reports as requested.
  3. Participates in various library and campus committees and serves on the library’s administrative team.
  4. Manages and prioritizes time effectively, appropriately balancing the responsibilities of primary duties with secondary duties.



  1. Leads the library’s undergraduate medical education curriculum integration including developing and implementing strategies to increase services and visibility at the nine IUSM regional campuses around the state.
  2. Works with the Office of Graduate Medical Education on the expansion of population health and interprofessional education.
  3. Teaches orientation sessions, course-integrated instruction and workshops for library clientele.


  1. Cultivates partnerships and collaborates with university faculty on projects including teaching, grants, manuscripts, paper or poster presentations.
  2. Contributes to the overall development and innovation of the library and the profession by participating in library, campus, university, state, regional or national meetings, committees, workgroups and task forces or by representing the library on consortia
  3. Develops, promotes, and evaluates the library liaison program.
  4. Develops a full network of contacts within assigned liaison areas (departments/units, institutes, and centers) and anticipates and meets their information needs.


  1. Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, research practice and health care.
  2. Pursues an active and ongoing career plan in the areas of job performance, professional development/research support and service. Standards are outlined in the IUPUI Promotion & Tenure Guidelines:
  3. Designs and implements a plan for continuing education, continuing professional development and actively contributes to the development of health sciences librarianship through scholarly and service activities.
  4. Participates on other projects and initiatives as assigned.



  • Masters degree or higher in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.
  • Eight or more years of experience in the fields of biomedicine, health sciences, or medical librarianship. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and instructional skills.
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • High degree of organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative, the ability to manage multiple projects and a commitment to professional development.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience supervising librarians or a complex project.
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Experience with biomedical or health-related databases.
  • Experience providing services through a liaison services model.  
  • Demonstrated service orientation and the ability to build and sustain relationships.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working with diverse groups to reach common goals.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Flexibility and adaptability for work in an evolving, fast-paced environment.

Applications should be sent to the Selection Committee:

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 30th.  Position is open until filled.

Minimum salary: $70,000

Indiana University School of Medicine is an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D/V


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