Curator for the Wangensteen Historical Library for Biology and Medicine

The University of Minnesota Libraries

Job Type: Museums and Libraries

Application Deadline: July 2, 2015

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for visionary, strategic, and creative leadership for the position of Curator for the Wangensteen Historical Library for Biology and Medicine ( The Wangensteen Library is one of three libraries within the Health Sciences Libraries division and works closely with faculty and students in the Academic Health Center, particularly the History of Medicine program. The Wangensteen Library includes over 80,000 books from the 15th century through 1930, as well as archival collections and artifacts.  Collections are comprehensive and focus on many areas of health care, jurisprudence, public health, and natural history, with particular concentrations in surgery, obstetrics, pharmacy, gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, tuberculosis, small pox vaccination and anatomy.  Over $7,000,000 in endowments provides ongoing support of the staff and collection.

Required qualifications include anALA-accredited Masters degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree with relevant experience, and knowledge of research trends in the history of medicine. Background or training in archival practices and experience working with science or health science special collections are preferred.
Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track, academic professional position with probationary appointment at Assistant or Associate Librarian. The Libraries offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits, and a substantial moving allowance
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Posted: November 07, 2014