Manager, Medical Library Technology

Indiana University
October 11, 2019
Indianapolis, IN
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Department Information

Indiana University School of Medicine is the nation’s largest medical school with nine campuses throughout Indiana. This school is one of the nation’s premiere medical schools and is an innovative leader in medical education, research, and clinical care. The Ruth Lilly Medical Library serves all faculty, staff and students across all campuses.

Job Summary

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library is seeking an energetic, innovative, and dynamic individual to coordinate the day to day operations and provide logistical support to the Nexus I, a collaborative learning space that also houses a 3D print lab, and the Nexus II, a technology-enabled special projects and library seminar room. In addition to 3D printing, health and medical applications of virtual and augmented reality are being explored. The Nexus I is equipped with videoconferencing and recording equipment to be used with the sixteen foot, touch enabled IQ Wall. We seek someone who is interested in the intersection of libraries, learning, and piloting digital technologies with the goal of exposing medical students on all nine medical school campuses to innovative technologies that they will be encountering in future practice. The position will help facilitate student, faculty, and staff use of the Nexus I, and may consult on research projects involving library technology resources and/or referral to appropriate school, campus, and external resources. The Manager is a member of the Library Technology Team and reports to the Assistant Director for Library Technology.

  • Coordinates day to day operations and assures the Nexus I and II spaces and technology are well maintained and in good working order. In addition to collaborative study space, the Nexus I houses a sixteen foot, touch enabled IQ Wall, videoconferencing and recording equipment and a 3D print lab. The IQ wall is an ideal platform for advanced viewing and interacting with large complex data sets, digital arts (such as artifacts from the Library’s History of Medicine collection), ultra-high resolution visualization research, experimentation, and distance collaboration. The Nexus II is a technology-enabled, special projects and library seminar room. Maintains and develops information about the Nexus and the Library’s 3D printing services on the website. Determines the type of modeling software, hardware, and other equipment needed to operate and maintain the library’s 3D print service. Supports streaming or recording of Library presentations, classes, and special events.
  • Works with the Library Technology Team on 3d printing requests and projects, and maintains multiple printers including a Makerbot Replicator, two Cube printers, and an Ultimaker. Evaluates and recommends software, hardware, and other equipment needed to operate and maintain the library’s 3D print service. Provides technical expertise with the use of 3D modeling and design software and consults with School of Medicine faculty, staff, and students who are utilizing the Library’s 3D printing services or who are requesting models for study, projects, or presentations. Prioritizes print requests and print jobs, and works with the Library Technology Team, Librarian Liaisons, and Medical School faculty, staff and students to coordinate printing with all phases of the medical school curriculum. Examples: 1) Vetted, ready-to-go models ready in sequence with the Phase 1 Human Structure course. 2) Print models to enhance a presentation or student capstone project.
  • Participates in Technology Team program planning and activities. Attends library staff meetings, and participates in library task forces, committees and functions as appropriate. Maintains an inventory and life cycle status of library computers. Coordinates upgrades and works with Clinical Affairs and Information Technology Services to troubleshoot and resolve library technology issues. Responsible for tracking and evaluating 3D print and Nexus I and II usage. Responsible for policies for use of the Nexus I & II, 3D print lab, and related equipment and services. Sets policies in keeping with University policies, procedures and may also work with University Counsel to ensure compliance. Creates a budget for the 3D print lab, Nexus I and Nexus II. May be responsible for the hiring process and day to day supervision of 3D printing/Nexus I assistants, student workers, or interns on short-term projects. 
  • Teaches workshops, gives demonstrations, and presentations to audiences (who may possess varying degrees of technical knowledge), on technologies offered in the Nexus I and II, or other new technologies under consideration. Works to bring in appropriate guest speakers with expertise in areas such as data visualization, mobile ultrasound, and other technologies pertinent to the IU School of Medicine Community. Provides basic orientations and in-service training on the use of the Nexus I’s IQ Wall, and other technology initiatives which may include medical apps, scanning technology, augmented and virtual reality, and facilitating the use of distance collaboration technologies (videoconferencing and class recording).
  • Maintains awareness of new technologies as they pertain to medical libraries, higher education, 3d printing, and other Technology Team initiatives. Builds relationships by networking and collaborating with other School and University entities and faculty, such as Clinical Affairs Information Technology Services, other 3D print labs on campus, 3D printing initiatives pertaining to the health sciences, the University Information Technology Service’s Advanced Visualization Laboratory, Technology Transfer office, and University Counsel. Through this knowledge, consults with and makes accurate referrals to the appropriate University technology experts or outside community experts and entities. May represent the Technology Team as a member of larger initiatives and working groups that enhance the educational, research or clinical mission of the School of Medicine and the University.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in digital media or other related field and two years of related experience.

Training and demonstrated proficiency in the use of 3D modeling and design software such as Blender, Maya, 3D Slicer (or other industry standard 3D design/development programs). Familiarity and demonstrated proficiency with Adobe CS products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and Premier. Hardware and software troubleshooting & 3d printer hardware troubleshooting skills. Experience with 3D printing, printer capabilities, materials use, handling, and basic 3D printer maintenance. Multimedia computing skill across PC and Mac environments. Willingness to experiment with a variety of new and emerging technologies. Ability to communicate with a broad range of individuals with varying degrees of technical skills. Ability to work independently but also function well in a team environment. Strong customer service attitude. Ability to prioritize tasks, projects and to meet and negotiate deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to produce and edit video content. Bioscience, engineering, or biomedical engineering background or strong interest or experience with 3D printing for scientific, medical & health applications. Prior consulting or prior supervisory experience. Experience in academic libraries or higher education. Experience with a web content management system. Basic familiarity with copyright issues related to digital media and 3d printing.

Working Conditions / Demands

Must be able to complete the physical work (flexibility, dexterity, and strength) necessary to maintain, run and repair 3D printers and occasionally help troubleshoot or move large wheel mounted monitors and set up computers. Ability to utilize technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality headsets. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Work Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Classification

Salary Plan: PAE

Salary Grade: 3IT

FLSA: Exempt

Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 12:01am EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but it will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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