Mages named curator of History of Medicine Collection

Published May 12, 2021

headshot of Keith Mages.

Keith Mages

The University Libraries has announced that Keith Mages has been appointed curator of the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection.

Mages assumes his post today and will guide the collection’s research services, collection strategies and exhibition programs. He will also engage in sustained outreach to faculty, students, community members and research scholars.

Mages brings more than a decade of experience in health sciences librarianship to this position, along with a deep knowledge of the collection, which he gained by working for several years with the collection’s late curator, Linda Lohr. During his time working with the collection, Mages answered historical medical reference and research inquiries, prepared and mounted exhibits, interacted with donors, conducted outreach and planned numerous events.

He also spent the past five years at Weill Cornell Medicine as a clinical medical librarian working with a variety of constituents, including academic and clinical faculty, residents, students and patients.

Mages holds a PhD in the history of nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, a MLS from UB, and a MS in nursing from Yale University.