All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
In cooperation with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov) and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, the All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. The goals of this 3-year pilot position are to:
- Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
- Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
- Help establish an All of Us Training Program, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.
The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations, known All of Us partners, and others in target areas within AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV to develop activities based upon community health needs and the requirements of the All of Us program.
The All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator works under the direction of the Executive Director of the NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center. The SEA Coordinator serves as the Point of Contact for the program and collaborates with other NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinators to create a cohesive but culturally sensitive strategy for educating and engaging stake holders.
The Coordinator position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian currently funded through April 30, 2020 with potential for renewal. This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, located at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library with frequent travel to target areas and national meetings.
- In consultation with the All of Us Research Program, collaborate with selected target areas for community engagement (two per year for a total of six areas by Year 3).
- Identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas;
- Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries;
- Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the All of Us and health information needs of library users;
- Coordinate subawards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project;
- Prepare detailed evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs and services in close collaboration with the All of Us University Coordinating Center, National Network Coordinating Office, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions;
- Contribute through scholarly articles, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the NNLM All of Us national program.
- Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution;
- Minimum of three years’ experience working in public libraries or with public library staff;
- Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating new programs;
- Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community;
- Excellent presentation skills;
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
- Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment;
- Proficiency in software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Web-based applications.
- Significant project management experience;
- Experience with precision medicine concepts;
- Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs;
- Extensive health information programming or community health education experience.
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 19, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link http://bit.ly/AllofUsRML.
Minimum Salary: $57,000, commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.
Environment: The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Ravens Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.
The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services. The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.
The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.