Executive Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NN/LM, SE/A, RML)

POSITION:  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NN/LM, SE/A, RML)

LOCATION:  Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland Baltimore

SALARY: Minimum $85,000; commensurate with experience.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL, www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB, www.umaryland.edu) is seeking an enthusiastic, outreach-oriented, and visionary executive director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM, http://nnlm.gov), Southeastern Atlantic Regional Medical Library (SE/A RML, http://nnlm.gov/sea).  Under a five-year contract with the National Library of Medicine, the HS/HSL serves as the headquarters for the SE/A region, one of eight regions in the NN/LM.  The SE/A region comprises 10 southeastern states, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia and contains approximately 25% of the U.S. population. The Executive Director of the NN/LM SE/A is responsible for leadership, development, and administration of all programs of the regional services plan, from planning through evaluation phases. The Executive Director oversees the effective participation of all SE/A network members in the activities of the NN/LM.  Reporting to the Director of the SE /A region, who is the Executive Director of the HS/HSL, the SE /A RML Executive Director also serves as an important and valued member of the HS/HSL leadership team.
In addition to the qualifications listed below, the successful candidate will bring a passion for outreach; convey a conviction as to the importance of quality health information; be skilled in bringing together disparate groups to solve problems; envision the future development and direction of the network; and empathize with, and advocate for the needs of regional constituents.
·         Initiates, plans, implements, manages and evaluates programs of the SE/A regional services plan
·         Represents SE/A region at the national and regional levels.
·         Maintains effective communications with all network members, UMB and NLM.
·         Coordinates a regional advisory committee structure to plan strategic direction of regional programs.
·         Prepares and manages annual and cumulative budgets.
·         Directs, oversees and monitors ongoing outreach initiatives and award programs.
·         Establishes resource library agreements.
·         Coordinates the day-to-day operation of the management office.
·         Supervises professional and support staff, currently 10 FTE.
·         Creates and maintains all records in NLM’s Outreach Project Database.
·         Ensures SE/A regional office compliance with NLM financial and descriptive reporting requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required:  ALA accredited MLS; minimum of 5 years progressively responsible health science library experience which includes 3 years of management/ supervisory/project management experience; evidence of strong administrative and leadership skills, including competence in budgeting, planning, organizing, and managing staff; good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills; knowledge of the NN/LM, and of NLM products and services.  Intermediate computer skills in word, excel, power point and other essential software. A background check will be required and credit history may be reviewed.  This position may require financial disclosure and a valid driver’s license.  This position requires year round travel in the region including travel to Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia. Desirable:  NN/LM experience; network management experience; outreach experience; knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries; familiarity with national or regional health care and information policy; and grant and contract writing experience; Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) accreditation at a Senior or higher level.

Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, prescription and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave, 15 days of sick leave, 3 personal days, and 14 holidays per year. Regular status employees, as well as their eligible dependents, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the USM campuses.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s 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 the second largest medical school library on the East Coast, providing access to over 374,000 bound volumes, 8400 unique electronic and print periodicals, and 96 databases and and an array of progressive services, products and programs. Sixty-five FTEs and 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive facility, which opened in 1998, provides over 900 seats, 40 group study rooms, 130 individual study-carrels, 60 public-access computers, wireless Internet access, 3 computer classrooms, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple meeting spaces.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 60-acre research and technology complex of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools include a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/

Interested, qualified candidates email/fax/mail cover letter, CV/resume, three references including names/addresses/phone numbers and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate”) to:  Jane Peters, Human Resources Generalist, 410-706-3101 (fax); jpeters@hshsl.umaryland.edu or mail to UM-HS/HSL, Human Resources Office, 601 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  Visit our website at: http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ for complete job description or call 410.706.6747 for more information. For best consideration, please forward all required application materials to Ms. Peters by April 15, 2011.  Application review will continue until the position is filled.  The new 5-year contract begins May 1, 2011 (conferred, to be officially awarded very soon).
The University of Maryland is an AA/EOE/ADA Employer.  The University supports diversity initiatives and encourages minorities to apply.

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