Fellowship Available: Public Health Emergency Preparedness Librarian Fellow

The Center for Public Health Preparedness at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health is offering a one-year fellowship for a librarian with a master’s degree in Library or Information Science.

The fellowship offers hands-on experience in public health emergency preparedness, working with a diverse team of public health professionals. The fellowship is a collaboration between Drexel University and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Program. At Drexel, the fellow will work with a team of researchers on a CDC-sponsored project to address the disaster information needs of families with special health care challenges and support the Center’s web-based information dissemination platforms including diversitypreparedness.org. At PDPH, the fellow will lead the creation of an electronic resource library for staff and external partners, to support internal educational programming and communication with health care partners. The fellowship offers an opportunity for an information scientist to work closely with public health and health care professionals who have expertise in planning, clinical care, risk communication, and health education. The fellowship entails non-traditional library work, including conducting focus groups and message testing with information users, training with the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps, assisting with public health emergency preparedness exercises, preparedness planning, and public information and warning efforts during outbreaks and public health emergencies. Applicants should have a master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.

The fellowship is a Learning Partnership sponsored by the Sewell Foundation to improve the quality of information used by health care providers by increasing librarians’ identification with medical, pharmaceutical, and health care professionals. The fellowship includes salary and benefits.

Apply for this fellowship through the Drexel University Human Resources website.<https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.drexeljobs.com%2Fapplicants%2Fjsp%2Fshared%2Fposition%2FJobDetails_css.jsp&data=02%7C01%7Ckt32%40drexel.edu%7C65c6062e1b194de876c208d70b895c3d%7C3664e6fa47bd45a696708c4f080f8ca6%7C0%7C0%7C636990556896456638&sdata=v5LYV73yBJEXc%2F%2BnEuIObZYd%2BvstZ2WkzKlzV1XfdWg%3D&reserved=0>


Thank you,

Kathleen Turner
Liaison Librarian for Public Health,  Psychology, and Criminology and Justice Studies
Drexel University Libraries
Drexel University
3300 Market Street
W. W. Hagerty Library, Rm 129
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215-895-2754

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