Job Posting: Data and Evaluation Coordinator – National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, Baltimore, MD

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM, SEA, RML), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to oversee the development and implementation of data science, technology, and evaluation programs to improve information access to health professionals and health consumers in the region.

The Data and Evaluation Coordinator is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together facilitating resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. This position requires seasonal travel within the region to support the education and exhibits programs. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

Reporting to the Executive Director of SEA, this is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting aspects of data science, technology, evaluation, and access to biomedical information to health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Tracks and monitors data science and technology trends and policy developments improving access to biomedical information by SEA members, healthcare and health information professionals, and the public.
  • Assists SEA members, health and health information professionals, and health consumers with data, technology, and evaluation questions and questions related to NLM and NNLM products and services.
  • Assists in the planning, promotion, and coordination of data science and technology projects and awareness programs in the region.
  • Develops and reviews content on data science, technology, and evaluation for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites, social media, and the regional electronic newsletter, SEA Currents.
  • Presents information about NLM and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events. Works with other coordinators to exhibit NLM resources at national, regional, and state meetings of health professionals, information professionals, and the public.
  • Serves as a liaison to recipients of data science and technology awards and advise on the evaluation of outreach initiatives for the region.
  • Supports initiatives as determined by the NNLM Research Data Management and Evaluation Working Groups and communicates information back to SEA staff and the region as necessary.
  • Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites focused on effective evaluation techniques, data science, and technology to improve access to quality health information for health professionals and the public.
  • Cooperates with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming and participates in national NNLM initiatives as appropriate.
  • Maintains accountability for NLM deliverables, including workshops, exhibiting, presentations, newsletter contributions, web, and social media content

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from ALA-accredited program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Knowledge of PubMed, MedlinePlus, and other NLM resources
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience
  • Instructional design and course development experience, including evaluation
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Knowledge of or experience with data science
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods
  • Experience with health information education and the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Knowledge of or experience in medical librarianship
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain results from initiating and participating in team efforts
  • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity; initiating interaction with others; and soliciting feedback from partners
  • Comfort with change, flexibility and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications
  • Experience with Moodle LMS and WebEx technologies

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of the 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 4, 2019. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataEvalLib.

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS:

Generous benefits include a 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, 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 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/.

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