Job posting: Faculty Librarian, Baltimore, MD
The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Faculty Librarian focusing on measuring the impact of the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The aim of the CTSA is to accelerate and improve clinical and translational science and, ultimately, to improve public health outcomes.
The ICTR Librarian will be responsible for advancing UMB efforts measuring the impact of the ICTR and in developing tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources. Collaborating with Faculty Librarians and expert staff throughout the HS/HSL, within the ICTR, and potentially with colleagues at JHU, and in the CTSA national network, this librarian will provide a full range of services supporting the UMB ICTR. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/.
This is a full-time, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian II. This position is funded by the ICTR and renewed annually based on the needs of the institute. The ICTR Librarian operates in a dual-reporting structure between the HS/HSL and the ICTR.
UMB remains committed to the safety of the community. Given the current environment related to COVID-19, this position will begin by teleworking remotely. When the University develops a plan to return to campus, the ICTR Librarian may be required to work onsite in Baltimore.
• Develop strategies for measuring the impact of the ICTR/CTSA in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
• Identify and implement tools or products supporting effective tracking of productivity, such as ORCID, etc.
• Employ data visualization tools illustrating and showcasing UMB ICTR funded research.
• Evaluate the use and efficacy of UMB ICTR/CTSA centralized shared resources.
• Develop marketing strategies and outreach activities promoting UMB ICTR collaborations and resources.
• Working in tandem with other UMB ICTR “Navigators,” link faculty to content experts across UMB and at other University System of Maryland institutions.
• Provide consultation, training, and expertise on critical information and knowledge resources.
• Participate in the identification, selection, and implementation of a strategy compiling, classifying, communicating, and marketing UMB faculty expertise including publications, areas of expertise, and grants.
• Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional
organizations, including national CTSA meetings and initiatives.
• Pursue research and professional development activities.
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
• Three years post-Masters experience in a relevant environment.
• Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or
qualitative research tools such as SAS and SPSS.
• Experience in program evaluation.
• Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
• Experience with tools such as Tableau, D3.js, R, and Python.
• Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
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 July 5, 2020. Interested applicants should apply using the following
SALARY: $60,000 minimum, commensurate with experience
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.
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 worldfamous
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
The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of usercentered
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/.
UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color,
religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected
by law or policy.