Job Posting: Outreach/Communication Coordinator, Regional Medical Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
The Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (SE/A), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks an experienced librarian to ensure an organized approach to the SE/A outreach services and communications by coordinating and facilitating outreach and promotional activities. This librarian coordinates and facilitates the SE/A’s exhibit program, regional outreach projects, subcontracts targeting health professionals, and SE/A communication program; performs library advocacy; and delivers consultation and training to health professionals and their associations. The Coordinator assesses and responds to the information and educational needs of health care and health information professionals and the public. S/he markets and publicizes the services and products of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).
This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position, reporting to the Executive Director of the Regional Medical Library. The incumbent may be appointed at a rank of Librarian II or higher in accordance with the University’s policy on the appointment of faculty librarians (USM/UM Policy II 1.00(F)).
- Oversees outreach activities for the SE/A’s unaffiliated and minority health professionals.
- Coordinates communication and promotional programs including national and regional exhibits, regional webinars, presentations at association meetings and exhibits, librarian advocacy, featured articles for SEA Currents, and contact with health professionals’ associations.
- Develops strategies and materials to promote use of NLM and NN/LM products and services to SE/A target populations such as health professionals, librarians, and the general public.
- Oversees the design of the traveling exhibit, outreach publicity, and promotional materials for use in SE/A outreach activities.
- Staffs and recruits others to staff the national and regional exhibits.
- Assists the Outreach/Access Coordinator with hospital library advocacy programs.
- Identifies and develops programs that focus on health professionals, especially those serving specific populations or in subject disciplines identified by NLM as high priorities such as unaffiliated health professionals, inner city health professionals, minority health professionals, and public health professionals.
- Provides demonstrations, training sessions, and exhibits featuring NLM databases and resources such as PubMed and MedlinePlus. Consults on questions concerning NLM resources.
- Works with the NLM National Training Center to schedule and publicize classes in the SE/A region.
- Works with health professional associations to award continuing medical education credits for SE/A courses as needed.
- Promotes NLM and NN/LM SE/A funding opportunities and assists potential applicants with applications and proposals; identifies other grant and funding opportunities for health professionals’ associations, health professionals, and others.
- Develops and implements outreach programs and training sessions that address the information needs of health professionals and health sciences librarians in the sub-region of Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and South Carolina.
- Presents information about NN/LM programs in training sessions, at NLM resource demonstrations, association meetings, exhibits, and other events as required. Contributes articles to the regional electronic newsletter.
- With other outreach coordinators, develops needs assessment tools and coordinates their use in the region.
- Participates in the development, evaluation and testing of NN/LM and NLM products and services.
- With the Executive Director and other SE/A staff, represents the SE/A throughout the region.
- Promotes communication throughout the region by providing feedback and evaluations on products and services and projects, participating in teleconferences, and attending scheduled meetings.
- ALA-accredited MLS degree
- Minimum of 3 years’ health sciences library experience
- Demonstrated experience with searching NLM databases, especially MEDLINE and MedlinePlus
- Teaching and training experience
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Recent experience with library technology
- Ability to set up computers and exhibits
- Ability and desire to travel; a driver’s license and the ability to rent a car are essential
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of or experience with public health resources
- Instructional design and course development experience, including evaluation
- Experience conducting research in information science or instructional design
- Project management experience
- Knowledge of NLM and NN/LM programs, resources, and services
SALARY: Starting at $55,000 commensurate with experience
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 at many of the USM campuses.
Interested, qualified candidates may send a cover letter, CV or resume, and three references to Rachel Gleiberman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 410-706-3101, or via mail to UMB-HS/HSL, 601 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. For best consideration please forward all required application materials bySeptember 20, 2013. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Maryland is an AA/EOE/ADA Employer. The University supports diversity initiatives and women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
The NN/LM SE/A is part of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. One of eight regional medical libraries, SE/A serves the biomedical information needs of Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia. The mission of the SE/A is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through access to health information. SE/A achieves this goal by providing funding, training, and network support to librarians, health professionals, and consumer groups in the region. For more information please visit: http://nnlm.gov/sea.
The Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore
The HS/HSL is the second largest health sciences library on the East Coast, providing access to over 374,000 bound volumes, 8400 unique electronic and print periodicals, 96 databases 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 consisting 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 comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work.
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. For more information about UMB please visit http://www.umaryland.edu/.