Job posting: Research, Education & Outreach Librarian in Baltimore

Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian to join the HS/HSL team.

This new, exciting library faculty position has three main areas of responsibility:

* Expand library services in Physician Assistant (PA) programs in Maryland through collaboration with library colleagues in PA programs statewide. Become an integral part of the Physician Assistant Leadership and Learning Academy (PALLA). Provide expertise to advance the goals of the PALLA in building faculty capacity for delivering vanguard PA educational curriculum and generating scholarship across the state. For more information, visit

* Advance the research, scholarship, education, and professional practice goals for students in selected degree programs within UMB’s Graduate School. These programs include the MS in Physician Assistant (PA), MS in Health Sciences, and PhD in Health Professions Education. For more information, visit

* Perform ongoing program evaluation, gather reportable data, and generate an actionable dashboard around research, education, and outreach library services. This data will be reported to various stakeholders, including the state of Maryland.

As part of the HS/HSL team, this librarian collaborates with faculty and staff within the Library and with partners throughout the University, designing and delivering innovative, forward-thinking research and instruction services. They are active in professional organizations and are expected to build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement.

This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position. This position reports to the Head of Research, Education, and Outreach Services. UMB remains committed to the safety of the community. Given the current environment related to COVID-19, this position may begin by teleworking remotely. When the University develops a plan to return to campus, the Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian may be required to work onsite in Baltimore.

Maryland PA Program Responsibilities:

* Builds cross-institutional relationships supporting cohesive library-related PA education.
* Investigates and implements shared research and instruction services to be delivered statewide.
* Offers research consultation services with an emphasis on expert searching and critical appraisal.
* Designs and delivers tailored fellow/faculty development workshops.
* Identifies online resources supporting PA education and learning.
* Provides expert counsel in scholarly publishing, research visibility, and research impact.
* Applies innovative technologies to advance learning, communication, collaboration, and information management.

Graduate School Responsibilities:

* Creates engaging instructional programming, developing student professional competency in evidence-based searching, critical appraisal, information management, and scholarly publishing.
* Collaborates with UMB colleagues to develop and deliver courses offered through the Graduate School curriculum.
* Offers research consultation services with emphasis on expert searching and critical appraisal.
* Designs and delivers tailored faculty development workshops.
* Collaborates on grant-funded projects within the Graduate School.

Contributions to the HS/HSL Team:

* Works with other members of the Research, Education and Outreach department to develop a strong, cohesive team.
* Collaborates with library colleagues to develop and deliver innovative programs and services in the areas of expert searching/systematic reviews, research impact, scholarly communication, and more.
* Participates on systematic review teams by developing complex searches and composing search methodologies.
* Designs and delivers research and information management workshops.
* Engages in committees and on teams within the HS/HSL and at UMB.

Required Qualifications:

* Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
* Three years post-master’s experience in a relevant environment.
* Experience conducting advanced literature searches in a variety of databases.
* Experience providing online instruction.
* Experience in curriculum design.
* Excellent online collaboration skills.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library supportive of graduate health profession education.
* Experience or education in Allied Health, Physician Assistant, or related health profession fields.
* Experience in program evaluation and using data to measure impact.

Applications: 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 August 7, 2020. Interested applicants should apply using the following link:

SALARY: $60,000 minimum, commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS: 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 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-six 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 (, 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

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.

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