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Outreach and Education Librarian

University of Maryland at Baltimore
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 10, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
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Full Time
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Would you like to play an important role in fostering access to biomedical and health information benefitting community health? Would you enjoy knowing your outreach efforts ensure the availability of a trained workforce to support that outcome? If so, please consider applying to join our team.

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Regional Medical Library (NNLM, Region 1), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL), provides funding and health information outreach and education for the following states in alignment with the National Library of Medicine strategic plan: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, and WV.

NNLM Region 1 seeks a creative and collaborative Outreach and Education Librarian to coordinate regional outreach and education programs. The librarian cultivates partnerships and fosters relationships across the region to improve access to biomedical and health information for health professionals, librarians, and the public. A primary role is to act as the Communications specialist for the Region 1 team, responsible for regional engagement via social media, marketing, and promotions. The librarian engages Region 1 members by providing multi-modal instruction for classes, workshops, and symposia; creating resources such as online guides and tutorials; and providing guidance for funded projects. While a successful candidate is not expected to have this expertise at the time of appointment, a willingness and dedication to develop it over time, with our professional support, is necessary.

The librarian will work in a team environment in the HSHSL and with other NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices and Centers (ROCs); serving as the primary Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM topics and curricula groups. The responsibilities will evolve along with the NNLM and library environments, requiring a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

This is a full-time, grant funded faculty position. Fully committed to championing diversity, equity, and active inclusion, we encourage applications from those who identify as members of historically underrepresented populations.

  • Contributes to regional programs such as biomedical/health information training and education, as well as a coordinated national training and education program
  • Presents information about NLM resources and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events
  • Stewards the NNLM Region 1 Communications program engaging members via social media (Facebook, Twitter, blog), marketing, messaging, and promotions
  • Serves as Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM working groups and committees
  • Provides guidance to recipients of health information outreach grants
  • Supports the overall success of the NNLM Region 1 and network members through outreach and education programs in support of NNLM initiatives
  • Participates in professional service and professional development activities
Qualifications :

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent advanced degree
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in all activities and interactions
  • Experience utilizing social media and marketing methodologies for engagement
  • Established ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated willingness to develop expertise in NLM resources with proper training and support
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation, ability to represent the RML accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with colleagues, health professionals, information professionals, and the public in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Demonstrated desire to teach, and willingness to build knowledge of best practices in instruction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Applicants without these qualifications who possess a commitment to learn and gain expertise in these areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Experience developing and conducting workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Familiarity with current marketing, branding, and engagement methodologies
  • Knowledge of NLM and NNLM programs, resources, and services
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Adaptability in the face of techno-glitches, program alterations, and task modifications
  • E xperience with Moodle LMS, video conferencing, webinar, communication, and social media technologies
MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; 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 September 3, 2021.

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.

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. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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