Outreach Position Available in Baltimore, MD
Posted on behalf of Janice Kelly, NN/LM SE/A Region:
Please excuse cross postings.
Non-Tenure Track Faculty Librarian Position Vacancy
TITLE: Outreach Communication Coordinator
LOCATION: Regional Medical Library Division
SALARY: Minimum: $53,000; commensurate with experience
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (SE/ARML), at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Health Sciences and Human Services Library, seeks an experienced, energetic librarian who ensures an organized approach to the SE/A outreach services and communications by coordinating and facilitating outreach and promotional activities. This librarian coordinates and facilitates SE/A exhibit program, regional outreach projects and subcontracts targeting health professionals, library advocacy, and consultation and training to health professionals and their associations. This coordinator assesses and responds to the information and educational needs of health care and health information professionals and the public; and markets and publicizes the services and products of the NLM and NN/LM.
- 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 health professional associations contact.
- 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 Outreach/Access Coordinator with hospital library advocacy programs.
- Identifies and develops programs that focus on health professionals in specific populations and subject disciplines identified by NLM as high priorities such as unaffiliated health professionals, inner city health professionals, minority health professionals, etc.
- 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, public health workforce, etc.
- 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 ensure CME credits for SE/A courses when necessary.
- 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 resources 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 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA accredited MLS; minimum 3 years health sciences library experience; demonstrated experience with searching NLM databases, especially MEDLINE and MedlinePlus; demonstrated teaching and training experience; demonstrated excellent written and oral communications skills; demonstrated recent experience with library technology; able to set-up computers and exhibits; extensive travel; valid driver’s license. Preferred: Excellent interpersonal skills; knowledge or experience with: public health resources; instructional design and course development; evaluation; conducting research in information science or instructional design; project management; knowledge of NLM and NN/LM programs.
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 for most programs at many campuses of the USM campuses.
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 the second largest medical school library on the East Coast, providing access to 372,794 bound volumes, 2800 unique electronic and print periodicals, and 52 databases. 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, and a satellite conferencing center. The 190,000 square foot building also houses the Tower Café, the HS/HSL coffee lounge.
The Library supports the 5,600 students, 2,045 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 60-acre research and technology complex of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland Medical Center. UMB’s professional and graduate schools include a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/
Interested, qualified candidates may send cover letter, CV/resume, three references including names/addresses/phone numbers and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate”) to: Jane Peters, Human Resources Generalist, 410.706.3101 (fax), email (email@example.com) or via U.S. mail to UM-HS/HSL, 601 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Visit our website at: http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ for complete job description or call 410.706.6747 for more information. For best consideration, please forward all required application materials to Ms. Peters by January 21, 2011. Application review will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Maryland is an AA/EOE/ADA Employer. The University supports diversity initiatives and encourages minorities to apply.
Janice E. Kelly
NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region
University of Maryland HS/HSL
601 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 – 1512
T: 800 – 338-7657 (in region only)