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Data and Evaluation Coordinator

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic Regional (SEA) Medical Library (RML), housed within the University of Maryland–Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to oversee the development and implementation of data science, technology, and evaluation programs to improve information access to health professionals and health consumers in the region. The data and evaluation coordinator is one of a team of 5 librarian-coordinators who work together facilitating resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in  Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia. This position requires seasonal travel within the region to support the education and exhibits programs. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit nnlm.gov/sea. Reporting to the executive director of SEA, this is a full-time, grant-funded, nontenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting aspects of data science, technology, evaluation, and access to biomedical information to health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Tracks and monitors data science and technology trends and policy developments improving access to biomedical information by SEA members, health care and health information professionals, and the public.
  • Assists SEA members, health and health information professionals, and health consumers with data, technology, and evaluation questions and questions related to NLM and NNLM products and services.
  • Assists in the planning, promotion, and coordination of data science and technology projects and awareness programs in the region.
  • Develops and reviews content on data science, technology, and evaluation for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites, social media, and the regional electronic newsletter, SEA Currents.
  • Presents information about National Library of Medicine (NLM) and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events. Works with other coordinators to exhibit NLM resources at national, regional, and state meetings of health professionals, information professionals, and the public.
  • Serves as a liaison to recipients of data science and technology awards and advises on evaluation of outreach initiatives for the region.
  • Supports initiatives as determined by the NNLM Research Data Management and Evaluation Working Groups and communicates information back to SEA staff and the region as necessary.
  • Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites focused on effective evaluation techniques, data science, and technology to improve access to quality health information for health professionals and the public.
  • Cooperates with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming and participates in national NNLM initiatives as appropriate.
  • Maintains accountability for NLM deliverables, including workshops, exhibiting, presentations, newsletter contributions, web and social media content

REQUIRED:

  • Master’s of library science or equivalent advanced degree from an American Library Association (ALA)–accredited program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multicultural community
  • Knowledge of PubMed, MedlinePlus, and other NLM resources
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

PREFERRED:

  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience
  • Instructional design and course development experience, including evaluation
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Knowledge of or experience with data science
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods
  • Experience with health information education and the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Knowledge of or experience in medical librarianship
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain results from initiating and participating in team efforts
  • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity, initiating interaction with others, and soliciting feedback from partners
  • Comfort with change, flexibility, and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications
  • Experience with Moodle learning management system and WebEx technologies

Salary Information: $55,000, minimum. 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 1/04/2019.

Link to apply: bit.ly/DataEvalLib

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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