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Health Professionals & Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator oversees development of professional health information topic and training areas and leads the SEA in conducting assessment and evaluation of the regional medical library program.

The Health Professionals & Evaluations Coordinator develops outreach projects (including educational objects, award types, and consulting) to improve information access for health professionals and their intermediaries (for example, medical librarians, educators, and organizations such as AHECS) in the region with special emphasis on services to unaffiliated health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workers, and hospital librarians. This position coordinates an overall outreach plan that takes into consideration the health information needs of health care providers and information professionals. The Coordinator organizes the evaluation of SEA programs, including needs analysis, subaward evaluation, and program improvement and develops and maintains the evaluation education program for the region.

This is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure and non-permanent status track, faculty position, reporting to the Executive Director of the SEA. The position is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together to facilitate resource sharing, training,and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MI, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV.

For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

Responsibilities:
•     Serve as regional needs assessment and evaluation liaison for outreach initiatives
•     Serve as liaison to NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO).
•     Conduct needs assessments and implements training programs
•     Consult with NEO and other NNLM Regions and provide training/consultation on developing and applying effective evaluation techniques for outreach awards
•     Develop educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites particularly in the areas of effective evaluation techniques and access to quality health information for health professionals
•     Serve as primary staff contact and support to the Special Advisory Group on Outreach to Health Professionals
•     Attend NLM teleconferences and provide regular feedback to NLM on problems or concerns of SEA members
•     Participate in the development, evaluation, and testing of NNLM and NLM products and services
•     Cooperate with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming
•     Maintain standards of accessibility for all resources created and maintained. Accessibility must be in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
•     Accept accountability for NLM deliverables, including workshops, exhibiting, presentations, newsletter contributions, web and social media content
•     Lead projects, task forces, and workgroups as needed to accomplish projects
•     Promote and solicit applications for SEA outreach awards; monitor progress and follow-up for awards in progress
•     Provide support and training to Network members using the NLM Outreach Applications and Online Contract Reports Portal

Required Qualifications:
•     Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
•     Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
•     Excellent oral and written communication skills
•     Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
•     Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods
•     Knowledge of PubMed and other NLM resources
•     Experience with health information education and the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
•     Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
•     Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

Preferred Qualifications:
•     Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
•     Experience with Moodle and WebEx
•     Familiarity with the MLA CE program and processes for obtaining MLA CE approval
•     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

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 November 10, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/HPECoord.

MINIMUM SALARY: $50,000, 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.

ENVIRONMENT:
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Ravens 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-five 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 (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), 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 http://www.umaryland.edu/.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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