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    Posted: 29/May/2020 at 4:24pm
Community Engagement Librarian

Department: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian – Librarian ($55,014 –$109,983)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline for first consideration: June 18, 2020

The UCLA Library seeks a collaborative, motivated, and knowledgeable Community Engagement Librarian to support the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) All of Us National Program in the Pacific Southwest Region (PSR).

The NNLM is funded through a cooperative agreement (grant) with the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The Regional Medical Library (RML) functions administratively as a division of the UCLA Library. The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health, by providing equal access to biomedical information to all U.S. health professionals and by improving the public’s access to health information. The Pacific Southwest Region of the NNLM includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific. The RML facilitates resource sharing and cooperative projects among a network of nearly 600 libraries in this region, including academic medical libraries, hospital and healthcare organization libraries, and a growing number of public libraries with consumer health collections. The NNLM staff provides outreach programs including exhibits at conferences, classes in health information access, referrals to network libraries, and demonstrations of NLM databases and resources, including PubMed/MEDLINE, MedlinePlus, and ClinicalTrials.gov.

Position Duration: through April 30, 2021 with a possibility of extension up to a total of 2 years

Position Duties
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Community Engagement Librarian coordinates all aspects of the NNLM All of Us National Program in the Pacific Southwest Region, consisting of AZ, CA, HI, NV, and US Territories in the Pacific. The Community Engagement Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations and others to develop health information programs and activities based on community health needs and to create awareness, engagement, and retention of participants in the NIH All of Us Research Program (AoURP) (https://joinallofus.org). This position will work in collaboration with the NNLM Community Engagement Network (https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us), All of Us program partners, and regional partners to develop, pilot, model, and evaluate All of Us community engagement activities, emphasizing outreach to underrepresented populations typically not included in biomedical research. The Community Engagement Librarian is one member of a team of four outreach librarians.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Maintains advanced knowledge of National Library of Medicine (NLM) and All of Us resources relevant to public libraries and community partners
Builds and maintains connections with a network of diverse partners that represent identified communities and identifies health information gaps
Provides health information outreach and creates innovative health information programs with an emphasis on National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health information resources
Participates in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the objectives of the AoURP and health information needs of public libraries and surrounding communities
Develops evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs, and services related to AoURP, in close collaboration with the Office of Education and Training, All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions
Contributes through webinars, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the NNLM All of Us national program
Exhibits at national, regional and local conferences and meetings reaching public libraries and community partners
Provides funding consultation, evaluates funding applications, and manages multiple subawards to support public libraries and community organizations

Description of Unit
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is funded through a five-year (2016-2021) cooperative agreement (grant) with the National Library of Medicine. The Regional Medical Library (RML) functions administratively as a division of the Biomedical Library. The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health, by ensuring that health professionals, researchers, the public health workforce, patients, families and the public have access to quality health information. The Pacific Southwest Region of the NNLM includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific. The RML facilitates resource sharing and cooperative projects among a network of nearly 600 libraries in this region, including academic medical libraries, hospital and healthcare organization libraries, and a growing number of public libraries with consumer health collections. Since 2017, NLM has engaged in a pilot program with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the NNLM.

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05565
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