Consumer Health Coordinator (Librarian) - (1900000R)
Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM SEA), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to coordinate and facilitate consumer health outreach and education activities in the region. The Consumer Health Coordinator ensures an organized approach to NNLM SEA outreach services by promoting consumer health library development, providing consultation services, and assessing and responding to the information and educational needs of public and consumer health librarians. This librarian also promotes the services and products of the NLM and NNLM.
The Consumer Health Coordinator is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together facilitating resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. This position requires seasonal travel within the region to support the education and exhibits programs. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea .
Reporting to the Executive Director of SEA, this is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.
Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting aspects of consumer health information and health literacy to health professionals, librarians, and the public.
Tracks and monitors consumer health and health literacy trends and developments improving access to health information by SEA members, healthcare and information professionals, and the public.
Assists in the planning, promotion, and coordination of consumer health and health literacy projects and programs in the region.
Assists SEA members with consumer health and health literacy questions, connecting members to NLM and NNLM resources and services.
Develops and reviews content on consumer health and health literacy for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA web sites, social media, and the regional electronic newsletter, SEA Currents and national newsletter, Bringing Health Information to the Community.
Presents information about 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.
Supports initiatives as determined by the NNLM in support of consumer health and health literacy, including outreach to public libraries, citizen scientists, and minority populations.
Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites focused on consumer health and health literacy and improving access to quality consumer 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.
Promotes and solicit applications for NNLM SEA awards; assisting potential applicants with their proposals, and serves as a liaison to recipients of awards monitoring their progress to completion.
Maintains accountability for NLM deliverables, including workshops, exhibiting, presentations, newsletter contributions, web and social media content.
Serves as ex-officio and support to the SEA Consumer Health Program Advisory Group.
Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from ALA-accredited program
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Demonstrated service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural 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
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 consumer health and/or health literacy
Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods
Experience with consumer 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 LMS and WebEx technologies
Familiarity with the MLA CE program and processes for obtaining MLA CE approval
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
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About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.