Would you like to play an important role in fostering open science, data management, and responsible data stewardship while ensuring the availability of a trained workforce to support them? If so, please consider applying to join our team.
The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Regional Medical Library (NNLM, Region 1), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL), provides funding and health information outreach and education for the following states in alignment with the National Library of Medicine strategic plan: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, and WV.
NNLM Region 1 seeks a creative and collaborative Data Management Librarian to cultivate partnerships and foster relationships across the region to improve information access and data management practices. The librarian engages Region 1 members by providing multi-modal instruction for classes, workshops, and symposia; creating resources such as online guides and tutorials; providing guidance for funded projects related to data management; and acting as the evaluation specialist for the Region 1 team. While a successful candidate is not expected to have this expertise at the time of appointment, a willingness and dedication to develop it over time, with our professional support, is necessary.
The librarian works in a team environment in the HSHSL and with other NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices and Centers (ROCs) and will serve as the primary Region 1 liaison to the NNLM Evaluation Center (NEC) and the NNLM Data Science and Services Center (DSSC), participating in relevant NNLM curriculum groups. The responsibilities will evolve along with the NNLM and library environments, requiring a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.
This is a full-time, grant funded faculty position. Fully committed to championing diversity, equity, and active inclusion, we encourage applications from those who identify as members of historically underrepresented populations.
Contributes to regional programs such as data management, literacy, and evaluation as well as a coordinated national training and education program
Presents information about NLM and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events
Serves as Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM working groups and committees
Provides guidance to recipients of data management and technology grants
Acts as the Region 1 expert on evaluation, supporting RML and network member success through data collection, program assessment, and outreach
Collaborates with NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices, and Centers (ROCs) to support national programs and initiatives
Participates in professional service and professional development activities
ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information science or equivalent advanced degree
Willingness to travel; valid driver's license at the time of employment
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES
Demonstrated commitment to applying principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in all activities and interactions
Established ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Evidence of a strong service orientation, ability to represent the NNLM accordingly
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with colleagues, health professionals, information professionals, and the public in a diverse, multi-cultural community
Expressed commitment to developing expertise in data management with proper training and support
Demonstrated desire to teach
Excellent oral and written communication skills
PREFERREDKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES
Applicants without these qualifications who possess a commitment to learn and gain expertise in these areas are encouraged to apply.
Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
Experience developing and conducting workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
Familiarity with research data management and data science concepts
Knowledge of NLM and NNLM programs, resources, and services
Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
Adaptability in the face of techno-glitches, program alterations and task modifications
Experience with Moodle LMS, video conferencing, webinar, and social media technologies
MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience
APPLICATIONS: Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; 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 September 3, 2021.
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.
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. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected] .
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact [email protected] . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Organization: Health Sciences & Human Services Library
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