Faculty Librarian Positions

Health Professions Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Professions Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine.

Funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) through a cooperative agreement, HSLS serves as the regional medical library headquarters for the Middle Atlantic Region, one of eight regions in the NNLM nationwide program. NNLM MAR comprises Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The NNLM mission is to ensure health professionals, researchers, the public health workforce, patients, families and the general public have access to quality health information.

The Health Professions Coordinator has primary responsibility for designing and evaluating outreach and education programs, focusing on NLM resources and increasing access to biomedical and health information, directed toward community health professionals, minority health professionals and public health workers.

This position will be one of a team of four coordinators reporting to the NNLM MAR Executive Director.

The position involves substantial travel that will include site visits, exhibits and teaching, primarily within the states served by NNLM MAR: Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Depending on budget, the incumbent travels 10-15% of the time.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Designs and evaluates outreach and education programs, focusing on NLM resources and increasing access to biomedical and health information, directed toward community health professionals, minority health professionals and public health workers.
  • Identifies populations (emphasizing minority and underrepresented) where community health professionals and public health workers are practicing, and solicits proposals for training and/or other programs or services. Priority outreach populations in 2016-2021 cooperative agreement include: Public health workers, Community Health Workers, Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Centers, Extension Professionals and Health professionals serving underserved, minority and underrepresented communities
  • Exhibits at national, regional and local conferences and meetings reaching target populations; submits workshop proposals
  • Solicits applications from Network members for outreach awards to increase access to biomedical and health information for community health professionals and public health workers; serves as liaison and monitors progress and follow-up for outreach awards
  • Develops in person or online workshops and training sessions to meet the needs of community health professionals, with a special emphasis on NLM and NIH resources
  • Contributes articles as appropriate to the MAR Newsletter and publications that reach relevant health professional groups
  • Contributes to the Bringing Health Information to the Community (BHIC) blog; identifies newsletters and communication channels to reach community health professionals and public health workers
  • Serves as primary staff contact and provides support to the Outreach to Health Professionals and Public Health Workers Special Advisory Group
  • Consults with the NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO) and provides consultation on developing and applying effective evaluation techniques for health professional outreach awards
  • Consults with the NEO and serves as regional needs assessment and evaluation liaison for outreach programs to health professionals and public health workers
  • Works collaboratively with the NN/LM Training Office (NTO) and other NNLM Regions on developing training and outreach programs that build on areas of expertise, and shares information to promote best practices and to mitigate duplication of effort.

Qualifications for the Health Professions Coordinator are:

  • MLS from ALA-accredited institution, MPH, MSW, MSN or equivalent advanced degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PubMed, MedlinePlus and other NLM resources
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct workshops and training, and interact confidently with the public
  • Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to plan and implement programs and prioritize projects
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
  • Proficiency in software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Web-based applications
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community

Preference will be given to candidates with health sciences backgrounds.

Qualified candidates should submit applications via email document attachments to Kate Flewelling, NNLM MAR Executive Director at flewkate@pitt.edu. Include cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin on May 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum starting salary is $50,000. Position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian. The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employer. The University supports diversity initiatives and encourages minorities to apply. For more information, refer to the University’s required workplace postings.

For more information about NNLM MAR, visit http://nnlm.gov/mar.

For more information about The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, visit www.hsls.pitt.edu.

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