Faculty Librarian Positions

All of Us Community Engagement 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 newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR).

The National Library of Medicine has initiated a new program with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator will work within NY, NJ, PA and DE and in collaboration with All of Us program partners, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and regional partners to develop, pilot, model and evaluate All of Us community engagement activities. The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations and others to develop activities based on community health needs. Target areas will be chosen to reach underrepresented populations typically not included in research.

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

The position involves travel to target areas and national meetings.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with All of Us Research Program, select target areas for community engagement (2/year for a total of 6 areas by Year 3).
  • Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries, and identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas.
  • Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the All of Us and health information needs of library users.
  • Prepare detailed evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs and services in close collaboration with the All of Us University Coordinating Center, National Network Coordinating Office, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions.
  • Contribute through scholarly articles, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the NNLM All of Us national program.
  • Coordinate subawards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project.

Required qualifications

  • MPH, MSN, MS in Health Education, MLS from ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent advanced degree
  • Extensive health information programming or community health education experience
  • Significant project management experience
  • Program evaluation experience
  • Strong presentation skills
  • 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

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working in public libraries or with public library staff
  • Experience with All of Us Research Program or Clinical and Translational Science
  • Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs

Qualified candidates should submit applications via e-mail 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 October 7 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum starting salary is $60,000. Position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian. This position is currently funded through April 30, 2020. 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 NIH All of Us Research Program, visit https://allofus.nih.gov/

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

For more information about the University of Pittsburgh, visit http://www.pitt.edu/about.

Pittsburgh, PA, is an attractive city with a reasonable cost of living. Money magazine recently ranked Pittsburgh as the most livable big city in the Northeastern United States: http://time.com/money/3989171/best-big-cities-2015/ and Time magazine recently created a video on the “Rebirth of Pittsburgh:” http://time.com/pittsburgh.



Data Services Librarian

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of Data Services Librarian. The main roles of this position will be to populate and promote the Library’s Data Catalog by creating and curating metadata to describe datasets generated by researchers in the schools of the health sciences (Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Public Health) and to plan and conduct outreach efforts to encourage data catalog contributions.

This individual will report to the Coordinator of Data Services and will be a member of the library’s Data Services Team, which offers support, consultations, and customized training to researchers organizing and describing their data, writing data management plans, locating datasets for reuse, and creating data visualizations. This individual will also work closely with the Data Catalog’s systems programmers and HSLS library liaisons to the schools of the health sciences.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement methods to identify datasets for inclusion into the Data Catalog.
  • Create, curate, and maintain accurate metadata for datasets.
  • Assist researchers with submitting their own metadata to the Data Catalog.
  • Plan, conduct, and document outreach initiatives to researchers and other stakeholders across campus in collaboration with the library liaisons.
  • Assist in the development of a marketing strategy and enact plans for assessing and promoting the Data Catalog.
  • Suggest metadata schema edits if needed based on personal experiences and researcher consultations.
  • Direct researchers to platforms or repositories for data storage.
  • Participate in research projects and contribute to manuscripts related to the Data Catalog.
  • Collaborate and regularly engage with colleagues at other institutions who also have a data catalog (NYU for example: https://datacatalog.med.nyu.edu/).
  • Other duties within the Data Services Team and the Library as assigned.

Required qualifications

  • MLS from ALA-accredited institution or advanced degree in a related field.
  • Familiarity with the research data lifecycle.
  • Strong understanding of metadata and experience in describing digital content.
  • Documented ability to plan, organize, and implement outreach activities in an academic or other relevant setting.
  • Ability to interact effectively with researchers for one-on-one consultations.
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately.
  • Documented ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Preferred qualifications

  • Candidates with health sciences or research backgrounds and work experience in a research-intensive university setting.
  • Knowledge of data management requirements for federal grants and publishers.
  • Familiarity with institutional repositories.
  • Understanding of the FAIR Data Principles and the need for various access rights to data.

Qualified candidates should submit applications via e-mail document attachments to Melissa Ratajeski, Coordinator of Data Services at mar@pitt.edu. Include cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin on August 28, 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 the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, visit www.hsls.pitt.edu.

For more information about the University of Pittsburgh, visit www.pitt.edu.

Pittsburgh, PA, is an attractive city with a reasonable cost of living. Money magazine recently ranked Pittsburgh as the most livable big city in the Northeastern United States: http://time.com/money/3989171/best-big-cities-2015/ and Time magazine recently created a video on the “Rebirth of Pittsburgh": http://time.com/pittsburgh.

Staff Positions

Open staff positions are posted on the Human Resources website.