Faculty Librarian Positions
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.
- 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
- 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 email@example.com. 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.
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