Research, Education & Outreach Librarian – UMBC – Baltimore, MD

Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian/

Liaison to the School of Nursing Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) 

University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Research, Education, and Outreach (REO) Librarian/Liaison to the School of Nursing is a member of the liaison program advancing the Library’s efforts to anticipate and fulfill its research support, instruction, and outreach missions.  The Library serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school.  The person in this position is a co-liaison to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON).  The UMSON is the largest nursing school in Maryland and offers nationally ranked programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level.  The school excels in research, collaborating on interdisciplinary teams throughout the university and nationally.  

The successful candidate for this position will provide students, faculty, and staff with expertise and leadership in the areas of research support, information literacy, scholarly communication, and health informatics.  S/he will collaborate with colleagues within the seven-member REO department and throughout the HS/HSL to develop and deliver innovative programs and services.  S/he advances institutional and School priorities, facilitates community engagement, and pursues relevant professional and scholarly activities.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II.  This position reports to the Head of the Research, Education and Outreach Services. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library’s faculty.   For more information see the University’s “Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty”: http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19&section=all

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate:

  • Cultivates and sustains vital connections between the School of Nursing and the Library.
  • Builds collaborative relationships with nursing students and faculty and advocates for their research and learning needs.
  • Delivers dynamic instruction and expert research consultations to faculty and students, emphasizing searching skills, finding quality evidence, critical appraisal of resources, and information management.
  • Designs and delivers research and information management workshops, in person and virtually.
  • Works with other members of the Research, Education and Outreach department to develop a strong, cohesive team; collaborates with Library colleagues to develop and deliver innovative programs and services in the areas of expert searching/systematic reviews, research impact, scholarly communication, data management, and more.
  • Collaborates with faculty to conduct systematic reviews.
  • Assesses the research impact of scholarship to support faculty promotion, tenure, and grant applications.
  • Applies innovative technologies to advance teaching and learning, communication, collaboration, and information management.
  • Participates actively in committees within the School of Nursing, the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Continuously evaluates emerging research, program development, and curricular trends within the fields of nursing and academic health sciences librarianship.
  • Engages faculty, staff, and students in sustainable outreach projects with a health information or health literacy component.
  • Pursues research and professional development activities appropriate to maintaining or advancing appointment rank.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Expert searching skills in health sciences databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality instruction online and in person.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to prioritize varied projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences.
  • Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty, students, and clinicians.
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities.

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; 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 June 9, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/REOSON.

SALARY RANGE: $50,000 – $52,000 depending on experience

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.

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu,) the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services.   The HS/HSL serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.  

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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