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The University of Washington Health Sciences Library seeks an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Assistant Director in the Regional Medical Library (RML) for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public’s health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. The RML is funded by a 5-year cooperative agreement between the University of Washington and the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
The Assistant Director will oversee administrative and program aims of the RML to develop and evaluate outreach and education programs and services that address NNLM goals to work through libraries and other members to support a highly trained workforce for biomedical and health information resources and data, improve health literacy, and increase health equity through information. The RML at University of Washington works in collaboration with other RML programs, national and regional partners, the NNLM Training Office, the NNLM Evaluation Center, the National Public Health Information Office, the National Web Services Office, and the Office of Engagement and Training headquartered at the NLM. The incumbent will lead the University of Washington RML staff in planning and evaluating programs that develop and support network membership; increase outreach and engagement to underrepresented populations through existing and new partnerships with libraries and community organizations; foster health equity; and maximize use of NLM programs and resources to accelerate discovery and advance the public’s health. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the University of Washington and key components of the University’s commitment to excellence.
Planning, development and implementation:
Lead RML team planning to create, track and evaluate innovative health information programs featuring NLM and NNLM resources and services.
Lead NNLM-wide or multiregional program planning, delivery, and evaluation efforts.
Articulate and communicate the project, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion.
Actively participates in and leads working groups to create virtual programming on emerging priority topics; e.g. planning a coordinated national webinar series, including publicity.
Leads the RML team in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques to develop viable partnerships and strategies that foster health equity in underrepresented populations including those experiencing health disparities, and other factors or demographics that create unequal access to the highest level of health.
Develops and tests approaches to increase the awareness and use of NLM resources and NNLM services by organizations, librarians, and researchers.
Develops proposals for supplemental funding and carryforward projects requiring sponsor budget approval.
Communications and reporting:
Represent the NNLM through presentations and networking at regional and national conferences, educating attendees about NNLM programs and services.
Contributes articles to the NNLM blog and maintains/updates sections of the RML home page on the NNLM website.
Serve on NNLM working groups and as backup representative to the NNSC Program Committee
Participates in the governance of the RML UG4 cooperative agreement, by preparing reports for the region’s Executive Advisory Committee.
Reports annually to NLM using performance measures defined by the National Network Steering Committee of the NNLM, and reporting objectives accomplished during the reporting period; develop and submit Administrative Core and Program Core objectives for the coming year.
Maintains current awareness of trends in program management and evaluation, by reading professional literature, participating in professional organizations and committees, and attending workshops, institutes, seminars and conferences.
Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively and positively.
Master’s degree in Library Science, Public Health, Education or other relevant field.
2-3 years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility to develop, manage and implement collaborative educational initiatives, health information programming or health sciences education programs
Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs
Program evaluation and program management experience
Ability to articulate and convey relevant and clear information about timely healthcare topics and resources through writing and public speaking
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
Willingness to travel
Proficiency in Microsoft software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Web-based applications for online education
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
Experience working in health sciences or medical library
Experience with Drupal, Confluence and Jira
Experience in data analysis and data visualization
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