All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator (Librarian)
University of Maryland, Baltimore
December 21, 2017
All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator (Librarian) - (170001YS)
In cooperation with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov) and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, the All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. The goals of this 3-year pilot position are to:
Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us ; and
Help establish an All of Us Training Program, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.
The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations, known All of Us partners, and others in target areas within AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV to develop activities based upon community health needs and the requirements of the All of Us program.
The All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator works under the direction of the Executive Director of the NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center. The SEA Coordinator serves as the Point of Contact for the program and collaborates with other NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinators to create a cohesive but culturally sensitive strategy for educating and engaging stake holders.
The Coordinator position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian currently funded through April 30, 2020 with potential for renewal. This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, located at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library with frequent travel to target areas and national meetings.
In consultation with the All of Us Research Program, collaborate with selected target areas for community engagement (two per year for a total of six areas by Year 3).
Identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas.
Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries.
Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the All of Us and health information needs of library users.
Coordinate subawards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project.
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.
Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
Minimum of three years' experience working in public libraries or with public library staff
Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating new programs
Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
Excellent presentation skills
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
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
Significant project management experience
Experience with precision medicine concepts
Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs
Extensive health information programming or community health education experience
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.