Education and Outreach Librarian
UCLA Job Location: California Date Created: 10-25-2018
Department: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian -- Associate Librarian ($49,165 --$77,371)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline for first consideration: November 20, 2018
Position Duration: This is a grant funded 2-year temporary position.
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Education and Outreach Librarian coordinates all aspects of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR) training and exhibit programs. The Education and Outreach Librarian is one member of a team of three outreach librarians.
Specific duties include:
* Develops and maintains instructional and informational education materials and provides training to librarians, health care professionals, partner organizations and other regional constituents.
* Utilizes distance education software to provide training to health care professionals and librarians, including webinars and online courses.
* Collaborates with other NNLM Coordinators and Librarians in planning, implementation and budgeting for educational needs of health care professionals, consumers, and library staff in the region.
* Selects, plans and manages the NNLM PSR exhibit program for regional and national exhibits of National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources and services.
* Oversees evaluation of outreach activities and serves as liaison to the NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO).
* Maintains and monitors adequate records of training activities through the NLM Outreach Applications and Online Contract Reports System.
* Exhibits at regional and local conferences and meetings reaching NNLM PSR target populations, and submits presentation proposals aimed at providing education about NLM and NIH resources.
* Contributes information via the NNLM PSR blogs, social media, and website to promote current awareness in NLM, NIH, and NNLM information resources and tools.
* Assists as needed with other NNLM PSR outreach and network activities to promote NNLM and NLM resources, programs, and services.
Description of Unit
The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves UCLA's health and life sciences communities, which include upper division undergraduate students, graduate students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff from the four professional health sciences schools (Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health), the Division of Life Sciences, and UCLA Health, as well as the health and life sciences information needs of the UCLA community as a whole. The library is the Regional Medical Library and serves as the headquarters for the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is funded through a cooperative agreement (grant) with the National Library of Medicine. The Regional Medical Library (RML) functions administratively as a division of the Biomedical Library. The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health, by providing equal access to biomedical information to all U.S. health professionals and by improving the public's access to health information. The Pacific Southwest Region of the NNLM includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific. The RML facilitates resource sharing and cooperative projects among a network of nearly 600 libraries in this region, including academic medical libraries, hospital and healthcare organization libraries, and a growing number of public libraries with consumer health collections. The NNLM staff provides outreach programs, often in partnership with network libraries and other organizations in the region, to assist health professionals who have no direct affiliation with a health sciences library, and consumers who are seeking sources of reliable health information. Outreach activities include exhibits at conferences, classes in health information access, referrals to network libraries, and demonstrations of NLM databases and resources, including PubMed/MEDLINE, MedlinePlus, and ClinicalTrials.gov.