One Position: Maryland

Position: Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Librarian
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
Salary: $55,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Faculty Librarian focusing on measuring the impact of the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR).  The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).  The aim of the CTSA is to accelerate and improve clinical and translational science and, ultimately, to improve public health outcomes.

The ICTR Librarian will be responsible for advancing UMB efforts measuring the impact of the ICTR and in developing tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources. Collaborating with Faculty Librarians and expert staff throughout the HS/HSL, within the ICTR, and potentially with colleagues at JHU, and in the CTSA national network, this librarian will provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/  and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/.

This is a full-time, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. This position is funded by the ICTR and renewed annually based on the needs of the institute.  The ICTR Librarian operates in a dual-reporting structure between the Associate Director for Services at the HS/HSL and the Director, UMB ICTR.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop strategies for program evaluation and for measuring the impact of the ICTR/CTSA in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
  • Identify and implement tools or products supporting effective tracking of productivity.
  • Employ data visualization tools illustrating and showcasing UMB ICTR funded research.
  • Develop marketing strategies and outreach activities promoting UMB ICTR collaborations and resources.
  • Working in tandem with other UMB ICTR “Navigators,” link faculty to content experts across UMB and at other institutional partners.
  • Provide consultation, training, and expertise on critical information and knowledge resources.
  • Participate in the identification, selection, and implementation of a strategy compiling, classifying, communicating, and marketing UMB faculty expertise including publications, areas of expertise, and grants.
  • Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations, including national CTSA meetings and initiatives.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

 Qualifications

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Three years’ experience related to position responsibilities.
  • Experience in program evaluation.
  • Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience with tools such as Tableau, D3.js, R, Python, or REDCap.
  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
APPLICATIONS:
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 “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 October 4, 2020.

SALARY: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with 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.