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University of Utah Assistant or Associate Librarian (Clinical) - National Consumer Health Program Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Assistant or Associate Librarian (Clinical) - National Consumer Health Program Specialist

Department 00820 - Eccles Hlth Sci Library Oper

City Other

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin Fall 2022

Details

Assistant or Associate Librarian (Clinical)

National Consumer Health Program Specialist

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library ( EHSL ), University of Utah invites applications for a full-time, career-line faculty librarian at the Assistant or Associate Librarian rank. This position in theNetwork of the National Library of Medicine (https://nnlm.gov/) ( NNLM ) Training Office will impact health outcomes by improving access to public health information and health literacy at the community level through a nationwide program.

Reporting to the NNLM Training Office (https://nnlm.gov/about/offices/nto) ( NTO ) Associate Director and working in cooperation with the NNLM All of Us Program Center ( NAPC ) this position will deliver training and develop a nationwide program to vastly expand the number of library staff with skills and knowledge to provide reliable health information in communities and increase awareness ofAll of Us (https://allofus.nnlm.gov/) .

In this role you will teach existingConsumer Health Information Specialization (https://www.mlanet.org/page/chis) ( CHIS ) NNLM classes online, develop new classes, and design a train-the-trainer program for non- NNLM trainers to deliver CHIS classes. You will work with professional associations, library systems, and regional medical libraries to deliver workshops and prepare library staff to aid communities in accessing reliable health information. You will create a teaching toolkit for CHIS courses and grow an online community to share ideas, successes, and challenges among CHIS -trainers. In partnership with the NAPC , you will participate in evaluation development and report on the progress and effectiveness of the program.

The NTO offers a nurturing environment of support where you can experiment with ideas and grow in your career. We seek qualified applicants who also bring perspectives and experiences that will enrich and strengthen our organization. We are interested in candidates who have experience with underserved or marginalized communities and communities of color and who are committed to advancing our mission to provide equitable access to health information. We invite applications from candidates who may not have followed a traditional educational or professional path.

Due to the nature of this work to engage information professionals across the country, remote and hybrid employment arrangements are allowed. Some domestic travel will be required.

This position is funded under acooperative agreement (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/NNLM\_Cooperative\_Agreement\_Announcement\_Statement.html) with the National Library of Medicine through April 2026. Minimum starting salary: $60,000

Required

• Graduate degree from an ALA -accredited library/information school OR other relevant accredited graduate degree.

• Experience delivering instruction face-to-face, using online conferencing tools, or via learning management system.

• Experience locating and evaluating health information resources for patients, consumers, or health care providers.

• Experience in program development and management and relevant project management tools or software.

• Competencies to develop collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders including public libraries and library and information schools.

• Ability to develop curricula to prepare information professionals to provide quality health information in communities.

• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and ability to situate knowledge and experience in a social context.

· Willingness to travel in the United States up to 10%

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of training and/or program evaluation methodologies.

• Knowledge of instructional design and evaluation of instructional programs.

• Education or work experience in a library discipline.

• Familiarity with creating accessible documents, presentations, or learning objects.

• Consumer Health Information Specialization from the Medical Library Association, or willingness to seek.

• Evidence of the ability to meet the professional requirements of a career-line position through teaching/ librarianship, and service.

• Willingness to seek membership in the Academy of Health Information professionals ( AHIP ). New and renewal membership paid by EHSL .

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to

• Conduct an environmental scan to support program development

• Develop a national program to increase the number of library staff with demonstrated competencies in providing health information in a community.

• Collaborate and communicate with internal and external stakeholders.

• Develop and deliver workshops and classes online and in-person.

• Organize, produce, and host webinars about consumer health information.

• Conduct outreach and develop promotional materials to increase participation in the program.

• Assess and evaluate classes and program to make adjustments and improvements.

• Participate in the NNLM Consumer Health Information Curriculum Group, and other activities of the NNLM .

Job responsibilities will be divided approximately as follows:

90% – Program development and instruction

10% – Research, service, and professional development

The duties, qualifications, and preferences listed in this posting are intended to give applicants an understanding of the role we are seeking to fill and the types of skills, experience, and education that may have prepared someone to be effective in this role. We do not expect any candidate to be a perfect match for this list or to perform all the duties with equal proficiency on day one. In your resume and cover letter, please highlight the most relevant qualifications you would bring to this position based on the posting, and tell us how your background, perspective, and experience will help us fulfill our mission and meet our goals.

The University of Utah uses an online application system.

Application Instructions: To apply, please go to the University’s Careers page. Quick link for posting is https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/135789

Please complete the online application form and attach a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; and within the application, please include the names and contact information of three references outside of the University of Utah and its affiliates.

If you have any questions on this position announcement or on applying online, please contact:

Molly Knapp, Committee Chair

Molly.Knapp@utah.edu

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

The University of Utah uses an online application system.

Application Instructions: To apply, please go to the University’s Careers page. Quick link for posting is https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/135789

Please complete the online application form and attach a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; and within the application, please include the names and contact information of three references outside of the University of Utah and its affiliates.

If you have any questions on this position announcement or on applying online, please contact:

Molly Knapp, Committee Chair

Molly.Knapp@utah.edu

Open Date 07/06/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03025F

Type Faculty