Head of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services Office

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
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Oct 23, 2021

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Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2021 – 2026) with the National Library of Medicine, the HSHSL serves as the headquarters for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO). NWSO is responsible for developing and maintaining reliable Web services for NNLM in compliance with the US Department of Health & Human Services information policies. The Head of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM technology projects and infrastructure. Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, who is the Associate Director for Computing and Technology Service of the HSHSL, the Head of NWSO provides oversite and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a systems administrator. This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at a rank of Librarian II or III. The incumbent will be eligible for promotion and is expected to participate fully as a member of the library’s faculty.


  • Plan and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM.
  • Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services.
  • Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO's ongoing projects.
  • Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Systems Administrator, setting goals consistent with HSHSL and NNLM goals and initiatives.
  • Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets.
  • Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.
  • Conduct periodic training and feedback sessions for stakeholders for NWSO provided resources and tools.
  • Respond to incoming support requests concerning NNLM technologies and troubleshoot issues.
  • Identify software to be used by RML, Office, and Center staff and assist them with selection and implementation of appropriate emerging technologies.
  • Coordinate archiving of NNLM data and systems architecture.
  • Oversee NNLM Web Advisory Team
  • In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives.


Position Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible health science library experience.
  • Experience developing and executing a strategic plan.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of the NNLM and of NLM products and services.
  • Familiarity and experience working with systems and applications advancing NNLM services.


  • Previous experience with NNLM.
  • Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for applications and knowledge-based systems and the resources needed to support them in a team setting.
  • Experience managing and developing staff.
  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience.
  • Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries.
  • Familiarity with national or regional health care and information policy.
  • Comfort with change and experience in change management.
  • Experience with Moodle LMS
MINIMUM SALARY: $80,000, commensurate with experience 

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; 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 July 9. 

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.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected].

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.



Job: Faculty
Organization: Health Sciences & Human Services Library
Job Posting: Jun 14, 2021


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