Assistant Director of Network of the National Library of Medicine (NWSO)

Baltimore, MD; Telework is an option for Maryland and states contiguous to Maryland



Assistant Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Web Services Office (NWSO). Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL); University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

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 Assistant Director of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM web projects and the infrastructure that supports them.

The NNLM consists of seven Health Sciences Libraries functioning as Regional Medical Libraries covering the United States as well as three national offices and three national centers. For more information about the structure and purpose of the NNLM, please visit

Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversight and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a senior web developer. In collaboration with staff and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of NWSO will support Drupal and Wordpress websites, a Moodle Learning Management System, and several additional related systems. Previous management experience is desirable but not necessary.

This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at the 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.

UMB and the HSHSL are deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity.  HSHSL welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates invested in creating and enriching an inclusive environment through their work and interactions


  • Oversee, plan, and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM.
  • Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO's ongoing projects.
  • Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services.
  • Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Senior Web Developer, setting goals consistent with NNLM and HSHSL goals and initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets.
  • 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 Working Group
  • In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives.
  • Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.


Position Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible library experience.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Experience working in technology support and/or development
  • Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity and experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle


  • 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.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Experience developing and supporting database driven applications
  • Experience managing and developing staff.
  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience.
  • Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries.
  • Comfort with change and experience in change management.


Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 7, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package:

  1. A resume or curriculum vitae;
  2. Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email;
  3. A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position.  The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity.
  4. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this does not need to be notarized.

For more information, visit our website at or email  

MINIMUM SALARY: $80,000, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS/TUITION REMISSION: 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.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras.

The HSHSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-six FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs, and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HSHSL also serves as the headquarters for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 1.

The HSHSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. It support 7,200 students and over 7,900 faculty and staff members. UMB is a 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. Read more about UMB, including its mission, vision, and core values.

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

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