Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian - Outreach & Data Coordinator (NNLM Region 5)

Seattle, WA


The base salary range for this position will be $4,500.00 - $5,667.00 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

University of Washington: Academic Personnel: University Libraries


Seattle, WA

Open Date

Dec 08, 2022



Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 1.5 million electronic books, more than 190,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts, and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries play a significant leadership role regionally as a member of the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession, as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs for the benefit of patients and communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The HSL supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UW health science schools, the UW Medicine Accountable Care Network (ACN), as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community of the University. The UW Medicine Accountable Care Network spans 46 cities and neighborhoods and includes 1,000+ primary care providers, 4,000+ specialists, 1,000+ clinics, 19 hospitals, 33+ urgent care clinics, and 19 emergency departments. In partnership with the leadership of the UW Medicine Research Information Technology (RIT), the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), the UW Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME), HEALWA, and the Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5, the Health Sciences Library is working to advance an institutional, regional, and multi-disciplinary strategy to promote precision medicine and support translational research. The Health Sciences Library actively collaborates with campus partners to support curricular and practice transformation of the health delivery system through investment in knowledge, training, and tools.

Regional Medical Library, NNLM Region 5

The UW HSL serves as the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 Regional Medical Library (RML) under a 5-year cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for the 2021-2026 period. The RML offers services and programs for NNLM member organizations in AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific to ensure that the health professional and the public health workforce can obtain information for research, clinical, or public health practice. The RML also offers NNLM member organizations an array of services and programs to ensure the public health information consumers of these six states and territories can find credible information to help make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

There are seven regions of the NNLM, each served by academic health sciences libraries functioning as Regional Medical Libraries, as well as three national offices and three national centers. For more information about the structure and purpose of the NNLM, please visit


The UW Libraries seeks an outgoing and service-oriented individual interested in joining a collaborative team to improve access to and use of biomedical and health information resources and data throughout Region 5. In this role the incumbent will serve as a primary point of contact about NLM resources and policies, performing at an expert consultation and training level. This position demonstrates extensive comprehension of NNLM programs and services for librarians, health professionals, and the community.  The incumbent reports to the NNLM Region 5 Executive Director and works with a small team of full-time remote Region 5 staff.

The Outreach & Data Coordinator will carry out activities to increase effective use of NLM biomedical information resources. The incumbent will develop and implement outreach to librarians, health professionals, researchers, and state or regional professional associations to increase awareness of NLM products and to promote equitable access to information and effective management and use of data.

Duties will also include working with staff across all the NNLM regions, the three National Centers, and three National Offices. NNLM Region 5 is funded by a five-year cooperative agreement grant from the National Library of Medicine.

This position is not tenure eligible. Please see the Librarian Personnel Code for the Librarian promotion process.

The University of Washington and the Service Employees International Union, Local 925 (SEIU 925) are currently in the process of negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement. This position is subject to the collective bargaining agreement and represented by SEIU 925. For more information and updates on the bargaining process, please visit

This is a fully remote position.


  • Leads and participates in the planning and delivery of regional and national outreach programs.
  • Reports annually using performance measures defined by the cooperative agreement; creates training and outreach goals for the coming year.
  • Serves in leadership roles on regional and national committees and working groups, including but not limited to the NNLM Data Curriculum Group, NNLM Data Science Working Group, and Region 5 Community Engagement Subcommittee.
  • Builds relationships and collaborations with Region 5 members and recruits new members into the NNLM.
  • Creates in-person and online training to promote awareness and use of NLM and NIH resources, in coordination with NNLM Offices and Centers.   
  • Shares information via regional social media accounts, and the Region 5 blog.
  • Maintains sections of the webpage, in compliance with requirements in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Provides consultation on NNLM Region 5 funding opportunities, solicits award applications from Network members, serves as a lead reviewer, and monitors progress of funded awards.
  • Submits conference proposals and gives virtual and in-person presentations at conferences and meetings about NNLM and NLM resources and programs.
  • Maintains a broad understanding of the 2018-2023 Libraries Strategic Plan, operations, policies, priorities, and objectives. Assists in the development and achievement of these by participating in Libraries committees.
  • Plays an active role in participating in UW Libraries and communicates with coworkers and supervisors. Is familiar with and understands the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required.


Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria at


Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment.  Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.


The base salary range for this position will be $4,500.00 - $5,667.00 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


While we hope to fill the position by Winter 2023, we are happy to work with the successful candidate to explore opportunities for an earlier or later start date.



  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and a more socially just society and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Ability to work between the hours of 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • Ability to articulate and convey relevant and clear information about timely healthcare topics and resources through writing and public speaking.
  • 1-2 years of experience creating and delivering interactive educational classes or resources.
  • Awareness of National Library of Medicine and NCBI resources.
  • Proficiency in social media and online education.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and collegial team environment.
  • Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment characterized by ambiguity, change, and occasionally competing agendas.
  • Ability to travel 1-3 times per year by air, train, or car.


  • Experience working in a research or academic library.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the evolving scholarly communications environment and open access/open data initiatives.
  • Experience using Confluence, Slack and MS Teams.

Application Instructions

Applications received by 8:59 p.m. PST/11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, January 9, 2023, will receive priority review. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling biweekly basis at the discretion of the unit.

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses, and specify current supervisor)
  • Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement*

*UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement Guidelines

Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. In your application, please include a separate statement of no more than 300 words that describes your potential to support and contribute to the Libraries’ commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status.

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For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit