Executive Director, Region 1 Regional Medical Library (RML)/ Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)

Baltimore, Maryland


Minimum: $100,000, commensurate with experience

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Regional Medical Library (NNLM, Region 1), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL), provides funding and health information engagement and training programs for the following states in alignment with the National Library of Medicine strategic plan: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, and WV.

The NNLM, Region 1 seeks a dynamic, creative, and collaborative Executive Director to lead, develop, and administer Region 1 engagement and training programs through each phase, from planning to evaluation. The Executive Director cultivates partnerships and fosters relationships across Region 1 and nationally to improve access to biomedical and health information for health professionals, librarians, and the public. The Executive Director engages with the National Library of Medicine and the NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices, and Centers (ROCs), supports the national and regional programs in alignment with NNLM initiatives and National Library of Medicine (NLM) priorities, and collaborates with those that work with under-resourced and in medical underrepresented communities. This position will work closely with individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to develop training and programming that supports community needs. The successful candidate will work in a diverse team environment at the HSHSL and the NNLM. Responsibilities will evolve along with the NNLM and library environments, requiring a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

This position is funded through a 5-year cooperative agreement from the National Library of Medicine. The successful candidate will join a well-established team in Year 4 of the current agreement. HSHSL Leadership supports preparing a competitive proposal for the next cooperative agreement cycle.

  • Leads, develops, plans, and administers all Region 1 engagement and training programs.
  • Fosters a sense of community and advocates for underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities.
  • Accurately evaluates and assesses Region 1 engagement, impact, and outcomes.
  • Manages annual and cumulative budgets and oversees the Region 1 grants program.
  • Prepares regular reports and ensures compliance with all federal, state, and UMB requirements.
  • Strengthens UMB’s the HSHSL’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Manages, mentors, and provides support for a diverse team including 1 staff member and 5 full-time faculty librarians.
  • Works with NNLM and UMB leadership groups to set and support goals that positively impact the strategic initiatives of each.
  • Serves as the primary Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM leadership committees.
  • Serves on the HSHSL Leadership team.

This is a full-time, grant funded, faculty position. This position is not eligible for permanent status. The incumbent will be eligible for promotion and is expected to participate fully as a member of the library’s faculty.

 Application reviews will begin May 5, the position will remain posted until filled.


UMB and HSHSL support flexible work environments and the development of a vibrant university campus community. Onsite engagement is highly encouraged by leadership. The successful candidate will manage faculty librarians and staff through in-person and virtual means. This position allows for hybrid and telework arrangements. Travel may be necessary. 


Required Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible library experience which includes 3 years of management/supervisory/project management experience.
  • Willingness to travel; valid government issued ID for travel at the time of employment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to apply and support cultural humility and principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in all activities and interactions with colleagues, health professionals, information professionals, and the public in a diverse, multi-cultural community.
  • Experience developing and conducting professional communications, presentations, and educational training sessions for diverse audiences.
  • Expertise in NNLM engagement and training programs and NLM resources.
  • Effective administrative and leadership skills, including competence in managing personnel and establishing partnerships.
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills.
  • Experience developing outreach programs and conducting effective evaluations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Grant or proposal writing experience.
  • Established ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to adapt to change and experience in change management.
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation and ability to represent the HSHSL and NNLM accordingly.
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities

Application Process

UMB and HSHSL are fully committed to championing diversity, equity, and active inclusion among faculty, staff, and the student body. Applications from those who identify as members of historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. The HSHSL provides an intellectually exciting, collegial, and supportive faculty environment that fosters interdisciplinary research and interprofessional opportunities. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The position is anticipated to start during Summer/Fall 2024. Candidates should include the following with their application: (1) Cover letter, to include a statement describing how you have supported equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in the past, either in the workplace, as a student, or in other settings. If you have not had the opportunity for such experiences, describe briefly how you hope to support UMB’s commitment to creating a more inclusive and diverse community; (2) Resume or curriculum vitae (CV); (3) At least three professional references (include name, current affiliation, email address and telephone number for each reference).

Application reviews will begin May 5, the position will remain posted until filled.



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 in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, M&T Stadium, the Hippodrome Theater, the Baltimore Convention Center, and the Inner Harbor. The largest city in Maryland, Baltimore is vibrant and diverse with access to a variety of communities, neighborhoods, and cultural centers. Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and 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 innovative services and programs. The HSHSL employees 56 full time employees, including 25 faculty librarians. A modern building, the HSHSL opened in 1998 and serves as a hub for collaboration and learning on the UMB campus. Since 1983, the HSHSL has been the home of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 1 and is the current location of the NNLM Web Services Office. Learn more about the NNLM and current initiatives and priority areas.

The HSHSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. It supports 6,700 students in six nationally ranked professional schools and interdisciplinary Graduate School programs. The university offers 97 doctoral, master’s, baccalaureate, and certificate programs. UMB is a 65-acre research and technology complex consisting of 57 buildings, including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the Department of Veterans Affairs 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 HRjobs@umaryland.edu.

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during any part of the application process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. For questions about ADA requests for reasonable accommodation, you may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, protected veteran’s status, or age in its programs and activities. Specifically, Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in UMB’s programs and activities.