Application Deadline

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Kansas City, KS


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Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

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Job Description

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR) funds a coordinator for the state of Kansas to provide outreach and training to medical librarians, healthcare professionals and the public. Additionally, this position serves as regional coordinator of the Technology and Innovation project area.

The Kansas Technology and Innovation Coordinator is located at the A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences on the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) campus in Kansas City, Kansas. It is one of a team of six site coordinators throughout the MidContinental region. Each MCR coordinator fulfills program duties under the direction of the NNLM MCR Associate Director. The position involves travel throughout Kansas that will include site visits, exhibits and teaching. Travel to the MCR offices at the University of Utah Health Sciences Eccles Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and to national conference sites occurs occasionally throughout each year.

The Kansas Coordinator has primary responsibility for designing and evaluating outreach and education programs aimed at health information providers throughout the state of Kansas, with a special focus on librarians, health care providers, public health professionals, K-12 educators, and community based organizations. As coordinator of technology and innovation for the NNLM MCR, this position is also responsible for promoting and supporting the use of technology and innovative practices throughout the region.

The Community

A metropolitan area of 2.3 million people, Kansas City offers the diversity and excitement of a large city with the charm and convenience of Midwest living.

Walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods surround the KU Medical Center campus, which is within easy reach of the city's top destinations, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Country Club Plaza, a shopping district celebrated for its architecture and pedestrian-oriented design. The campus is less than five miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, which has been enhanced in recent years by the additions of an 18,000-seat arena, an entertainment district, a streetcar and a $326 million performing arts center.

In 2017, the Huffington Post named Kansas City "THE place to be." In 2015, Travel and Leisure magazine identified Kansas City as top 3 overall in its America's Favorite Cities survey and No. 1 city for affordability.

Known nationally for bebop and barbecue, Kansas City is also a haven for visual artists, fashion designers and theater companies. The Kansas City Chiefs football team, Kansas City Royals baseball team and Sporting Kansas City soccer club compete in new and modernized stadiums. Parents find they have a number of attractive public and private school options for their children. Traffic moves freely on the metropolitan area's extensive network of highways.

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Posted Jul 9, 2019