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NNLM Hiring Training & Development Specialist

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The Network of the National Library of Medicine Training Office at the University of Utah Eccles Health Sciences Library is looking to hire a Training and Development Specialist.

The Instructional Design Specialist is integral to achieving successful outcomes for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Training Office (NTO). The NTO supports the training and educational mission of the NNLM by designing and delivering high-quality, innovative training to diverse audiences nationwide in support of the effective use of information products and services from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The position provides expertise and guidance on various pedagogical approaches and best practices to support face-to-face, online, and hybrid course delivery. This position requires promoting the use of technology-based resources in teaching and learning, and providing consultation, instruction, and assistance to a national network of educators and librarians.


Develop, review and test courses, including evaluating design and delivery techniques, developing visual aids, and considering media and technology selections. Example tasks may include:

Establish and maintain project management protocols for development and production of online classes
Communicate clearly with a variety of stakeholders, including subject matter experts, instructors, and outside collaborators.
Ensure all courses are based on best practices in instructional design and technology
Ensure all courses, materials, and related media comply with accessibility guidelines as mandated by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Design and develop customized interactive materials and courses to enhance the learning experience
Edit instructional media and materials for online courses
Organize materials within a learning object repository
Provide training to staff in instructional design and technology and best practices in teaching. Example tasks may include:

Provide training in emerging instructional technologies
Provide training in best pedagogical approaches in teaching and training
Coordinate and collaborate on NNLM related program development, implementation with NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices and Centers (ROCs).

Represent the NTO on appropriate NNLM committees, taskforces, or workgroups.

Participate in appropriate Eccles Health Sciences Library activities that support the NNLM Region 4 and NTO program. Participation in these activities should be limited to only those that are depended upon for the smooth function of the NNLM Region 4 program.


Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.
Expertise in content research, instructional design and delivery methods and experience delivering training to high level leaders is strongly preferred.
This position is not responsible for providing patient care.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Ability to work both individually and in a team setting, including with remote colleagues.
Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills.
Comfortable with digital asset creation in an educational environment and related software applications, for example:
Documents (Microsoft Office, Google Docs)
Photoshop, Illustrator
Video and interactive e-learning Authoring Tools (Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate)
Screen Recording (Camtasia)
Experience with live webinar tools such as WebEx or Zoom.
Experience with a learning management system such as Moodle, Canvas, or Blackboard.
Project management and team leadership experience.
Familiar with building online courses for asynchronous and synchronous formats.
Preferred experience with Storyline and Camtasia, and WebEx, though candidates with experience in similar programs should apply.
Ability to quickly learn and master new technology and adapt to program changes.
A minimum of two years of online curriculum design experience is preferred.

Salary and Benefits

Based on experience, starting at $53,000 minimum annually. Position is a full-time, benefitted staff position.

Application Instructions

When applying for the position there will be a place for an optional “other” document type. Candidates are encouraged to include a work sample or link to a work sample, which demonstrates competency in one or more areas of qualification or preference.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO /AA)
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu
For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To apply, please go to the University’s careers page: https://employment.utah.edu/salt-lake-city-ut/training-development-specialist/DAEE6410DB7643D4A67A3A8ED7955BA6/job/

To inquire about this posting: email employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300.

– Carmin Smoot



Contact us at:
Network of the National Library of Medicine/NNLM Region 4
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890
Phone: 801-587-3650
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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