Employment: Harborview Medical Center, EthnoMed Database Database Content Migration Assistant, Oct 11

Employment: Harborview Medical Center, EthnoMed Database Database Content Migration Assistant

Deadline: Applications due by October 11, 2019

The folks at Harborview are migrating their EthnoMed database and are looking for a couple of interested MLIS students. A joint program of Harborview Medical Center and the UW Health Sciences Libraries, the EthnoMed website was created in 1994 by clinicians and librarians to meet information needs of Harborview care providers and their refugee and immigrant patients who come from ethnic communities relying heavily on Harborview for their care. The program operates out of Harborview’s Interpreter Services Department with technical, server and systems support from UW Health Sciences Library. This is a 12-week, paid position.

EthnoMed serves as a platform for developing and providing information about cultural beliefs, medical issues, and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants and refugees. It is a means of publishing and disseminating original materials collaboratively developed at Harborview by providers, staff, students and community partners. The website has a local, national, and international audience. The website contains a selection of media-rich content relevant to health disparities. The website was recently redesigned with the assistance of an iSchool MSIM student team, and is now ready for the data migration process.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Resizing images
  • Procuring new images
  • Transferring page content and files from current Plone site into new WordPress site
    Literature review/database searching, especially PubMed
  • Video captioning


  • Experience with WordPress desirable but not required
  • Understanding of/experience with preparing images and files using Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop desirable
  • Database searching experience
  • Understanding of/experience with creating accessible web pages (captioning, alt tagging, h1/2/3 tags, etc.)

For more information and to apply, please visit iCareers job posting #9615

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