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The TMC Library is a private, stand-alone and not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization independent from any one university or research institution. Unique to medical and research libraries across the country, it is the only library in the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries that reports to a separate governing board and draws its funding from several non-related academic, health and research institutions.

The Library is a distinctive consortium with authority vested in a Board of Directors comprised of appointed representatives from seven governing institutions of the TMC. An additional 12 supporting organizations are non-governing members of the Library.

The Library, as a free-standing member of the TMC, operates under bylaws and operating agreements to which the Governing Institutions are parties. The Board of Directors is the Library’s governing body and appoints and empowers the Executive Director with rights and responsibilities for the operations of the Library.

In addition, the Library is required for accreditation by the accrediting bodies which oversee the teaching curriculum of the educational institutions of the TMC.

Accrediting bodies are:

  • the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA)
  • the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry and allied health
  • the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

Governing Organizations:

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston Academy of Medicine
Texas Medical Center
Texas Woman’s University
University of Houston
University of Texas Health Science Center
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Supporting Institutions:

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
Harris Health System
Houston Community College System
Houston Department of Health and Human Services
LifeGift Organ Donation Center
Memorial Hermann Hospital System (including TIRR)
The Methodist Hospital
Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Heart Institute
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Board of Directors
George Stancel, PhD, Board Chair – UTHealth
Robert C. Robbins, MD, Vice Chair – Texas Medical Center
Michael Fordis, Jr., MD, Secretary – Baylor College of Medicine
Linda Andrews, MD – Baylor College of Medicine
Gregory Bernica – Houston Academy of Medicine
Sherilyn Bird, ML – Texas Woman’s University
Patricia Butler, MD – UTHealth
Kevin Dillon, MBA, CPA – UTHealth
Stephanie Fulton, MLIS – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Lisa A. German, MLIS – University of Houston 
William Thompson, PhD – Baylor College of Medicine
Arlo Weltge, MD, MPH, FACEP – Houston Academy of Medicine
Lynn Yeoman, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine

The TMC Library
L. Maximilian Buja, MD, Executive Director