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We offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees. Benefits include health, vision, dental, life, short-and long-term disability insurance. Other benefits include an exceptional retirement plan, an employee assistance program, paid holidays, flexible spending accounts and a monthly travel subsidy.

As a three-time recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility, the Library strives to be a leader in work-life balance. We offer flexible schedules, employee development opportunities, and wellness initiatives.

The TMC Library is a great place to work, and we look forward to receiving your application.

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Head of Information Systems and Library Computing

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library is a major research library serving Texas Medical Center researchers, clinicians and students, including two major medical schools and over 20 member institutions. The Library is also the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region, with responsibility for providing health information to health professionals and consumers in the five state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The Head of Information Systems and Library Computing provides leadership in the development and support of a reliable and secure information systems platform for library service delivery. The position supervises the work of Information Systems professionals responsible for server systems, storage, and library management technologies. In addition, the individual manages data and voice network operations including staff and public computing, application software and telecommunications, as well as specific facility and meeting room systems.

DUTIES:

  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and evaluate all departmental operations
  • Supervise Information Systems and Library Computing staff
  • Manage data and voice network operations including staff and public computing, application software and telecommunications, as well as specific facility, meeting room and materials management systems
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the development and support of innovative information solutions
  • Assess user experience to ensure efficient and effective content discovery and access
  • Purchase, implement, and maintain library management systems and discovery technologies: including federated searching, link resolver, library portal, authentication, mobile delivery applications, library web site, digital repository, and other systems
  • Obtain and analyze statistics, generating reports to improve library systems
  • Coordinate with departments in the Library to maintain software and hardware necessary for the operation of the department
  • Maintain a budget for technology resources, equipment and services using a basic accounting system of recording funds spent and projected expenditures for the department
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and benchmarking state-of-the-art practices

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and experience – Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program and five or more years of computing experience. Experience supervising the work of Information Systems professionals. Experience in the selection, management and troubleshooting of information delivery systems. Demonstrated evidence of successful management of computer systems, projects, and networking. Experience with integrated library systems. Familiarity with programming needed to develop and implement custom processes. Knowledge of the information needs of basic scientists, researchers, clinical practitioners, educators and students.

Ability to initiate and complete projects in a timely manner with a strong customer service focus. Strong service philosophy and commitment to collaboration and professional involvement. Demonstrated skill in building relationships and coordinating projects with all levels of library staff. Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Usual Environment – Typical office environment with telephones and background noises. Some work in a server room environment. Occasional local travel may be required. May need to work irregular hours to meet deadlines or special assignments.

Physical Requirements – This position is about two-thirds sedentary and one-third physical labor. The labor involves bending, stooping, climbing stairs while holding boxes and lifting boxes.

The TMC Library offers a complete benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the Library provides paid holidays, vacation accrual, an exceptional retirement plan, and a monthly transportation subsidy.

The TMC Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary range $80,000 – $85,000

Email or fax cover letter and resume to:
Rosalind Bob
Email: rosalind.bob@exch.library.tmc.edu
Fax: 713.799.7816


Planning and Assessment Coordinator

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library is a major research library serving Texas Medical Center researchers, clinicians and students, including two major medical schools and over 20 member institutions. The Library is also the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region, with responsibility for providing health information to health professionals and consumers in the five state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The Planning and Assessment Coordinator plays a leadership role in the development, planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of library services. The coordinator will oversee the development of comprehensive plans for the successful implementation of new library initiatives, monitor project progress, and update the Library Executive Committee accordingly. Importantly, the coordinator will foster a culture of assessment within the library, work with departments on local data gathering to ensure a successful and sustainable assessment program, and gather and aggregate library-wide statistics.

DUTIES:

  • Create comprehensive project plans
  • Monitor and report project progress
  • Identify ways to measure and communicate the effectiveness, contribution, and value of library services to Texas Medical Center constituents
  • Collect, analyze and communicate assessment findings to assist the organization in adopting a more data-driven approach to planning and decision-making
  • Develop innovative assessment and communication strategies and activities that highlight and raise the profile of the library’s collections, services, facilities, news, and events
  • Foster and enhance a culture of assessment throughout the library
  • Improve and manage the libraries program for gathering, archiving and analyzing local statistics on library usage, collections and services; coordinate the response to recurring surveys
  • Work with library leaders to document, correlate, and disseminate assessment results, and incorporate the knowledge gained in assessment into library strategic planning, decision-making, and process improvement
  • Serve as a role model in promoting good working relationships across a project
  • Administer usability testing, questionnaires, focus groups, and other assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of the Library in meeting the teaching, learning, and research needs of its users
  • Continually increase technical competency of self and others through education and research within the field
  • Maintain expertise in assessment methods, techniques, and best practices through ongoing professional development

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with members of other departments to ensure client needs are met
  • Provides assistance and support to librarians and staff when needed
  • Completes all activities toward the fulfillment of the Library mission and strategic objectives
  • Identifies ways to more effectively provide healthcare information to clients
  • Collaborates with others to create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and commitment
  • Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, interdependence, and customer service
  • Continually increases technical competency of self and others through education and research within their field

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and experience – A master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited school; or a master’s degree or Ph.D. in the social sciences, statistics or other relevant discipline with significant experience working with or in research libraries. Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of assessment methodologies (both qualitative and quantitative) and experience analyzing data. Experience in conducting assessment projects and in documenting data and providing recommendations for improvements. Ability to present complex information to audiences who possess different levels of library knowledge. Experience in designing surveys, conducting usability testing, and facilitating focus groups highly desired.

Demonstrated ability to participate in complex projects in a team environment, meet deadlines, and to prioritize work in alignment with the service goals of library. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills. Strong service orientation and commitment to user service and support. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patrons, library, and systems staff. Demonstrated skill in building relationships and coordinating projects with all levels of library staff. Experience in planning and managing projects in a team environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Usual Environment – Typical office environment with telephones and background noises. Occasional local travel may be required. May need to work irregular hours to meet deadlines or special assignments.

Physical Requirements – This position is primarily sedentary; however, occasional bending, stooping, and lifting boxes of paper and files may be necessary.

The TMC Library offers a complete benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the Library provides paid holidays, vacation accrual, an exceptional retirement plan, and a monthly transportation subsidy.

The TMC Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary range $60,000 – $65,000

Email or fax cover letter and resume to:
Rosalind Bob
Email: rosalind.bob@exch.library.tmc.edu
Fax: 713.799.7816