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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.

Liaison librarians cultivate productive relationships with the Library’s affiliated institutions in order to integrate library resources in the curricula, research, and clinical operations of the Texas Medical Center. This position will be the Library’s point of contact for faculty and students as liaison to one of the designated institutions served by the TMC Library. Librarians are expected to develop and promote services and resources; participate in professional and scholarly organizations and activities; pursue personal professional development; and maintain awareness of evolving trends in library and information science.

DUTIES:

  • Develop and maintain a working, interactive, and dynamic relationship with faculty, students, and staff in assigned disciplines
  • Conduct comprehensive literature searches and systematic reviews
  • Participate as liaison for faculty and students in a designated institution
  • Provide consultation on information discovery, retrieval and management
  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote library resources and services
  • Provide instruction and develop and implement classes and workshops
  • Create specialized LibGuides for research methods and searching
  • Provide on-call reference service
  • Recommend appropriate resource additions to the library collection
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure that clients’ needs are met
  • Provide assistance and support to other librarians and staff when needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and experience -

Required:

  • Master’s degree in library science (or equivalent) from an ALA-Accredited program
  • Two years advanced searching experience in medical databases for non-entry level position

Desired:

  • Working knowledge of medical libraries
  • Experience conducting Systematic Reviews
  • Background in health or life sciences

 

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, walking and lifting boxes of paper and files may be necessary.

Salary commensurate with experience

Email or fax cover letter and resume to:

Elizabeth Herrera

Email: elizabeth.herrera@library.tmc.edu

Fax: 713.799.7816