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Employment

Thank you for visiting our employment page. The TMC Library is an equal opportunity employment institution, providing a challenging and rewarding work environment for our valued employees.

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 competitive 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.

All vacancies listed on this page are currently open. If no opportunities are listed, please check back periodically for new opportunities.

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

The HAM-TMC Library is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action institution, providing access to employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability.

To apply for our open positions, please send a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae:

Elizabeth Herrera, HR Manager
elizabeth.herrera@library.tmc.edu

 

Executive Director

Summary:
The Executive Director of The Texas Medical Center Library has the primary responsibility for envisioning and leading all activities to plan, direct and evaluate the services and resources of a private consortium library that serves a number of nationally and internationally prominent health related institutions including universities and hospitals in the world’s largest medical center and the fourth largest city in the United States. The Executive Director functions collaboratively with a Board of Directors comprised of faculty and administrative leaders of member institutions to achieve the Library’s mission to provide innovative support for the acquisition, management, and delivery of biomedical knowledge to the institutions of the Texas Medical Center.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensures library services and resources are of the first order to support the educational, research, health care and service missions of its member institutions
  • Provides professional expertise, administrative leadership, and overall direction for the Library including strategic, financial and space planning
  • Actively collaborates with member institutions to identify opportunities, programs, and resources to maintain state-of-the-art services to Library users and identifies innovative technologies and solutions to address changing needs
  • Provides primary administrative leadership for all operational areas of the Library including allocation of financial resources and personnel
  • Provides direct supervision to department heads
  • Represents the Library locally, regionally, and nationally

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to lead a team of professionals, promote team growth and foster development of team members
  • Successful planning, implementing and evaluating of library services and programs
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain grant funding and successful fundraiser
  • Proven ability to lead and implement strategic plans
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collegially and effectively with diverse groups of administrative leaders, faculty and professional staff of academic and healthcare institutions
  • Demonstrated ability to foster local and regional collaborations with other libraries and participate in national programs

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: A master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited program required.

Experience: A minimum of five years of experience in a senior leadership role in a library or related institution is required. Experience obtained in a health sciences library preferred, but academic or special library experience will be considered.

Supervision Given: Department heads; Chief Financial Officer

Supervision Received: This position reports to the Library Board of Directors

Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

 

 

 

Electronic Resources Librarian

Job Responsibilities

The Electronic Resources Librarian will participate in the ongoing coordination and management of the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library’s electronic resources and corresponding systems.

Reporting to the Head of Resource Management, the Electronic Resources Librarian is a professional librarian with an emphasis on maintaining the library’s content management and discovery systems. To fulfill the goals and mission of the TMC Library, the Electronic Resources Librarian performs additional work as needed, e.g assist with accreditation reports, education of staff and clients, collection development support, and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage electronic resource access and system functionality in ALMA/PRIMO;
  • Maintain accurate resource holdings and system updates in bibliographic silos such as OCLC Worldshare, etc.;
  • Apply best practices for discoverability of library resources to improve tools and workflows;
  • Seek feedback from TMC Library staff to regularly improve electronic resource system functionality;
  • Communicate successfully with resource providers to ensure continuous access to licensed resources and resolve access interruptions;
  • Create resource usage reports for acquisitions and institutional assessment and accreditation needs;
  • Deliver high-level customer service, including technical access troubleshooting, instruction to users on searching our Primo discovery system;
  • Continually seeks new ways to improve productivity and customer service;
  • Support special projects assigned by supervisor on an as-needed basis;
  • Represent TMC Library as a member of the Texas Health Science Libraries’ Consortium Tech Services Committee.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science degree (required);
  • 3 or more years of professional library experience
  • Knowledgeable about electronic resources, industry best practices, copyright law, online catalogs, and discovery tools;
  • Knowledgeable about basic cataloging practices, creation of provisional bibliographic records, MARC records, and rules and protocols such as RDA;
  • Able to assume responsibility and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Able to analyze situations accurately, plan work, and adopt effective course of action;
  • Skilled using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, e-mail, and web applications;
  • Skilled searching bibliographic databases;
  • An effective communicator.