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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.

 

 

 

Liaison Librarian

SUMMARY: 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. Will work half time with UT School of Public Health and half time at The TMC Library.

Responsibilities:
• Teaching students and faculty and performing research support activities.
• 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

Education and Experience:
Required: Master’s degree in library science (or equivalent) from an ALA-Accredited program, two years of 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 – ½ time at UT School of Public Health and ½ time at The TMC Library

Physical Requirements – standing, sitting, walking, some light lifting

Supervision Received: This position reports to the Head of Research & Instruction

Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

Email or fax cover letter and resume to:
Elizabeth Herrera
Email: elizabeth.herrera@library.tmc.edu