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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.

Employment Opportunities at The TMC Library

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


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. Liaison Librarians are expected to have command of literature searching skills to provide instruction to students and faculty and work independently performing literature searches and systematic reviews.

Liaison Librarians 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.

Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct comprehensive literature searches and systematic reviews
  2. Develop and maintain a working, interactive, and dynamic relationship with faculty, students, and staff in assigned disciplines
  3. Participate as liaison for faculty and students in a designated institution
  4. Provide consultations to meet the research information needs of faculty and students
  5. Promote library resources and services by participating in liaison institution meetings
  6. Develop and teach classes, instructional videos and webinars
  7. Create specialized LibGuides for liaison institutions
  8. Provide on-call reference service
  9. Recommend appropriate resource additions to the library collection
  10. Collaborate with other departments to ensure that clients’ needs are met
  11. Assist and support 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 literature systematic reviews, background in health or life sciences.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  1. Usual Environment – office, library
  2. Remote Work – hybrid onsite/remote
  3. Physical Requirements – standing, sitting, walking, some light lifting

The TMC Library offers a complete benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life and short/long-term disability insurance. In additional to a comprehensive benefits package, the Library provides paid holidays, vacation and sick accrual, an exceptional retirement plan, and a monthly transportation subsidy. The TMC Library is an equal employment opportunity institution, providing access to employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability.

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


Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

SUMMARY:The TMC Library, McGovern Historical Center seeks a creative, well-organized, and self-motivated Archivist and Special Collections Librarian with demonstrated knowledge in both archival processing and cataloging. Reporting to the Head of the McGovern Historical Center, the position will manage a four-year grant funded project to process and make accessible the manuscript and rare book collections of John P. McGovern, MD. (The position will not continue beyond the funded four-year term.) The primary objectives of the position will be to improve description and access of archival materials, enhance bibliographic descriptions for more discoverability, and promote collections to potential researchers. In addition to project responsibilities, the position will be an active member of the department providing reference services, performing outreach activities, and working closely with patrons, donors, library staff, and institutional groups. The position will manage two distinct projects and develop department manuals to maintain the procedures and techniques beyond the four-year term.

John P. McGovern, MD papers Processing Project

The McGovern Historical Center has four archival collections related to John P. McGovern’s career and interests. The largest and most significant of these is MS 115 John P. McGovern, MD papers. The Archivist and Special Collections Librarian will process Dr. McGovern’s personal and professional papers as well as three related collections. Finding aids and selected digitized materials will be made available on the collection site and promoted through online and physical exhibits.

McGovern Rare Book Collection on the History of Medicine Catalog Enhancement Project

The McGovern Rare Book Collection on the History of Medicine is the largest rare book collection at the McGovern Historical Center. The Archivist and Special Collections Librarian will improve scholarly access to the collection, enhancing existing bibliographic records and implementing the Library of Congress classification system. The position will develop more efficient cataloging techniques, linking rare book collections and archival materials across all library discovery platforms. The Archivist and Special Collections Librarian will design future projects to continue rare book collection improvements.

Duties

  1. Use best archival practices based on the recommendations of the Society of American Archivists.
  2. Organize, arrange and describe collections according to generally accepted professional standards.
  3. Process MS 115 John P. McGovern papers and three other related collections.
  4. Coordinate with the John P. McGovern Foundation staff to identify and accession additional accruals from their offices.
  5. Promote the John P. McGovern collections through digitization and exhibits.
  6. Improve collection discoverability by enhancing bibliographic records with a standard classification system.
  7. Develop new techniques and procedures that can be expanded to the other rare book collections, creating a cataloging manual and training staff to implement beyond project period.
  8. Maintain department procedures and documentation, updating department manuals regularly.
  9. Perform educational outreach activities, such as tours, lectures, events, and classes.
  10. Answer reference questions and assist clients with their research via in-person, phone, email, and virtual modalities.
  11. Contribute to an environment that encourages teamwork, interdependence, and customer service.
  12. Complete all activities towards the fulfillment of the Library mission and strategic objectives.
  13. Participate in regional and professional archival organizations or other organizations related to special collections.
  14. Complete specialized training for rare book collections offered by the five-day, intensive Book History Workshop at Texas A&M University (or equivalent program)

Education and experience

Required:

  1. Minimum education requirement is a Master’s Degree in library science from an ALA-Accredited program with some classes in archival science and cataloging/metadata; or an equivalent master’s degree in a related field.
  2. Some experience in an archival setting is preferred.
  3. The applicant should have a willingness to learn new skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision, supervise staff and volunteers, work closely with patrons and donors, and achieve mutually agreed upon goals.
  4. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Awareness of best archival practices is essential, such as preservation, metadata, and digitization.

Preferred

  1. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  2. Familiarity with the standards Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
  3. Familiarity or proficiency with archive management systems, such as ArchivesSpace or Access to Memory (AtoM).
  4. Familiarity with XML-based EAD programs, such as Oxygen.
  5. Familiarity with descriptive cataloging of rare and unique materials using controlled vocabularies and classification systems.
  6. Reading knowledge of at least one language other than English, preferably German, Latin, or French.

Working Conditions

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

Physical Demands – Limited exposure to physical risk. Moderate physical activity needed to fulfill job duties. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 40 pounds and some standing and walking. Work may demand operating, ascending/descending, and working atop stairs. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000 plus professional development and funding for rare book school.

The TMC Library offers a complete benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life and short/long-term disability insurance. In additional to a comprehensive benefits package, the Library provides paid holidays, vacation and sick accrual, an exceptional retirement plan, and a monthly transportation subsidy. The TMC Library is an equal employment opportunity institution, providing access to employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability.

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

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