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Liaison Program

A liaison librarian is assigned to the educational institutions of the TMC to help meet their educational and research needs.

Services provided by a liaison librarian:

  • Serves as a point of contact for library-related questions
  • Provides instruction on accessing library resources and updates when new services and resources become available
  • Works with you on your information needs and that of your institution
  • Advocates for your needs within the library
  • Provides orientations on library services and customized classes upon request
  • Consults on literature search strategies
  • Consultation on systematic reviews
  • Instructs on database and literature searches, citation management, evidence-based practice, and other knowledge management skills
  • Helps with search tools, broken links and other access issues
  • Develops customized online learning tutorials and guides

Who’s Your Liaison

Below is the list of institutions in the Texas Medical Center and their programs. Each program has a liaison available for you to work with.

School Program Liaison Contact
Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Medical School

National School of Tropical Medicine

School of Allied Health Sciences

Lara Ouellette
Liaison Librarian
713.799.7153

Amy Sisson
Liaison Librarian
713.799.7102

UT Health – University of Texas Health Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Medical School

School of Biomedical Informatics

Travis Holder
Liaison Librarian
713.799.7166

Emma Silva
Liaison Librarian713.799.7114
UT Health – University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing
Keya Lee
Liaison Librarian713.799.7164
UT Health – University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health

Travis Holder
Liaison Librarian
713.799.7166

Beatriz Varman
Head of Research and Instruction
713.799.7169

CHI St Luke’s Health  

Lara Ouellette
Liaison Librarian
713.799.7153

Amy Sisson
Liaison Librarian
713.799.7102

Harris County Medical Society  

Beatriz Varman
Head of Research and Instruction
713.799.7169

Houston Academy of Medicine  

Beatriz Varman
Head of Research and Instruction
713.799.7169

Houston Community College – Coleman Campus  

Beatriz Varman
Head of Research and Instruction
713.799.7169

LifeGift Organ Donation Center  

Beatriz Varman
Head of Research and Instruction
713.799.7169

Memorial Hermann Hospital System (including TIRR)  

Travis Holder
Liaison Librarian
713.799.7166

Emma Silva
Liaison Librarian
713.799.7114

Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing  

Keya Lee
Liaison Librarian
713.799.7164

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center  

Beatriz Varman
Head of Research and Instruction
713.799.7169

Shriners Hospitals for Children  

Beatriz Varman
Head of Research and Instruction
713.799.7169

Texas Children’s Hospital  

Lara Ouellette
Liaison Librarian
713.799.7153

Amy Sisson
Liaison Librarian
713.799.7102

Texas Heart Institute  

Lara Ouellette
Liaison Librarian
713.799.7153

Amy Sisson
Liaison Librarian
713.799.7102

Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Beatriz Varman
Head of Research and Instruction
713.799.7169

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center  

Beatriz Varman
Head of Research and Instruction
713.799.7169