Assistant Director, Reference Librarian
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Harrington Library of the Health Sciences
Amarillo, Texas

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Libraries are committed to providing outstanding service in today's evolving information environment.  We are seeking a librarian for the position of Assistant Director, Reference Librarian at the Harrington Library of the Health Sciences in Amarillo, TX.  This position, which reports to the Associate Director, will provide reference services; promote information literacy through library instruction; aid in collection development; assist with outreach activities; supervise support staff in Circulation; serve as the library liaison to the School of Pharmacy and School of Health Professions; and provide instruction in evidence-based medicine, library resources, and biomedical information management. This position includes an opportunity for non-tenure Faculty Associate appointment in the TTUHSC School of Medicine.  Librarians are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional development.

- Provides health sciences reference and research support and works collaboratively with faculty to plan and deliver course-integrated instruction
- Serves as a liaison librarian to specific academic departments
- Delivers instruction and research assistance
- Identifies faculty and student needs, and solicits input on library resources in the specific departmental disciplines
- Supervises support staff in Circulation
- Provides assistance with technology tools
- Teaches information access and assessment
- Collaborates with faculty to provide curriculum-integrated instructional support
- Assists with scholarly research
- Assists with community outreach activities
- Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of library services, policies, and procedures
- Participates in professional activities and professional development
- Manages or assists with special projects

Required Qualifications:
- A Master's of Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution.  Minimum of 3 years' experience in a medical library or an academic health sciences library
- Supervisory experience
- Demonstrated experience in providing library instruction in a college or university setting to students and faculty having a wide range of skills and goals
- Demonstrated database searching skills
- Familiarity with emerging technologies and social media
- Excellent oral and written communications skills

Preferred Qualifications:
- Undergraduate subject credentials in the biological or health sciences
- Previous experience with teaching evidence-based medicine principles and practice
- Knowledge of or participation in systematic reviews
- Experience in embedded librarianship

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including paid vacation and holidays.  TTUHSC Libraries offer a generous professional development program including funding for conference attendance and training. Texas has no state income tax and the Amarillo area offers a low cost of living.

Application Instructions:
To apply, access the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center online employment site at  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Terri Wilson, BFA, MFA, MLS
Associate Director
Harrington Library of the Health Sciences
1400 Wallace Blvd.
Amarillo, TX 79106
Phone: (806) 414-9957
FAX: (806) 354-5430
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Main Library Number: (806) 414-9964