Job Description

Extended Job Title
Unit Assistant Director

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
252301 - Library Ama

Position Description
Performs administrative and supervisory work related to the management of a specialized unit; usually reports to a Director. Responsibilities encompass the coordination of activities involved in the management of the unit or support services. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based on attainment of established goals; may be responsible for supervision of all employees assigned to the unit of responsibility.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Libraries invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, Reference Librarian at the Harrington Library of the Health Sciences in Amarillo, TX.  We seek an enthusiastic, forward-thinking individual to join our energetic library team.  Our new colleague will serve as the library liaison to the School of Pharmacy and the School of Health Professions by providing reference, research, and curriculum support to the faculty, students, and staff.  This individual, who reports to the Associate Director of the Harrington Library of the Health Sciences, will contribute expertise, vision, and new ideas to our library’s bibliographic instruction, collection development, and outreach activities.  This position includes an opportunity for non-tenure Faculty Associate appointment in the TTUHSC School of Medicine.  Librarians are expected to make positive contributions toward university service and service to the broader library profession.
  • 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 the School of Pharmacy and the School of Health Professions
  • 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

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
Amarillo, Texas

Preferred Qualifications
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

HSC - Amarillo

Library Ama

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Other Administrative


EEO Statement
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.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in related area required plus four years progressively responsible supervisory experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

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