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Medical Librarian-Copyright Librarian (4/17/2017)

Texas Health Resources is currently hiring for a full-time Medical Librarian-Copyright Librarian. This position will office at Texas Health Fort Worth. To apply, visit https://www.texashealth.org/careers/pages/job-opportunities.aspx. Click on the “Apply” link in the “Search Jobs” section, then search “86836” in the “Search by Job ID” field.

  • Masters of Library Science or Masters of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited university program.
  • One year of professional experience in a health science library with progressive management responsibility preferred.
  • Hours of work:  M-F 8a-5p

Required skills (if applicable)      

  1. Ability to advise THR system users on the rights of both creators and users of original works of authorship and provide information about copyright law.
  2. Ability to develop and execute Boolean logic based search strategies for retrieving specific information.
  3. Ability to use an Internet search engine effectively.
  4. Ability to select appropriate print and electronic resources for retrieving information for patrons.
  5. Ability to use (or learn to use) automated library systems.
  6. Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software to create, maintain, update documents.
  7. Ability to write and speak using standard English, grammar to communicate effectively with library patrons by email, telephone, fax, mail and in person.

Job Responsibilities:


Copyright Services (60%)
  • Serves as main system contact for copyright requests and follows up with authors/creators/vendors to obtain permissions
  • Tracks utilization of copyright software, i.e., Right sphere
  • Trains users on Right sphere
  • Promotes IR copyright services around the THR system
  •  Maintains and monitor copyright services web presence on MyTexasHealth intranet site (Medical Libraries page)
  • Serves on appropriate system committees (i.e., Patient Education) with high volume of copyright permissions requests
Reference (20%)
  • Provides Reference and Research Services – provides backup to lead and secondary searchers.
  • Conducts reference interviews with patrons requesting library services using PICO.
  • Communicates accurate and appropriate library policies, fees, etc. to patrons requesting services.
  • Selects appropriate resources and retrieves information from print and electronic sources to meet patron information needs.
  • Offers assistance and instruction to patrons using print and electronic resources.
  • Provides circulation, interlibrary loan, document delivery and other public services.
  • Communicates accurate and appropriate library policies, fees, etc. to patrons requesting services.
Outreach/Training/Efficient Operations (20%)
  • Serve as a resource for designated entities and participate on select committees.
  • Customer instruction
  • Identifies instruction/training needs.
  • Designs and teaches classes for medical/house staff, clinical staff and students using a variety of formats and venues.
  • Assesses attendee learning in light of course outcomes.

Entity Information:

Texas Health Research & Education Institute advances health through research and education.  As an independent, not-for-profit organization within Texas Health Resources, Texas Health Research & Education: Conducts research that contributes to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and offers continuing medical education to physicians and other health care professionals.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



Research Librarian, Texas Health Dallas - (4/17/2017)

Texas Health Resources is currently hiring for a full time Medical Librarian-Research Librarian. This position will office at Texas Health Dallas. To apply, visit https://www.texashealth.org/careers/pages/job-opportunities.aspx. Click on the “Apply” link in the “Search Jobs” section, then search “86833” in the “Search by Job ID” field.

Masters of Library Science or Masters of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited university program

One year of professional experience in a health science library with progressive management responsibility preferred.

Hours of work are:  M-F 8a-5p


  1. Ability to develop and execute Boolean logic based search strategies for retrieving specific information.
  2. Ability to provide training to THR users on licensed knowledge-based information databases.
  3. Ability to use an Internet search engine effectively.
  4. Ability to select appropriate print and electronic resources for retrieving information for patrons.
  5. Ability to use (or learn to use) automated library systems.
  6. Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software to create, maintain, update documents.
  7. Ability to write and speak using standard English, grammar to communicate effectively with library patrons by email, telephone, fax, mail and in person.

Job Responsibilities:


Reference and Research Services (45%)
  • Provides Reference and Research Services – provides backup to lead and secondary searchers.
  • Conducts reference interviews with patrons requesting library services using PICO.
  • Communicates accurate and appropriate library policies, fees, etc. to patrons requesting services.
  • Selects appropriate resources and retrieves information from print and electronic sources to meet patron information needs.
  • Offers assistance and instruction to patrons using print and electronic resources.
  • Provides circulation, inter library loan, document delivery and other public services.
  • Communicates accurate and appropriate library policies, fees, etc. to patrons requesting services.

Outreach/Training (35%)

  • Develops, teaches and supervises in-service training programs to support copyright, evidence-based practice initiatives, evidence-based medicine initiatives, magnet and sponsored knowledge-based information databases.
  • Serves as a resource for designated entities and participate on select committees.
  • Identifies instruction/training needs.
  • Designs and teaches classes for medical/house staff, clinical staff and students using a variety of formats and venues.
  • Assesses attendee learning in light of course outcomes.

Library Efficient Operations (20%)
  • Develops and conducts cross training of peers/volunteers of new resources in responsible functional areas.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through professional meetings and continuing education classes.


Entity Information:


Texas Health Research & Education Institute advances health through research and education.  As an independent, not-for-profit organization within Texas Health Resources, Texas Health Research & Education: Conducts research that contributes to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and offers continuing medical education to physicians and other health care professionals.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.




Medical Librarian-Technical Services, Texas Health Dallas - (3/10/2017)


Texas Health Resources is currently hiring for a full-time Medical Librarian-Technical Services. This position will office at Texas Health Dallas. To apply, visit https://www.texashealth.org/careers/pages/job-opportunities.aspx and click on the “Apply” link in the “Search Jobs” section, then search “85743” in the “Search by Job ID” field.


Qualifications/Duties:

Masters of Library Science or Masters of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited university program

One year of professional experience in a health science library with progressive management responsibility

  • Ability to catalogue and classify and to select and organize appropriate
  • cataloging elements when commercial records are not available.
  • Ability to develop and execute Boolean logic based search strategies for retrieving specific information.
  • Ability to use an Internet search engine effectively.
  • Ability to select appropriate print and electronic resources for retrieving information for patrons.
  • Ability to use (or learn to use) automated library systems.
  • Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software to create, maintain, update documents.
  • Ability to write and speak using standard English, grammar to communicate effectively with library patrons by email, telephone, fax,
  • mail and in person.


Performs technical services/collection development related responsibilities, which include:

  • Acquisitions/Collection Development
  • Cataloguing
  • Circulation
  • Journals (print and online titles through EBSCO)
  • Books
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of CyberTools and print/online titles through EBSCO


Staffs the Reference Desk during assigned hours.

Responsibilities (this applies to all Medical Librarian positions):


Provides Reference and Research Services – provides backup to lead and secondary searchers.

    • Conducts reference interviews with patrons requesting library services using PICO.
    • Communicates accurate and appropriate library policies, fees, etc. to patrons requesting services.
    • Selects appropriate resources and retrieves information from print and electronic sources to meet patron information needs.
    • Offers assistance and instruction to patrons using print and electronic resources.
Provides circulation, interlibrary loan, document delivery and other public services.
    • Communicates accurate and appropriate library policies, fees, etc. to patrons requesting services.
    • Provides requested articles from the library's print and electronic resources.
    • Orders items from other libraries using NLM's Docline system.
    • Tracks ILL requests through the Docline system until items are received and made available to patrons.
    • Responds promptly to ILL Docline requests from other libraries.
    • Creates and/or updates paper and electronic records for all requests and circulation transactions.
    • Maintains statistics on use of library materials and reshelves materials.
    • Educates users regarding copyright compliance.

Outreach, Training, Efficient Operations

  • Outreach at assigned entities
  • Customer Instruction
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Library Efficient Operations (responsibilities apply to all positions unless otherwise noted)
  • Other support as requested.


Entity Information:

Texas Health Research & Education Institute advances health through research and education.  As an independent, not-for-profit organization within Texas Health Resources, Texas Health Research & Education: Conducts research that contributes to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and offers continuing medical education to physicians and other health care professionals.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.





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