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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 and click on the “Apply” link in the “Search Jobs” section, then search “85743” 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

  • 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.

Medical Librarian/Family Research Library/ School/Dallas Job (added 3/1/2017)

Job Number: 51373

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 2-28-2017


Position Summary

The incumbent in this position develops, administers, and maintains the day-to-day operations of the Family Resource Library.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide reference services to patients and their families by assisting them with the selection of appropriate materials that will address their health information needs.
  • Utilize and develop web resources effectively to optimize the acquisition and dissemination of appropriate information; ensure cost-effective operation of the Library through budget planning, monitoring, and controlling expenses.
  • Select, evaluate, and maintain consumer-oriented books, journals, pamphlets, videotapes, audio tapes, and computer software that will address the health information needs of patients and their families.
  • Collaborate with healthcare (physicians, nurses) and other hospital professionals (Child Life, Social Work) in planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating Library programs and services.
  • Participate in the creation of materials supporting the patient education mission of Children’s Medical Center (ie. newsletters, patient handouts, etc.).
  • Coordinate, train, and supervise volunteer staff.
  • Ability to meet physical and non-physical demands as outlined in the job description is an essential function of the job.
  • Actively pursue professional growth through continuing education and by maintaining institutional and professional memberships in relevant professional organizations.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.



  • Graduate or professional work or advanced degree; or equivalent experience.
  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

Licenses & certifications


  • Two years of experience in a professional library position, preferably in healthcare.

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Must possess physical and emotional health adequate for attendance requirements and job performance.
  • Must possess the ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner; demonstrated use of expert communication skills.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to change; may be required to work under stressful conditions.
  • Must possess the ability to identify current needs, anticipate future needs and establish goals that support Children's mission.
  • Must possess the ability to identify, evaluate, acquire, organize, and disseminate health information for patients and their families.
  • Must have demonstrated skill in information retrieval from various formats and sources including print and electronic.
  • Must possess the ability to plan, budget, and manage Library programs and services.
  • Must possess sensitivity to cultural diversity, differing needs, and varying styles of coping while providing a service to families under tremendous stress.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
  • Must possess the ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner.

Physical demands

  • Medium - Exerting 20-60 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly

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