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Position: Assistant Library Director, Unit Assistant Director
Position Starts:8/2/2021 Listing Closes: 9/30/2021 Listing Submitted: 7/2/2021
Position Description: The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Libraries are seeking an experienced librarian for the position of Assistant Library Director, Unit Assistant Director at the Library of the Health Sciences in the Permian Basin – Odessa, TX. This position provides teaching & training, as well as reference services in furtherance of the Libraries’ mission and the institution’s commitment to its values-based culture. The Assistant Library Director is responsible for the library in the absence of the Regional Library Director, Unit Associate Director.
Institution: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Type of Library: Academic
City: Odessa, Texas
Annual Salary: $60,000 - $65,000
Salary Comment: $61,297 per year with excellent benefits including ample paid vacation and holidays.
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Required Education: Masters of Library Science or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited school.
Required Experience: As a member of the library faculty, the Assistant Library Director participates in leading, planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and technologies. This position encourages teaching, scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the knowledge base of the profession. Qualifications include:

- Minimum of 3 years of experience working in an academic or health sciences library program or equivalent experience.
- Demonstrated database searching skills.
- Ability to identify and pursue strategic opportunities, and experience engaging stakeholders around a shared purpose.
- Ability to translate strategic and theoretical concepts into practice.
- Familiarity with online reference tools (including databases such as PubMed), emerging technologies and social media.
- Demonstrated experience delivering instruction online and face-to-face.
- Participate in library orientations and tours, group training sessions, and assists in library outreach services.
- Provide in-person and online reference assistance including mediated searches and LibChats.
- Assist with the production of print and online library tutorials.
Contact: Erik Wilkinson
Send Resume to: To apply, access the Texas Tech University Health Science Center online employment site at Enter requisition number 24535BR or search by job title “Assistant Library Director”. Attach the following to the online application: cover letter, resume/CV, and professional references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the position is filled.
Special Instructions: - Undergraduate subject credentials in the biological or health sciences.
- Trained and/or experience in searching health and biomedical sciences related databases/websites.
- Understanding of the scientific research process.
- Experience teaching evidence-based concepts.
- Experience using reference management software.
- Familiarity with content management systems such as Sakai.
- Experience with website development and maintenance.
- Familiarity with systematic reviews.
- Familiarity with LibGuides platform.
- Familiarity with makerspaces, specifically 3D printing and scanning, plus related software.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer