Student Worker Positions
Students looking for employment opportunities within the M.D. Anderson Library or any of the other branch libraries should look for open positions within University Career Services.
Mission & Values
CommunicationWe are intentional about communicating externally and internally about the value of our services, resources, and expertise that we offer to library users.
Continual ImprovementWe engage in systematic assessment to improve processes, services, and programs.
Curiosity & Experimentation
Curiosity & ExperimentationWe support experimentation, innovation, and development of new ideas, programs, services, tools, and technologies that spur excellence within the libraries and for the UH community.
InclusionDiversity & InclusionWe respect all aspects of diversity and create an inclusive virtual and physical environment, for all learners, researchers, and library staff. We are responsive in providing spaces, services, programs, and resources that promote and value diversity.
Excellence in Collections
Excellence in CollectionsWe build collections of national prominence that align with the research and teaching priorities of the University. We engage diverse audiences and provide seamless discovery of and access to these collections.
Partnerships & Collaboration
Partnerships & CollaborationWe leverage the power of partnerships and collaboration to enrich services locally and expand our impact globally. We improve outcomes through internal and external collaborations, including the local community, the UH system, and professional alliances.
ExcellenceService ExcellenceWe are user-centered and work assiduously to create a high-quality user experience. We are deliberative in our interactions with users, anticipate their changing needs, and provide services that are targeted, empowering, innovative, and inclusive.
ExcellenceStaff ExcellenceWe cultivate a diverse, stimulating, and supportive work environment that attracts the very best in library talent, and encourages librarians and staff at every level to continuously develop and expand their knowledge and expertise.
Under the leadership of Dean Lisa German, the library employs over 69 professionals and 135 support staff. The UH Libraries was founded in 1927 and comprises the M.D. Anderson Library and the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art, Weston A. Pettey Optometry, and Music branch libraries. Overall, the campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes.
Associate Dean for
Academic and Research Services
Associate Dean for
Director of Communications
- Liaison Services
- Special Collections
- Digital Repository Services
- Branch Libraries
- Information and Access Services
- Computer Systems and Networking
- Resource Discovery Systems
- Web Services
- Metadata and Digitization Services
- Human Resources
- Budget and Business Operations
- Multimedia Specialist
Position UH Libraries as a Campus Leader in Research Productivity
Assure the Quality and Relevance of Collections for Campus and Global Communities
Position UH Libraries as a Campus Leader in Student Success Initiatives
Transform Library Spaces to Reflect Evolving Modes of Learning and Scholarship
Houston, the fourth largest city in America, is an intellectual hub with 19 world class museums, a thriving performing arts scene, and is the most dynamic food city in the United States all while offering no local and state income tax as well as a low cost of living.
4th largest city in the country
19 world class museums
Thriving performing arts scene
Most dynamic food city in the country
No state or local income tax
- How do I apply?
- Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
- Go to UH Central Careers
- Click on "Faculty and Librarians"
- Go to UH Central Careers
- Click on "Staff"
- Please apply via University Career Services.
- What is the selection process for librarians?
- The University Libraries use a broadly participatory model for librarian recruitment and selection.
- The key element in the selection process is the search committee. It provides for a broad range of opinion and objective consideration of applicants' qualifications, as well as participation by interested constituencies within the Library and the UH community.
- Finalists identified by the search committee are invited for an in person interview, which provides candidates with the opportunity to meet and interact with a variety of library staff and gives the candidate a clearer view of the institution.
- Librarian appointments are made by the Dean of the Libraries, based on the recommendations of the search committee, the supervisor of the position, and the appropriate Associate Dean.
- These appointments are subject to approval by the Provost.
- Who should I contact if I have additional questions about a librarian position?
Potential librarian applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Resource Management, at 713-743-9801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What happens during an in-person interview for a librarian?
While the search committee specifies the particular process for each individual search, a typical in-person interview will consist of:
- Dinner the night before the interview
- An open forum that may or may not include a candidate presentation
- Breakfast and Lunch with library staff
- Meetings throughout the day with administration, potential colleagues, and the search committee.
- How do I check the status of my application?
- The library does its best to keep applicants informed of the stages as the hiring process moves forward. Please contact John Lehner, email@example.com, with additional questions.
- Please check the status with: UH Central Careers.
- Where can I learn more about the University of Houston?
The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment exceeding 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation.