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Organization

Under the leadership of Dean Dana Rooks, 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.

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AD for Personnel, Planning, and Systems

AD for Public Services

  • Budget and Business Operations
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Acquisitions
  • Information and Access Services
  • Computer Systems and Networking
  • Resource Discovery Systems
  • Web Services
  • Metadata and Digitization Services
  • Training, Assessment, and Statistics
  • Human Resources
  • Instruction and Outreach
  • Collections and Research
  • Special Collections
  • Repository Services
  • Branch libraries

Strategic Directions

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    Target User Groups

    Target Specific User Groups with Customized Services and Niche Collections.

    • Expand Services to Graduate Students
    • Enhance Faculty Research Support
    • Support First-Year Students
    • Engage Campus Residential Populations
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    Reimagine Spaces

    Reimagine Library Spaces to Meet the Needs of a Diverse and Changing University Community.

    • Incorporate Flexible Space
    • Encourage Creativity and Production
    • Explore Areas Beyond Our Walls
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    Promote UH Libraries

    Promote UH Libraries with a Consistent Message and a Focused Outreach Strategy.

    • Re-establish a UH Libraries Brand
    • Revitalize Marketing Strategies
    • Provide Innovative Programming
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    Increase Recognition

    Increase Our National Recognition.

    • Compete for National and State Awards
    • Publish Works that Have High Impact
    • Build and Promote our Unique Collections
    • Attain Leadership Roles
    • Pursue Transformative Partnerships

Houston

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.


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4th largest city in the country

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19 world class museums

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Thriving performing arts scene

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Most dynamic food city in the country

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No state or local income tax

FAQ

How do I apply?

For Librarians:

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to:

    Damon Camille
    Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator
    University of Houston
    114 University Libraries
    Houston, Texas 77204-2000
  • Applications may also be submitted by email to: dcamille@uh.edu.

For Staff:

For Students:

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 Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu.

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?

For Librarians:

  • The library does its best to keep applicants informed of the stages as the hiring process moves forward. Please contact John Lehner, jlehner@uh.edu, with additional questions.

For Staff:

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.

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