The Texas Medical Center Libary - Houston, TX

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The Texas Medical Center Library
(Unpaid) Internship

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library is a major research library serving Texas Medical Center researchers, clinicians and students, including two major medical schools and over 20 member institutions. The Library is also the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region, with responsibility for providing health information to health professionals and consumers in the five state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The TMC Library seeks students or recent graduates interested in gaining career skills in reference, outreach and user experience.

The intern will be responsible for providing reference support and service to Library clients; providing Consumer Health Information for affiliated and non-affiliated Library clients; and providing support and assistance to other functions within the Library.

Answers reference questions (e.g., information resources, journal locations, databases)
Supports healthcare students and professionals by providing reference and research assistance using online and traditional resources
Guides clients through the search process including the selection of the appropriate information resources
Staffs the reference desk during normal working hours, evenings, and weekends
Responds to requests (face-to-face, phone, or email) for health information by providing an open, supportive forum for clients to express their health concerns
Searches consumer health collection, databases, and Internet for information relevant to client’s requests
Develops packet of information on research topics and sends to clients
Promotes the consumer health collection and services to the public including networking with health professionals and community members, and participating in health fairs or conferences
Work with Instructional Technologies and Reference and Instruction Librarians to implement positive and proactive user experience initiatives

The Intern will:
Perform public services activities
Learn medical information resources
Learn consumer health resources
Engage in outreach activities
Create informative packets for clients
Create and implement user experience programs
Analyze user feedback and recommend actions

Email or fax cover letter and resume to:
Rosalind Bob


Fax: 713.799.7816