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Student Worker Positions

Students should visit University Career Services for employment opportunities with the Libraries.

Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarian’s Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. UH Libraries supports the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Mission & Values

University of Houston Libraries advances student success, knowledge creation and preservation, and globally competitive research.


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
Resource Management

  • Acquisitions
  • Branch Libraries
  • Digital Research Services
  • Information and Access Services
  • Liaison Services
  • Special Collections
  • Assessment and Statistics
  • Budget and Business Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Metadata and Digitization Services
  • Resource Discovery Systems
  • Technology Services
  • Communications
  • Events
  • Libraries Advancement

Strategic Plan

  • 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.

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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


How do I apply?

For Librarians:

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Go to UH Central Careers
  • Click on “Faculty and Librarians”

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 applicants seeking further information should contact Christina Gola, Director of Recruitment and Organizational Learning, at 713-743-9761 or chgola@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 Christina Gola, chgola@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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