O'Quinn Law Library


The O’Quinn Law Library at the University of Houston Law Center seeks a highly motivated and service oriented person with drive for a Special Projects Librarian.


The duties of the Special Projects librarian include: budget process support and analysis, assisting with technical services workflow design and control, and special projects as assigned by the Library Director or the Associate Director.


Required qualifications: A master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited program, background in accounting or business management, at least two years of experience with the PeopleSoft system and Innovative acquisitions/budget management or similar systems, familiarity with legal resources, and basic web site construction and maintenance skills.  Also required: a demonstrated ability to work flexibly with other library staff and a diverse research community on different projects, effective team-building; and excellent oral and written communications skills.  The position requires a service orientation, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member.


Preferred qualifications: Experience in an academic law library and a history of increasing responsibilities.

Salary and Benefits:  

Very competitive salary and benefits.


The O’Quinn Law Library is the largest public legal research institution in the nation’s fourth largest city.  With a very reasonable cost of living, Houston is a cosmopolitan city, with first-rate restaurants, symphony, opera, ballet, and theatrical companies and museums, as well as a port ranked number one in international shipping.  A sophisticated international and domestic legal practice provides a superb professional environment for law librarianship.  Law Center programs consistently rank among the best in the country.  The Law Center’s student body of over 1,000, forty-five full-time faculty members, and a rich complement of adjunct faculty provide the intellectual challenges and opportunities for professional growth.  The Law Center and the Law Library support the professional development and travel of professional staff.

To Apply:

Official review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Applicants should send a cover letter, a resume, and the names of three references to: Mon Yin Lung, Associate Director, O'Quinn Law Library, University of Houston, 12 Law Library, Houston, TX 77204-6054 or mlung@central.uh.edu. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.