Digital Reference Librarian, School of Law

Maryland, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 14, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Digital Reference Librarian
School of Law
University of Baltimore

Faculty position with full, competitive benefits package
Electronic applications must be received by: 09/10/20
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Vacancy Number 301080

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The Digital Reference Librarian is a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented leader who reports to the Associate Director for Public Services. In this digital era, law librarians face challenges and opportunities in transforming the way the Library preserves and shares access to knowledge in service of the mission of the Law School. This position is responsible for developing, coordinating, and overseeing the growth of the Law School’s scholarly communications and publishing programs, including ScholarWorks (a Digital Commons product) and SSRN. The Digital Services Librarian will develop and manage efforts to disseminate information, build awareness, and promote the library’s resources, services, and activities through strategic use of social media. The Digital Reference Librarian will also provide reference, research, and instructional services to the Law School community, including students, faculty, staff, and members of the bench, bar, and public. The Digital Reference Librarian will also participate in the staffing rotation for the reference desk, support of faculty scholarship and instruction, and in teaching activities. This position will also act as a resource for faculty in identifying and using educational technologies. The Digital Reference Librarian will participate in the Collection Development Committee.

We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a cover letter and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy. Please save your required cover letter and resume as one document and attach it in the resume location.

This is a Library Faculty position and is subject to University of Baltimore policies concerning retention, promotion, and permanent status.

Key Responsibilities:

• Overseeing the growth of the Law School’s scholarly communications. Actively participates in local, regional and national associations relating to law librarianship and libraries.

• Provides expert research support and assistance for law faculty and law students.

• Under the direction of the Associate Director for Public Services, teaches legal research as a guest lecturer in upper level courses.

• Promotes the Library’s resources, services and activities through social media.

• Actively participates in local, regional and national associations relating to law librarianship and libraries

Required Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and a Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience: One year of experience in a professional library position, preferably in an academic library.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of legal bibliography and research methods.

Extensive knowledge of computer applications and databases for legal research.

Strong service orientation and communication skills.

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Familiarity with new technologies including, but not limited to major social media platforms, multimedia presentation tools, mobile devices and applications.

Ability to teach bibliographic skills and to provide reference services to library patrons.

Ability to stay abreast of emerging educational technologies, innovations in legal information and databases, and to develop strategies for alerting UB patrons to these developments.

Commitment to participate in professional and scholarly organizations and activities; pursue personal professional development; and maintain awareness of evolving trends in library and information science.

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