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Temporary Legal Research Librarian

Suffolk University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Suffolk University Law School seeks a temporary Legal Research Librarian for the 2022-2023 academic year.The Legal Research Librarians play essential roles in planning and implementing the law schools legal research curriculum. Legal Research Librarians support the law schools faculty and students in their research endeavors, teach stand-alone research classes, partner with Legal Practice Skills (LPS) faculty to teach legal research in the 1L curriculum, and provide assistance to patrons at the reference desk.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:


Teach legal research to law students through stand-alone classes, the 1L LPS program, and presentations to upper-level electives by faculty invitation


Provide research assistance, training, and reference support to law school students, alumni, and members of the bar


Provide research support and training to law school faculty and serve as liaison to assigned faculty members


Assist students, faculty, and staff in using subscription databases; participate in trials of new subscription resources


Additional duties as assigned, such as maintaining and updating the librarys website, LibGuides and student writing portal; submitting articles to SSRN on behalf of faculty, providing Scholastica support, assisting with the institutional repository; putting together the semi-annual Faculty Newsletter; or working with Suffolk journals to do trainings, and collect and archive author publication agreements


Assist with collection development


Develop and implement new library services and programs


  • Bachelors degree and a Masters degree in Library & Information Science completed or in the process of being completed. JD degree is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience
  • Strong computer skills and web skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness
  • Emotional and cultural intelligence with proven ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be creative and proactive
  • Standard hours of this position are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, M-F, but will include at least one evening per week until 6:00 pm and occasional weeknights and weekends for instruction and special events.


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