Primary Purpose: Perform general and legal reference services assisting library users including faculty, staff and students in finding and using law library resources. Assist with the coordination and implementation of services specifically designed for student library users.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide professional legal information, reference, research, and instructional services to the law school community.
- Assist legal researchers in effectively understanding and using new and existing resources, technologies, and library services.
- Coordinate with library administration to create, evaluate, and promote innovative new library services and resources with emphasis on students.
- Assist in identifying needs and opportunities of library services for students, organize and administer new and existing library instructional programs to meet those needs.
- Market library services and resources emphasizing the student population.
- Work with student run law journals, as well as moot court and trial teams, to provide library services and instruction.
- Together with library administration and librarians, assist in the drafting and maintenance of the library collection development policy.
- Assess faculty purchasing requests in conjunction with other librarians.
- Prepare and edit library research guides and create awareness about those guides that contribute to student services.
- Working with librarians, coordinate training for faculty research and teaching assistants.
- Assess student research needs and satisfaction with library services annually through surveys and focus groups.
- Provide timely communications to students concerning law library activities.
- Work with other campus departments in using library resources and space for their marketing activities.
- Assist in various law library programs including collection assessment and development, materials preservation, classroom presentations, webcasts, and the creation and updating of bibliographies, webliographies, and topical legal research pathfinders.
- Supervise student workers.
- Ensure student employment paperwork is completed timely and accurately and works collaboratively with the Student Employment Coordinator and HR.
- Assist in special law library projects identified by the Law Library Director.
- Maintains a collaborative work environment and works well with others.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: J.D. from an ABA accredited school and/or MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited library school required. Minimum two (2) years law school library experience preferred. Should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Presentation skills, a plus. Must possess a strong customer service outlook with the ability to work as a positive team player collaboratively with co-workers and customers. Good organization skills, detail-oriented with excellent follow-through, use of sound judgment and the ability to meet deadlines are required. Flexibility to work outside of regular office hours; some travel may be required. Works to build an environment that promotes and facilitates the success of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.