The College of Law Library at West Virginia University invites applications for the position of Head of Attorney Services, Law Practice Technology, and Outreach Librarian. The Librarian serves as a member of the reference team and as the primary reference contact for attorneys. The Librarian develops, coordinates, and participates in service, training, and outreach activities for members of the West Virginia State Bar. The role includes enhancing the outreach efforts and communication of library services and resources to the bench and the bar throughout the state, facilitating communication between the law library and practitioners, assessing the legal research needs of practitioners, and identifying opportunities to support them through effective research techniques and law-practice technology innovations. This individual will supervise one Library Associate, and the Library Technology Specialist.
The Librarian will also teach Introduction to Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, and provide guest lectures and programs related to legal research and law-practice technology as needed. Some travel to meetings and conferences of various local, regional, and state bar associations, state agencies, legal services organizations, law firms, and professional conferences is required.
Position requires a J.D. and an M.L.S. or related degree, a minimum of 2 years of law-practice experience, and excellent interpersonal skills. Experience and proficiency with law-practice technology is also preferred.
Application materials must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three professional references. Representatives from the College of Law will be attending the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference in Austin, TX from July 16-18 and initial interviews of attending librarians will be conducted there.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and Veterans.
Founded in 1878 and ABA accredited since 1923, West Virginia University College of Law is an affordable and nationally recognized top-ranked law school. WVU Law prepares top lawyers and dedicated leaders for careers that span public service, private practice, government, and business.