The Alexander Campbell King Law Library at the University of Georgia School of Law seeks a confident, dynamic and service-focused individual to serve as the Research Services Librarian in a fast-paced research intensive environment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Research Services Librarian will:
Participate in planning and teaching of first year, advanced, and/or specialized legal research courses
Provide additional legal research instruction such as class presentations, targeted instructional programs, library tours or continuing legal education seminars
In coordination with the Faculty Services Librarian:
Regularly promote library faculty services using a variety of communication tools (newsletter, blog, email, embedding, meetings, etc.)
Accurately and promptly answer faculty requests for research and reference assistance
Provide training to faculty members on research and teaching resources
Maintain regular contact with Law School faculty
Hold outreach programs with faculty members
Supervise and train students in the Law Library Research Assistant program
Promote research resources through creation of online library research guides, video tutorials, newsletter articles, featured acquisitions lists or blog entries
Schedule reference desk activities
Provide training for research assistants hired by individual faculty members
Participate in management of the Law Library by actively contributing to planning and evaluating and implementing best practices for library services, resources and technologies
Serve on the Collection Development Team; identify materials for inclusion, cancellation and withdrawal from the Law Library collection
Participate in professional, scholarly and service activities
BENEFITS: Standard benefits package includes life, health, and disability insurance; mandatory participation in the state or optional retirement system (TIAA/CREF, etc.); 21 days annual leave; and 12 paid holidays. More information at http://www.hr.uga.edu/benefits.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three references at https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2838. Applications received by December 1, 2017 are assured of consideration.
Initial interviews may be conducted by phone or via video chat.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. The Law Library is committed to diversity in its staff and encourages all qualified persons to apply.
QUALIFICATIONS: A successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal communication skills (including a welcoming manner, active listening, and nonjudgmental response); excellent project management skills; demonstrated ability to work with all library patrons and staff in a friendly, courteous, and professional fashion; enthusiasm for contributing to a collaborative work environment; and demonstrated ability to work well independently and collegially.
Required: A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and an M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution. Degrees must be completed prior to candidate’s starting date of employment.
Desired: Demonstrated ability to provide legal research services to students, law faculty or attorneys.
Additional Salary Information: SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
The Alexander Campbell King Law Library has a rich, established collection of over 500,000 digital and print titles. We are dedicated to providing anytime/anywhere access to information and we utilize new technologies to deliver that information. With a team-based management system, the Law Library has a cooperative atmosphere with opportunity for professional development. The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, considered one of the best college towns in the country.