We are seeking an outgoing, enthusiastic, and service-oriented faculty member to serve in this highly visible position which is responsible for managing the Access Services Department as well as leading the library’s marketing and outreach efforts. If the incumbent possesses or obtains a JD, the position may also include opportunities for teaching in the upper-level research curriculum and providing in-depth research support for faculty and students.
Law librarians are non-tenure-track members of the Library Faculty that work on a 12-month contract. Law librarians with J.D.s are also eligible for a secondary appointment in the School of Law with voting rights on matters unrelated to personnel or tenure.
Manages the Access Services Department which includes circulation, stack maintenance, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and reserves; supervises full-time professional staff and student workers; creates and implements department policies, procedures, and workflows; shares circulation desk duties with other department staff.
Leads outreach and marketing efforts that promote library services and resources to students, faculty, alumni, and local attorneys; coordinates library participation in orientation, admitted student days, and alumni events; creates library displays; maintains library social media accounts.
Supports the educational function of the law school; delivers instruction and training; prepares and maintains research guides and other informational resources for students, faculty, and other law school departments; participates in the library liaison program.
If the librarian holds a J.D., teaches Advanced Legal Research or other upper-level research courses; provides in-depth research assistance to faculty and students; participates in the 1L personal librarian program.
Contributes as a member of the library’s senior management team; participates in strategic planning.
Serves on law library, law school, and university committees; participates in faculty governance.
Engages in professional growth activities; attends relevant workshops, conferences, or other training sessions; participates in professional organizations.
Performs other associated duties as assigned.
M.L.S. or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
Professional experience in an academic library, a law library, or another information-oriented organization.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including a high comfort level interacting with a wide range of patrons.
Strong service orientation.
Understanding of marketing concepts and best practices.
Ability to work independently and also collaboratively.
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
Experience in staff supervision.
Demonstrated teaching, training, or presentation skills.
Saint Louis University (SLU) is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of nearly 200 years, Saint Lo...uis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good. Learn more at www.slu.edu.Saint Louis University School of Law was founded in 1843 and is the oldest law school west of the Mississippi River. The strength of the faculty, breadth of course offerings and extensive clinical and professional skills experience provide students with a well-rounded legal education. The School of Law’s rich history consists of strong connections to the community and a long tradition of public service. SLU LAW’s location in the heart of the City of St. Louis, offers students unparalleled access to leading law firms, corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations — and a unique opportunity to see the law in action. For moreinformation, visit law.slu.edu.