Florida State University College of Law Research Center
February 13, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
MLS/MLIS & JD
The Florida State University seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative law librarian to serve as the Research & Information Management Librarian. This position is responsible for providing research and reference support to our faculty and students, cataloging for the Research Center, and teaching legal research in a variety of settings. This librarian will be part of a highly collaborative, forward-thinking library that is a valued contributor to the College of Law’s mission. The ideal candidate will have experience working with faculty, students, and/or attorneys in a challenging, service-oriented environment, experience in library technical services, have excellent communication skills, and thrive in a team environment.
Supports faculty and student research and scholarship; provides in-depth research assistance at the reference desk, via email, and in-person consultations.
Provides essential technical services functions for the Research Center, including cataloging and metadata services.
Develops and maintains technical services policies, procedures, and workflows in cooperation with other librarians and staff.
Participates in the legal research curriculum. Provides instruction via workshops, guest lectures, and for-credit upper-level research courses. Delivers instruction in a variety of formats, including fully online, hybrid or blended, and face-to-face instruction.
Prepares and maintains research guides, specialized course resources, and research resources for other law school departments.
Contributes to the College of Law and the profession through substantive involvement in committee work, research, publishing, and/or participation in professional organizations.
Represents the Research Center on various college, campus, and library system committees and at various meetings and other functions. Facilitates collaborative relationships within the College of Law and with a variety campus partners.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by March 27, 2018 will receive full consideration. Candidates with questions may direct them to Elizabeth Farrell Clifford, Director & Professor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
M.L.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution.
Proficiency in legal research and information technologies.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups.
An aptitude for and interest in project planning and management, as well as excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills.
Strong service orientation.
Ability to work as part of a team and with minimal supervision and direction.
Ability to meet the Research Center's requirement for scholarship, service, and leadership.
Experience in cataloging and bibliographic maintenance, or a demonstrated potential for rapid growth into such skills.
Proficiency with ILS software and other library-related technologies used to support technical services.
Demonstrated teaching or training skills.
Bar membership or an intention to take a state Bar exam.
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.
Additional Salary Information:
This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment.
Support for professional development and involvement in professional organizations.
22 vacation days and 13 sick days annually.
Florida State University offers a competitive benefits package, including an array of health insurance options and retirement plans. More details available at http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/Summary_of_Benefits.pdf
Some relocation assistance may be available for the successful candidate.
Florida has no state or local income tax.
Internal Number: 42990
About Florida State University College of Law Research Center
The Florida State University Legal Research Center is an innovative, exciting library with a collaborative approach to decision making. The library serves Florida State University faculty, staff and students, students and faculty of other local colleges and universities, attorneys and the general public. The College of Law offers an intellectually rigorous legal education in a welcoming, collegial atmosphere which is supportive of students, faculty, and staff. Florida State University is located in Tallahassee, Florida’s beautiful capital city, a place that combines the culture and amenities of a larger city with the charm and affordable cost of living of a smaller town.
FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf