The Florida State University seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative law librarian to serve as the Research & Access Services Librarian. This position is responsible for providing research and reference support to our faculty and students, supervising our circulation department, and will join our teaching team. 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, demonstrate excellent teaching skills, have a history of effective leadership, 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.
Manages the circulation department. Provides leadership and guidance to a diverse and motivated team of full-time staff and student workers; fosters a positive and collaborative work environment.
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.
Supervises stack and collection maintenance in cooperation with the Resource Librarian.
Prepares and maintains research guides, specialized course resources, and research resources for other law school departments.
Participates in outreach and marketing of library services and resources to faculty and students.
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.
Other duties as assigned.
To apply, please go to https://jobs.fsu.edu and search for Job ID 41638.
Applications received by May 26, 2017 will receive full consideration.
J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
M.L.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution.
At least one year of professional experience in an academic or law library, or other information-oriented organization.
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.
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.
Minimum of three years' professional experience post-law school in either libraries, law practice, or a related field.
Minimum of one year of supervisory experience.
Experience working in a research-intensive institution.
Demonstrated teaching or training skills.
Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.
Bar membership or an intention to take a state Bar exam.
Additional Salary Information: • Salary based on education, qualifications, and experience.
• 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
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, collegia...l 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.