The Florida State University seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative law librarian to serve as the Research & Instruction Librarian. This position is responsible for providing research and reference support to our faculty and students 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 research instruction, 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.
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 July 31, 2019 will receive full consideration. Candidates with questions may direct them to Elizabeth Farrell Clifford, Director & Professor, at email@example.com.
Interviewing at the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting
We plan to conduct initial screening interviews at the AALL Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on July 14-16, 2019. If you are attending the Annual Meeting, please include that information in your cover letter. If you are not attending the Annual Meeting, you are still encouraged to apply. Successful finalists will be invited for an onsite interview.
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.
Demonstrated interest in educational or law practice technology.
Experience teaching or training people to use legal research or legal technology tools.
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: 45790
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