Digital Reference Law Librarian – University of Baltimore Law Library

Position: Digital Reference Law Librarian
Location: University of Baltimore Law Library
Vacancy Number: 300604
Position Type: Faculty position with benefits package
Opens: 12/15/15
Closes: Open Until Filled
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Full vacancy announcement available at:

The position is open until filled, review of complete applications will begin immediately, and completed applications received by January 11, 2016 will receive full consideration. The academic selection team needs to receive complete applications with all required documents attached and needs prospective colleagues to have the required documents ready to attach in our system before starting or submitting electronic applications.

This position is responsible for developing, coordinating, and overseeing the growth of the Law School’s scholarly communications and publishing programs, including ScholarWorks (a Digital Commons product) and SSRN. This position will develop and manage efforts to disseminate information, build awareness, and promote the library’s resources, services, and activities through strategic use of social media. The Digital Reference Librarian will also provide reference, research, and instructional services to the Law School community, including students, faculty, staff, and members of the bench, bar, and public. The Digital Reference Librarian will also participate in the staffing rotation for the reference desk, including some evening and weekend hours, in the library faculty liaison program and in teaching activities. This position will also act as a resource for faculty in identifying and using educational technologies. The Digital Reference Librarian will participate in the Collection Development Committee. This is a Library Faculty position and is subject to University of Baltimore policies concerning retention, promotion, and permanent status.

Required Qualifications
Education: Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution.
Experience: One year of experience in a professional library position.

Preferred Qualifications
Education: Juris Doctorate
Experience: Experience working in an academic law library.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of legal bibliography and research methods. Extensive knowledge of computer applications and databases for legal research. Strong service orientation and communication skills. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with new technologies including, but not limited to major social media platforms, multimedia presentation tools, mobile devices and applications. Ability to teach bibliographic skills and to provide reference services to library patrons. Ability to stay abreast of emerging educational technologies, innovations in legal information and databases, and to develop strategies for alerting UB patrons to these developments. Commitment to participate in professional and scholarly organizations and activities; pursue personal professional development; and maintain awareness of evolving trends in library and information science. Physical requirements of the position include extensive keyboarding and operating other technology; frequent manipulation of physical materials weighing up to 10 pounds; occasional lifting or moving objects up to 20 pounds; the ability to communicate in an atmosphere with elevated ambient noise; and the ability to escort patrons to resources throughout the library.

UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

The University of Baltimore (“UB” or “University”) does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices.
Electronic applications are required. Before submitting your application, save these three PDF (preferred format) or Word documents: CV, cover letter, and list of three references with contact information. The position is open until filled, and completed applications received by January 11, 2016 will receive full consideration.
We appreciate your interest in the Digital Reference Law Librarian position. Please review the application instructions below before you visit to apply.
Applicant Instructions: Using Candidate Gateway to View and Apply for UB Vacancies

The Candidate Gateway system serves as your connection to the University of Baltimore’s job application process. It is a free, safe and secure way for you to apply for the job you want, and it allows the Office of Human Resources to maintain accurate records. Your use of the system does not require you to surrender any of your rights to privacy or confidentiality during the application process. Only qualified members of UB’s Human Resources team and members of the relevant search committee can access your application information. The search committee will not have access to any information you provide to HR for affirmative action reporting purposes.

Please review the information below before you apply, and refer to it as you enter your application.

External applicants: Review the vacancy announcement at and click the external applicant link to apply.

Internal applicants (students taking classes at UB and current employees) with login and password for MyUB: use the internal applicant link, log into My UB, then click the “View or Apply for Job Positions” link on the left.

Never use the Internet Explorer “Back” and “Forward” arrows to navigate. You will lose the information you have submitted.
To navigate between pages, use the “Next,” “Previous,” and “Return to Previous Page” buttons.
Use the “Save” button to save your information so you can return to it later and complete your application. Using “Save” does not complete the process to apply for a job opening.


Before you apply, save these PDF (preferred) or Word documents before you apply:
1. CV
2. Cover letter
3. List of three references with contact information

When you complete your electronic application and attach your documents:

Click “Save” to save the data you entered on that page. The message “You have successfully submitted your job application.” confirms only that you entered that page of information into the system. You must click “Next” to continue and complete the application process.

1. In the system’s Apply Now Choose Resume page, select Upload a New Resume, and then upload the Word or PDF document with your CV. Then, click “Continue.”

2. On the Apply Now Complete Application page, enter your contact information, and then click “Submit”

3. Online Questionnaire/Application Questionnaire: Answer all of the questions, and then click “Submit.”

4. Complete the Submit Online Application page, then click “I agree to these terms”, and then click Submit.

5. Click the “Careers Home” link.

6. Click the “My Career Tools” link near the top of the screen.

7. Click the Add Attachment link, select Cover Letter, attach a PDF or Word document with your cover letter, and then click “Save and Add More”.

8. Click the Add Attachment link, select References, attach a PDF or Word document with your list of three references with contact information, and then Click “Save.”


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UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.