Job Title: Law Librarian III
Job ID: 1212
Location: Annapolis Area
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Closing Date: April 7, 2016
Office: State Law Library
Grade/Salary: J14 ($50,397 – $60,350)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Financial Disclosure: Yes
Full vacancy announcement available at the Maryland Judiciary website:
Librarian III / Discovery Services Librarian
Essential Functions: This ‘Discovery Services Librarian’ performs original and “copy” cataloging and classification of newly acquired legal, historical, academic and general information resources published in any format, using customary online bibliographic and cataloging tools; Provides accurate, timely and thorough legal and historical research, reference and referral services, via telephone, e-mail, live online chat, and in-person, to the Maryland Judiciary, Maryland State agencies, the legal community and the general public, using digital and print-based information resources; Manages the Library’s online catalog system (also known as an Integrated Library System, or ILS), currently Sierra by Innovative Interfaces; evaluate other database tools that have the potential for storing or accessing cataloged full-text digital records; and Maintains the accuracy of cataloging records by updating bibliographic and holdings information as necessary.
Education: A Master’s Degree in Library Science or other library or information science degree accredited by the American Library Association.
Experience: A minimum of one year of professional library experience in a library setting.
Preferred: Legal research and reference services experience.
Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of the profession of librarianship, the legal system, current information technology and architecture, and trends in integrated library systems and discovery tools; Substantial knowledge of RDA (Resource Description and Access) rules, MARC format, and Library of Congress subject heading and classification schemes and local or alternate cataloging rules; Ability to perform both original and copy cataloging, including authority control, using OCLC cataloging software and local automated library and cataloging systems; Knowledge of legal database retrieval and document delivery technologies, such as WestlawNext; Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats, including digital, print, and microform; Ability to work well with a highly diverse customer base to assist with their legal information needs using a variety of communication methods, including telephone, e-mail, live online chat, and in-person dialogue; Ability to analyze and solve complex legal research/reference queries using multiple sources in multiple formats; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and duties; Ability to staff the reference desk for four (4) hour periods of time; Ability to lift up to twenty (20) pounds; and Ability to perform all essential functions of the position.
The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.