Two Positions- Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Reference and Instructional Services Librarian
Location: George Mason University Law Library, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

The George Mason University Law Library invites applicants only for the position of Reference and Instructional Services Librarian located on the Arlington campus. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference services to faculty, students, staff, and alumni including general staffing of the reference desk and supervision of part-time reference librarians;
  • Plan, organize, and provide legal research instruction to law students; and
  • Serve as a library liaison to law faculty, participate in collection development, and perform other duties as assigned.

Duties:

  • Plan, manage, and provide legal research instruction to law students:
    • Plan, organize, and provide legal research lectures and hands-on instruction in the first-year Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis (LRWA) program in coordination with the other librarians and the LRWA faculty; prepare teaching materials, tutorials, and student exercises; and attend LRWA and Writing Fellow classes;
    • Assist with First-Year Orientation, including preparation of materials for the orientation packet and legal research instruction during Orientation;
    • Coordinate with the Reference and Outreach Services Librarian to ensure satisfactory planning and provision of instruction in the second-year LRWA program;
    • In coordination with the other law librarians and the Scholarly Writing faculty, ensure satisfactory planning and provision of legal research instruction and assistance to students enrolled in Scholarly Writing;
    • Plan, provide, and promote other research classes for law students.
  • Provide legal research services to faculty, students, staff, and alumni.
    • Coordinate reference office coverage with other librarians to ensure that assistance is available during posted hours;
    • Provide reference services to faculty, students, staff, and alumni by telephone, e-mail, and in person;
    • Develop and maintain both print and web-based guides to legal research;
    • Provide tours to faculty, staff, students, and visitors;
      Make sure that reference statistics are collected and posted on the library’s intranet; and
    • Supervise, and evaluate part-time reference librarians.
  • Provide liaison support to law school faculty, including training in the use of print and electronic resources, preparation of bibliographies, and facilitation of interlibrary and document delivery.
  • Serve on the Collection Development Committee with other librarians to evaluate, update, and implement collection development policies and identify titles for selection, cancellation, and weeding.
  • Other professional activities:
    • Attend professional meetings and conferences; and
    • Participate in Mason committee meetings and work with Mason libraries and librarians, as applicable.
    • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school, and Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school;
  • Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in both print and electronic formats;
  • Reference experience as well as teaching experience in a law library (academic, government, private);
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • Strong service orientation, and the ability to interact positively with law faculty, students, alumni, and colleagues.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA723z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/42876; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter addressed to Search Committee, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

 

Position: Law Librarian 
Location: Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

Firm Advice is conducting a search for a Law Librarian on behalf of a fantastic non-profit that has been a long-term client of Firm Advice. This organization offers intellectually stimulating work and wonderful colleagues as well as work-life balance and excellent benefits. The librarian will execute all aspects of the law library’s functions, including maintaining, ordering, and circulating the library’s print and electronic resources, and will conduct and assist attorneys and other staff members in legal and factual research. The librarian will also have corporate duties, including publishing and distributing brochures, reviewing and arranging for the publishing of content on websites, maintaining historical corporate data and work product, and responding to public inquiries. The librarian will report to the General Counsel.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters in Librarianship or Information Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution;
  • 2 plus years of relevant experience in a law library, preferably at a law firm or corporate legal department;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
  • 2 plus years’ experience with the practical application of creating, accessing, and managing information including databases, integrated library systems, client-server applications, software, and electronic information resources;
  • Substantial knowledge of legal research databases and web-based subscription services.

To apply, contact Mary B. Winter, President and General Counsel, Firm Advice at MWinter@firmadvice.com.

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