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Position: International and Foreign Law Reference Librarian

Location: Georgetown University Law Center


The International and Foreign Law Reference Librarian provides extensive reference and research service to faculty, students, and other library patrons in the use of United States, international, foreign, and comparative law sources in all available formats.  Instructs students, student organizations, and classes, in both group and individual consultation settings.  Provides evening reference service and occasional weekend reference hours. Participates in the international LLM research and writing liaison program by providing basic and advanced training for online legal research. Creates and updates research guides in a variety of formats, including web publications, video tutorials, and printed hand-outs.  Gives tours and orientation sessions to new students and visitors. Some shared selection responsibilities, such as database review, selected international and comparative subject areas, and gifts management.

The International and Foreign Law Reference Librarian reports to the Head of International & Foreign Law and has shared responsibility for research assistance at the reference desk and for formal classroom instruction.  Within the Law Center, this position works closely with faculty and students on a nearly constant basis, and is essential to supporting the research needs of faculty and students at the Law School. 


  • M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Reference experience, knowledge of international, foreign, and U.S. legal systems and resources
  • Excellent oral and written skills, demonstrated instructional ability, and some knowledge of a foreign language

Preferred qualification

  • 1-3 years of law library or other legal library experience
  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or law library experience

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources.