August 22, 2005
Opening: Government Information Librarian, LSU
Law Library, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Government Information Librarian
The LSU Law Library is seeking a highly motivated librarian to fill an Associate Librarian position with considerable potential for professional growth. Reporting to the Head of Access Services, the Government Information Librarian will provide specialized reference assistance and instruction to users of federal and Louisiana government information sources. The person in this position will manage the Federal Depository Library collection to ensure compliance with Federal Depository Library Program guidelines. The successful applicant will participate in delivery of reference services in the government documents department and the library reference desk, including some evening and weekend hours, and in library-wide collection development work, library user outreach, and in-library staff training. This individual will be responsible for the Appellate Archive, a 160,000 volume Louisiana Supreme Court and appellate court records collection for which the Law Library functions as a depository. We are seeking a flexible and dedicated professional who can work effectively in a cooperative team environment in which customer service is of critical importance. Librarians at the LSU Law Library have library faculty status and must meet Law Center Library criteria to achieve tenure and promotion. This is a 12 month, tenure-track appointment.
- M.L.S. or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution
- Familiarity with legal reference sources
- Reference experience utilizing government information sources in electronic and paper formats
- Demonstrated ability to solve problems independently with little direct supervision
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues and diverse clientele in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Evidence of a strong commitment to customer satisfaction, and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the public
- Demonstrated potential for successful professional activity and the ability to represent the law library regionally and nationally
- Substantial evidence of increasing responsibility in the academic library setting
- J.D. from an ABA accredited institution
- Demonstrated understanding of emerging trends in government information publication, dissemination, and best practices
- One year experience providing legal reference services
Selection of Candidates:
Finalists for the position must successfully complete an on-campus interview, including an oral presentation on a topic of the candidate’s choosing related to government information; and receive the affirmative recommendation of the majority of the Government Information Librarian search committee.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For maximum consideration, applications should be received by September 2, 2005.
Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and in keeping with those at the nation’s other outstanding law schools. The LSU Law Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity within its organization.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of application, a resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references via e-mail (Word or PDF preferred) to:
Dr. Frank A. Adair
Director of Human Resources
Louisiana State University
Paul M. Hebert Law Center
The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer.
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