August 26, 2005
Opening: Reference Librarian, Arizona State
This is an exciting time at the Arizona State University College of Law. In the past few years, the faculty has increased by 25%, adding a number of distinguished senior professors and a stunning group of newcomers. Areas strengthened include the Center for the Study of Law, Science & Technology (the first and largest in the country), the Indian Legal Program (also the largest in the country and considered by many to be the preeminent program of its kind), International Law, Legal Philosophy, and Tax and Business. This fall, the College has its first students in new LLM programs in Biotechnology and Genomics (the only such program in the country) and in Tribal Policy, Law and Government. The reference department has also grown in the past year, and we are inviting applications for an open reference librarian position.
An appointment for this position can start between November, 2005 - January, 2006. The reference librarians participate in faculty services, which includes serving as faculty liaison to assigned faculty members. They provide reference services to other library user groups: students, University community, legal community, and the general public; contribute to formal and informal instruction in legal bibliography and research; and prepare bibliographies, research guides, brochures and other publications.
An M.L.S. from an A.L.A.-accredited institution is required. We will accept applications from candidates being granted M.L.S by time of appointment.
Desired qualifications are: experience as a reference librarian in a law library or other special library; public services experience in an academic law library; demonstrated legal research experience; J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school; demonstrated effective communication skills; and demonstrated customer service experience.
The application deadline is September 23, 2005; if not filled, the 23rd of every month thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, send a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to: Beth DiFelice, Assistant Director and Head of Public Services, Ross-Blakley Law Library, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 877806, Tempe, AZ 85287-7806. The letter of application and resume must address the required and desired qualifications.
The reference librarians report directly to the Head of Reference Services. This is a full-time, continuation track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian. The reference librarians work 40 hours a week, which includes some evening and weekend hours. Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Background check is required.
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