December 7, 2005
Job Opening: Reference Librarian, Yale
Yale Law Library
Rank: Librarian I or II
THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY
The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching and research at the University, has more than 11 million volumes housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and 22 school and departmental libraries. It employs a dynamic, diverse and innovative staff of nearly 600 FTE who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development. A full spectrum of library resources, from rare books and manuscripts to a rapidly expanding network of electronic resources, constitutes one of Yale's distinctive strengths. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's Web site at: http://www.library.yale.edu/.
THE LAW LIBRARY AND THE UNIVERSITY
The Lillian Goldman law Library, with a collection of over one million volumes and volume equivalents, houses one of the world's finest collections of legal materials. The Law Library serves law faculty, students and staff at a research-oriented law school with a tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as researchers from other scholarly and legal communities. This position is designed to introduce an ambitious, productive, and career-motivated librarian into the work environment of a highly regarded academic law library.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Law Library Reference Librarians at the Yale Law Library are responsible for providing high-level, in-depth reference and research assistance in a dynamic and challenging environment. Reference librarians have the ability to function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library reference and research services. Reference librarians are also expected to take part in library and campus planning committees and task forces, and to participate in campus, regional and national professional development activities. Among other responsibilities, the incumbent of this position will individually or in collaboration with other library staff:
- Provide general reference assistance, including participation in a Saturday rotation schedule
- Teach legal research
- Train faculty, staff, and students in the use of online databases and internet-based resources
- Identify, evaluate, and recommend purchase of new electronic and digital resources;
- Arrange trial periods for specific databases and other technology-based tools
- Create content for, develop and maintain the library's web site, and develop additional technology-based research tools.
- M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution; J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (significant applicable experience may substitute for one of the two degrees)
- Significant experience working with library-related electronic/digital resources
- Skilled in database and Internet searching
- Knowledge of current information technologies and publishing formats
- Thorough knowledge of traditional legal bibliography and legal research techniques as well as electronic and digital legal resources and formats
- Working knowledge of web design, current authoring languages, editing and authoring tools; experience with SQL databases
- Strong service orientation; excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work with diverse individuals at all levels of a complex organization
- Awareness of current trends in legal research and legal education
- Academic law library experience
- Familiarity with III integrated library system
- Teaching experience
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Rank and competitive salary will be based upon the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including pro-rated 22 vacation days; 18 holiday, recess and personal days; comprehensive health care; TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references should be mailed to: Diane Y. Turner, Associate University Librarian for Human Resources, Staff Training & Security; Yale University Library; P.O. Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520; fax: (203) 432-1806. Submissions via email are also welcomed and can be sent as a Word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to include Source Code #LDTF14884 on any correspondence you send related to this position.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
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