December 1, 2005
Opening: Research Librarian, Univ of St. Thomas Law Library (Minneapolis)
The Schoenecker Law Library at the University of St. Thomas, located in the beautiful new School of Law building in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, seeks a Research Librarian to join a dedicated and experienced group of librarians and staff. The Law Library and its staff were major factors in the School of Law’s recent number 1 quality of life ranking by the Princeton Review. The Research Librarian is eligible for continuous appointment status, and will report to the Associate Director for Public Services. The Public Services department includes two research librarians, a circulation supervisor, and two full time circulation assistants.
The Law Library staff includes 7 librarians and 7 paraprofessionals. Our Research Librarians support the mission of the School of Law by providing outstanding teaching and research instruction to law students, as well as expert support for faculty scholarship and teaching. They teach the legal research component of one or more sections of a nationally ranked lawyering skills program, share in teaching advanced legal research to upper level students, and participate in collection development activities. Depending on departmental needs, the Research Librarian may also teach a substantial amount of computer assisted legal research, coordinate much of our relationship with the two major legal information vendors, and supervise several student research assistants. Other duties will vary based on the successful candidate’s experience.
The mission of the University of St. Thomas School of Law includes the integration of faith and the Catholic intellectual tradition into the curriculum and life of the institution. The School of Law also features a nationally recognized mentor program and an interdisciplinary clinic combining law, social work and psychology in its work with clients. The mission and these programs are discussed in detail on the School of Law web site at http://www.stthomas.edu/law/ .
The UST School of Law opened in 2001, was provisionally accredited in 2003 and graduated its first class in 2004. The school has raised an endowment of over $90 million. Our new building is connected via skyway to the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, graduate programs in the College of Business, and graduate programs in education and psychology. The skyway also connects us to the federal and state courthouses, most of Minnesota's major law firms, and many business, governmental, and public interest organizations.
Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; demonstrated teaching ability, strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work with a strong team of service-oriented professionals. Significant law library experience and a JD from an ABA-accredited institution are preferred.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and three references online at http://www.stthomas.edu/law/libraryandtech/search.asp The web page will link you to our HR web site at cytiva.com, which is outside the UST domain. All application materials must be combined into a single document in MS Word (.doc), Adobe (.pdf) or rich text (.rtf) format. Please refer to position #330116.
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