April 12, 2006
Opening: Electronic Resources Librarian, NCCU School of Law
The North Carolina Central University School of Law is seeking candidates for the newly created position of Electronic Resources Librarian.
NCCU School of Law Library: The NCCU School of Law Library's more than 350,000 volumes and volume equivalents are offered in print, electronic and microformat. Its collection of cases, statutes, journals, looseleaf services, treatises, electronic resources, legal videotapes, shared resources and cooperative agreements with other libraries provides the legal resources needed to meet the pedagogical, research and scholarship requirements of the Law School's students and faculty. The Library is a selective North Carolina and United States Government Depository, has a special collection in Civil Rights Law, and supports the J.D./M.L.S. and J.D./M.B.A. dual degree programs. Additional collection strengths include intellectual property, small business administration, and environmental law. The Law Library has six professional librarians, and ten support personnel.
Duties: Identify, evaluate and recommend the purchase of Internet and electronic resources. Arrange trial periods for specific products and evaluate their usefulness. Renew and evaluate licensing agreements for electronic resources. Arrange Lexis/Nexis and Westlaw training sessions for law students and faculty and work with student associates hired by the vendors. Promote and provide instruction in the use of electronic materials for faculty, staff, and students. Develop new services and programs using electronic resources. Give classroom lectures as requested. Work closely with the technical services staff and the law school webmaster to maintain the library's web page and electronic resources accessible via the library's web page. As part of the reference team, the Electronic Resources Librarian will perform general reference services.
Required: Master's degree from an ALA- accredited library school and Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school. A minimum of three to five years legal reference librarian experience to include developed expertise in computer assisted legal information systems, Internet, and web technologies. A minimum of two years experience in user training (individual and group instruction) and consulting. Excellent problem solving skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. This position also requires the ability to self-start, to be service orientated, and to work both independently and as a team member.
To Apply: Letter of application, current resume, and three professional references should be sent to the attention of Nichelle Perry, Reference Instructional Librarian, North Carolina Central University School of Law, 1512 S. Alston Avenue, Durham, NC 27707.
North Carolina Central University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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