May 25, 2006
Opening: Public Services/Reference positions, Tarlton Law Library, Univ. of Texas
The Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law seeks candidates for public services/reference positions.
The Tarlton Law Library serves the faculty and students of one of the nation’s top public law schools, as well as the broader University community. The library houses one of the largest legal collections in the country in a spacious facility of six floors. The law library is located in Austin, Texas, a city consistently ranked as one of America’s best places to live.
Responsibilities: Members of our public services team provide a wide variety of services to the law school community. Specific duties include:
- Working with individual law faculty through our “liaison” program, which pairs librarians with members of the faculty. Service to faculty includes research assistance, document delivery support and current awareness service.
- Providing reference service to faculty, students, staff, university students, member of the local bar and the general public at the library reference desk. Such service is provided through in-person interviews, the telephone and internet chat.
- Providing recommendations on collection development, in both print and online formats.
- Participates in outreach activities, such as blue book citation training, to law student organizations.
- Support for various digitization projects, with an emphasis on identifying grant opportunities for making the library’s unique collections available to a wider audience.
- Teaching is an important part of our public services positions.
Public services librarians may be called on to teach in a variety of settings:
- a one-hour legal research elective class to first-year law students.
- a one-hour advanced legal research class to upper-level law students.
- course offerings through the University’s School of Information as part of that school’s law librarian specialization.
- lectures presented to undergraduate or graduate level students whose coursework requires that they utilize the law library collection.
- lectures for individual law classes, as requested by faculty.
Requirements: Applicants should be energetic, service-oriented and anxious to take on responsibility. Candidates for these positions must have a J.D. degree and a degree in library or information science from accredited institutions. Recent (and soon-to-be) graduates of library and information science programs are encouraged to apply, as well as experienced law librarians.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume, three letters of reference and transcripts from universities attended. All material should be sent to Jeanne Price, Director of Patron Services, Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas, 727 E. Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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