May 26, 2006
Opening: Reference Law Librarian, LSU Law
The LSU Law Center Library invites nominations and applications for the full-time, tenure track, associate level position of Reference Law Librarian.
Requirements: ABA accredited J.D. and an ALA accredited M.L.S. or equivalent. Demonstrated competence in delivering legal research services, and knowledge of print and electronic legal information services including Westlaw, Lexis, and other Internet based databases and services. Demonstrated interest and competency in the application of technology to legal research issues. Strong service orientation with the ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of library clientele. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a team environment. Must possess initiative to be a self-starter and be able to work problems to completion with little direct supervision.
Preferred: One year professional level law library reference experience. Familiarity with instant messaging. Working knowledge of HTML, or HTML software such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage.
The Reference Law Librarian will work closely with all library clientele to meet their research needs. As a member of the library’s reference team, the Reference Law Librarian will assist with staffing the reference desk and monitoring instant messaging reference including some reasonable night and weekend hours. The Reference Law Librarian will initiate contact with faculty to ascertain and meet their research needs. As a member of the library’s collection development team, the Reference Law Librarian will review and recommend new titles and materials for acquisition. The Reference Law Librarian will initiate interlibrary loan requests and will assist the Head of Access Services in the development and supervision of interlibrary policies and procedures. The Reference Law Librarian may be asked to teach research instruction classes from time to time, and will prepare library guides, pathfinders, and other research tools such as content for the library’s web site.
The salary for the fully-qualified successful applicant is competitive and commensurate with degree and experience qualifications. This tenure-track, associate librarian position carries with it library faculty rank and status. LSU offers a wide range of benefits, including a choice of medical and retirement plans, dental plan, and vision plan.
To apply, send a letter of application, a resume, and the names and contact information of three references via e-mail (Word or PDF preferred) by June 16, 2006 to:
Frank A. Adair
Director of Human Resources
Louisiana State University
Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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