June 7, 2006
Opening: Reference Librarian, UCLA
The Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library, UCLA School of Law, is seeking candidates for the Reference Librarian position.
Under the general direction of the Director, Reference and Research Services, Law Library Reference Librarians provide a very high level of in-depth reference and research assistance to the UCLA Law faculty. This level of commitment offers the librarian an opportunity to work closely with a number of different faculty members. Reference Librarians also participate as supervisors in the library's faculty research assistant program to help monitor faculty projects and provide guidance and expertise to students.
In addition to supporting law faculty in their research, Reference Librarians also participate directly in the delivery of services to other law library users. This includes providing reference desk services, actively participating in the teaching of legal research classes, including Advanced Legal Research, periodic teaching of Legal Information Resources for the Information Studies graduate students as well as online training and other workshops and classes given throughout the year. Reference Librarians are also expected to contribute to preparing instructional materials and exercises for these classes and other written materials to help facilitate the use of the Library and encourage the utilization of available resources, conducting library orientation programs, and preparing and editing research guides. Reference Librarians normally staff the reference desk one evening per week and on occasional Saturdays. Reference Librarians may be assigned an area of concentration that varies according to library needs and the Librarian's individual talents and interests.
Members of the public services staff, professional and paraprofessional, work in a team setting to provide this high level of service. Support offered to the librarian in meeting these high expectations includes on-demand photocopying and document delivery services, technical support (i.e., computer and online), generous funding for professional development, and, most important, very supportive colleagues.
ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information science and J.D. required. Relevant work experience in an academic law library OR professional legal experience required. Other substantial, related experience, degrees, or skills will be considered. Demonstrated competence in delivering legal research services and knowledge of legal bibliography and scholarly research.
Firm commitment to law librarianship and to a high level of service for faculty and students in a demanding academic environment. Demonstrated ability to contribute to making the library hospitable and responsive to the needs of the Law School community, including excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and mediation skills and the ability to work effectively with library colleagues, faculty, students and library patrons. Ability to lecture effectively, teach in large and small group settings, provide individualized instruction, participate in curriculum development, and use a wide range of educational technologies inside and outside of the classroom. Ability to quickly teach oneself new technologies, to create necessary documentation and other training tools, and then teach the technologies to a wide range of constituents. Demonstrated interest and proficiency in computer applications for legal research and ability to contribute to the development of web pages, online tutorials, and other digital learning mechanisms that educate students about library resources and services and support faculty who are increasingly incorporating electronic methods and aids in their teaching and research.
Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. Interest in and willingness to meet the criteria of and to participate in UCLA's peer review processes for the advancement of those appointed to the Librarian series at UC.
Candidates applying by June 30, 2006 will be given first consideration. Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply to Cynthia Lewis, Acting Law Librarian, UCLA, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library, 1106 Law Building, Box 951458, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1458. Email applications encouraged - send to email@example.com.
For full information on required qualifications, for the full posting, or for application procedures, please see: http://www2.library.ucla.edu/about/2188.cfm
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