August 31, 2006
Opening: Reference Librarian (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
The Wiener-Rogers Law Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor/ Reference Librarian. This is a tenure-track, twelve-month academic faculty position at Rank II. The Library seeks a personable, energetic, and motivated individual who will provide service-oriented reference and research assistance to all types of library patrons.
Responsibilities: The Reference Librarian provides service-oriented scheduled reference and research service to the law school and university communities through virtual and in person transactions (required participation in evening and weekend hours rotation). Creates web-based and print research guides, bibliographies and tutorials and collaborates in creating and maintaining the Library's web pages. May supervise and train student research assistants. Participates in the development of legal research instruction for law students. Interacts with vendor representatives to ensure the availability and functionality of electronic legal research resources. Takes the lead in developing and providing Library services and support for law students, including outreach activities for law students and law school student organizations. Works collaboratively to ensure law student success in using Library services and resources. Conducts library tours and coordinates student and faculty training in the use of electronic research tools. Participates in the library's faculty liaison program and actively promotes faculty services. Other responsibilities include participation in evaluating and selecting library materials; serving on law library, law school, and university committees; and performing other public service duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Required: Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution is required. Demonstrated experience with legal research materials, techniques and strategies; especially electronic resources. Substantial knowledge of web-based subscription services, web-based instructional technology tools, and Internet resources. Knowledge of HTML and web-authoring tools; demonstrated experience with creating and maintaining web pages. Strong service orientation, ability to work well independently, and with others. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Strong organizational and planning skills. Ability to establish and maintain a good working relationship with colleagues. Strong public service philosophy.
Preferred: JD from an ABA-accredited institution is preferred, however relevant and directly related experience may be considered. Experience with database design and previous experience working in a law library is a plus. WESTLAW and LexisNexis knowledge is a plus. Demonstrated familiarity with library computer applications and internet based-communication tools such as blogs, wikis, and podcasting.
Salary: Salary competitive; contingent upon labor market. This Position is contingent upon funding.
Application Details: Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. The review of materials will begin immediately.
Address materials to Tom Boone, Search Committee Chair, and submit via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu . For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact Jen Feldmann at (702) 895-3886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNLV is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
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