September 5, 2006
Openings: Research and Senior Research Services Librarians, Pepperdine
Pepperdine University School of Law Library is seeking outgoing, friendly, creative, customer service-oriented individuals for the positions of Research Services Librarian/Senior Research Services Librarian.
Job Duties: As a member of the reference department team, the Research Services Librarian will provide outstanding service at the reference desk, and partner with law faculty and administrators to assist with in-depth research requests. Assist with collection and database development to meet faculty research needs. Develop online and print training materials, library pathfinders, and brochures. Participate in library orientation programs, legal research workshops, and one-on-one training sessions throughout the year. Act as liaison to student law reviews and assist with cite-checking and other research needs. Contribute to content development of the library’s website and online newsletter. Participate in first-year legal research instruction. Supervise student research assistants. Participate in regular evening and weekend reference rotation. This position reports to the Associate Director for Library Services.
In addition to the duties listed above, applicants hired into the Senior Research Services position will also serve as mentor and trainer for newer librarians on the team. S/he will serve as primary coordinator in one of the following areas: faculty research needs – direct faculty liaison program, assist with collection development and training; library publications and marketing – develop print and online materials such as pathfinders, library brochures, e-newsletters, and web content; teaching – coordinate first-year legal research classes, library orientation programs, legal research workshops, and one-on-one training sessions; electronic resources – coordinate the evaluation and selection of electronic resources, develop training and awareness programs for new resources.
Qualifications: Required: M.L.S. or equivalent graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school. Thorough knowledge of legal bibliography and scholarly research, including online services and resources. Experience in lecturing effectively in both large- and small-group settings. Ability to respond creatively and quickly to research requests. Must be self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as in a team environment. This is a service-oriented position and the successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with all library users and staff, in a friendly, courteous, and professional fashion. At least two years library or related experience strongly preferred. Supervisory experience preferred.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application by email is encouraged.
To Apply: Both positions are available immediately, and will remain open until filled. Please send a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to Katie Kerr, Associate Director for Library Services, Pepperdine Law Library, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90263, or via email at Katie.email@example.com.
About Us: Pepperdine University, named “the most beautiful campus” in the nation by The Princeton Review in 2006, is situated on an 830-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California. The School of Law has approximately 680 students, 36 full-time faculty, and 60 law school staff. It provides a balanced curriculum, a scholarly faculty, an award-winning trial advocacy program, three law reviews, and an extensive clinical and externship program. The School supports several distinct institutes and centers, including the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, the Institute for Law, Religion, and Ethics, and the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law. For more information about the School of Law, please see law.pepperdine.edu. The Jerene Appleby Harnish Law Library is the focal point of the School of Law, containing over 375,000 volumes and volume equivalents. The library houses three dedicated computer labs and is serviced by the law school’s wireless network.
The University is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Pepperdine is a private, medium-sized university, religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith.
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