February 20, 2007
Opening: Reference Librarian for Electronic Services, Yale
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale University Law School
Rank: Librarian I-III
The University and the Library
The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching and research at the University, has more than 12.5 million volumes housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and 22 school and departmental libraries. It employs a dynamic and innovative staff of nearly 600 FTE who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees and are involved in other areas of staff development. A full spectrum of library resources, from rare books and manuscripts to a rapidly expanding network of electronic resources, constitutes one of Yale's distinctive strengths. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's Web site at: http://www.library.yale.edu/.
The Lillian Goldman Law Library, with a collection of over one million volumes and volume equivalents, houses one of the world's finest collections of printed legal materials. The Law Library serves the students, faculty and staff of a research-oriented law school with a strong tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as other researchers from the larger scholarly and legal communities. It is located in beautifully renovated facilities within the heart of the Yale Law School complex. Its collections are complemented by access to a growing array of online sources, as well as more than 11 million printed volumes housed nearby at more than twenty other campus libraries, including the Sterling Memorial Library and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Under the general supervision of the Associate Librarian for Reference and Instructional Services, the Reference Librarian for Electronic Services is responsible for coordinating the development of electronic tools for research and reference, including: overseeing the structure and organization of the research portion of the library's web site, fully developing catalog enhancements for research such as WebBridge, analyzing the needs of the law library patrons and instituting electronic resources that will meet their research and reference needs. As a member of the Reference and Instructional Services Department, the Reference Librarian for Electronic Services will participate in providing high-level, in-depth reference and research assistance in a dynamic and challenging environment. The incumbent will participate in a Saturday rotation schedule, teach legal research, publicize new or existing electronic or digital services, train faculty, staff, and students in the use of online databases and internet-based resources, identify, evaluate, and recommend purchase of new electronic and digital resources, and arrange trial periods for specific databases and other technology-based tools.
The successful candidate will have the ability to function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library reference and research services. Librarians are also expected to take part in library and campus planning committees and task forces, and to participate in campus, regional and national professional development activities.
M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution; J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (applicable experience may substitute for one of the two degrees); experience working with law library-related electronic / digital resources; knowledge of current information technologies and publishing formats; thorough knowledge of traditional legal bibliography and legal research techniques as well as electronic and digital legal resources and formats; working knowledge of web design, current authoring languages, editing and authoring tools. Appointment to the Librarian II rank requires two years of professional library experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Appointment to Librarian III requires five years of professional library experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank.
Preferred Qualifications: Three or more years academic law library experience, familiarity with III integrated library system, teaching experience; skill in database and Internet searching; extremely strong service orientation; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with diverse individuals at all levels of a complex organization; awareness of current trends in legal research and legal education.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; 18 holiday, recess and personal days; comprehensive healthcare; TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To be considered, complete Yale's on-line application and provide a cover letter and resume including the names of three professional references at https://apps.business.yale.edu/oja/index.jsp. Questions regarding application and/or job description may be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include Source Code LDTB15001.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
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