May 24, 2007
Opening: Research Librarian, University of Maryland School of Law
The Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland School of Law seeks a dedicated, flexible, and dynamic individual as a Research Librarian. The Research Services Department consists of five professional librarians and two Research Fellows, who assist faculty with research and publication preparation. Research librarians provide extensive support to faculty and students in a library offering innovative services.
Responsibilities: Work closely with faculty and students to provide reference and research assistance. Teach sections in the first-year research program as well as a required Advanced Legal Research course
focusing on business law research. Shared responsibility for
collection development, development of web pages to support course-related research, staffing of the User Services Desk. Assist with other Research Services and Law Library functions and projects as needed.
Required: M.L.S. and J.D. from accredited schools. Working knowledge of legal materials and strategies needed by law faculty and students; ability to teach basic and advanced legal research. Ability to work independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to multitask, take responsibility, and set priorities; excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred: Law library experience, teaching experience, experience with or interest in business law and intellectual property resources.
Salary and Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
Equal Opportunity: In employment, the University of Maryland, Baltimore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or veteran status. Exceptions are as allowed by law, for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.
To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references to Barbara Gontrum, Assistant Dean for Library and Technology, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, 501 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD; or email email@example.com.
Position available August 1. Preference will be given to resumes received by June 1.
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