May 30, 2008
Opening: Reference Librarian, Southern Illinois University School of Law Library
The School of Law Library at Southern Illinois University is accepting applications for the position of Reference Librarian, a full time tenure-track library faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor. The library staff includes six professional librarians and ten civil service support staff. The library is administratively independent and serves a law school faculty of about 35, a law student body of about 360, a university community of more than 20,000, and the legal community and general public of the entire southern Illinois region. The library holds more than 400,000 volumes and volume-equivalents, uses the OCLC and INNOPAC automated systems, and actively incorporates access to electronic materials into its information resources and technological solutions into its daily operations. Further information about the Library and the School is available at http://www.law.siu.edu.
POSITION. Reference Librarian, Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, Carbondale, Illinois
QUALIFICATIONS. Required: M.L.S., or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program by date of hire; J.D. degree from ABA-accredited school by date of hire; knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques, including the use of Westlaw, LexisNexis, and other electronic legal information resources; knowledge and experience in Web site construction, design, and management; excellent interpersonal skills and proficiency in oral and written communication; ability to work effectively both in a team setting and independently; and strong service orientation. Preferred: Professional reference experience, preferably in an academic law library; and teaching experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES. Responsible for providing reference, research, and instructional assistance to faculty, students, and staff of the School of Law, the University community, and the general public. The Reference Librarian teaches legal research in the law school’s first-year, two-semester Lawyering Skills Program and may assist in the Advanced Legal Research course as well as participate in other formal and informal legal research instruction to law students. The incumbent will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the School of Law Library’s Web site in collaboration with the law library faculty and staff. Complete job description available at http://www.law.siu.edu/employment .
AVAILABLE. Immediately. Review of applications begins June 13, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.
SALARY. Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
TO APPLY. Applications should be submitted electronically at http://www.law.siu.edu/employment. A complete application will require a letter of application, résumé, and the names of three references. The letter should be addressed to:
Law Library Director and Associate Professor of Law
School of Law Library, Mail Code 6803
Southern Illinois University
1150 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.
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