July 8, 2008
Opening: Reference and International Law Librarian, Boston University Pappas Law Library
The Boston University Pappas Law Library has an opening for a Reference and International Law Librarian. Candidates with appropriate experience will be considered at the Senior level. Training in foreign/comparative/ international legal research (FCIL) will be provided to an otherwise qualified candidate without previous FCIL experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Head of Reference Services (the former FCIL librarian), this position participates as a member of the reference department team of five professional librarians. Each reference librarian provides extensive reference and research assistance to law students and faculty, develops and teaches online and traditional legal research instructional programs, and assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of reference and research services policies, procedures and publications.
In addition, this position will serve as the library specialist in international law, foreign law and comparative law research and the liaison to foreign graduate programs. This position actively assists faculty, graduate and J.D. students, journals and visiting scholars with reference assistance, tours, orientations and research training in international, foreign and comparative law research. This position also participates in law library web site development and the Library Collection Development Committee to review and select print and electronic resources for the library.
REQUIREMENTS: M.L.S. or equivalent from an A.L.A. accredited library school required. J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school strongly preferred. One to three years of relevant experience required, however experience in FCIL research is not required. Candidates with more than three years of professional legal reference experience and significant contributions to the profession may be considered at the Senior level. Substantial knowledge of Westlaw, LexisNexis, Internet and other electronic resources and experience teaching online research. Strong service orientation, organizational and interpersonal skills essential.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and professional development funding.
TO APPLY: Send a letter of application, a resume, and the names of three references to Joanne Letty, Office of Human Resources, Boston University, 25 Buick Street, Boston, MA 02215. Please reference position number 3624/B207 on your cover letter. Applications with the above information may be submitted electronically: http://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/jobs/
AALL ATTENDEES: We will be meeting with candidates at the Annual Meeting. Please submit your resume at the Placement Office and hotel/contact information with the times you will be available to meet.
Boston University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
If you have any questions about this job opening, please contact Raquel Ortiz, Associate Director, (617) 353-8855 , firstname.lastname@example.org.
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