July 3, 2008
Opening: Reference and Electronic Services Librarian, Boston University Law Library
The Boston University Law Library has an opening for a Reference and Electronic Services Librarian. Candidates with appropriate experience will be considered at the senior level.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Head of Reference Services, this position will have primary responsibility for organizing and developing electronic research services for law students and faculty. Coordinate with librarians, writing program administrators, and vendors to provide mandatory and optional training programs for incoming J.D. students. Assist faculty with online research and advise them of new electronic research resources in their disciplines. Actively participate in law library web site development and participate in the Collection Development Committee to review and select print and online resources for the library.
This position will participate 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 research instructional programs, and assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of reference and research services policies, procedures and publications.
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 relevant experience 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 4739/G018 on your cover letter. Applications with the above information may be submitted electronically.
AALL ATTENDEES: Please leave your resume in our Placement Office folder with your hotel/contact information and 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, email@example.com.
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