November 5, 2008
Opening: Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Drexel Law Library
The Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law Legal Research Center invites applications for the position of Research and Instructional Services Librarian. This is a full-time position and reports to the Head of Research Services.
Applications received before December 1, 2009 will receive priority consideration; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
- Providing both legal and interdisciplinary research support to School of Law faculty, students, staff, and the members of the Drexel University community.
- Participating in the Legal Research Centerʼs faculty liaison program.
- Staffing the libraryʼs reference desk (evening and weekend hours may be required).
- Assisting in developing and delivering the Library's research support and instructional services.
- Promoting student and faculty use of electronic information resources.
- Developing research guides for print and the library website.
- Teaching in the library's educational programming.
- Promoting the Legal Research Center and the School of Law through participation in professional activities.
- MLS or substantial progress to MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.
- JD from an ABA accredited law school.
- Two years of experience as research librarian with demonstrated familiarity in both legal and interdisciplinary research resources
- Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality and timely research results.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates who interview will be asked to provide a writing sample.
- Ability to work alone and as part of a service team.
- Ability to work in a dynamic library environment.
- Experience providing reference, research, and instructional services to faculty and students in an academic law library.
- Familiarity with information resources for research in business/entrepreneurship law, intellectual property law, and/or healthcare law.
- Experience using current technology to create current awareness services for faculty members.
The Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law opened in August, 2006 and received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association in February, 2008. Consistent with Universityʼs tradition of co-op education, all Drexel law students have the opportunity to work in co-op placements as part of their legal education. This arrangement provides many opportunities for students to work with law librarians on both academic as well as practice-oriented research issues.
This position offers a competitive salary and benefits. Philadelphia if the fifth largest city in the United States, and offers a complete range of cultural, arts, sports, and business opportunities. The cost of living is moderate compared to other East Coast cities.
To apply, please submit your application on the Drexel Human Resources Department Web site at https://www.drexeljobs.com completing the online application and uploading a cover letter, current resume, and the names of four professional references .
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Peter Egler, Interim Head of Research Services (and Acting Director beginning December 1, 2008), via e-mail at email@example.com.
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