April 28, 2010
Opening: Reference Librarian/Legal Research Instructor, Villanova Univ. School of Law LibraryTo provide reference assistance to faculty, students and the University community, Villanova Law School is seeking a Reference Librarian with particular interest and expertise in electronic information resources and service delivery. This Reference Librarian will be responsible for supplying sophisticated reference services incorporating both electronic and print sources. In addition, the Reference Librarian will be responsible for teaching in the Legal Research Techniques program for first year students and possibly teaching portions of the elective Advanced Legal Research course, as well as for conducting training sessions and miscellaneous class lectures, as needed. This librarian will join four other reference librarians in providing evening and weekend reference service and will participate in collection development.
Requirements for this position include a J.D. and M.L.S. from accredited institutions, in addition to a minimum of 2 years of law library reference and teaching experience, preferably in an academic setting, along with a strong service orientation, excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to take initiative as well as to work collaboratively. Extensive computer experience is required, including facility with Westlaw, Lexis and Internet searching. Some knowledge of international and tax law is desirable.
Villanova Law School librarians are administrative employees with competitive benefits including annual and sick leave, medical and dental insurance, retirement programs, and tuition remission for employees. Salary is competitive, based on experience.
Villanova University is an Augustinian Catholic liberal arts institution with liberal arts and graduate programs in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. It is an equal-opportunity employer and invites applications from all interested persons. Please submit resume, cover letter and contact information for three references electronically to: https://jobs.villanova.edu.