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December 27, 2010
Opening: Law Librarian, Supreme Court of Nevada
Under the general direction of the justices of the Supreme Court, the Law Librarian administers and manages the law library. The Law Librarian performs highly responsible administrative and legal research functions in directing professional level law library service to the Nevada Supreme Court, to all branches of state and local government, the state bar, other libraries and the general public. The Law Librarian also performs non-administrative duties as needed for the operation of the law library. Specific duties will include but are not limited to the following: Establish objectives, policies, goals and programs for the law library in order to provide professional level law library service to all branches of state and local government, the state bar, other libraries, and the general public; Plan, prepare, present and control budgets and manage all financial resources of the law library; Seek appropriate funding to support library programs; Administer the operational activities of the law library, including legal reference, technical services, accounting and fiscal management, collection development, public relations, education programs in legal research and bibliography, public programs, and property controls and inventory; Perform legal research for the Supreme Court and other clientele of the law library; Apply the latest computer and other technological developments to law library organization and legal research. Provide and oversee electronic research for court legal staff; Coordinate growth and development of legal research collections and databases for the law library; Ensure the optimal use of the library facility to accommodate the evolving needs of customers and staff; Strategically plan for future growth and development of the law library; Serve on commissions and committees as required by the chief justice. This position is located in Carson City, Nevada.
Entry Level Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (Applicants will be screened for possession of these through written, oral, performance or other evaluation procedures.) Have detailed knowledge of modern principles and practices of professional law library administration, the bibliography of basic and specialized legal literature and the research methodology to use those materials; methods of supervision, budgeting and fiscal management; employee and public relations. Must also have the ability to: organize, direct, coordinate and evaluate activities of library staff; effectively develop and incorporate new programs to carry out the goals of the law library; develop and implement education programs in legal research and bibliography for court personnel, members of the bar, paralegals and legal secretaries, and librarians of state institutions, public libraries, and county law libraries; establish and maintain effective relationships with public and private officials; express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Education and Experience: Statutory requirements (NRS 2.440) for this position are: Graduate of a library school accredited by the American Library Association and have at least 2 years of library experience in an administrative capacity and have at least 1 year of training in a law school or 2 years of experience as an employee in a law library. Preferred requirements are: Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school and 5 years of professional level library work including a minimum of 2 years in a supervisory and/or administrative capacity and/or a Juris Doctorate with 4 years experience in a law library.
Salary Range: $95,633 - $101,276 DOE, employee/employer paid retirement.
Application Process: In order for you to be considered for this position, you must complete a Supreme Court of Nevada Employment Application, a cover letter, and a resume. It is your responsibility to provide specific, accurate and complete information describing how you meet the minimum qualifications in your original application materials. Applications are available at www.nevadajudiciary.us under the Administrative Office tab, where the application may be completed online, printed and mailed or delivered to:
Cynthia Sampson, Personnel Analyst
Administrative Office of the Courts
Supreme Court Building
201 South Carson Street, Suite 250
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4702
You may also submit your application packet via e-mail to lawlibrarian(at)nvcourts.nv.gov or via fax to (775) 684-1777
Deadline. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, January 31, 2011. Applications received after January 31, 2011, will not be accepted.
The Supreme Court of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer. If accommodation for a disability is needed during the application or examination proce/ss, contact the Personnel Analyst at 775.684.1744.