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February 8, 2011
Opening: Electronic Services Librarian, Univ. of Kentucky College of Law Library
Description and Responsibilities: The Electronic Services Librarian (Reference Faculty) will contribute to the University of Kentucky Law Library as a member of the reference faculty. Reference faculty members provide proactive reference and research support to the college of law faculty, students, members of the practicing bar and other patrons of the Library. They also play an integral part in the first year legal research and writing curriculum. In particular, reference librarians are expected to participate actively as instructors for the Introduction to Legal Research course.
In addition to participating in the reference program, the Electronic Services Librarian will serve as the Library’s liaison with vendors of electronic sources as well as with Law School IT and University Libraries system personnel. The person selected for the position will troubleshoot (in conjunction with IT personnel) any technical issues that arise in the Library’s electronic holdings, and will manage the Law School’s Westlaw and Lexis subscriptions, participate in Library digitization projects, provide particular expertise in the development of electronic collections, and maintain the Library’s Web 2.0 presence.
Required: A J.D. degree from an ABA approved law school and an M.L.S. or the equivalent from an ALA accredited institution are required. Also required: experience with an integrated library system, knowledge of web design and apps, a basic understanding of link resolvers and/or IP authentication or a capacity and willingness to learn the same.
Successful candidates will be able to show evidence of an ability to meet University of Kentucky requirements for promotion and tenure in the librarian title faculty series as delineated in university and college rules, including excellence in performing primary job responsibilities as well as evidence of self-motivation, initiative, professionalism, scholarly productivity, and a commitment to professional and university service.
Desired: Reference experience in an academic or law library, familiarity with Ex-Libris Voyager, and experience with or knowledge of digital library software, digital repositories (especially Digital Commons), or databases.
Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Librarian title series tenure-track, 12-month appointment, 22 days annual leave, TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, resume or vita, and contact information for three professional references to Beau Steenken, Instructional Services Librarian, University of Kentucky, College of Law Library, 620 South Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40506-0048. Applications may also be submitted electronically to beau.steenken(at)uky.edu.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 20th, 2011, and continue until position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.
The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.