February 7, 2011
Opening: Faculty Services Librarian, Univ. of Kentucky College of Law Library
Description and Responsibilities: Provide liaison services to faculty members by assisting with reference and research needs including development of on-line support, training and working with research assistants, and promoting current awareness and document delivery.
As a member of the reference librarian faculty, the Faculty Services Librarian will also provide proactive reference and research support to the college of law faculty, students, members of the practicing bar and other patrons of the Library. This position also requires reference desk hours, including participation in evening and weekend rotations. Reference librarians at the Library 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.
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: a familiarity with legal materials, including law and law related on-line databases; a familiarity with software customarily used in academic libraries and standard productivity software suites; strong service orientation; the ability to work effectively as a member of the law library team; and, excellent oral and written communication skills.
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, demonstrated ability to understand the research process, and familiarity with ExpressO, SSRN, or other digital repository interfaces.
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 Ryan Valentin, Head of Public Services, University of Kentucky, College of Law Library, 620 South Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40506-0048. Applications may also be submitted electronically to ravale2(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.