March 30, 2011
Opening: Reference Librarian, North Carolina Central University School of Law Library
This is an EPA (Exempt from the State Personnel Act) Position. The person in this position will serve as a member of the team of reference librarians that provide research and instructional services to the law school faculty, students and staff. This includes working with the other reference librarians to provide extensive reference and research assistance to patrons.
Duties include, but are not limited to: participating in the faculty liaison program providing research services to an assigned group of faculty members; preparing research bibliographies, user guides and other research aids; participating in the selection of information resources; providing reference and research assistance to faculty, students, staff, the local bar and the public, developing and marketing outreach initiatives to educate faculty and students about library services. This also includes working with the Web Development Librarian to: arrange vendor and librarian-taught training sessions for law students and faculty and work with student assistants hired by the vendors; promote and provide instruction in the use of electronic materials for faculty, staff and students; develop new services and programs using electronic resources and maintain web content for the law school. The selected candidate may be assigned to coordinate an area of reference service.
This position requires a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA approved law school and an MLS from an ALA Accredited Institution; a demonstrated record of providing sophisticated research assistance to faculty or attorneys, excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment; a familiarity with and understanding of legal research materials in all formats and a minimum of two years teaching/training experience.
To apply for EPA (exempt from the State Personnel Act) Faculty and Non-Faculty positions, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae or resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to the contact person listed on the vacancy announcement. Official college transcripts from appropriately accredited institutions will be required of the selected applicant. Materials should be submitted to Nichelle J. Perry, Assistant Law Library Director, NCCU School of Law Library, 640 Nelson Street, Durham, NC 27707 or by email at: nperry(at)nccu.edu.
The NCCU School of Law was founded in 1939 to provide an opportunity for legal education to African Americans. The School of Law now provides this opportunity to a more diverse student body than any other in the nation, as it pertains to race and gender. This environment of diversity better prepares our students to effect positive change in the broader society. The student body consists of more than 600 students and 38 faculty members. The Law Library serves the law school faculty and students as their basic library and study resource for teaching and research. Heavy use of the Law Library is made by members of the surrounding community and members of the bench and bar. The NCCU School of Law Library’s more than 360,000 volumes and volume equivalents are offered in a variety of formats providing the legal resources needed to meet the pedagogical, research and scholarship requirements of the Law School’s students and faculty. The Library is a selective North Carolina and United States Government Depository, has a special collection in Civil Rights Law and supports the J.D./M.L.S. and J.D./M.B. A. dual degree programs on campus.
NCCU, an EEO/AA employer, complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All new employees must provide original documents verifying identity and employability within the first three (3) days of employment with the University. Accommodations for applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, are available upon request.