February 13, 2012
Opening: Law Librarian III Position, Maryland State Law Library
The Maryland State Law Library is seeking applicants for a Law Librarian III position. For the complete job announcement with application instructions, please visit the Maryland Judiciary website at: http://mdcourts.gov/jobs/077544.pdf. Do note that the deadline for applications is March 1, 2012.
Excerpts from the job posting:
Essential Functions: The Maryland State Law Library is seeking a professional librarian to perform a variety of reference, collection management and cataloging functions. Provides advanced legal and general research, reference and referral services via telephone, e-mail, live online chat, and in-person, to the Maryland Judiciary, other State agencies, the legal community and the general public. Assistance is provided in an accurate and timely manner using sources in various formats, such as digital, print and microfilm. Manages various aspects of the Library’s physical collections, which may include the following: conservation and preservation of fragile historical materials; collection assessment; space planning; inventory control; and other similar projects on an as-needed basis. Catalogs and classifies newly acquired legal, historical, academic and general information resources published in any format, using customary tools, such as OCLC and integrated library system (ILS) software by Innovative Interfaces. Maintains accurate cataloging records by updating bibliographic and holdings information as necessary. Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of the profession of librarianship, the legal system, and current information technology systems and trends. Knowledge of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (2nd ed.), RDA (Resource Description and Access) rules, MARC format, and Library of Congress subject heading and classification schemes and local or alternate cataloging rules. Knowledge of legal database retrieval and document delivery technologies, such as LexisNexis. Knowledge of legal, historical and general information resources in multiple formats, including digital, print, and microfilm. Knowledge of library collection practices for physical resources, especially including the conservation and preservation of fragile historical materials. Ability to perform both original and copy cataloging, including authority control, using OCLC cataloging software and local automated library and cataloging systems. Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and duties. Ability to analyze and solve complex legal research/reference queries using both print and electronic sources. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to work well with a diverse group of customers using a variety of communication methods, including telephone, e-mail, live online chat, and in-person dialogue. Ability to sit for extended periods of time at a computer or reference desk. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. Ability to perform all essential functions of the position.
The Maryland Judiciary is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. Applicants who need accommodation for an interview should request this in advance. The candidate selected for this position will be subject to a background check. Employees must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.