Reference Librarian; Thomas Jefferson School of Law; San Diego
JOB TITLE: Reference Librarian
REPORTS TO: Associate Library Director
POSITION STATUS: Exempt (Professional)
GENERAL SUMMARY:The Reference Librarian serves as a member of the Library’s Reference Department, providing a wide range of reference and research services to the law school community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides reference, research and document delivery services to faculty in support of their teaching and scholarship;
- Provides current awareness services relating to faculty research and teaching interests;
- Manages or participates in creation and maintenance of course research guides using LibGuides;
- Participates in the creation of the Reference Desk Staffing Schedule; Covers the reference desk up to 10 hours/week;
- Reviews citations for inclusion in the faculty bibliography;
- Provides reference services and instruction to non-faculty patrons;
- Teaches Advanced Legal Research course on a regular basis;
- Teaches electronic and print legal research classes to students, faculty and alumni;
- Coordinates or participates in library social media presence, including blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.;
- Manages or participates in maintenance and troubleshooting of subscription databases, to include online LLM databases;
- Coordinates or participates in vendor relations with LexisNexis, Westlaw and CALI to ensure proper ID distribution, timely patron training, and the highest level of vendor services for our community;
- Provides training to Jessup Moot Court team
- Manages or participates in maintenance of study aids collection;
- Participates in collection development;
- Supervises circulation desk student workers when Circulation/Reserve Librarians are absent;
- Creates book displays
- Assists with Interlibrary Loans as needed
- Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM LEVEL OF EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and J.D.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
- Demonstrated interest and proficiency in computer applications for legal research;
- Demonstrated ability and desire to teach the Advanced Legal Research course;
- Demonstrated competence in delivering legal research services;
- Solid knowledge of legal bibliography;
- Firm commitment to law librarianship and to a high level of outreach services;
- Ability to work cooperatively with staff, fostering team building so as to constantly improve service;
- Ability to work with initiative and flexibility in order to respond to changing information needs;
- Ability to work with grace under pressure while performing several tasks and helping demanding patrons;
- Knowledge of Millennium Circulation Module;
- Knowledge of Web Usability and Design principles;
- Basic understanding of HTML, RSS feeds, best practices in blogging and using social media.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Millennium Integrated Library System (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) – primarily the Circulation module; Microforms reader-printer; standard office technology.
Frequently sit, talk and hear; reach with hand and arms; walk, stoop, kneel, bend and retrieve objects at a height of 8 feet (with or without the use of a stool) or at floor level; push a fully loaded library book
truck; lift up to 25 pounds; work in an environment that may contain dust and/or mold.
Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Evenings and weekend if needed.
Commensurate with experience.
Send cover letter and résumé to Lisa Chigos at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to:
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
ATTN: Lisa Chigos, Director of Human Resources
1155 Island Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101