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Reporting to the Director of the Law Library, the Senior Reference Librarian provides general and in-depth reference and research services to law faculty and law students, University faculty and students, and other library users. The Senior Reference Librarian is committed to a culture of learning, combining strong organizational and supervisory skills with the enthusiasm to initiate and support innovation in the Reference Department through services. This position is primarily responsible for the development, coordination, management and implementation of the law library's reference services and policies. More specifically, overseeing and managing the law library's efforts to support faculty research and scholarship.
Responsibilities & Duties
Manage and oversee faculty support and reference services provided to all patrons of the law library
Coordinate and participate in the law library's faculty liaison program and research instruction
Assist in the hiring, training and supervision of full and part-time reference support staff
Participate in team effort and quality of service towards the overall efficient operation of the law library and college of law
Prepare and provide research presentations in support of law school seminars and courses; and other other department activities, such as: Authoring and editing print and electronic research guides (LibGuides), content for the law library website, and a display of faculty publications
Performs other duties as assigned
This position directly supervises and coordinates the efforts of the law library's professional librarians. This may include areas related to supervision, interviewing and selection, discipline, performance appraisal, training, and career development of personnel. In consultation with the Director of the Law Library, the person in this position is responsible for establishing policy and practice affecting the law library's efforts to provide reference and support for faculty research.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
Aptitude for using computers in the delivery of information services
Familiarity with integrated library systems
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
Ability to interact effectively with others
Education & Experience
Minimum of five years of experience in the public services area of a law library with one year supervisory experience
Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, DePaul University is a private, Catholic university located in Chicago, Illinois. In 1998, it became the largest Catholic university by enrollment in the United States.
DePaul's two main campuses are located in Lincoln Park and the Loop. The Lincoln Park Campus is home to the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Health, and Education. It... also houses the School of Music, the Theatre School, and the John T. Richardson Library.
The Loop campus houses the Colleges of Communication, Computing and Digital Media, and Law, as well as the School of Public Service and the School for New Learning, and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, which is part of the nationally ranked Driehaus College of Business. The Loop campus also houses the Loop Library and the Rinn Law Library.
The university enrollment is 23,000 undergraduate and graduate/law students, making DePaul the largest private university by enrollment in Illinois. The student body represents a wide array of religious, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds, including over 60 foreign countries.