Professional Legal Management, State, Court, County
APPLICATION PROCESS: For a complete job description and to apply, please visit Cook County Bureau of Human Resources page: https://cookcountyil.taleo.net/careersection/100/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
Closing Date: Sep 26, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Under the general direction of the Executive Law Librarian, provides legal reference assistance to lawyers, judges, self-represented litigants and the public. Provides research instruction and database training for library users and staff. Prepares and maintains print and web-based research guides for library users. Contributes content for the Law Library website. Contributes to relevant marketing materials including newsletters and library displays. Opens and closes library facility at branch location and enforces library policies and procedures. Fulfills branch reporting requirements. Occasionally assists in other library service areas or at other branches. Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources and techniques using print and electronic sources. Knowledge of library operations including an understanding of library practices, trends, and integrated library systems (ILS). Knowledge of print and electronic government documents including Federal, State and local documents and the ability to identify and locate such documents. Skill utilizing technologies and electronic communication including Microsoft Office; LexisAdvance; Westlaw; Hein Online; web-based research; and online catalog and circulation ILS modules. Skill teaching classes on legal research or law-related topics. Skill creating legal research guides. Ability to work independently and function in a collegial, team-oriented environment, which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library services. Ability to work with diverse library users of varying levels of skill and understanding. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Full-time: Start Time: 8:30A.M.End Time:4:30P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit:SEIU Local 73 Law Library
• Graduation with a Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*IS REQUIRED.
• Valid current driver’s license (Must provide proof at time of interview) IS REQUIRED.
The Cook County Law Library promotes access to justice by providing residents and the legal profession with access to legal information through implementation of new services, technologies, and best practices.