The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Reference Librarian who possess a strong service orientation, the experience to exercise tact and good judgment, and the ability to maintain a warm and approachable manner in the midst of a busy workflow.
The successful candidate will join an experienced, committed, and collegial library staff actively engaged in supporting law school programs, co-curricular activities and faculty scholarship. They will participate in design and delivery of library services to meet the evolving needs of the law school community. They will also serve as Librarian-in-Charge during assigned evening hours and on weekends while working in the reference rotation.
The regular hours for this full-time position will be Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and will include rotating participation in the weekend reference hours. The position offers generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits.
The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill. The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.
The successful candidate will provide substantive and complex legal and non-legal research support for the full-time law deans and faculty. They will also provide reference and research services to a law school community of day and evening law students, as well as other members of the university community, alumni, and the public.
The successful candidate will teach research classes as assigned in the first-year Lawyering Skills Program, and they will provide instruction in specialized legal research in subject area upper-level courses and library workshops. In addition, there may be an opportunity to teach a 1-week course on U.S. legal research in Krakow, Poland, as part of the Law School’s American Law Program.
The successful candidate will participate in the Faculty/Librarian Liaison Program. In this capacity, they will serve as the assigned library contact for approximately 20 law faculty members, and facilitate the provision of all library services to assigned faculty members, including research, assistance with obtaining legal and non-legal materials, and technology training.
The successful candidate will assist in the production, maintenance and organization of the Law Library’s online presence. This includes providing support for the Law School’s online scholarship repositories, the preparation of instructional materials and user guides to enhance the use of library resources and services, and the active monitoring, revising, and provision of content for the library’s web page and newsletters.
The successful candidate will participate in collection development, the development of library policies, and the implementation of information technology resources. They will also assist in library administration by producing specialized reports, serving on law school and library committees, and providing feedback on library policies, acquisitions, and services. In addition, they will be expected to contribute to the profession through speaking at professional conferences, writing for publication, and/or participating in local and national professional associations.
The Catholic University of America is proud to offer its employees a wide range of benefits, including health and life insurance, a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, credit union, use of athletic center programs and facilities, seasonal theme park discounts, and tuition assistance for full-and part-time benefits-eligible employees as well as their spouses and dependent children.
The Catholic University of America is a drug-free, alcohol-free and smoke-free, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and people with disabilities.
Master’s of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree from an A.L.A. approved library school. Three (3) years experience as a professional law librarian, preferably in the reference department of an academic law library. Preferred: Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA approved law school, but sufficient practical experience may substitute.
How to apply:
Please forward application, resume, and cover letter with salary requirements as an attachment to (salary expectations are considered part of application process): CUARecruitment@cua.edu. Include Reference position 101959 in subject line of email. Please do not include photos on resumes and save documents with first/last names. All applicants must be supportive of the mission and vision of The Catholic University of America. Position is open until filled.
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