Professional Legal Management, State, Court, County
Under general direction of the Law Librarian, the Librarian III typically performs all or a significant part of the duties necessary to support the Law Library’s mission of providing meaningful access to a wide selection of legal and non-legal information resources. More specifically, the Librarian III will provide reference services to the public; engage in complex legal research and analysis for the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, as well as the state’s district courts; assist in collection development; offer instruction and training; explore emerging technologies to further library services; and participate in outreach and access to justice initiatives. The Librarian III will also supervise library support staff and may supervise Librarians I or II.
While the position is based in Carson City, Nevada, many court employees live in Reno, Nevada, which is just thirty minutes away. Reno is a growing city with large employers such as Google, Apple, Panasonic, and Tesla having operations there. Both Reno and Carson City are less than an hour from Lake Tahoe which offers year-round recreational opportunities. Both cities are also approximately two hours from Sacramento, and approximately four hours from the San Francisco Bay area. Nevada also does not have personal income tax.
The Supreme Court of Nevada provides the following compensation package:
Paid Leave – Includes 3 weeks annual leave, 3 weeks sick leave, and 11 holidays with no prior state service each year. Leave is accrued biweekly.
Group Insurance – Includes medical and prescription drug coverage, dental coverage, life insurance, and long-term disability, with options for health savings account, and other insurance. Employer contributions to premiums make quality medical coverage affordable. New hire employees are eligible for coverage within the first month of full-time employment.
Retirement – All full-time employees become members in the Public Employee’s Retirement System with a calculated benefit available to you upon retirement after a minimum of 5 years of service.
Other benefits include - an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) plus options to participate in a health care flexible spending account, and a deferred compensation program.
Relocation assistance may be provided to the successful candidate (funding permitting).
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete a Supreme Court of Nevada Employment Application, a cover letter, and a resume. You are responsible for providing specific, accurate, and complete information describing how you meet the minimum qualifications in your original application materials. Applications are available on the Nevada Supreme Court, Administrative Office’s Employment page:
where the application may be completed online and then printed and mailed or delivered to:
Cynthia Sampson, Personnel Analyst
Administrative Office of the Courts
Supreme Court Building
201 South Carson Street, Suite 250
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4702
You may also submit your application packet:
via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
via fax to: (775) 684-1777
This posting shall remain active until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school is required; At least 3 years at the Librarian II level in Nevada State service OR at least 4 years of progressive professional library experience; and at least 1 year of prior supervisory experience in a library.
Professional library experience must include a combination of at least four of the following: original cataloging/metadata; legal reference and research; e-resource management; social media; government publications; library technology implementation; project management; supervision of technical, support and professional staff; outreach; or collection development.
A Juris Doctorate (JD) from an American Bar Associated accredited law school may substitute for one (1) year of professional library, but not supervisory, experience.
Additional Salary Information: Salary offers are based on a wide array of factors such as a candidate’s experience, skills, education, and budget availability. Relocation assistance may be provided to the successful candidate (funding permitting).
Internal Number: #0002
About Supreme Court of Nevada
Located in Carson City, Nevada, the Nevada Supreme Court Law Library has a collection of more than 100,000 physical volumes (and thousands more through subscription databases and content on microformats). The Law Library serves the Nevada Supreme Court, the relatively newly created Nevada Court of Appeals, the Administrative Office of the Courts, district and municipal courts, state agencies, state and local bar associations, as well as the general public. The Law Library is currently staffed by two librarians and two library support staff.