The Moritz College of Law is an integral part of one of the world’s great educational institutions. Founded in 1891 and consistently the top-ranked law school in Ohio, The Moritz College of Law has grown into one of the nation’s preeminent public law schools and one of the most respected law schools in the world. The Moritz Law Library’s 700,000 volume equivalents comprise the most extensive law library collection in Ohio. The library is an integral part of the vibrant intellectual life at the College. We seek a Reference Librarian who is committed to our high level of excellence and service.
An important responsibility of this position is to support the work of the College’s new Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC). Duties include acquiring expertise on drug enforcement and policy resources; responding to questions from College and University faculty conducting research in this area; pro-actively creating and managing content on DEPC’s website such as historical documents and reports on the history of drug enforcement and policy; and developing timely content on current topics of interest through blog posts, podcasts, or similar media.
Additional primary responsibilities include providing, in a service-oriented environment, sophisticated research and reference assistance to faculty, students, and other users of the Moritz Law Library; each year teaching the required first-year Legal Analysis and Writing I (LAW I) course, which includes legal research, or an advanced legal research course; and occasionally lecturing on legal research to classes within the College of Law and throughout the university.
The Reference Librarian may also take part in the evaluation and selection of information resources, participate in the Moritz Law Library’s faculty and law review liaison programs, work on special projects, and serve on Law Library, College of Law, and University committees. Some evening and weekend hours are required. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Public Services.
Required: Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited (or foreign equivalent) school and a JD from an ABA accredited (or foreign equivalent) institution required. Persons with a JD who are currently enrolled in an MLS degree program at an ALA accredited school are encouraged to apply; in-depth knowledge of legal sources and legal research in electronic and print formats; strong service orientation; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Desired: Experience working in an academic law library; experience teaching at the college level or above, especially courses in legal research or writing and related areas; knowledge of sources and research methods in non-law disciplines; ability to develop and manage engaging web content.
About The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
The Moritz College of Law is an integral part of one of the world’s great educational institutions. Founded in 1891 and consistently the top-ranked law school in Ohio, The Moritz College of Law has grown into one of the nation’s preeminent public law schools and one of the most respected law schools in the world. The Moritz Law Library’s 700,000 volume equivalents comprise the most extensive law library collection in Ohio. The library is an integral part of the vibrant intellectual life at the College.
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus and its many suburbs have consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. places for quality of life. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.