Operations, Other, Public Services, Reference/Research
MLS/MLIS & JD
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Satellite Librarian for the Oklahoma Branch Libraries manages and maintains law libraries within the Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Muskogee courthouses. The librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to the federal judges and judiciary staff in the Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of Oklahoma. The Satellite Librarian will work with the Head of Research and Reference Services in Denver to develop and deliver training and educational programs, as well as provide online reference services throughout Oklahoma (including Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, OCLC, SIRSI Unicorn ILS, and the judiciary intranet). The librarian is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies, and is responsible for improving access to online databases and Internet resources, and providing training for such resources. The librarian may perform chambers collection maintenance, as needed. The librarian will work as part of a collaborative team on library-wide issues and projects with other librarians in the Circuit. This position reports to the Deputy Circuit Librarian in Denver and will supervise one full-time Library Technician who is located in Oklahoma City.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (Bar certification not required); at least three years of professional library experience in a law library or legal research setting.
Expert online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources; highly comfortable with providing digital reference service; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to make presentations and conduct training sessions; strong service orientation; ability to work alone and as part of a team; flexibility; initiative. Regular travel to multiple locations is required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience, qualifications and education. Full range of benefits available.
The U.S. Courts Library for the 10th Circuit is headquartered in Denver, CO, with branches scattered throughout the 6 states in the circuit. It serves as the reference and research resource for all federal courts within the circuit, including appellate, district and bankruptcy courts. The library has 19 staff members -- 11 professional librarians and 8 library technicians.