The Heafey Law Library at Santa Clara University School of Law has an opening for a research librarian. The full description of the position is posted at: https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/5341. The position is open until filled, but applications submitted by March 1st will receive first consideration.
The Emerging Technologies Research Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to law school faculty, students, staff, and library card holders. This position places particular emphasis on technology based-services for both research and law office use, and maintains web-based content for the library while spearheading digital initiatives and services.
Research and Reference Support (40%)
1. Provides reference services to law school faculty, students and staff as well as attorney patrons; involves working weekend, holiday, and evening hours.
2. Assists in the creation of subject-specific research guides, pathfinders, and library user guides.
3. Serves as a Library Liaison for assigned faculty members; assisting faculty with online/electronic research, inter-library loans and other research as needed, maintains bibliographies of faculty materials.
4. Assists in the online promotion of faculty scholarship, student symposia, and student journals.
5. Conducts library tours as requested.
6. Provides individual bibliographic instruction as required.
Teaching and Instruction (20%)
1. Develop and teach a law technology course and if interested advanced legal research courses in rotation with the other research librarians.
2. Create assignments and course development.
3. Evaluate student performance and class effectiveness.
4. Market classes to law students.
Technology Based Projects (20%)
1. Develops and maintains the content, styling, and electronic services provided by the law library’s website.
2. Develops computer-based tutorials, screen casts, and presentations for classroom, and online, usage.
3. Maintains the law school’s institutional repository; including collecting archival materials, uploading student journals, faculty scholarship, events/symposia, historical materials, and other collections.
4. Develops digital initiatives and Library 2.0 projects.
5. Works extensively with student journal editors; assists in the promotion of online journals, works to increase citation rate and overall journal rankings.
6. Maintains the library’s chat and instant-messaging reference services.
Collection Management and Assessment (15%)
1. Identifies new titles for acquisition, based on assigned subject areas.
2. Collects, records, and makes data-driven decisions related to holdings and use of collections within given subject areas.
3. Collaborates with other law librarians to assess usefulness and quality of library collections.
4. Consults with staff in technical services and information services regarding collection problems.
Service and Scholarship (5%)
1. Serves on and/or chairs law school, university, and joint library committees, working groups, and task forces.
2. Participation in local, regional, and national professional organizations.
3. Works with local and national service organizations.
4. Conducts research, and produces scholarship, related to legal research; presents at conferences; publishes research and other scholarly materials.