Overview: The Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center (LIC) at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law seeks a Reference Librarian to join us as part of our Research and Instructional team. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience teaching, helping a variety of patrons with reference questions, and providing research support to faculty. The candidate must be able to work both independently and as a member of a team. Some evening and weekend reference shifts are required.
This position offers extraordinary teaching opportunities. Law librarians at the University of Florida are responsible for teaching Legal Research, a required course in the first-year curriculum. The librarians develop both the content and assessment methods of the first-year research course and teach one or two sections of the course. Law librarians also have the opportunity to teach an elective two-credit Advanced Legal Research course for second- and third-year students.
All librarians at the University of Florida have tenure-track status in the University Libraries, and these positions will begin at the rank of Assistant University Librarian. As members of the university faculty, librarians have significant opportunities and support for scholarly research and writing, and for service to the law school, UF Libraries, the University, and the law library profession.
As a member of the Research and Instructional team, the librarian will perform several tasks, such as:
- Staffing the Reference Desk (up to 10 hours per week, including an evening or weekend shift);
- Acting as a library liaison to approximately 10 faculty members;
- Preparing and maintaining research guides for library users;
- Providing collection development support to one or more areas of the curriculum;
- Providing instruction by means of class presentations, informal workshops, small group seminars and individualized instruction;
The librarian will also teach first-year Legal Research (1 credit) and/or Advanced Legal Research (2 credits).
As part of the tenure track process, the librarian must also:
- Contribute to the LIC, the Levin College of Law, the UF Libraries, the University, and the profession through substantive involvement committee work at the local, regional, and national level and active participation in professional organizations;
- Actively research and publish in an area related to law librarianship, legal education, librarian duties, etc.
The librarian will also have other duties as assigned.