The Legal Research Librarians play essential roles in planning and implementing the law school’s legal research curriculum. Legal Research Librarians support the law school’s faculty and students in their research endeavors, teach stand-alone research classes, partner with Legal Practice Skills (LPS) faculty to teach legal research in the 1L (First Year) curriculum, and provide assistance to patrons at the reference desk.
Teach legal research to law students through stand-alone classes, the 1L LPS program, and presentations to upper-level electives by faculty invitation
Provide research assistance, training, and reference support to law school students, alumni, and members of the bar
Provide research support and training to law school faculty and serve as research liaison to assigned faculty members
Assist students, faculty, and staff in using subscription databases; participate in trials of new subscription resources
Assist with collection development
Develop and implement new library services and programs
Additional duties as assigned, such as maintaining and updating the library’s website and student writing portal; managing the law school’s subscriptions to SSRN, ExpressO, and Scholastica; putting together the semi-annual Faculty Newsletter; or working with Suffolk journals to collect and archive author publication agreements
Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science or equivalent (JD degree is strongly preferred)
Demonstrated relevant work experience
Strong computer skills and web skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness
Emotional and cultural intelligence with proven ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations
Must be creative and proactive
This position will work a full-time, University standard schedule Monday through Friday, and the work schedule will include at least one evening per week until 7:00 pm and occasional weeknights and weekends for instruction and special events as needed.
Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Bos...ton and Suffolk blend together. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community.