The Boston University Law Libraries has an open position for an Instructional Services Librarian. This position will serve as the focal point of the instructional team that creates and offers legal research instruction to the law school community. It will support the instructional team by designing curriculum, developing exercises and tools, and administering the various instructional programs of the library. The library participates in the first year Lawyering Program with each legal research instructor paired with a legal writing instructor, and the library also provides legal research instruction in the LLM Research & Writing Program. All librarians teach at least one 1-credit legal research course in the area of their choosing. The library also runs a certification program in the spring semester. All instructional librarians teach in various other classroom settings throughout the year. In addition to administering these programs and providing support, this position will also teach in these programs and provide professional legal information reference and research services to the law school and university community.
Masters in Information or Library Science from accredited programs is required with a minimum of six years of experience in academic legal information instruction; or Masters in Information or Library Science from accredited programs and a J.D. with a minimum of three years of experience in academic legal information instruction. A strong service orientation is required, and excellent organizational, technology and interpersonal skills are desired.
Boston University School of Law is located on the Charles River Campus of Boston University in an exciting urban neighborhood close to Back Bay restaurants and shops, Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts. The Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries are an integral and important part of the law school's educational program for J.D. and LL.M. students. The legal information librarians teach in the law sch...ool's legal advocacy programs, develop and teach upperclass research courses, adopt and implement educational technologies to support law library services, and work closely with law faculty and students to provide research expertise and assistance. The library's resources include extensive electronic and print collections of state and federal case law, statutes, legislative history, regulations and administrative law materials, all significant legal periodicals, and a major collection of legal treatises. The library has developed an extensive international law collection with emphasis upon materials dealing with the European Union, the United Nations, international trade, and human rights. Additionally, in support of the law school’s various specialized curricula and journals, the library has developed extensive collections in intellectual property law, health law, banking law, and taxation.