Under the general supervision of the Law Library Co-Director in charge of research services, participates in the law library’s extensive teaching programs (including guest lectures and presentations, and law librarian-taught courses — primarily the online Taxation research class, but also such classes as Advanced Legal Research and Advanced California Legal Research), provides reference assistance and research support for law library patrons, and participates in the law library’s faculty liaison program. Participates with other librarians in covering evening and weekend research desk shifts.
Provides guest lectures and presentations on legal research.
Teaches semester-long legal research courses. May be required to teach consecutive semesters of Taxation Research.
Participates in the research desk rotation approximately 10 to 15 hours per week (including some evening and weekend shifts).
Serves as library liaison for the law school’s visiting faculty and visiting scholars.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Law Library Co-Directors.
A JD from an ABA-accredited law school.
An MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited graduate program.
Commitment to dynamic, experiential teaching and excellent patron support.
Legal research proficiency.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills.
A strong commitment to faculty and student research and scholarship.
A strong commitment to serving a diverse and vibrant community, and to the University’s mission.
The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit ...Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.”
Founded in 1912, the University of San Francisco School of Law is fully accredited by the ABA and is a member of the AALS. The law school offers both a J.D. degree and a concurrent JD/MBA degree program. USF offers LL.M. degrees in International and Comparative Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, and Taxation. USF also offers a Masters of Legal Studies in Taxation. Embracing the University's mission, the School of Law is dedicated to pursuing excellence and educating for justice, evidenced by the quality of students who attend the law school, the faculty's commitment to teaching and to scholarship, and an inclusive, diverse and welcoming learning community.
The Dorraine Zief Law Library supports the research needs of the students, faculty, and alumni of The University of San Francisco School of Law and of the University. It is part of a modern, technologically advanced 60,000 square foot building featuring a comfortable, flexible, fully accessible research and study environment.
Currently, the Library's staff consists of 6 full-time librarian or research librarian fellow positions, and 5 full-time support staff positions. Full-time research librarians hold both a law degree and a library degree.
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.