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Reference Librarian

Arthur W. Diamond Law Library, Columbia Law School
New York, New York, United States
3 days ago


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The Diamond Law Library at Columbia University has openings for multiple Reference Librarians to provide in-person and virtual reference service in all areas of law (including American, international, and foreign law) to faculty, students, and others. Reporting to the Head of Public Services, the successful candidate will participate in the Law Library’s Administrative Rotation System, a unique experience that provides librarians with a new set of administrative responsibilities on an annual basis, leading to a term as Head of Public Services. Responsibilities also include training law students and others through extensive classroom teaching, workshops, and one-on-one instruction; providing in-depth research assistance for faculty members; creating and maintaining LibGuides, and other related duties. Reference Librarians share regular evening and weekend hours.

The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library offers its researchers one of the finest collections of legal materials in the country in both digital and print formats. In addition to a near comprehensive United States Law collection, there are strong collections in International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, and a special section devoted to Japanese Law. 

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits, including the possibility of below-market-rate housing in one of several Columbia-owned apartment buildings. Proposed start date is negotiable. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS or PhD or equivalent from accredited institution or the equivalent combination of education and experience (completed by the start date);
  • JD from accredited institution or the equivalent combination of education and experience (completed by the start date); 
  • Extensive experience with the use of legal and non-legal research tools;
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong service and teamwork orientation; and 
  • Technological competency and a willingness to learn new technology as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with teaching or instruction.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 62667340
  • Location:
    New York, New York, United States
    New York, New York, United States
  • Position Title: Reference Librarian
  • Company Name For Job: Arthur W. Diamond Law Library, Columbia Law School
  • Discipline: Legal Education
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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