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Research & Information Management Librarian

Florida State University College of Law Research Center
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
7 days ago


The Florida State University seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative law librarian to serve as the Research & Information Management Librarian. This position is responsible for providing research and reference support to our faculty and students, oversight of cataloging for the Research Center, and teaching legal research in a variety of settings. This librarian will be part of a highly collaborative, forward-thinking library that is a valued contributor to the College of Law’s mission. The ideal candidate will have experience working with faculty, students, and/or attorneys in a challenging, service-oriented environment, experience in library technical services, have excellent communication skills, and thrive in a team environment. This is an entry-level (0-2 years’ experience) position and 2021 graduates are encouraged to apply.

  • Supports faculty and student research and scholarship; provides in-depth research assistance at the reference desk, via email/chat, and in-person consultations.
  • Provides hands-on oversight of essential technical services functions for the Research Center, including cataloging and metadata services. This position will be tasked with quality control and maintenance of catalog records.
  • Develops and maintains technical services policies, procedures, and workflows in cooperation with other librarians and staff, based on best practices and current standards
  • Participates in the legal research curriculum. Provides instruction via workshops, guest lectures, and for-credit research courses. Delivers instruction in a variety of formats, including fully online, hybrid or blended, and face-to-face instruction.
  • Prepares and maintains research guides, specialized course resources, and research resources for other law school departments.
  • Contributes to the College of Law and the profession through substantive involvement in committee work, research, publishing, and/or participation in professional organizations.
  • Represents the Research Center on various college, campus, and library system committees and at various meetings and other functions. Facilitates collaborative relationships within the College of Law and with a variety of campus and state-wide partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.


To apply, please go to https://jobs.fsu.edu and search for Job ID 48801.


Applicants are encouraged to apply by June 18, 2021. The position is available now, and the start date is flexible.


Candidates with questions may direct them to Kathleen Blanton, kblanton@law.fsu.edu



  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
  • M.L.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Proficiency in legal research and information technologies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups.
  • An aptitude for and interest in project management,
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Experience, education, or demonstrated potential for rapid growth into in library technical services skills, with a strong attention to detail.
  • A self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team and with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Ability to meet the Research Center's requirements for scholarship, service, and leadership.


Salary & Benefits:

  • This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment with a presumptively renewable contract.
  • Support for professional development and involvement in professional organizations.
  • 22 vacation days and 13 sick days annually.
  • Florida State University offers a competitive benefits package, including an array of health insurance options and retirement plans. More details available at http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/Summary_of_Benefits.pdf
  • Some relocation assistance may be available for the successful candidate.
  • Florida has no state or local income tax.


This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 56811877
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Research & Information Management Librarian
  • Company Name: Florida State University College of Law Research Center
  • Discipline: Legal Education
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $55,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

The Florida State University Legal Research Center is an innovative, exciting library with a collaborative approach to decision making. The library serves Florida State University faculty, staff and students, students and faculty of other local colleges and universities, attorneys and the general public. The College of Law offers an intellectually rigorous legal education in a welcoming, collegial atmosphere which is supportive of students, faculty, and staff. Florida State University is located in Tallahassee, Florida’s be...

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