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Research Librarian, Law Library

University of St. Thomas
St Paul, Minnesota, United States
7 days ago


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Research Librarian opportunity in the Law Library, located in the School of Law on Minneapolis campus. 

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


The research librarian supports the mission of the School of Law by providing in depth research support for faculty scholarship and teaching; providing research assistance and guidance to law school students, staff and members of the university and legal communities; teaching legal research; and assisting with a variety of other job-related projects and tasks as requested.  This position requires a strong interest and commitment to teaching legal research skills essential to the practice of law, developing in depth knowledge of the Law School’s curriculum, faculty research interests, library operations, legal information resources, research methodologies in all formats along with an understanding and support for educational technology as well as experience with emerging technologies related to the practice of law.


  • Provide research support for faculty scholarship and support for class curriculum

  • Provide reference services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others

  • Provide Library’s instructional programming in legal research and technology (could include, curriculum development, teaching support, in-class lecture, small group informal instruction, etc.)

  • Collaborate with other law librarians to develop, expand, and provide library services (could include preparing research guides to information resources and library services, collection development decision making, management of internal and external website content, create occasional displays for in library marketing and resources, working with the Digital Repository).

  • Actively continue ongoing professional development, including maintaining a high degree of expertise in many facets of research service including information technology, knowledge of legal and law-related information sources, and instructional methods as well as keeping up to date with technology needs in the practice of law.


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and answering two job specific questions (in lieu of a cover letter).

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited school of information or library science or equivalent degree
  • Two years of law library experience
  • Must have substantial knowledge of and proficiency with a wide range of legal information sources, research methods and emerging technologies.   

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching legal research in an academic environment
  • J.D. strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated interest and proficiency in computer applications for legal research, emerging technologies, electronic resources, and current information technologies
  • Demonstrate proficiency in course content development using Canvas or other LMS
  • Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and Research Assistants to create, maintain, and organize Canvas sites, to include consultations, training, troubleshooting, and ongoing support
  • Familiarity with front end web design (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Familiarity with MS Office products and other software tools

Physical Requirements

Ability to work in and move about a library setting; ability to use a computer and other office equipment; ability to transport materials and equipment weighing anywhere from 50 to 100 pounds; ability to read printed materials and a computer screen; ability to communicate in person and over the telephone.  The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who require and request accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57199246
  • Location:
    St Paul, Minnesota, United States
  • Position Title: Research Librarian, Law Library
  • Company Name: University of St. Thomas
  • Discipline: Law
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: None

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