University of California, Hastings College of the Law
June 6, 2018
San Francisco, California
$60,000 - $72,500
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic/Law School, Legal Education
MLS/MLIS & JD
The UC Hastings Law Library seeks a talented and enthusiastic law librarian for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian. Under the general supervision of the Library Deputy Director, the Research and Instruction Librarian provides legal reference, research and instructional services to UC Hastings students and faculty, as well as other users of the UC Hastings Law Library.
Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:
Provides sophisticated research and reference assistance to U.C. Hastings students and faculty, as well as other users of the UC Hastings Law Library, during business hours, plus occasional Saturdays
Provides legal research instruction to UC Hastings students and faculty via workshops, guest lectures, and video tutorials
Teaches or co-teaches for-credit research courses in the College curriculum
Participates in the library’s faculty liaison program by providing in-depth research assistance to assigned faculty and their RAs, attending faculty workshop presentations, and making resource recommendations to the Collection Development Committee on the faculty’s behalf
Coordinates statistical research for accreditation studies related to the library and law school
Prepares and maintains online legal research guides, video tutorials, and library aids
Participates in the work of the Collection Development Committee in the selection of print and electronic resources
Assists in the evaluation and weeding of the library’s collections
Provides Circulation Desk support as needed
Contributes to the library's strategic initiatives and participates in the planning and implementation of new library programs and procedures
Maintains an active interest in the profession of librarianship by attending seminars and conferences, and monitoring professional publications
Facilitates collaborative relationships across College departments
Participates in the life of the law school by attending events and volunteering for projects and committees
Performs other duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited program or significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree
JD degree from an ABA-accredited institution
Experience working in an academic law library desirable
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of legal materials and research methodology using electronic and print resources
Knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies
Knowledge of materials and research methods in non-law disciplines desirable
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills
Strong service orientation
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Enthusiasm, creativity, and ability to propose new projects and workflows
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary within the range dependent on qualifications and experience.
About University of California, Hastings College of the Law
The University of California, Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. Over the years, it has built a legacy and reputation of being a preeminent institution comprised of renowned faculty committed to the study of legal theory and research, preparing students for careers in the judicial system, public service, and industry.
The College is redefining legal education through an experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. By integrating rigorous academics with hands-on practice, the College is preparing its graduates to tackle modern legal challenges.
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