The Maloney Law Library at Fordham University School of Law
June 6, 2018
New York, New York
Compensation commensurate with
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic/Law School, Legal Education
MLS/MLIS & JD
The Maloney Law Library at Fordham School of Law, located at Lincoln Center in New York City, seeks creative and technologically innovative applicants for a full-time Reference Librarian position. This Reference Librarian will join a dynamic library staff that provides the highest level of service and support to world-class faculty and students.
Provides extensive general reference assistance to law students, faculty and administrators at the reference desk;
Serves as library liaison to faculty members and administrators;
Participates, as an Associate Adjunct Professor of Law, in introductory & advanced legal research instruction programs and in-class instructions sessions;
Investigates and implements, as appropriate, new technologies and systems relevant to research services;
Participates in library’s marketing and communications efforts;
Participates in collection development activities as a member of the Acquisitions Committee;
Actively participates in student outreach programs;
Actively participates in developing and implementing law practice technology programs for students;
Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of reference and public services policies, procedures and publications; and
Reports to the Head of Reference who may assign additional functions as necessary.
MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited library school;
J.D. from an ABA accredited law school or equivalent non-US law degree;
Substantial knowledge of print-based and online legal research systems and resources;
Strong service orientation;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment; and
Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours.
One year experience in teaching or training;
Knowledge of and comfort with educational technologies;
Demonstrated proficiency with technology including one or more of the following: law firm automation, knowledge management, data analysis, web design, social media;
Internship or practicum in legal research in an academic setting; and
Demonstrated commitment to emerging library practices and technologies.
To apply candidates should submit a letter of application & current resume to Todd Melnick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: A03100
About The Maloney Law Library at Fordham University School of Law
Fordham Law School has provided a complete education in the law for more than a century. While the legal profession has changed during that time, the core mission of a Fordham Law education has not. We value academic excellence, the pursuit of justice, and the ethical practice of the lawyer’s craft. We impart the warmth of community within the School and wherever Fordham Law alumni are found around the globe. Fordham lawyers are dedicated to the highest standards of the legal profession and using the law “in the service of others.”