The Law Library is seeking a Reference Librarian to join our team and provide legal reference, research, and instructional services. Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:
Works at a centrally located, active reference desk to provide reference assistance to law students and faculty, the University of Miami community, members of the bar, and the public;
Participates in teaching library-sponsored classes;
Assists with the library’s participation in the First Year Legal Communication and Research Skills classes;
Performs complex research for faculty and administration;
Provides outreach to law school groups and departments;
Prepares and maintains print and electronic educational research tools, such as guides and video tutorials;
Possibility of teaching an advanced legal research course as an Adjunct;
Some evening and weekend work is required; and
Performs other duties as assigned.
M.L.S. (or equivalent) and J.D. (or foreign equivalent) from accredited institutions (completion of both degrees required by employment start date); excellent organizational and teaching skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to develop and implement a new program from beginning to end; strong service philosophy; desire to participate as an enthusiastic team player; energetic, hardworking, and flexible; able to work in a fast-paced environment with people from varied backgrounds; willing to take initiative.
Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits package, including moving assistance and professional development funds. This position is a non-tenure track faculty appointment.
Anyone (entry level or experienced) wishing to be considered for this position should write or email Pam Lucken, Head of Reference, at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the University of Miami Law Library, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124 or by Fax (305-284-3554). For questions, please contact Pam Lucken by email or by telephone (305-284-3043).
The application letter should include a complete statement of qualifications, a resume, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Candidates applying early will be given first consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About University of Miami School of Law Library
The University of Miami Law School has a varied and demanding curriculum, a highly productive faculty, and graduate programs as well as the JD program. The Law Library staff prides itself in providing a very high level of in-depth reference and research support. The reference department teaches over 200 classes and responds to thousands of reference questions every year. For more information about the library, please see our web site at https://www.law.miami.edu/library. The University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida, is located in the South Florida region, a diverse, multicultural area that boasts a tropical climate, vibrant entertainment, abundant outdoor activities, and a variety of nearby neighborhoods in which to live.
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