Brooklyn Law School (BLS) Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, user-focused individual to serve as a Reference Librarian. Applications from entry-level candidates are welcome and encouraged. Brooklyn Law School is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive compensation package and a salary commensurate with experience.
The Reference Librarian will join a library staff of ten librarians and ten paraprofessionals. The BLS Library provides reference service to faculty, staff, students, and alumni six days per week, both in person and electronically. Reference Librarians teach Advanced Legal Research courses as well as other formal and informal classes. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
Supporting the research and instructional needs of BLS faculty, students, and other library users
Teaching students legal research skills in the classroom as well as providing informal legal research instruction
Staffing the Library’s Reference Desk, including some evening and Saturday shifts
Participating in the Library’s faculty liaison program and preparing web-based research guides
Participating in collection development
M.L.S. or equivalent and J.D. from accredited institutions
Working knowledge of legal materials and research strategies needed by law faculty and students
Demonstrated expertise and aptitude for learning technology related to job duties
Strong service orientation
Excellent teaching skills
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups within an academic community
Experience teaching or training people to use legal research tools
Experience working in an academic law library
Applications should be sent to: Janet Sinder, Director of the Library & Professor of Law, email@example.com.
Applications should include:
A cover letter describing interest, qualifications, and experience
A current resume detailing education and relevant experience
The names and contact information for three professional references
The position is available immediately; applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by August 17, 2018.
About Brooklyn Law School Library
Brooklyn Law School Library is the legal research center for Brooklyn Law School, a private law school located in downtown Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School enrolls approximately 900 full time and 200 part-time students.