Located in the nation’s capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, Georgetown University Law Center is recognized for the quality of scholarship, its renowned faculty, and for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. Focused on service, excellence and innovation, it is among the largest academic law libraries in the nation and includes a comprehensive collection in U.S., international, foreign, and comparative law materials.
The Head of Reference manages all aspects of the library’s reference department to ensure that the library provides high-quality professional research and information services to Law Center faculty, staff, students, and other patrons.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Coordinating reference desk coverage provided by 15-20 librarians covering weekday, evening, and weekend hours
Supervising legal research instructional programs
Oversees development of guides and other research aids for the library website
Participating in collection development with a focus on U.S. law
Leading reference service initiatives and outreach programs
The position directly supervises 6 full-time librarians and coordinates both the library’s faculty liaison program and one full-time paraprofessional in consultation with Heads of the International and Foreign Law Department and Library Research Services.
D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent
3 or more years of library experience
Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Evidence of teamwork, strong service and work ethic, creativity, initiative, and flexibility
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply for the Head of Reference position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Address applications to Joseph W. Thomas, Acting Director of the Law Library. To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by October 3, 2018.
Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: JR04960
About Georgetown University Law Library
Georgetown Law Library is one of the country’s premier legal research institutions, with a dynamic staff of over 50 people and a collection exceeding one million volumes.
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