Creighton University School of Law is currently seeking applications for a Senior Librarian for Reference & Instruction. The Senior Librarian will provide Legal Reference Services and teach Legal Research & Writing. This position will supervise circulation, interlibrary loan and document delivery services and stack maintenance. The Senior Librarian for Reference & Instruction will participate in faculty, student, staff and public teaching and outreach, including the use of research guides and social media. Formal teaching could include teaching the Legal Research and Writing course to first year students and an Advanced Legal Research course to upper level students. Other teaching will include bibliographic and database instruction to students, faculty, and staff. The Senior Librarian will create, implement, and improve user service policies and procedures. This position participates in Law Library leadership team decision making. The Senior Librarian will coordinate policies and procedures to provide users with the widest possible access to both our print and electronic resources. Supervises one full-time library specialist.
M.L.S. or equivalent from an ALA-accredited school required
J.D. from an ABA-accredited school required
**Willing to accept applications from students who are currently pursuing either the MLS or the JD, as long as both credentials are obtained prior to the start of the 2019-2020 academic year
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Demonstrated commitment to high-quality customer service, along with a collegial and collaborative team-oriented attitude
2+ years professional law library experience with a focus in public service areas preferred
2+ years experience in a supervisory capacity preferred
Prior teaching experience preferred; prior legal research and writing teaching experience is a plus.
Prior experience with the development and use of learning outcomes and assessment
Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, include Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
A strong commitment to innovation and a fluency with new and emerging technologies as they relate to information literacy, legal practice and library services
Project management experience preferred
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community
Ability to function effectively as a team member, while exercising independent and critical judgment
Ability to organize and prioritize work with multiple and conflicting demands in a deadline-oriented environment
About Creighton University School of Law
Creighton University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1878, the school is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
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