The Maloney Law Library at Fordham School of Law, located at Lincoln Center in New York City, seeks creative and 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. The library staff collaborates across departments to offer unique library programming for the Fordham Law School community.
Applicants should be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment. Newer librarians and May 2019 graduates are encouraged to apply.
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 and advanced legal research instruction programs and in-class research instruction 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;
Liaison for online/distance learning students
Actively participates in developing and implementing law practice technology programs;
Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of reference and public services policies, procedures and publications;
Reports to the Head of Reference who may assign additional functions as necessary.
M.L.S. or equivalent from an A.L.A. accredited library school;
J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school or equivalent non-U.S. 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;
Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours.
One year of 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 academic setting;
Demonstrated commitment to emerging library practices and technologies.
Starting Date: ASAP
Email Cover Letter and CV to:
Kelly Leong Head of Reference Maloney Library Fordham Law School 150 W. 62nd St. Law School Kleong4@fordham.edu
Internal Number: A03100
About Fordham University, Law School, Maloney Law Library
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.”