Stanford Law School is seeking applications for a Reference Librarian position in the Robert Crown Law Library. Librarians who are interested in joining an outstanding team supporting world-class research and teaching within an environment of traditional and new collections and services are encouraged to apply.
Working under the supervision of the Head of Research and Instructional Services, SLS reference librarians are responsible for providing premier-level reference service and research instruction. Our reference librarians receive an array of requests for research assistance from our faculty and students. The reference team collaborates on a wide range of academic projects, including providing sophisticated, in-depth research supporting faculty scholarship.
The reference librarians are actively engaged in teaching at SLS, where opportunities abound. Reference librarians may teach advanced research courses individually or as part of a team. Advanced research training is also offered in a variety of formats, often in small group presentations to doctrinal courses and clinics. Reference librarians also participate in library-clinics liaison program.
Other duties include: participation in the evaluation and selection of information resources; creating, editing, and publishing web pages, research guides, bibliographies, and library displays to engage our users in furtherance of the law library’s research mission. Reference librarians are encouraged and supported to seek opportunities for professional growth and education evolvement, both here in the education-rich Bay Area and nationally.
Deadline for consideration is April 15, but the search committee will begin review as soon as applications are received so interested persons are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
JD required; Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies also preferred.
Must possess a very strong service ethic, and the ability to blend harmoniously with colleagues and the law school and university communities.
Excellence in oral and written communication.
Candidate must demonstrate deep and broad knowledge of legal research sources and be skilled at using print and electronic materials.
1 to 3 years of experience working as a reference librarian in a law library is preferred.
Experience working with journal members and teaching experience is also preferred.
Demonstrated deep knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies. Experience working with new and emerging technologies or a strong interest in integrating current and new library technologies into instruction is preferred.
A deep commitment to continuous service improvement and innovation is required. Candidates with demonstrated interest in developing innovative instructional services are strongly encouraged to apply.
Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Internal Number: 1781
About Stanford Law School
Robert Crown Law Library is the legal research center of Stanford University. The law library welcomes Stanford students, faculty and staff to delve into the rich collection and turn to the friendly and service-oriented staff for help with research needs.