Empirical Research Services Librarian Georgetown University Law Library
The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Empirical Research Services Librarian who is detail-oriented, committed to quality, and able to adapt to an evolving environment. With a dynamic staff of over 50 people, the Law Library welcomes and encourages initiative. Collaboration across departments is the norm, leadership and growth opportunities abound, and learning never ends.
The Empirical Research Services Librarian, a newly created position within the Law Library, is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Research Services, this position participates in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the library's research services that support the research needs of the law center, focusing on the individual scholarly and education pursuits of the law faculty and administration.
The Empirical Research Services Librarian participates in managing and training of departmental research assistants who may assist the librarian with specific projects. Duties also include, but are not limited to, participating in the reference desk rotation and faculty liaison program, holding individual research consultations, and contributing to collection development.
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master's degree equivalent.
Demonstrated ability working with statistics or using software for statistical and spatial data analysis (GIS).
Adept at navigating and utilizing online and network-based information systems.
Expert knowledge of database tools to provide patrons with reports and information as requested, including using queries and scripting tools to display reports in web interfaces.
Aptitude in locating locally and externally available datasets and statistical materials.
Excellent communications skills.
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent) or a Master's degree in Economics or Statistics.
One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.
Empirical research and quantitative data analysis experience, including with econometrics and statistical software.
The Empirical Research Services Librarian holds an Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointment. Entry-level applicants are encourage to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.
To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR06742 or via this link. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references (submission of a single document is preferred). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable. Priority will be given to applications received by July 3, 2019.
Georgetown University Law Library, located in the nation's capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, is one of the country's premier legal research institutions, with a dynamic staff of more than 50 and a collection exceeding one million volumes. We strive to live up to our motto: “Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology.”