Reference Librarian Georgetown University Law Library
The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Reference Librarian who is highly service-oriented 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 Reference Librarian is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians from different professional backgrounds and with wide ranging interests and areas of expertise. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, the Reference Librarian provides extensive legal reference services in a fast-paced, dynamic environment by, among other things, participating in the reference desk rotation, conducting individual research consultations, and writing research guides.
The Reference Librarian participates in basic and advanced legal research instruction (e.g., first-year legal research and writing program, specialized courses, law journals). The Reference Librarian is the primary contact for designated faculty members in a liaison program to meet research and scholarship needs, and works with the Library Research Services team to coordinate in-depth faculty research projects. The Reference Librarian participates in the library's collection development in assigned subject areas.
J.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.
Expert knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods.
Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases.
Awareness of current trends in legal research, library automation, and library instructional programs.
Excellent communications skills.
Availability and willingness to work as scheduled during normal business hours, evening hours, weekend hours, and holiday hours.
One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.
Experience with teaching legal research.
Reference Librarians hold Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointments. Entry-level applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Reference Librarian 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. Reference 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 JR06733 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 June 26, 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.”