I. Librarian III Duties and Responsibilities The Reference and Instructional Services Librarian must have a broad knowledge of library services, legal technology, and legal research methodology. This candidate selected for this position will be interested in researching and learning about laws affecting indigenous cultures with specific reference to Hawaii and the legal systems of the pacific region.
The Reference and Instructional Services Librarian will provide instructional services for students, faculty, and staff of the Law School including teaching in the required first year Legal Research curriculum as part of a team. This person will also design and teach advanced legal research courses and targeted instructional workshops for law school faculty. The person in this position is tasked with proposing instructional solutions to keep pace with the changing educational needs of law students. He or she coordinates with Law Library and Law School administration to address student problems promptly and confidentially.
This Reference and Instructional Services Librarian is a member of the Public Services staff of the Law Library and is expected to work collaboratively and be collegial with his/her colleagues. He or she will participate in and provide leadership and supervision in the provision of all reference services including research consultations for law students and faculty, creating and maintaining research guides, tutorials, and other tools to assist Law Library users with their research. This person will also provide assistance to the legal community and public patrons in the law library. He or she must be able to tackle complex legal research questions and stay current developing research tools and methods.
The Reference and Instructional Services Librarian reports directly to the Law Library Director and will be assigned other duties and projects by the Law Library Director. As a member of the Law School faculty, the person in this position is expected to maintain a visible presence in the Law School by attending events, educational workshops, and faculty meetings. He or she will serve on both Law Library and Law School committees. This is a tenure-track position requiring demonstrated initiative and continued growth in the specialization of law librarianship.
II. Librarian IV Duties and Responsibilities Same as Librarian III
Minimum Qualifications for Librarian III
Juris doctor from an ABA accredited law school.
Masters degree in library or information sciences or equivalent.
Knowledge of current legal resources and legal information databases.
Willingness to travel inter- or intra-state for professional activities.
Ability to deal with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgment and interact positively with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Minimum Qualifications for Librarian IV
Four years of experience working at an academic law library as a reference librarian.
Experience teaching information literacy and legal research at a U.S. law school.
All of the minimum qualifications for Librarian III.
Desirable Qualifications for Librarian III
Previous experience working in a Law library.
Knowledge about laws affecting Native Hawaiians and other indigenous cultures with specific reference to legal research techniques.
Experience teaching information literacy and legal research at an accredited law school within the United States or other country that functions under a common law system of government.
Desirable Qualifications for Librarian IV
Same as Librarian III
To Apply: Please create a new account if this is your first time applying for a position using NEOGOV, https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu. Only complete applications will be considered. Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, full contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three professional references, current resume, research and teaching agenda, and links to scholarship or attached writing samples.
Additional Salary Information: The salary range is determined in accordance with our Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Board of Regents for the University. The fringe package includes medical, dental, vision and 401K contributions plus 20 vacation days and 10 sick days.
Internal Number: 2019-00365
About University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
The William S. Richardson School of Law is a collaborative, multicultural community preparing students for excellence in the practice of law and related careers that advance justice and the rule of law. We are one of the smallest law schools in the country, educating approximately 315 full and part-time students each year. With under 100 entering students each year and 46 full-time faculty numbering, we are among the country's leading institutions in such measures as faculty-student ratio and diversity.
The Law School is the only law school in the state of Hawaii. It was founded by its namesake, Chief Justice William S. Richardson in 1973. The school is located in a uniquely beautiful gathering place that is at the crossroads of the Pacific and a vital link between the United States and Asia. We acknowledge and embrace a special responsibility to our state and the Pacific region, leading efforts in progressing environmental law, Native Hawaiian law, and Pacific-Asian legal studies.
The William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at M?noa has been accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Ba...r Association since 1982.
The Law Library is staffed by six tenured or tenure track librarians and five administrative professionals. Two of the librarian faculty positions are Reference and Instructional Services Librarians who regularly teach in the first year and upper division curriculum. Due to a retirement, one of these positions will be open in the next academic year. We are seeking a team player who enjoys teaching and is ready to embrace the very special personality of our school.
Librarians are offered a tenure track appointment to the University of Hawaii faculty, with standard fringe benefits, and conference stipend. Salary and appointment are commensurate with experience and qualifications.