The University of Michigan Law Library seeks a Faculty Research & Reference Librarian to join our highly engaged and collaborative team of librarians dedicated to providing excellent and innovative services to law faculty and students. Applicants who have passed a U.S. bar exam are strongly preferred.
The University of Michigan Law School has 82 full-time and 57 part-time faculty, and approximately 1,000 J.D., 40 L.L.M., and 7 S.J.D. students. With over 1 million volumes, the Law Library has one of the world’s premier collections. The Law Library also has one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of foreign, comparative, and international law materials. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.
Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the Head of Reference & Research Services, the Faculty Research & Reference Librarian will have the following responsibilities:
Manage, supervise, and coordinate the Faculty Research Service, including hiring, training, and supervising student employees.
Perform in-depth, expert legal, non-legal and bibliographic research for law faculty.
Work with Head of Reference & Research Services to assign research or problem requests to other Reference Librarians as needed.
Provide reference service in all areas of law for all jurisdictions, as well as in non-law subject areas.
Participate in the evening and weekend rotation at the reference desk.
Provide one-time research instruction sessions in law school classes and individual or group research consultations.
Participate in outreach efforts to law students.
Create and update research guides.
Fill in for other reference librarians and provide back-up supervision for unit functions during vacations and other absences, as needed.
May be assigned other duties.
Salary: minimum $63,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications; support for conference attendance; and a very competitive benefits package. Librarians at the University of Michigan hold academic appointments. This position will be filled at either a Sr. Assoc. Librarian or Assoc. Librarian level, dependent upon the experience of the selected candidate.
Available: Applications accepted until September 30, 2019. Applications considered upon receipt.
A complete application requires applicants to upload all of the following documents as one PDF when applying:
Names and contact information for three professional references; you must indicate the nature of your professional relationship with each reference.