The University of Missouri School of Law Library seeks a Student Services and Outreach Librarian who will provide excellent library services to the Law School community. The position will be responsible for overseeing the Law Library’s access services operations and engaging students in many capacities. We seek a creative, energetic candidate who will inspire and guide students in utilizing innovative library resources for their academic and work endeavors. The ideal candidate will be passionate about understanding student legal education, flexible and adaptable to change, a strong problem-solver, a team-builder, and an excellent communicator.
Oversee access services operations including the library systems and personnel supporting circulation and resource sharing services.
Work with the Associate Law Librarian in the development and implementation of access services policies and procedures.
Provide reference, research, instruction, and other duties as assigned.
Cultivate strong working relationships with students, student groups, faculty, and staff.
Promote and demonstrate library resources including emerging legal technologies.
Develop and maintain web-based guides and related digital resources to support user education and access to library resources.
Coordinate effective and strategic marketing of library services, resources, and spaces.
Contribute Law Library social media content for the Law School communication outlets.
Develop outreach materials such as displays, exhibits, brochures, and other marketing materials.
Serve on Law Library, Law School, and other committees (or teams) as appointed.
The successful candidate will bring:
Strong communication skills. Comfortable and adept communicating face-to-face, in writing, and through social media.
Effective problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills to be a good team member and strong relationship builder.
Innovative thinking. Contribute and implement ideas for overall library improvement.
Master’s degree from an A.L.A. accredited school of information or library science by time of appointment.
J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Previous relevant experience in a law library. Demonstrated interest in law librarianship through a combination of education and relevant experience. Tech-savvy with library systems and with legal education and law practice technologies.
Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with experience.
Preference for applications received by March 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The University Libraries are an open, active, and accessible learning environment, a hub for global information, and a secure repository for scholarship. We value freedom of access, diversity and inclusion, service to our community and state, and responsible stewardship. We seek candidates who share these values, who are active leaders engaged in the pursuit and discovery of knowledge and the advancement of education, and whose work will reflect a strong commitment to advance the teaching, research, and services programs of an engaged public University and Law School.
Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
Appointment and Start Date: This position holds non-tenure track, faculty status (NTT) and will be at the appropriate rank of Librarian depending on qualifications and experience. For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at: http://library.missouri.edu/staff/libguides/Governance%20Document_rev2019.pdf
The position is available June 1, 2020. Start date negotiable.
MU Diversity Commitment: The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.
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