Columbia, SC
May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title Librarian

Internal Title Reference Librarian


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 011717

Minimum Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Pay Basis 12 months

Department Law Library

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date 08-01-2017

Job Posting Date 05-04-2017

Reopen Date

Minimum Posting Period Ends 05-10-2017

Job Close Date 06-05-2017

Type of Position

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Academic/Administrative

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided

Job Description
The University of South Carolina's Law Library seeks a highly-motivated and service-oriented reference librarian to join the professional staff of an academic research library with the primary goal of supporting the work of the 52 faculty and over 640 students of the School of Law, but which also actively serves the University community, state government, the Bench and Bar, and the citizens of South Carolina. This is a full-time 12 month position in the tenure-track.

Core duties: The Reference Librarian participates in staffing the reference desk; teaches introductory legal research in a required first-year integrated research and writing course, and may participate in the teaching of an advanced legal research course; conducts library orientation tours and delivers bibliographic lectures and resource consultations; participates in collection development; creates research guides, tutorials, displays, and other resources in furtherance of the Law Library's mission to support the educational activities of the Law School and the University, and to facilitate public access to legal information; and engages in other special duties and projects, as assigned. This position reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations and works as a team member within the reference department, as well as within the legal research instruction program. Successful applicants will have the following: strong teamwork and service orientation; ability to work with all library patrons and colleagues in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner; self-motivation with the ability to work collaboratively and independently; ability to exercise sound professional judgment; strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to locate and disseminate legal information in print and electronic formats; interest in teaching and ability to make effective presentations to groups.

Specialized duties: This position will focus on the library's scholarly communications efforts. The librarian's duties may include: devising and implementing a strategy for populating and promoting use of the university's institutional repository; tracking ongoing developments and trends in scholarly communication; collaborating with law school IT staff in the development and creation of tools and services to facilitate scholarly communication; and generally promote library resources and services in support of legal scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications
Required: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and M.L.S. or equivalent degree from ALA-accredited school.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred: Experience in classroom teaching, experience working with digital repositories, interest in or knowledge of copyright law. Ability to identify, learn, and recommend new technology independently. One or more years of public service/reference experience, preferably dealing with the general public.

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
List of References

Special Instructions to Applicants
Provide names and contact information for 3 references.

SOC Code


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