Research and Access Services Librarian, College of Law

Tallahassee, FL
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41638

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 06/09/2017


College of Law - Research Center


The Florida State University seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative law librarian to serve as the Research & Access Services Librarian. This position is responsible for providing research and reference support to our faculty and students, supervising our circulation department, and will join our teaching team. This librarian will be part of a highly collaborative, forward-thinking library that is a valued contributor to the College of Law’s mission. The ideal candidate will have experience working with faculty, students, and/or attorneys in a challenging, service-oriented environment, demonstrate excellent teaching skills, have a history of effective leadership, have excellent communication skills, and thrive in a team environment.
• Supports faculty and student research and scholarship; provides in-depth research assistance at the reference desk, via email, and in-person consultations.
• Manages the circulation department. Provides leadership and guidance to a diverse and motivated team of full-time staff and student workers; fosters a positive and collaborative work environment.
• Participates in the legal research curriculum. Provides instruction via workshops, guest lectures, and for-credit upper-level research courses. Delivers instruction in a variety of formats, including fully online, hybrid or blended, and face-to-face instruction.
• Supervises stack and collection maintenance in cooperation with the Resource Librarian.
• Prepares and maintains research guides, specialized course resources, and research resources for other law school departments.
• Participates in outreach and marketing of library services and resources to faculty and students.
• Contributes to the College of Law and the profession through substantive involvement in committee work, research, publishing, and/or participation in professional organizations.
• Represents the Research Center on various college, campus, and library system committees and at various meetings and other functions. Facilitates collaborative relationships within the College of Law and with a variety campus partners.
• Other duties as assigned.


• J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
• M.L.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution.
• At least one year of professional experience in an academic or law library, or other information-oriented organization.
• Proficiency in legal research and information technologies.
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups.
• Strong service orientation.
• Ability to work as part of a team and with minimal supervision and direction.
• Ability to meet the Research Center's requirement for scholarship, service, and leadership.


• Minimum of three years' professional experience post-law school in either libraries, law practice, or a related field.
• Minimum of one year of supervisory experience.
• Experience working in a research-intensive institution.
• Demonstrated teaching or training skills.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.
• Bar membership or an intention to take a state Bar exam.

Other Information

The Florida State University Legal Research Center is an innovative, exciting library with a collaborative approach to decision making. The library serves Florida State University faculty, staff and students, students and faculty of other local colleges and universities, attorneys and the general public. The College of Law offers an intellectually rigorous legal education in a welcoming, collegial atmosphere which is supportive of students, faculty, and staff. Florida State University is located in Tallahassee, Florida’s beautiful capital city, a place that combines the culture and amenities of a larger city with the charm and affordable cost of living of a smaller town.

Contact Info

Elizabeth Farrell Clifford,

Anticipated Salary Range

• Salary based on education, qualifications, and experience.
• This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment.
• Support for professional development and involvement in professional organizations.
• 22 vacation days and 13 sick days annually.
• Florida State University offers a competitive benefits package, including an array of health insurance options and retirement plans. More details available at
• Some relocation assistance may be available for the successful candidate.
• Florida has no state or local income tax

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.
**In one attachment, please include a cover letter with a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of education and relevant experience, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position.

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