Reference Librarian

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The Reference Librarian reports directly to the Head of Public Services and serves as a member of the reference and circulation team supporting research and learning at Temple Law School. Join an experienced staff dedicated to a high level of service to Temple Law School, Temple University, the Philadelphia legal community, and the public. Support a variety of faculty scholarship and teaching, including faculty working in foreign, international and comparative law. Support student learning through assistance to two student-run journals, trial competitions, trial advocacy and transactional law programs, the Law & Public Policy Program, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project at Temple Law, the Institute for International Law and Public Policy, the Center for Health Law Policy Law and Practice, and other programs. The Reference Librarian participates in and supports a variety of student learning through both formal and informal instruction in legal research, as well as outreach. This position helps staff the library service desk, participates in the evening and weekend desk rotation as scheduled, and aids in collection development. Professional development may include service on Law School, University Libraries, and University committees, as well as professional library associations. This position also performs other duties as assigned. Learn more at Required Education & Experience: M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution. In lieu of the M.L.S. candidates holding a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school and who have library work experience may be considered. Experience in a law library, academic library or equivalent library environment. Required Skills & Abilities: * Demonstrated ability to work flexibly with faculty, students, staff, and a diverse research community. * A thorough grounding the United States legal resources and research methods. * Proficiency in office, research, teaching, communication, and library technology systems (e.g., Google Apps for Education, Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, LibGuides, ExLibris Alma). * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * Ability to work nights and/or weekends, as necessary. * Demonstrated customer service skills along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of individuals. * An ability to work both independently and as a team member. Preferred: * A J.D. from an ABA-approved law school. * Interest or experience in directing staff in maintaining the library's online presence. * Experience or interest in archives or special collections. * Foreign language proficiency. Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.




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Job No: 18004337
Posted: 12/3/2018
Application Due: 12/11/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable