Foreign and International Reference Librarian

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Foreign and International Reference Librarian

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The Foreign and International Reference Librarian will report to the Head of Research and Instructional Services and work as a member of the reference team to provide high quality reference services to the William & Mary community. Additionally, this librarian will have teaching responsibilities within the law school both within the legal research curriculum and as an instructor in the legal writing course for the law school’s growing international LLM program.

Required Qualifications:

•Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program.
•JD from an ABA-accredited program.
•Demonstrated knowledge or interest in foreign, international, and comparative legal research
•Demonstrated interest in instruction and teaching, particularly in working with students who do not speak English as their first language
•Knowledge of legal research sources and the changing landscape of legal information
•Strong communication skills consistent with being a teacher of students and a colleague who can communicate within the library, law school and university.
•Demonstrated ability to multitask to handle library and instructional responsibilities seamlessly.
•Understanding of the changing nature of legal information sources and materials; an ability to participate in holistic collection development to keep and maintain a strong research library reflecting the research and instructional needs of the William & Mary Law School.
•Ability to view the library and its functions as a unified whole and work effectively and collegially with library staff and other members of the law school and university communities.
•Ability to treat students, faculty, staff, and other library users from diverse backgrounds fairly without bias.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Working knowledge of an additional language (Mandarin preferred)
•Experience working with foreign students

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Commensurate with Experience


3NA000 Law Library


William & Mary

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EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Benefits Summary Statement:

William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:




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Posted: 2/21/2021
Application Due: 3/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time