Date posted: June 08, 2012
State: North Carolina
North Carolina Central University School of Law Library
The North Carolina Central University School of Law is seeking to fill the position of Reference Librarian.
Description of the Library Unit
The NCCU School of Law was founded in 1939 to provide an opportunity for legal education to African Americans. The School of Law now provides this opportunity to a more diverse student body than any other in the nation, as it pertains to race and gender. This environment of diversity better prepares our students to effect positive change in the broader society. The Law Library serves the law school faculty and students as their basic library and study resource for teaching and research. Heavy use of the Law Library is made by community people and members of the bench and bar. The NCCU School of Law Library’s more than 360,000 volumes and volume equivalents are offered in a variety of formats providing the legal resources needed to meet the pedagogical, research and scholarship requirements of the Law School’s students and faculty.
The Reference Librarian will serve as a member of the team of reference librarians that provide research and instructional services to the law school faculty, students and staff. Duties include, but are not limited to: teaching in the first year legal research and writing program; participating in the Library Faculty Liaison Program; preparing research bibliographies, user guides and other research aids; participating in the selection of information resources; providing reference and research assistance to faculty, students, staff, the local bar and the public; developing and marketing outreach initiatives to educate faculty and students about library services. Candidate may be assigned to coordinate an area of reference service.
Training & Experience
Candidates must have a JD from an ABA approved law school and an MLS from and ALA accredited institution. Candidate should also possess a demonstrated record of providing sophisticated research assistance to faculty or attorneys; excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, a familiarity with and understanding of legal research materials in all formats and a minimum of two years teaching/training experience.
Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with education, skills and experience.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, a resume and a list of three references to: Michelle T. Cosby, Senior Reference Librarian, North Carolina Central University, School of Law Library, 640 Nelson Street, Durham, North Carolina 27707, firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Carolina Central University, an EEOC/AA employer, complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All new employees must provide original documents verifying identity and employability within the first three (3) days of employment with the University. Accommodations for applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, are available upon request.
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