Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Job posting -- Faculty Services and Reference Librarian, University at Buffalo Law Library

An announcement from the University at Buffalo Law Library --

Faculty Services and Reference Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)
The University at Buffalo Libraries is seeking applicants for the position of Faculty Services and Reference Librarian in the Law Library. This is a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure in an academic research-oriented environment. The Charles B. Sears Law Library, with a collection of close to 600,000 volumes and volume equivalents, serves the research needs of the University at Buffalo Law School, the University community, surrounding colleges, the local bar and bench, and the general public.  The University’s Law School has approximately 700 JD and LLM students and 50 full-time faculty members. The position reports to the Director of the Law Library.
The incumbent provides expert reference services in all areas of law and interdisciplinary subjects to the Law School community, the University at Buffalo community, attorneys, and other patrons.  He or she plans and coordinates enhanced library services assisting Law School faculty with their research and teaching needs.  The incumbent participates in the faculty-librarian liaison program and develops and implements initiatives to introduce faculty to library services.  He or she trains Law School faculty research assistants in the efficient use of legal information resources. The incumbent teaches legal research in the first year research and writing program and upper class courses.  He or she participates in collection management, creates and updates legal bibliographies, and provides content for the Law Library’s reference web pages.   The incumbent develops and implements Web 2.0 applications for library use. 
Minimum Qualifications:
A JD from an accredited ABA Law School or equivalent.  A Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.   Both degrees must be completed by the start of employment.  Sound knowledge of legal systems and legal bibliography, strong legal research skills, and experience working in a law library are required.  Group instruction experience is required.  Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with patrons and staff at all levels is required. Creativity and adaptability in the face of multiple simultaneous demands is desirable.  Evidence of professional scholarly interest and potential, to meet the University Libraries’ promotion and tenure requirements, is essential.  Participation in professional library activities is expected. The incumbent must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.  Must be able to work evenings and weekends on a rotating basis.
Preferred Experience:
Web skills, particularly with Web 2.0 as applied in a professional setting, are preferred.  Experience working in a large research library is preferred.
To apply, go to: and search postings for posting number 1000113.
All applicants must apply via the UBJobs website listed above.  Review of applicants is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled.
The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

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