Background: Cornell University is located in scenic Ithaca on a hill above Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and University offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The Law School has approximately 596 J.D. students, 83 LL.M. students, 3 J.S.D. students, and 57 full-time faculty, and is the home of the Legal Information Institute. The Law Library houses an outstanding collection of print and digital resources and promotes a challenging environment which supports the use of new technologies and a tradition of excellent services. Professionals and support staff work closely with the Law School and the University Library. The Law Library is part of the Cornell University Library (CUL) system.
Position Description: Cornell Law Library is committed to diversity and is actively seeking to foster and support the growth and development of librarians from underrepresented groups through the Law Library Diversity Fellowship. We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
The Diversity Fellowship is designed for recent JD/MLS graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic law libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship and instruction. The program allows the Library Fellow, under the close supervision of the Associate Director, the unique opportunity to work in a variety of functional areas, explore new information technologies, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program for each Fellow will be developed to balance individual goals and interests with the Cornell Law Library's needs for new initiatives. In addition, the Fellow's professional interests will be supported with conference travel funding, a mentoring program, specialized training, continuing education, participation on library committees, and possible administrative assignments.
This is a fully funded two-year appointment. The position is available on August 1 and the start date is negotiable.
JD/MLS from ABA-and ALA-accredited institutions respectively. Graduation from either program should be within the last three years.
Knowledge of legal research strategies; strong service orientation; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment, which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library research services.
Application: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Candidates should include in their cover letter a description of their knowledge and experience which would demonstrate success in engaging with diverse faculty and students. Applications will be reviewed as received and the posting will close on May 22, 2015. For more information, contact Thomas Mills, Associate Director for Collections & Faculty Services at 607-255-5859, or firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, go to https://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.