Thursday, April 19, 2012

2012 Spring Institute - May 18 - Syracuse, NY

You are cordially invited to the 2012 Spring Institute on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 9:30 am to 3:15 pm at the H. Douglas Barclay Law Library at Syracuse University College of Law.  We will enjoy a varied program of QR (Quick Response) codes and it’s applications in libraries; The Erosion of Privacy – a brief history; and ALLUNY’s journey to tax exempt status. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch are included in the registration fee. Discount parking will be available for $4.50.

The deadline for registration is May 11. Registration form, program brochure (including agenda), and directions to Syracuse are included with this invitation and online at
Thanks and praise are heaped upon the staff of Barclay Law Library for graciously giving their time and resources  to hosting another Spring Institute.

Please let me know if you have questions or need assistance. I look forward to seeing you in Syracuse on May 18.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

CUNY Law Seeks Emerging Technologies Librarian

As posted to AALL listservs:

CUNY School of Law Library is seeking an energetic candidate for a new, full-time Emerging Technologies Librarian. The Emerging Technologies Librarian will be an enthusiastic user of technology who enjoys exploring how information is evolving in a digital environment and ways it can be applied to the library services setting. We are looking for a creative individual who has the ability to work within a collaborative team environment, but is also self-directed and takes initiative in leading new projects. S/he will be committed to playing an important role in the development of the library's technology-based services that will further the library's mission of serving its community and promoting the Law School mission in public interest. Through the creation and implementation of new technologies and services, the Emerging Technologies Librarian will also need to be comfortable conversing on technological topics with a diverse group of users at all skill levels, including faculty, students and staff. The Law School will be moving this summer to a new facility in Long Island City - one stop from midtown Manhattan.

The successful candidate will be joining a library that is committed to providing the highest level of research support to students and faculty. She/he will also be responsible for providing reference services to the library community, teaching in the first year Legal Research Program in a collaborative environment, and assisting the Faculty Research Services Program. The full time position will be filled at the entry or mid-level range depending on the experience of qualified candidates.

With full faculty status, the Law Librarians are active participants and are completely integrated into the governance processes of the Law School. By working with our colleagues outside of the Library, librarians add to the rich diversity of the law school experience by having their own scholarship interests, in addition to supporting those of the other members of the faculty.

All librarians must have a J.D. and M.L.S. in order to be considered for a tenure track faculty appointment. Salary Range: Assistant Professor ($43,306 - $98,840); Associate Professor ($56,163 - $120,876). Further detailed information can be found at: You may need to scroll to the top of the screen for complete information.

To apply, please go to, and follow the instructions by clicking on "Search for Jobs". All applicants need to register to CUNYFirst and then follow instructions provided within. To make the process easier, please upload your cover letter and resume as one document. Also, please submit copies to CUNY Law Library Post at

For position inquiries, please contact:
Ms. Rosa Navarra
Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment Committee

Thursday, April 5, 2012

City of Buffalo releases technical report on proposed zoning changes

The report outlines the City's proposed approach to overhauling its zoning ordinance, a use-based or "Euclidean" code that dates to 1953.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Job postings from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit posted several librarian jobs in March; all jobs are listed as "Open until filled."  The positions include:

Job Number Job Title Office Location
FY12-15 Librarian U.S. Court of Appeals NYC
FY12-16 Assistant Librarian
(4 Temp Positions covering June - August 2012)
Library of the U.S. Courts Central Islip, NY
FY12-13 Branch Librarian
Library of the U.S. Courts Central Islip, NY
FY12-12 Branch Librarian
Library of the U.S. Courts Buffalo, NY

For more information and links to job postings, visit

Reference Librarian Position Available at New York University Law Library

Reference Librarian/Educational Services Librarian

Responsibilities: Coordinates the teaching of a range of legal research topics to the NYU Law School community. Liaises with constituents from throughout the Law School and then arranges or provides specialized legal research instruction meeting their needs; teaching formats may include live lectures, online presentations, and individual instruction. Oversees and organizes tours of the Law Library. Serves as a member of the Law Library reference team: As such, the candidate is expected to be able to provide high-caliber legal reference service to Law School faculty and students; to serve as a liaison to designated faculty members; to assist in the staffing of the reference desk, a task that entails some evening and weekend hours; to author and update research guides, bibliographies, and other types of instructional material; to assist with collection development, as needed; and to perform other duties as assigned.

  • J.D., M.L.S., three to five years law library experience required, academic environment preferred. 
  • Dynamic and engaging teaching style. Substantive experience teaching legal research resources and strategies. 
  • Extensive knowledge of legal and interdisciplinary databases and print materials. 
  • Proficient in analyzing complex reference questions and in locating and disseminating responsive information and materials. 
  • Self-motivated and willing to work independently, as well as within a collaborative and collegial team of librarians. 
  • Interested in scholarly publication.
Classification: This is a tenure track position within the Law Library Faculty. The successful candidate must have the ability to meet the Law School’s requirements for promotion and tenure, including superior performance in job duties, commitment to professional service, and/or history of scholarly work.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefit package includes health and dental coverage, retirement plan, and tuition assistance for self and certain family members.

Application Procedure: Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to: Radu Popa, Director of the Law Library and Assistant Dean for Library Services, New York University School of Law Library, 40 Washington Square South, Vanderbilt Hall Room 102, New York, New York 10012. Applications may also be sent via email ( The deadline for applications is Monday, April 20, 2012. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2012.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer