Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Los Angeles - UCLA - Law Library - Faculty Services Librarian - Full Time


Open date: September 19th, 2016

Next review date: October 14th, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: November 14th, 2016
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Department: Law Library
Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian - Librarian ($62,323- $90,636)
Position Availability: November 1, 2016
Application deadline for first consideration: October 14, 2016

Position Duties
  • Under the general direction of the Director, Reference & Research Services, the Faculty Services Librarian, as a member of the Reference Department, provides a high level of in-depth research assistance to the UCLA Law faculty, staff, and students, including Law School departments and deans, with an emphasis on faculty research. This level of commitment offers the librarian an opportunity to work closely with a number of different individuals and units within the Law School.
  • In addition, the Faculty Services Librarian supervises a group of faculty research assistants, provides reference desk service, prepares research guides, and participates in the teaching of legal research sessions throughout the year. The Faculty Services Librarian may be assigned an area of concentration or to a project that varies according to library needs and the Librarian's individual talents and interests.
  • To effectively perform the above duties, the Faculty Services Librarian must possess a vast, in-depth knowledge of complex legal resources, covering a variety of jurisdictions in a variety of formats, in addition to a general understanding of and familiarity with research tools and applications in non-law academic disciplines. This position may serve as a liaison to selected deans, department, and/or faculty members.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • Provides in-depth research assistance to Law faculty, departments, committees, and students.
  • Prepares research memos, cite checking, and editing on faculty research and scholarly projects.
  • Serves as library research liaison to selected Law School deans, departments, and faculty.
  • Provides ongoing support and supervision to a group of research assistants.
  • Participates in library orientation programs.
  • Prepares research guides.
  • Performs reference desk service.
  • Teaches legal research classes as a guest-lecturer in Lawyering Skills, seminars, and workshops.
  • Contributes to the profession and represents the UCLA Law Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.
  • Serves as a member of the Law Library team and works to further the overall goals of the Law Library.

Required Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Experience working in an academic law library.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal information sources, research methodologies, and related technologies.
  • Demonstrated competence in delivering legal research services and knowledge of legal bibliography and scholarly research.
  • Firm commitment to law librarianship and to a high level of service for faculty and students in a demanding academic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to making the library hospitable and responsive to the needs of the Law School community, including excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively with library colleagues, faculty, students, and other library users.
  • Ability to teach in large and small group settings, provide individualized instruction, participate in curriculum development, and use a wide range of educational technologies inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications for legal research and ability to contribute to the development of instructional services for faculty, students, and library staff.
  • Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians.

General Information
  • Candidates applying by October 14, 2016, will be given first consideration for this position. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

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