Responsibilities:This reference position is one of a team of professional librarians in the department of Research, Reference & Faculty Services and will report to the head of that department: The principal duties of this position are:
Serving as a library liaison and providing proactive and personalized library services for faculty, including performing complex research for the faculty member, training research assistants and tracking the faculty member's scholarship;
Teaching legal research to various constituencies and coordinating the library's research trainings primarily for new students and student law journal editors;
Preparing research guides and other instructional material on legal research topics;
Assisting with collection development decisions;
Supervising our government documents program;
Participating in (currently virtual) reference desk rotation, including evening and weekend hours; and
Each staff member is responsible to cultivate an equitable and inclusive work community.
Classification: This is a contract position (Assistant Librarian of Practice) as a member of the Law Library Faculty.
Salary: Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.
Diversity & Inclusion: The NYU Law Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, and bringing new voices into the field. We strongly welcome applications from underrepresented groups.
NYU Law is an intellectual powerhouse and innovator in legal education, known for its focus on leadership, global issues, and public service. As part of this diverse and accomplished community, you'll work with top faculty, support learning and research, and have regular opportunities to develop professionally. Located in Greenwich Village, one of New York's most inviting neighborhoods, the Law School offers highly competitive benefits and perks, notably tuition remission.
NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at nyu.edu/nyugreen.
M.L.S. (or equivalent) and J.D. from accredited institutions. Candidates within a one year of graduation and actively engaged in completion of course work required for graduation will be afforded consideration;
1-3 years of professional law library experience, academic library experience strongly preferred;
Demonstrated ability to provide in-depth and complex legal research and reference support;
A thorough knowledge of traditional and new legal and non-legal resources and techniques, as well as an aptitude to stay current with emerging trends;
A self-starter who is comfortable working independently and within a collegial team environment;
The ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse student body and staff and a commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion;
A strong customer-service orientation; and
A history of involvement in professional activities and/or a history of scholarly work (e.g., professional publications).
Please submit a cover letter, a resume and the names and contact information for three professional references.
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