University of Tennessee College of Law, Joel A. Katz Law Library
September 5, 2018
Knoxville , Tennessee
Full Time - Entry Level
MLS/MLIS & JD
Under the direction of the Head of Public Services, the Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor will participate in expanding and improving reference and research services offered to a broad array of patrons. This is a full-time Law Library faculty, tenure-track position with teaching, service, and publication responsibilities.
Provide extensive reference and research service to law faculty, students, and staff, as well as to the larger university, the legal profession, and the community.
Teach in the Library’s formal and informal research teaching programs, including introductory and advanced Legal Research classes, legal technology seminars, and voluntary non-credit legal research sessions.
Serve as a library liaison to law faculty, administrators, and committees.
Collaborate with other librarians to plan and conduct outreach initiatives that facilitate and enrich faculty, student, and attorney use of the Law Library.
Take an active role in developing and implementing new initiatives to expand and improve services offered by the Law Library.
Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of Public Services policies, procedures, and publications.
Participate in faculty governance and administration in the Library, the College of Law, and the University of Tennessee.
Conduct scholarship, service, and professional activities at the local, regional, and national levels.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
The Reference Librarian is a member of the Law Library faculty. As a collaborative group, this team shares governance of the Law Library with the Associate Dean for Library & Technology Services and assists with the development and implementation of library strategies, policies, and procedures for delivering services, providing legal information resources, and maintaining a welcoming environment in support of the mission and goals of the library and the College.
Apply to Sibyl Marshall, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com with a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references. You may also apply with the same materials via this position listing.
Either (1) a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school, or (2) foreign equivalent degree together with an LL.M degree from an ABA-accredited law school;
An M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an A.L.A.-accredited library school;
An aptitude for and interest in planning and conducting projects, and in working in a collaborative environment;
Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills;
Aptitude for and skill in digital resources used in libraries and legal education such as Microsoft Office suite, Westlaw, Lexis, and internet research;
A commitment to excellence in scholarship and service;
A strong work ethic, service orientation, and commitment to take initiative in expanding and improving library services and outreach.
All degrees noted in the Required Qualifications section must be in hand at the time of appointment.
Experience working in a law library;
Record of scholarship or professional service relevant to law librarianship;
Experience with educational or legal technologies such as law firm automation, knowledge management, course management software, distance learning technology, or classroom response and evaluation systems.
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as flexible savings accounts, retirement plans, and generous paid annual and medical leave.
Internal Number: LW2-17/18-F42
About University of Tennessee College of Law, Joel A. Katz Law Library
The Joel A. Katz Law Library has a 500,000+ volume-equivalent collection. The Law Library is staffed by eighteen full-time tenured or tenure-track library faculty, library staff, and computer and network specialists. Housed in an attractive, comfortable, state-of-the-art facility, the Library serves law students, faculty, practicing attorneys, university students, and the general public.
The College of Law has a strong tradition of outstanding teaching, important and influential scholarship, and significant professional and public service. The College is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The College has an annual enrollment of approximately 400 students with a staff of over forty law and law library faculty.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the require...ments of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
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