Law Library Positions Available

Open Positions: Reference/Instructional Services Librarian   Reference/Outreach Librarian  

The University of Miami Law School has a varied and demanding curriculum, a highly productive faculty, and graduate programs as well as the JD program. The Law Library staff prides itself in providing a very high level of in-depth reference and research support. The reference department teaches over 200 classes and responds to thousands of reference questions every year.  For more information about the library, please see our web site at http://www.law.miami.edu/library. The University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida, is located in the South Florida region, a diverse, multicultural area that boasts a tropical climate, vibrant entertainment, abundant outdoor activities, and a variety of nearby neighborhoods in which to live. 

Reference/Instructional Services Librarian 

The Law Library is seeking a Reference/Instructional Services Librarian to join our team.  In addition to general reference duties, the Reference/Instructional Services Librarian is responsible for coordinating all training and outreach to students and student groups within the law school.  

Specific Responsibilities:
•    Responsible for creating, organizing, and marketing legal research training opportunities for law students and student groups;
•    Coordinates library participation in the First Year Legal Communication and Research Skills classes (tours, training, etc.); 
•    Works at a centrally located, active reference desk to provide reference assistance to law students and faculty, the University of Miami community, members of the bar and the public;
•    Participates in teaching library-sponsored classes;
•    Responsible for faculty research requests as needed;
•    Prepares educational research tools, such as guides and video tutorials;
•    Possibility of teaching an advanced legal research course as an Adjunct;
•    Some evening and weekend work is required;
•    Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
M.L.S. (or foreign equivalent) and J.D. (or foreign equivalent) from accredited institutions (completion of both degrees required by employment start date); excellent organizational and teaching skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to develop and implement a new program from beginning to end; strong service philosophy; desire to participate as an enthusiastic team player; energetic, hard working and flexible; able to work in a fast-paced environment with people from varied backgrounds; willing to take initiative.

Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits package, including moving assistance and professional development funds. This position is a non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Application:
Anyone (entry level or experienced) wishing to be considered for this position should write or email Pam Lucken, Head of Reference, at plucken@law.miami.edu or to the University of Miami Law Library, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124 or by Fax (305-284-3554). For questions, please contact Pam Lucken by email or by telephone (305-284-3043).

The application letter should include a complete statement of qualifications, a resume and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Candidates applying early will be given first consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Reference/Outreach Librarian

The Law Library is seeking a Reference/Outreach Librarian to join our team.  In addition to general reference duties, the Reference/Outreach Librarian is responsible for (i) managing the library's online presence, including its social media platforms, and (ii) developing and coordinating library services and trainings for law school staff and departments, as well as non-law school groups.  

Specific Responsibilities:
•    Assists in maintaining the library’s web page, and manages the library’s online presence via social media and other electronic means;
•    Develops, markets, and implements outreach initiatives geared toward law school staff and departments;  
•    Coordinates and implements the preparation of, and prepares, print and electronic research guides, video tutorials, and other technology-based tools to educate and assist patrons in conducting legal research and using library resources;
•    Coordinates trainings for non-law school departments and programs; 
•    Works at a centrally located, active reference desk to provide reference assistance to law students and faculty, the University of Miami community, members of the bar and the public;
•    Participates in teaching library-sponsored classes; 
•    Responsible for faculty research requests as needed; 
•    Possibility of teaching an advanced legal research course as an Adjunct; 
•    Some evening and weekend work is required; 
•    Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications: 
M.L.S. (or foreign equivalent) and J.D. (or foreign equivalent) from accredited institutions (completion of both degrees required by employment start date); excellent organizational and teaching skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to develop and implement a new program from beginning to end; strong service philosophy; desire to participate as an enthusiastic team player; energetic, hard working and flexible; able to work in a fast-paced environment with people from varied backgrounds; willing to take initiative.

Salary and Benefits: 
Commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits package, including moving assistance and professional development funds. This position is a non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Application: 

Anyone (entry level or experienced) wishing to be considered for this position should write or email Pam Lucken, Head of Reference, at plucken@law.miami.edu or to the University of Miami Law Library, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124 or by Fax (305-284-3554). For questions, please contact Pam Lucken by email or by telephone (305-284-3043).

The application letter should include a complete statement of qualifications, a resume and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Candidates applying early will be given first consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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