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Reference Librarian - Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown Univerisity Washington, DC

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The Reference Librarian provides extensive reference services to the Law Center's faculty and students by participating in the reference desk rotation, conducting individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in other law library instructional programs as needed. S/he participates in basic and advanced legal research instruction, Legal Research and Writing liaison program, journal liaison program, faculty liaison program, library tours, and other educational programs. Reporting to the Head of Reference, the Reference Librarian has additional responsibilities that include but are not limited to:







Reference Services?





+ Participates in the reference desk rotation and meets individually with students to advise them on research sources and strategies.



+ Maintains expert knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods including international, foreign, and comparative law.



+ Responds effectively to specialized research requests from faculty, working scheduled evening and weekend hours.









Faculty Services





+ Serves as a Research Colleague to designated faculty members under the supervision of the Head of Faculty Services (who designates the faculty members in consultation with the Head of Reference).



+ Serves as the primary point of library contact for these designated faculty members and meets regularly with them to assess their research and scholarship needs.



+ Maintains a understanding of designated faculty members' areas of teaching and scholarship, developing proactive services, as desired, for these faculty members.



+ Responds to faculty research requests and, as appropriate, works with the Head of Faculty Services to assign faculty research projects to the Faculty Services Department's research assistants.



+ Provides advanced and refresher online training sessions to these faculty members and collaborates with the Faculty Services Department team in developing marketing and outreach initiatives to introduce and educate faculty about library services.









Instruction & Communication





+ Stays actively involved in the teaching of legal research skills and online searching techniques, designing, developing, and teaching specialized legal research classes to upper class students.



+ Conducts research in appropriate disciplines to prepare for classes on specific topics, such as environmental law, health law, or communications law.



+ Identifies key materials in the subject area and designs, writes, and produces appropriate instructional materials, including visual presentations, bibliographies, class exercises, research guides, and tutorials.



+ Actively participates in the Instructional Services Forum.









Selection and Institutional Advancement





+ Advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.



+ Manages the development of the Library's collection in assigned subject areas.



+ Assigns subject areas to review and maintain, selects materials for the collection, and assesses the quality of the collections, making decisions on the addition, transfer, withdrawal, or preservation of individual titles.



+ Contributes to the library's collection development policies by participating in meetings of the bibliographers.



+ Develops, plans, and/or teaches programs on various aspects of legal research to specialized groups outside the library's primary patrons, conducting tours of the library for visitors.



+ Participates as a member of Library and Law Center committees and participates in the activities of professional associations (both library and law-related).









Qualifications





+ J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent



+ Master's degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master's degree equivalent



+ Expert knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods, including international, foreign, and comparative law



+ Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases



+ Awareness of current trends in legal research, library automation, and library instructional programs



+ Excellent communications skills



+ One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library, and experience with teaching legal research preferred













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EEO Statement:



Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.







Benefits:



Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.



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