Dream Center Education Holdings, LLC
The Law Librarian - Reference is responsible for
providing reference, research and bibliographical
instruction to all qualified patrons. Participates in
teaching legal research to students through the
Professional Skills program, through assistance at the
reference desk, and in research courses taught by the
Librarians, such as California Legal Research. Incumbent
must assure that the Company philosophy (quality
services to clients; development, growth, involvement,
and recognition of employees; sound economic principles;
and environment which is conducive to innovation,
positive thinking and expansion) is considered in
carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this
Key Job Elements
Provides reference service to faculty, students,
staff and attorneys and other qualified patrons.
This includes in-depth research for faculty through
the Library’s faculty liaison program.
Performs database searching, including LEXIS,
WESTLAW, BNA, Hein Online, CCH, BNA and other
Works with the Technical Services staff to insure
the cataloging and processing of library materials.
Assists in hiring and the supervision of temporary
employees and the Public Services/Administrative
Conducts Library tours for professional skills
students and prospective students.
Teaches research as part of the Professional Skills
Program as well as research courses taught
exclusively by librarians.
Coordinates and contributes to the Library’s website
and the intranet.
Assists in the preparation of FAQ series,
bibliographies and pathfinders.
Participates, as a member of the collection
development team, in Collection Development by
reviewing publishers’ catalogs, announcements,
flyers and bibliographies for recommendations for
Other duties may include, but are not limited to
space planning, interlibrary loan, organization of
archives, updating manuals.Reports To:
the Law LibraryDirectly Supervises:
as well as the occasional supervision of the Public
Services/Administrative Library Assistant.Interacts
Technical services librarian, faculty,
students, and staff.
JD from an ABA-accredited (or foreign equivalent)
institution and a MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited
(or foreign equivalent) institution. Persons with a
JD who are currently accepted in an MLS degree
program at an ALA-accredited school are encouraged
In-depth knowledge of legal sources and legal
research in electronic and print formats.
Strong customer service orientation.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work both independently and
Experience working in an academic law library.
Demonstrated interest in or experience with law
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with both peer and
Superior organizational skills.
Ability to work effectively in groups.
Ability to work well within the principles and
practices of collection development.
Ability to teach legal research to individuals at
the reference desk, to small groups and in the
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. The term qualified individual with
a disability means an individual with a disability who,
with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform
the essential functions of the position. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to communicate professionally in
person, over the telephone, through email and other
electronic means, move about the office or school,
handle various types of media and equipment, and
visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The
employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10
pounds unless otherwise specified in the job
The intent of this job description is to provide a
representative and level of the types of duties and
responsibilities that will be required of positions
given this title and shall not be construed as a
declaration of the total of the specific duties and
responsibilities of any particular position. Employees
may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than
those specifically presented in this description.
Dream Center Education Holdings, LLC