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Reference Librarian Faculty amp Outreach Services Law Library

Syracuse, NY

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The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Law Library invites applications for a Reference Librarian, Faculty & Outreach Services, to provide reference and research support to College of Law faculty and to foster relationships with alumni and with the local bar generally.
The Reference Librarian, Faculty & Outreach Services, will collaborate with other law librarians and staff to develop initiatives that enhance the research experience of faculty and their student assistants, and will craft and implement programs that showcase Law Library collections and services to College of Law alumni and other local attorneys.
The Reference Librarian will design and deliver training materials and programs, both in person and virtually, to faculty, students, and alumni.
The Reference Librarian will provide classroom instruction at faculty request to enable law students to develop legal research proficiency in doctrinal and skills subjects, and will create Research Guides to support individual classes.
The Reference Librarian will develop the Law Library’s electronic and print collections in assigned subject areas and will serve as the library’s liaison to faculty who teach and do research on those subjects.
-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
• J.D. from an
-accredited law school.
• At least one year of academic law library experience.
• At least one year of legal reference experience.
Job Specific Qualifications
• Demonstrated knowledge of legal information research tools and methods.
• Substantial experience with data organization and data management.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to write effectively for a wide variety of library users.
• High degree of professionalism.
• Ability to both work independently and to interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, staff, students, and the public.
• Strong commitment to legal reference service and instruction in a complex educational environment.
• Provide legal reference and research services to students, faculty, alumni, members of the local bar, and all users of and visitors to the Law Library, with special emphasis on services to faculty and alumni.
• Foster relationships with
alumni and with the local bar generally by creating Research Guides on topics of interest to the practicing bar, by offering instruction in the use of practice-oriented research tools, and by marketing Law Library services and programs to alumni and other external constituencies.
• Support College of Law teaching, learning, and research by providing individualized legal research assistance, by compiling bibliographies and collections of primary source documents, and by developing the Law Library’s electronic and print collections in assigned subject areas. Serve as the library’s liaison to faculty who teach and do research in those subject areas.
• Provide classroom instruction, both in person and virtually, to enable law students to develop legal research proficiency in doctrinal and skills subjects, at faculty request, and create Research Guides to support individual classes.
• Participate in staffing the Reference Desk, including evenings and weekends on rotation, determining the best sources and methods to fulfill research requests, including decisions to convert
and document delivery requests to purchases as a function of collection development.
• Other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.
Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.
A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.
Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
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