Student Services Librarian, D'Angelo Law Library
The Student Services Librarian develops,
coordinates, and participates in instruction and outreach activities for Law
School students and student organizations, including the first-year legal
research and writing program, clinical and experiential learning program, orientation
activities, various course-integrated research sessions, and other venues, with
a possibility of teaching advanced legal research courses. The role includes
enhancing the outreach and marketing of services to students, facilitating
communication between the Library and students, and assessing student needs and
wants in order to develop new services and programs to effectively support
student learning. The position is also responsible for creating web-based and
print research guides and other reference tools, including audio and video
instruction and research tools. The Student Services Librarian serves as a
member of the D’Angelo Law Library reference team and provides in person and
virtual research assistance during scheduled shifts (including evenings and
weekends on rotation); serves on Library-wide committees and task forces; and
participates in local, regional, and national professional and scholarly
organizations. The Student Services Librarian works as part of the D’Angelo Law
Library User Services department to provide outstanding services to the Law
School and University communities.
The successful candidate must have a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent degree) and a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school (degrees must be completed by start date of employment); experience with legal research materials, techniques, and strategies, for example Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and other law subscription services and Internet resources.
The Search Committee will evaluate candidates’ record and academic accomplishments in order to determine their understanding of the scholarly process; their ability to interact collegially and effectively, both orally and in writing, with wide and diverse constituencies including faculty, students, and members of the wider community; their organizational and analytical skills; and their knowledge of current and developing information technologies and their applications to reference and instruction activities, for example, experience with HTML and web-authoring tools; experience using internet-based communication tools such as blogs, RSS feeds, and social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter; and experience using library computer applications and desktop Windows software.
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information. Applications must be submitted through https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/ or use the Quicklink: http://tinyurl.com/hc8ay25.
Contact Shauna Babcock, Library HR, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
Review of applications will begin March 20, 2017.
Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
Salary and Benefits:
Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.
For additional information, please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/.
Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.