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Research Law Librarian for Technology Services

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 17th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Irvine School of Law seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative law librarian to serve as Research Law Librarian for Technology Services. Under the supervision of the Head of Public Services, the Research Law Librarian for Technology Services will take primary responsibility for developing and managing the Law Library’s legal technology initiatives, including the Law Library’s website and online presence, the Law Library’s institutional repository, incorporating technology into Law Library instruction, and using technology to collaborate, partner, and promote Library services. In addition, the Research Law Librarian for Technology Services participates in the Law Library's outstanding faculty services program, participates in the Law Library’s instructional programs, shares in collection development responsibilities, and provides effective user services at the Reference Desk.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Managing and developing the Law Library's web presence, including website and social media presence. Using CMS and implementing custom and cloud-based tools to integrate data from a variety of sites.

• Serving as the primary contact for Law Library website, blog, research guides, and institutional repository.

• Participating in the development of the Law Library's collection, including collaborating in the selection, assessment, and management of electronic and print resources.

• Coordinating the development and management of online user guides such as LibGuides and other web-based services, including training.

• Managing the Law Library's institutional repository, including coordinating the data entry work with a staff member or student research assistant/worker, as appropriate. Creating bibliographic reports and communicating with faculty about their work in the repository.

• Developing, coordinating, and implementing new digital archive collections.

• Providing significant and exceptional research assistance to all faculty members as part of the Law Library’s faculty services program.

• Serving as a member of the Law Library's Research Services department, providing excellent and responsive general information and legal research services through regular shifts at the Reference Desk, including evenings and weekends as needed.

• Participating in developing and teaching the first-year legal research course, a one credit, mandatory course.

• Providing specialized legal research consultations to law students, faculty, and staff.

• Leading the outreach and communication activities of the Law Library. These may include coordinating publicity for Library events and resources, promoting Library participation in Law School and university-wide events, and facilitating the use of online tools for outreach.

• Participating actively and effectively on Law Library committees, task forces, and project teams as appropriate.

• Representing the Law Library on various Law School, campus-wide, and Library System committees and at various meetings and other functions as appropriate.

• Participating in and contributing to the profession through professional activities outside the Law Library, including university and public service, and/or research and other creative activity. These activities normally relate to and enhance performance of the primary position responsibilities.

• Developing and maintaining awareness of current developments in the fields of law, library science, legal technology, instructional technology, and legal research to enhance performance of primary position responsibilities.

• Other responsibilities as assigned.

J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution is required. Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience is also required.

Candidate should have extensive knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in multiple formats; fluency with new and emerging technologies as they relate to information literacy, legal practice, and library services or a strong and demonstrated interest in developing fluency; and outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Candidate should show demonstrated experience shepherding ideas and projects through an organization without a formal leadership role; and, demonstrate an ability to conceptualize and implement processes and programs both independently and in a team, in a dynamically changing environment.

Preferred candidate will possess up to two years of successful experience in academic law libraries, show demonstrated background in providing research and other relevant library services to law faculty; and possess successful experience and skill in providing legal research and reference services.

Finally, preferred candidate will have previous work experience in assessing and selecting collections in law, successful experience in providing legal research training sessions to law students, and professional legal experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, candidate should submit a completed application and supporting materials by May 20, 2019. Please visit the AP Recruit website to apply for this position:

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The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the University of California nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participating in higher education.

Job location

Irvine, CA


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