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Research and Instruction Law Librarian

Position overview

Salary range: Title: Research and Instruction Law Librarian
Title Code: Associate Librarian, Potential Career Status
Salary: $78,701 (step 6 )

Application Window

Open date: January 24, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, Feb 26, 2024 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 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.

Position description

The University of California, Irvine School of Law seeks two creative, enthusiastic, and innovative law librarians to serve as Research and Instruction Law Librarian. Under the supervision of the Head of Public Services, the Research and Instruction Law Librarian will take primary responsibility for providing research and reference services in the Law Library’s faculty services program, which includes performing legal and interdisciplinary research, completing research projects, administering efforts to highlight faculty scholarship, and creating other opportunities to serve and partner with the Law Faculty and the Law Administration. In addition, the Research and Instruction Law Librarian will participate and teach in the Law Library’s instructional programs, support the Law School’s community programs, participate in collection development, and provide effective user services at the Reference Desk service point.
Responsibilities include:
Research and Reference Services
• Provides significant and exceptional research assistance to all faculty members, Law School faculty committees, and senior administrators.
• Serves 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.
• Manage faculty research communications and workflows in the absence of the Head of Public Services.
Instructional Services
• Participates in developing and teaching the first-year legal research course, a one credit, mandatory course.
• Participates in developing and teaching the upper-level Advanced Legal Research course, and any other specialized legal research courses.
• Participates in developing and teaching in guest lectures for doctrinal courses and seminar/skills courses.
• Provides specialized legal research consultations to law students, faculty, and staff, including in experiential learning settings.

• Provides specialized legal research consultations to law students through the Research Assistants Partnering Program (RAPP).
• Leads tours, orientations, and workshops, such as the Saturday Academy of Law and the Pre-Law Outreach Program.

Collections, Outreach, and Other Services
• Collaborates with all librarians in the Research Services department to design, develop, and maintain the research webpages on the Law Library website, including LibGuides.

• Participates in collection development meetings.

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

• Participates actively and effectively on Law Library committees, task forces, and project teams, as appropriate.
• Represents the Law Library on various Law School, campus-wide, and Library System committees and at various meetings and other functions, as appropriate.

• Participates in and contributes to the profession through professional activities outside the Law Library, including university and public service, and/or research and other creative activities. These activities normally relate to and enhance performance of the primary position responsibilities.
• Develops and maintains awareness of current developments in the fields of law, library science, legal technology, and legal research to enhance performance of primary position responsibilities.

• Other responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications include:
Required
• J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
• Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience.
• 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, legal education, and library services.

• Outstanding interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within UCI Libraries and the campus.
Preferred
• Up to two years of successful experience in academic law libraries, providing relevant library services to law faculty and law students.
• Successful experience and skill in providing legal research and reference services.
• Successful experience in providing legal research training sessions to law students.
• Demonstrated experience shepherding ideas and projects through an organization without a formal leadership role.
• Ability to conceptualize and implement processes and programs in a dynamically changing environment, both independently and in a team.
• Practice experience as an attorney or professional legal experience.

Professional librarians at UC Irvine are academic appointees. Librarians at UCI are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08825

About UC Irvine

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 UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA