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Reference & Access Services Librarian
School of Law
The St. John's Law School Rittenberg Library seeks applications for the position of Reference & Access Services Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Library Services, The Reference & Access Services Librarian will join a service-centered team re-envisioning the role of the law library in a strong, inclusive, and vibrant law school community. The Librarian is responsible for providing comprehensive access services for the space and resources of the library and is a member of the Reference team, whose members collaborate to provide reference services and legal research instruction.
Provide extensive reference and research services to law faculty and students.
Train and supervise the Library's Access & Collection Services staff and student employees to provide comprehensive access and collection services to the entire law school community.
Oversee resource sharing and document delivery services.
Oversee circulation services, physical collection maintenance, and course reserves.
Participate in the preparation and delivery of legal research instruction.
Serve as liaison to legal research resource vendors, including Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law.
Coordinate student services outreach and initiatives.
Collaboratively evaluate and realign the government documents collection to meet the needs of the institution.
Identify and manage departmental projects to enhance access to and use of the physical collection.
Participate as a team member in initiatives led by other Librarians and the Associate Dean for Library Services.
Foster strong working relationships with colleagues both at St. John's and in other libraries.
Work together with all Library team members in carrying out the long and short-term goals and objectives of the Library and the Law School.
J.D. from ABA approved law school; M.L.S. from ALA accredited library school.
A commitment to being part of an inclusive and anti-racist law school.
A strong work ethic and commitment to excellent service.
Knowledge of legal materials and current research methods, along with strong legal analytical skills.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, within a collegial environment.
Commitment to engage in professional development activities and opportunities.
Adept in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and other standard business and academic applications.
Ability to combine the pursuit of excellence with a spirit of kindness and collaboration.
Two or more years of experience in a law library, including legal research and reference and/or access services.
Experience coordinating and managing interlibrary loan and document delivery services.
Experience working with new and emerging technologies or a strong interest in integrating appropriate technology into instruction.
Familiarity with and interest in open educational resources for legal education.
Proficiency in the use of both print and digital legal research resources.
Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 8-4pm or 9-5pm; Friday 9-3pm
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.