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Law Librarian II, Cook County Law Library, Chicago, IL

The Cook County Law Library has an opening for a Law Librarian II. (Collective Bargaining Unit:  SEIU Local 73 Law Library)

Under the direction of the Law Librarian III, provides legal reference assistance to lawyers, judges, self-represented litigants and the public. Assists Law Library Administration in enforcing library policies and procedures. Provides research instruction and database training for library users and staff. Prepares and maintains print and web-based research guides for library users. Facilitates and promotes the use of special collections within the Library. Develops content for the Law Library website. Contributes to collection development for print and electronic resources. Participates in law library outreach for internal and external audiences. Produces relevant marketing materials including newsletters and library displays. Occasionally assists in other library service areas or at branches. Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • Graduation with a Master's Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview) IS REQUIRED.
  • One (1) year of work experience providing reference services in a law library IS REQUIRED.
  • Valid current driver's license (Must provide proof at time of interview) IS REQUIRED.


  • Graduation from an accredited school of law with a Juris Doctorate Degree IS PREFERRED.


  • Thorough knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources and techniques using print and electronic sources.
  • Knowledge of library operations including an understanding of library practices, trends, integrated library systems (ILS), and emerging technologies.
  • Knowledge of print and electronic government documents including Federal, State and local documents and the ability to identify and locate such documents.
  • Knowledge of print and electronic foreign and international legal resources.
  • Skill utilizing technologies and electronic communication including Microsoft Office; Lexis Advance; Westlaw; Hein Online; web-based research; and online catalog and circulation ILS modules.
  • Skill planning and teaching classes on legal research or law-related topics.
  • Skill developing and creating legal research guides.
  • Ability to work independently and function in a collegial, team-oriented environment, which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library services.
  • Ability to work with diverse library users of varying levels of skill and understanding.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Apply online only. Please see complete job posting and application instructions at the Cook County Bureau of 
Human Resources:

Closing Date:  Oct 10, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

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