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Law Librarian, Daley Center, Cook County, IL

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Executive Law Librarian, assumes the role of Head of Patron Services. Develops, supervises, and manages the operations, services, and personnel for patron services in a multi-branch library system. Ensures that legal reference and access services are provided to lawyers, judges, self-represented litigants, and the public.  Works the patron services desk including reference and access services.  Participates in Law Library personnel and human resources management.  Assists Law Library Administration in formulating and enforcing library-wide policies and procedures. Provides research instruction to Law Library users and staff. Conducts Law Library outreach and coordinates educational events. Participates on the Law Library management and collection development teams. Occasionally assists in other library service areas and at branches. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation with a Master's Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association IS REQUIRED (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*.
  • Three (3) years of professional library experience as a Reference Librarian in a law library IS REQUIRED.
  • Full-time supervisory level experience in a law library IS REQUIRED.
  • Valid driver's license IS REQUIRED (Must provide original  at time of interview)*.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree IS PREFERRED.

Extensive knowledge of library operations including an understanding of library practices, trends, integrated library systems, and emerging technologies. Thorough knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources and techniques using print and electronic sources.Thorough knowledge of government documents including Federal, State and local documents.Skill utilizing technologies and electronic communication including Microsoft Office; LexisAdvance; Westlaw; Hein Online; web-based research; and integrated library systems. Skill teaching and providing classroom-style professional presentations regarding legal research or law-related topics. Skill in the selection of materials in print, electronic, and digital formats to maintain a comprehensive and current collection in a public law library. Ability to develop/train library staff as well as professional and non-professional public services staff. Ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library services. Ability to develop, coordinate, and implement programmatic changes in a library. Ability to work with diverse library users of varying levels of skill and understanding. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

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