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Multiple JD/MSLIS Positions, St. John's University, Queens, NY

1. Reference and Scholarly Services Librarian, School of Law

The St. John's Law School Rittenberg Library seeks applications for the position of Reference & Scholarly Services Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Library Services, the Reference & Scholarly Services Librarian will join a service-centered team re-envisioning the role of the law library in a strong and vibrant law school community. The Librarian is responsible for planning and implementing services related to the support of scholarly initiatives throughout the law school and is a member of the Reference team, whose members collaborate closely to provide reference services and legal research instruction.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide extensive reference and research services to law faculty and students, both at the reference desk and through a liaison program.
  • Explore and develop services and documentation for scholarly initiatives, including scholarly impact efforts.
  • Train and supervise the Library's student research assistants to support the faculty and administration.
  • Participate in the preparation and delivery of legal research instruction.
  • Serve as one of the liaisons to the student-edited law journals.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend the purchase of new print and digital legal research resources.
  • Participate in administration of the institutional repository with specific emphasis on faculty scholarship.
  • Collaboratively evaluate and realign the government documents collection to meet the needs of the institution.
  • Manage projects and participate as a team member in projects managed by the Library Director and other Librarians.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. from ABA approved law school; M.L.S. from ALA accredited library school.
  • Knowledge of legal materials and current research methods, along with strong legal analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to excellent service.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience in a law library reference department with demonstrated legal research and reference expertise.
  • Experience coordinating and managing faculty requests.
  • Experience working with new and emerging technologies or a strong interest in integrating appropriate technology into instruction.
  • Proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, other electronic research resources, and print legal materials.
  • Teaching experience.

For full job description and application, please refer to: https://stjohnsedu.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=218546&version=1&source=listserv

 


 

2. Reference and Access Services Librarian, School of Law

Schedule: Reference & Access Services Librarian Monday-Thursday, 9-5 p.m. & Friday 9-3 p.m.

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 and vibrant law school community. The Librarian is responsible for providing comprehensive access services to the space and resources of the library and is a member of the Reference team, whose members collaborate closely to provide reference services and legal research instruction.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide extensive reference and research services to law faculty and students, both at the reference desk and through a liaison program.
  • 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, including course reserves and stacks maintenance.
  • Participate in the preparation and delivery of legal research instruction.
  • Serve as one of the liaisons to the student-edited law journals.
  • Serve as liaison to legal research resource vendors, including Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend the purchase of new print and digital legal research resources.
  • Coordinate student services outreach and initiatives.
  • Participate in administration of the institutional repository with specific emphasis on student scholarship.
  • Collaboratively evaluate and realign the government documents collection to meet the needs of the institution.
  • Manage projects and participate as a team member in projects managed by the Library Director and other Libraries.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. from ABA approved law school; M.L.S. from ALA accredited library school.
  • Knowledge of legal materials and current research methods, along with strong legal analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to excellent service.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, within a collegial environment.
  • Experience managing staff and/or student employees.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience in a law library reference department with demonstrated legal research and reference expertise.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, other electronic research resources, and print legal materials.
  • Teaching experience.

For full job description and application, please refer to: https://stjohnsedu.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=218547&version=1&source=listserv

 


 

3. Collection Services & Digital Initiatives Librarian, School of Law

Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9-5 p.m. & Friday 9-3 p.m.

The St. John's Law School Rittenberg Library seeks applications for the position of Collection Services & Digital Initiatives Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Library Services, the Collection Services & Digital Initiatives Librarian will join a service-centered team re-envisioning the role of the law library in a strong and vibrant law school community.  The Librarian is responsible for primary administration of the integrated library system and institutional repository and oversees the processing and discovery of digital and physical resources. They also serve on the Reference team, whose members collaborate closely to provide reference services and legal research instruction.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Primary administration of the integrated library system, including oversight of initiatives to enhance discovery of library resources.
  • Train and supervise the Library's Collection Services & Digital Initiatives staff to facilitate efficient processing and discovery of print and digital library resources.
  • Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Library Services, monitor acquisitions spending and oversee invoice processing for acquisitions accounts.
  • Explore and implement digital resources for delivery of library services.
  • Manage onsite and proxy access to digital research resources to ensure maximum availability for law faculty and students.
  • Serve as primary administrator of the institutional repository with specific emphasis on the strategic development of the collections to best showcase the intellectual output of the Law School.
  • Participate in the preparation and delivery of legal research instruction.
  • Provide reference services to law faculty and students.
  • Collaboratively evaluate and realign the government documents collection to meet the needs of the institution.
  • Manage projects and participate as a team member in projects managed by the Library Director and other Libraries.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. from ABA approved law school; M.L.S. from ALA accredited library school.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems.
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to excellent service.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience in a law library setting.
  • Knowledge or experience with metadata standards, bibliographic data, and cataloging standards.
  • Experience working with new and emerging technologies.
  • Experience managing electronic resources.
  • Proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, other electronic research resources, and print legal materials.

For full job description and application, please refer to: https://stjohnsedu.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=218548&version=1&source=listserv

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