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Assistant Professor of Legal Career Services, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

The mission of the Law School Career Services Office is to help students and graduates make informed decisions about career paths and develop individual strategies to obtain career goals. Under the direction of the Director of Legal Career Services, the Assistant Director will assist law school students and graduates in all aspects of the legal career planning and job search process by providing guidance, information and placement assistance.

The Assistant Director will also work with the Director on career-related programming as well as on employer relations efforts focused on job development for current law school students and graduates. The incumbent will counsel law school students and graduates about their career paths and goals, review and edit law school students' and graduates' resumes, cover letters, and other application materials to best highlight their relevant professional skills, conduct interview preparation for law school students and graduates to hone their interviewing skills, work with law school students and graduates to develop and enhance their professional networking skills, and assist the Director with other related duties and special projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Juris Doctor


  • Previous (minimum of one to three years') experience practicing law as an attorney, and previous (minimum of one to three years') experience in one or more of the following areas; law school career services, professional career counseling involving careers in law, legal recruiting, advising, teaching, supervising, and/or mentoring law students or new attorneys, equivalent related experience with careers, the job market and/or career counseling.

  • Other: Evening and weekend hours required. Some travel. Computer literate and familiarity with career-related technology and software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with self-assessment tools.

  • Proficiency using social media avenues and social networking tools.

  • Experience as an attorney in both private practice and public interest.

  • Public interest experience especially with fellowships and/or judicial clerkships.

  • Knowledge of career options, hiring needs, recruiting practices, job market, employment trends, and professional development issues within the legal profession.

  • Involvement in professional legal organizations.


For the complete position description and to apply, please go to


Instructions for Applicants:

  • To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

  • The review of applications will begin October 31, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

  • The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

  • The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

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Technical Services Librarian, University of Connecticut School of Law Library, Hartford, CT

 The University of Connecticut School of Law Library, located in Hartford, CT, seeks forward-thinking and innovative applicants for the position of Technical Services Librarian (University Librarian I or II.) The ideal candidate is responsible for the ordering and receiving of all new and continuing resources in a variety of formats. Other duties include, but are not limited to: collecting metrics that enhance our library's ability to implement data-driven decision-making; troubleshooting collection access and discovery-related issues; and, performing a variety of database management duties related to acquisitions, serials, cataloging, electronic resources, and collection maintenance. To apply, please visit search #2020065.

Applications due September 15, 2019.


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Patron Services Assistant (Part Time), Social Law Library, Boston, MA

This job involves consistent interaction with library patrons both in person and over the phone to help them locate materials in the print and online collections. A Patron Services Assistant must be comfortable working in a group with frequent interruptions and have the ability to communicate clearly with fellow library staff and library patrons. A customer service work ethic and the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects are expected. The Patron Services Department works closely with the Reference and Membership Departments to provide efficient and on time library services.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Includes approximate percentage of time spent on each):
1. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%)

Greeting patrons when they enter the library; making sure members and non-members properly log in to the library system; providing orientation to the library and the collection; checking materials in and out; corresponding with patrons via phone, email and in-person; retrieving materials for patrons requested via phone, email or online catalog; referring patrons to the Reference Department; communicating with the Reference Librarians; and opening and closing the Library.

2. Filling Document Delivery orders (30%)

Receiving and retrieving copy orders placed by phone, email, fax, online or in-person; copying and scanning materials using photocopier or microfiche reader/printer to fill orders; delivering orders via email and USPS; running credit card information; using an online order system to track and maintain orders; retrieving court documents from the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Clerk's office.

3. Performing Collection Maintenance (30%)

Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other cleanup projects.

4. Other duties as assigned (10%)

These can include everything from helping to set up for library events and other administrative tasks to placing service calls for broken copiers and managing library card problems.

Position Requirements:
Education: Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in a library science program also required.

Experience: Prior library experience using Innovative' s  Sierra ILS; law library experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills: Patron service work ethic required. Must be detail-oriented and able to follow instructions. Ability to work independently and maintain harmonious working relationships. Ability to work well with frequent interruptions. Knowledge of basic computer skills including OPAC searching. Must be comfortable with frequent telephone and computer use.

Contact with Others/Scope of Authority: Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff.

Working Conditions: The Social Law Library is an air-conditioned smoke-free facility. Position requires stamina to load, unload and push book trucks and work on one's feet for periods of up to three hours at a time. The job entails some moderate lifting and furniture moving.

Hours:  A minimum of 21 hours per week to be worked on-site in shifts of no fewer than 3 hours between 8 am and 8 pm Monday through Friday - a minimum of two closing shifts (until 8 PM) is required. Specific days and hours to be mutually agreed upon with the Patron Services Librarian. Regular attendance is required; a fixed schedule must be maintained.

TO APPLY:                     

Submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Andrew Hyland, Patron Services Librarian
Social Law Library
John Adams Courthouse
1 Pemberton Square
Boston, MA 02108-1792
Voice (617) 226-1500
Fax (617) 523-2458

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