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Law Librarian I, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Hartford, CT

Division:  Superior Court

Class Definition:  This class is accountable for performing the full range of professional library duties and providing professional library services in a law library.

Supervision Received:  Works under the general supervision of a Supervising Law Librarian or other employee of higher grade. 

Supervision Exercised:  May supervise lower level employees as assigned.


Examples of Duties: 

  • Performs professional library duties which include acquiring, classifying and cataloging print and non-print library materials according to established principles and practices of library science
  • Provides bibliographic assistance, legal reference and research guidance to the courts and other library patrons
  • Maintains collection currency and efficient organization through accession records, serials check-in, circulation procedures, looseleaf/treatise filing, maintenance of legislative documents, collection arrangement, reshelving, binding, graphics, general repairs and space planning
  • Explains and assists in the use of reference sources, catalogs, indexes and automated data bases
  • Describes and demonstrates procedures for searching catalog files
  • Searches catalog files and shelves to locate information
  • Assists patrons in locating and obtaining materials through interlibrary loan procedures
  • Ensures security, proper protection, care and preservation of library materials
  • May supervise the daily operations of a law library as the sole librarian
  • May develop a library collection through reviewing the library' use, assessing the library's needs, selecting appropriate acquisitions and recommending new purchases
  • May participate in the deacquisitions process
  • May monitor a book budget through accounting procedures, invoice authorization, expenditure analysis and cost projections
  • May provide library orientation tours
  • May assemble and arrange displays of books and other library materials
  • May compile statistics and prepare reports as required for department planning
  • Participates in special projects as assigned
  • Acts as a liaison with other libraries and professional organizations
  • Performs related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications Required

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:  

  • Knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisitions, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation
  • Knowledge of library administration principles and techniques
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Oral and written communication skills; computer skills
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods and procedures.


Experience and Training

General Experience:  A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association.


Substitutions Allowed:  Three years of experience as a Law Librarian Trainee may be substituted for the General Experience.


A Law Librarian I may be advanced to the class of Law Librarian II after receiving a satisfactory performance evaluation and meeting the experience requirements for the II level.


Special Requirement:  Incumbents in this class may be required to travel in the course of their daily work.


Primary work location is Hartford; may be required up to two days a week to work at other locations. 


Starting Salary $62,080 - plus benefits

For complete information regarding the position and to apply, please go to .  Applications must be received by May 13, 2019. 

Please note:   Applicants should reference posting number 19-1000-040.


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Law Librarian for Outreach, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA

Emory University School of Law, a top tier law school in the thriving city of Atlanta and the home of the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, is seeking a hardworking, creative, and service-based professional to join our team full-time as the Law Librarian for Outreach.

The MacMillan Law Library is a vital component of the Emory Law community, with our instruction, research assistance, and student programming being at the forefront. The library currently devotes a significant amount of resources to outreach for our students and faculty and we want to do more. Reporting to the Head of Access Services, the Law Librarian for Outreach will focus exclusively on the library's outreach and marketing efforts and is strongly encouraged to involve themselves in all aspects of the law school community. Some evening and weekend work will be required.


  • Promoting library services to faculty, staff and students;
  • Liaising with law school departments and student groups;
  • Building and growing library programming;
  • Maintaining the library's online presence;
  • Producing marketing materials;
  • Serving on library, law school and University committees;
  • Engaging in professional librarianship activities at local, regional and national levels;
  • Assisting with Service Desk operations;
  • Other duties as needed.



  • M.L.I.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution. Candidates who will complete their M.L.I.S. or equivalent prior to start date will be considered;
  • Strong communications skills, including a high comfort level interacting with a wide range of patrons;
  • Proven ability to work independently within a framework of assigned responsibilities, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively with others.


  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or experience working in law library setting;
  • Understanding of marketing concepts and best practices, demonstrated either by a degree or coursework in a field directly related to marketing and communications, relevant and significant work experience, or a combination of both;
  • Working knowledge of project management skills and concepts;
  • Proficiency with website design and graphic design including HTML and related programs;
  • Conversational ability in Chinese or Korean.

Salary and Benefits

Salary based on education, qualifications and experience. Emory University offers an excellent benefits package, including an array of retirement plans, courtesy scholarships for employee, spouse and dependent children, and support for professional development and involvement in professional organizations.

Application Procedure

Apply online:

Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Address the cover letter to Search Committee, Law Librarian for Outreach. Applications received by Monday, April 1, 2019 will receive priority consideration. For additional information on the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, visit our website at: .

For questions regarding this position, please contact Kristi Tanner at

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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Reference Librarian, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC

The Professional Center Library of Wake Forest University School of Law is delighted to announce an opening for a Reference Librarian. We are seeking a librarian to join our fast-paced, collaborative and service-oriented team. We are particularly interested in building a candidate pool including librarians from traditionally underrepresented groups. If you have any questions, please email Dean Christopher Knott ( or Kate Irwin-Smiler (



The Wake Forest University School of Law's Professional Center Library is seeking a Law Reference Librarian with a strong service orientation and commitment to teaching. This person will teach research in the Law School's first-year Legal Analysis, Writing and Research courses, serve as a faculty liaison to an active, research-oriented faculty, and participate in collection development. Reference Librarians participate in all facets of the Law School's intellectual life and governance activities. This is a full-time position and reports to the Associate Dean for Information Services. 



The successful candidate will be expected to provide:

  • Reference services, research assistance, and library instruction to all users of the library
  • Instructional sessions to groups and classes 
  • Contributions to the preparation and updating of library research guides, bibliographies, webpages and other outreach services

This person may teach an upper-level research course and may also train and supervise student assistants. Participation in professional activities is expected.



J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, and MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalents of either or both. Knowledge of print and electronic information resources; strong commitment to public service and user satisfaction; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.


Prior academic law library work experience and prior teaching experience preferred, but not required. Knowledge of or ability to learn emerging technologies, especially electronic information access.  Creativity and adaptability in handling multiple, simultaneous demands.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

For complete details and to apply, go to or call (336) 758-4700. The completion of an online Wake Forest University application is required for this position.  

The position is available immediately.

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by March 1, 2019 will receive priority consideration.

About Wake Forest University 

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.

The Law School enrolls approximately 500 JD students and roughly 50 foreign trained attorneys in various programs (LL.M, S.J.D. and exchanges), as well as nearly 100 students in a Masters of Studies in Law and enrollees in graduate certificate programs. The University enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus. Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff. Travel + Leisure Magazine picked Wake Forest University as the most beautiful campus in the state in 2017 and the college regularly appears on national lists of the most beautiful college campuses.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene. Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town.


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