The Kresge Law Library of the Notre Dame Law School is seeking a self-motivated and service-oriented individual to join its Research & Teaching Team as a Reference and Technology Librarian. The Kresge Library is an integral part of the Notre Dame Law School and offers many opportunities for developing professional skills and contributing to the educational mission of the Law School. This position reports to the Library Director. For additional information about the Kresge Library, see http://law.nd.edu/library/.
Research and Reference
Provide research service to the faculty and students of the law school, the University community, and the public.
Teach in the first-year legal research course and advanced legal research courses.
Participate in the faculty liaison program by meeting regularly with assigned faculty about their research interests, attending their workshop presentations, making recommendations on their behalf to the Collection Development Librarian, and training faculty research assistants.
Participate in the activities of professional organizations.
Take the lead in identifying and applying new technologies to reference services and teaching.
Develop and team teach a Law Practice Technology course that reflects trends in law firms and government.
Develop and implement plans for promoting and marketing electronic resources to students and faculty in coordination with the Electronic Resources Librarian.
Oversee Circulation Desk operations and supervise circulation staff.
Collaborate with the Notre Dame University Libraries to provide seamless access to Notre Dame’s information resources.
The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; 20 vacation days, and approximately 14 paid holidays; retirement options; tuition benefits for dependents; and access to University events. The Law Library underwrites individual membership in the American Association of Law Libraries and provides liberal support for appropriate conferences and workshops. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.
JD from an ABA-accredited institution (or equivalent degree) and an MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent degree).
Demonstrated awareness of current technology trends in the legal profession and law libraries.
Knowledge of legal materials and research methodology using electronic and print resources.
Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
Enthusiasm, creativity, and ability to propose new projects and workflows.
One or more years of professional library reference experience.
Experience in classroom teaching and in the effective integration of new technologies in teaching and learning.
Interest in enhancing and expanding the range and quality of electronic sources offered to library users.
Ability to learn new technology independently and to adapt quickly to changing technologies.
To apply, upload your cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at http://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/university-policies/background-check-procedure-for-prospective-faculty/.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
The Kresge Law Library at Notre Dame Law School has a talented staff, quality collection, and splendid physical facility which combine to make the law library one of the law school’s finest assets. The beautiful reading room with its Gothic-themed architecture is filled with natural light and features attractive study spaces. Located on four floors in the superbly-renovated Biolchini Hall of Law, the law library includes seating for 550 – with 150 individual study carrels. There are 26 study rooms for collaborative study. We hope that seated in these comfortable surroundings, assisted by knowledgeable staff, students will be inspired to do their best while preparing for class or conducting extensive research.