Position Open – Web Content Librarian, Boston, MA

In compliance with the Trial Court’s Mandatory Vaccine Reporting and Weekly Testing Policy, hired candidates must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Trial Court’s Human Resources Department prior to their start date or agree to submit to weekly testing as a condition of employment.

TRIAL COURT MISSION 

The Trial Court is committed to: 

  • Fair and impartial administration of justice;
  • Protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
  • Equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment with policies and practices that strengthen and support diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Efficient, effective, and accountable resolution of disputes;
  • Prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.

The Massachusetts Trial Court is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity in state employment to all persons. No person shall be denied equal access because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, military or veteran status, physical/mental disability; or genetic information. If you need a reasonable accommodation, or have any questions or concerns about being afforded fair and equal treatment, please contact the HR Benefits Team at reasonableaccommodation@jud.state.ma.us.

Web Content Librarian

  • 493591
  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Law Libraries
  • Administrative
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Feb 28 2022 at 23:55 EST

Title: Web Content Librarian

Pay Grade: Grade 19

Starting Pay:  $ 85,406.04

Departmental Mission Statement: The Court Services and Law Libraries Department is responsible for providing key court services to support the administration of justice and advance access to justice in the Trial Court. These services include the Court Service Centers, the Trial Court Law Libraries, and the Judicial Response System.

Trial Court Law Libraries:

Notes: This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.

Position Summary: Working within the Department of Support Services in the Office of Court Management, the Web Content Librarian provides professional and administrative oversight of web-based legal resources, including but not limited to, website maintenance and content creation for the Law Libraries website, development of web-based legal resources, and managing internal and external online access to legal reference materials. The Web Content Librarian will work closely with the Executive Office of the Trial Court, Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court, Trial Court Web Team, Electronic Resource Librarian, and members of Trial Court Law Libraries staff. This position requires legal reference and research skills, the ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines, and a strong desire to innovate and technologically advance web-based legal resources.

Supervision Received:  Receives general direction from the Manager of Law Libraries and from time to time works with the Senior Web Manager, or their designee, in performing duties in accordance with established guidelines.

Major Duties: Provides oversight and maintenance of the Trial Court Law Library portion of the mass.gov website; collaborates with law library staff to ensure the content of the web pages is up to date;

  • Provides online access to Mass decisions (including the SJC, Appeals Court, Land Court, Housing Court, and state agencies); regulations from all state agencies; court rules (including but not limited to, rules, evidence guides, jury instructions and child support guidelines), and updates general laws that relate to topics covered online;
  • Provides guidance to the web team on structuring information and simplified language;
  • Provides value-added legal information;
  • Creates ebooks of court rules;
  • Keeps track of content deadlines and expirations, to ensure web content accuracy;
  • Maintains proficiency in the current state of professional library theory, legal research, and web and digital content technologies by attending and participating in organizations, meetings, conferences, seminars and training sessions;
  • Assists the Web Team with website projects and the internal staff online platform;
  • Regularly reviews Mass.gov analytics and site feedback to optimize and improve content for users;
  • Serves on committees as appointed;
  • Works after business hours, as needed, to complete assignments and meet necessary deadlines;
  • Performs related duties as required.

Job Competencies: 

Ethics and Values: Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Massachusetts Trial Court.
Mission: Understands, upholds, and communicates the Support Services Department mission.
Applied Knowledge: Demonstrates the core competencies and specialized competencies in the areas of library management; reference, research and client services; information technology as outlined in the AALL Body of Knowledge
Problem Solving: Accurately responds to operational and administrative needs in an effective and efficient manner
Customer Service: Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards both Trial Court employees and the public whether in person, on the telephone or in an electronic environment.

Collaboration: Works with others cooperatively, accepts feedback, demonstrates a willingness to be a team player, and contributes to a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals.
Communications: Excellent oral and written communication skills to maximize the effectiveness of the Trial Court’s website. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with court officials, judges, and external stakeholders is critical.
Continuous Learning: Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving himself or herself through professional development.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or a Law Degree, and Three (3) years of direct professional library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts court system and website;
  • Significant understanding of website design structure and organization, navigability, and usability;
  • Knowledge of library computer applications and language to create web sites such as HTML or metadata;
  • Knowledge of automated library software, online systems, and ability to learn new technological applications as they become available;
  • Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of library science and law library administration;
  • Knowledge of legal bibliography and terminology and the use of complex legal resources and indexes;
  • Knowledge and understanding sources of Massachusetts primary law;
  • Ability to do legal research, online and in print;
  • Ability to read and understand new laws, regulations, and cases, and create user friendly web-based content;
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and short turnaround times, and on multiple projects at one;
  • Ability to work well independently and within a collegial team environment;
  • Working knowledge of and ability to use personal computers and related business software to develop data bases and systems to record and track benchmark progress;
  • Knowledge of legal bibliography and ability to use complex legal resources, legal terminology and indexing;
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library methods and procedures;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and report information;

See job posting for application details: https://trialcourtjobs.mass.gov/jobs/web-content-librarian-boston-massachusetts-united-states

Head Law Librarian – Barnstable, MA

TRIAL COURT MISSION 

The Trial Court is committed to: 

  • Fair and impartial administration of justice;
  • Protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
  • Equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment with policies and practices that strengthen and support diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Efficient, effective, and accountable resolution of disputes;
  • Prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.

The Massachusetts Trial Court is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity in state employment to all persons. No person shall be denied equal access because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, military or veteran status, physical/mental disability; or genetic information. If you need a reasonable accommodation, or have any questions or concerns about being afforded fair and equal treatment, please contact the HR Benefits Team at reasonableaccommodation@jud.state.ma.us.

Head Law Librarian

  • 493837
  • Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
  • Law Libraries
  • Administrative
  • Managerial
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Mar 6 2022 at 23:55 EST

Title: Head Law Librarian

Pay Grade: Grade 19

Starting Pay: $ 85,406.04

Departmental Mission Statement:  The Court Services and Law Libraries Department is responsible for providing key court services to support the administration of justice and advance access to justice in the Trial Court. These services include the Court Service Centers, the Trial Court Law Libraries, and the Judicial Response System.

 MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT LAW LIBRARIES:

 The Trial Court Law Library System provides timely, efficient access to current and historical law-related information in an impartial and respectful manner to anyone in need of legal information.

 ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:

Notes: This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.


This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Position Summary: Working within the Trial Court Law Libraries of Department of Support Services, the Head Law Librarian administers all activities of a public law library within the Trial Court; is responsible for the fiscal planning and management of a library budget; performs professional library duties such as acquisition, cataloging and reference; performs the duties of a division manager (managerial duties) with emphasis on financial management and personnel supervision; ensures that the legal information needs of the library users are met, including the judiciary, court staff, members of the bar, self-represented litigants and the public;  supervises Law Librarians and Law Library Assistant(s), participates in system-wide activities such as long range planning, group purchasing and vendor negotiation, electronic library services, and special projects; acts as the Court Consolidation Law Book purchasing programs liaison to assigned courts; and performs related work as required. 

Supervision Received: Work is performed under the direction of the Manager of Law Libraries and is evaluated for professional soundness and conformity to policy.

Major Duties:

  • Responsible for administering the day-to-day operations of the library;  
  • Recommends, implements and helps develops policies and procedures necessary to operate the library;  
  • Provides reference and information services to those seeking legal information by responding to questions in person, by telephone or through e-reference;
    • locating and retrieving materials;
    • legal research;
    • uses comprehensive knowledge of legal bibliography and general and legal reference sources;  
  • Participates in the selection, design and delivery of electronic reference services;  
  • Utilizes full knowledge of electronic databases and interlibrary sources, both legal and non-legal, to assist library users in retrieving needed information;  
  • Selects and de-selects library collection materials in all available formats through monitoring library user research needs and maintaining current awareness of resources available from legal publishers and others that meet those research needs;  
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of content on the Trial Court Law Libraries= website;  
  • Adapts professional principles of cataloging, classification and indexing to the various components of the library’s collection utilizing a national database;  
  • Manages and oversees local cataloging, classification and maintenance of the integrated library system;   
  • Prepares annual budget request for the library and has fiscal responsibility for library expenditures, including signature approval of fiscal documents and oversight of budgetary spreadsheet;  
  • Plans and makes accommodations for budget fluctuations;  
  • Negotiates with vendors to secure discounts and ensure the efficient use of funds;  
  • Participates in interviewing, selection, and makes recommendations for hiring and promotion to staff positions;  
  • Trains and supervises staff in all aspects of library operation;  
  • Arranges the physical library, paying attention to ADA guidelines, so that library users can access materials quickly and safely and receive prompt personal assistance from staff;  
  • Provides for the security, protection and preservation of information resources in both paper and electronic formats;   Makes annual visits to assigned courts to respond to questions and information requests as the Court Consolidation Law Book program’s liaison;  
  • Oversees the function and use of the library’s computers;  
  • Maintains proficiency in the current state of professional library theory and legal research and practice by attending and participating in meetings, conferences, seminars and training sessions in professional library management and legal reference skills;  
  • Participates with other librarians and staff on system-wide projects, such as grants, collection development and program planning;  
  • Provides workshops and seminars to promote the use and maintenance of library materials, services and databases;
  • Develops and implements promotional ideas to bring library resources and services to the attention of current and potential library users;  
  • Keeps the Manager of Law Libraries informed about recommendations on the renovation of a current library or the construction of a new library;  
  • Implements directives of the Office of Court Management; and  
  • Performs related duties as required.

Job Competencies: All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas:    

Ethics and Values: Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Trial Court and Trial Court Law Libraries as demonstrated in the American Association of Law Libraries.      

Mission: Understands, upholds, and communicates the missions of the Trial Court and the Trial Court Law Libraries.

Applied Knowledge:  Demonstrates the core competencies and specialized competencies in the areas of library management; reference, research and client services; information technology; collection development, cataloging and teaching as outlined in the AALL Body of Knowledge.  

Customer Service: Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards both Trial Court employees and the public whether in person, on the telephone or in an electronic environment.  

Collaboration:   Works with others cooperatively, including the courts, library and legal organizations and other agencies, demonstrating a willingness to be a team player, contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals and maintaining effective working relationships.  

Commitment to Diversity: Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards everyone using the services of the Trial Court Law Libraries.

Continuous Learning: Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving himself or herself through professional development and actively pursues continuing education.

Minimum Requirements:

These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for a position of Head Law Librarian:  

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited library school and a minimum of three years full time experience in a professional capacity in a law library;  

or  

Juris Doctor degree and four years in a Trial Court Law Library position;  

or  

An equivalent combination of completed graduate-level education and professional experience;  

  • Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of library science and law library administration, including current methods and procedures in such areas as acquisition, cataloging and reference;  
  • Knowledge of legal bibliography and terminology and the use of complex legal resources and indexes;  
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively and respectfully with people;  
  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts court system;  
  • Knowledge of libraries, interlibrary cooperation, government and private organizations and the types of resources and services available to librarians and library users;  
  • Knowledge of space planning, including the physical layout of and the technical and operational requirements for equipment and furniture used in libraries;  
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library practices and procedures;  
  • Ability to gather, analyze and report information;  
  • Ability to use an integrated library system, other online systems and the ability to learn and implement new technologies as they emerge;  
  • Ability to use computer applications such as MS Office spreadsheets, text editing and publisher programs;  
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written form;  
  • Ability to supervise subordinate personnel;  
  • Ability to train library staff on the integrated library systems and fiscal procedures in accordance with MMARS accounting system and to train library and court staff in the use of electronic databases;  
  • Ability to reason clearly and make sound judgments;  
  • Ability to work well independently and with groups;  
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, crouch, lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs;  
  • Ability to travel within the Commonwealth and to work at other Trial Court Law Libraries when necessary.

Apply here: https://trialcourtjobs.mass.gov/jobs/head-law-librarian-barnstable-massachusetts-united-states

Job Posting- Competitive Intelligence Analyst in Boston, MA

Goulston & Storrs in Boston is looking for a qualified candidate for an open Competitive Intelligence Analyst position:

SUMMARY:  Reporting to the Manager of Research Services, and working as a member of the Knowledge Services team, the Competitive Intelligence (CI) Analyst is responsible for providing timely, actionable research in support of strategic initiatives and various ad hoc analyses and projects. This position is highly collaborative with the Knowledge Services team, business operations teams, and practice groups.  The CI Analyst participates in Knowledge Services’ outreach to stakeholders by monitoring and proactively delivering news and intelligence. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and research skills, and will be adept at multitasking and prioritizing work.

For more information and to apply: https://www.goulstonstorrs.com/join-us/apply-open-positions/

Job posting: Reference Librarian for the United States Courts Libraries for the First Circuit

The First Circuit is hiring a reference librarian for Providence and Boston locations.

The position notice and application instructions are posted on the website for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Job Posting – Law Library Assistant – Essex Law Library

The Law Library Assistant assists the Head Law Librarian in providing reference service, implementing circulation and interlibrary loan policies, utilizing knowledge of judges, court personnel, and the general public. Performs major duties under the direction of the Head Law Librarian. Law Library Assistants will be required to occasionally travel within a designated county to provide services at another law library as needed. The position title above the entry-level performs more complex and varied work. Employees are hired at the entry-level position title and are eligible for reclassification to the higher level position title within this series, consistent with the specifications for the higher-level position title. The position title reverts to the entry-level when there is a vacancy. 

Qualifications

High school diploma and two (2) years of clerical experience in a library or an Associate’s degree or paralegal degree and one (1) year of clerical experience in a library or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of library procedures, interlibrary cooperation, and the types of resources and services available to librarians and library users.

Demonstrated knowledge of personal computers including MS-DOS and Window environments, and proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and CD-ROM use is preferable.

Ability to perform Trial Court fiscal procedures in accordance with MMARS accounting system.

Ability to travel to multiple court locations.

Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, climb, crouch and lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds.

Ability to gather, analyze and report information.

Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.

Ability to deal effectively with judges, court personnel, and the general public.

Ability to work independently.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

NA

Salary

$51,193.42/Yr.

Closing Date

Until filled.

How to Apply

If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Trial Court website at www.mass.gov/jobs-in-the-courts to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.

Job Opportunity – Law Library Assistant – Berkshire Law Library

Law Library Assistant, Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries (Pittsfield)

The Law Library Assistant assists the Head Law Librarian in providing reference service, implementing circulation and interlibrary loan policies, utilizing knowledge of judges, court personnel, and the general public. Performs major duties under the direction of the Head Law Librarian. Law Library Assistants will be required to occasionally travel within a designated county to provide services at another law library as needed. The position title above the entry-level performs more complex and varied work. Employees are hired at the entry-level position title and are eligible for reclassification to the higher level position title within this series consistent with the specifications for the higher-level position title. The position title reverts to the entry-level when there is a vacancy. 

Qualifications

Law Library Assistant I Requirements:

High school diploma and two (2) years of clerical experience in a library or an Associate’s degree or paralegal degree and one (1) year of clerical experience in a library or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of library procedures, interlibrary cooperation, and the types of resources and services available to librarians and library users.

Demonstrated knowledge of personal computers including MS-DOS and Window environments, and proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and CD-ROM use is preferable.

Ability to perform Trial Court fiscal procedures in accordance with MMARS accounting system.

Ability to travel to multiple court locations.

Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, climb, crouch, and lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds.

Ability to gather, analyze, and report information.

Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.

Ability to deal effectively with judges, court personnel, and the general public.

Ability to work independently.

Massachusetts residency.

Full/Part-Time

Full Time

Education

NA

Salary

$51,193.42/Yr.

Closing Date

5/22/2020

How to Apply

Please visit https://careers-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/4944/law-library-assistant—berkshire—00102670/job to apply for this position.

Job Opportunity – Circuit Law Librarian

Circuit Law Librarian, Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries (Worcester)

Working within the Trial Court Law Libraries of the Department of Support Services, the Circuit Law Librarian performs professional library duties over a defined geographic area in the following areas: legal research and reference, cataloging, inter­library loan, bibliographic services, and acquisitions; assists Head Law Librarians in library operation; and may perform specific functions for the Trial Court Law Library system such invoice processing, collection development and maintaining a federal depository collection; performs related work as required.  The Circuit Law Librarian will be based at the Worcester Law Library and will also provide coverage at the Norfolk Law Library, Middlesex Law Library, and Lowell Law Library when necessary.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited library school and 1 full year of full-time experience in a professional capacity in a law library;

Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of library science and law library administration, including current methods and procedures in such areas as collection development, cataloging, and legal research and reference;

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively and respectfully with people;

Ability to work with judges, attorneys, court personnel;

Ability to use computer applications such as MS Office spreadsheets, text editing, and publisher programs;

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written form;

Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, crouch, lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs;

Ability to travel within the Commonwealth and work at other Trial Court Law Library locations when necessary.

Massachusetts residency is required.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$69,160.59/Yr.

Closing Date

5/22/2020

How to Apply

Please visit https://careers-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/4943/circuit-law-librarian—worcester%2c-middlesex-%26-norfolk/job to apply for this position online.

Position Announcement: Research and Access Services Librarian


The Roger Williams University Law Library seeks candidates for the position of Research and Access Services Librarian.  We will be accepting applications until the position is filled. Consideration of applications will begin on Monday, May 18.

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Associate Law Librarian, the Research and Access Services provides reference and research support to law school students, faculty, and staff. The incumbent is responsible for managing circulation, reserves, and other access services, and providing legal research instruction to law library patrons.

To view the full job description, please visit: https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=121522

If you have any questions, please contact Lucinda Harrison-Cox, Search Committee chair at lharrison-cox@rwu.edu.

Open Position: Head Law Librarian

The Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries has an opening for a Head Law Librarian in our Lowell Law Library. More information on this position can be found at https://employees-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/4856/head-law-librarian—lowell-law-library/job. The closing date for applications is March 9th.

POSITION SUMMARY

Working within the Trial Court Law Libraries of Department of Support Services, the Head Law Librarian administers all activities of a public law library within the Trial Court; is responsible for the planning and management of a Trial Court library collection; performs professional library duties including acquisition, cataloging, and reference; ensures that the legal information needs of the library users are met, including the judiciary, court staff, members of the bar, self-represented litigants and the public;  supervises Law Librarians and Law Library Assistant(s), participates in system-wide activities such as long-range planning, electronic library services, special projects, and other library and court services related work as required.

Open Position: Experienced Research and Instructional Services Librarian

The Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School has an opening for an Experienced Research and Instructional Services Librarian. Details are available at Reference & Instruction Librarian – Yale University – Job Details and below. Please feel free to contact Jordan Jefferson at jordan.a.jefferson@yale.edu with any questions.

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Instructional Services, the Research and Instructional Services Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library is responsible for providing significant research, reference, and instructional service in a dynamic and challenging environment. This position provides an unparalleled working experience amongst a diverse community of scholars and access to a world-class collection of print and digital materials. A successful candidate will be creative, thoughtful, agile, culturally competent, and display emotional intelligence.

The librarian in this position will provide superior research and reference services to students, faculty, staff, and the Yale community in a variety of venues. In addition, this position participates in formal instruction in for-credit legal research courses as well as informal instruction in the first year and clinical programs, guest lectures, and other workshops. This position works collaboratively in a team setting with all members of the Law Library.

The librarian in this position may develop print and electronic research guides, video tutorials, and other technology-based tools to educate and assist patrons in conducting legal research and using library resources. This position also participates in developing the Library’s online presence via the web site and other electronic means. There may be opportunities to participate in collection development, engage in scholarship, create exhibits, and develop other law library activities according to abilities, aptitude, and desire. Strong emphasis on teamwork, individual growth, and professional development.

All professional librarians will participate in library planning committees, working groups, and task forces within the Law Library and the University Library. There are also opportunities for professional growth and involvement including engaging in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. A successful candidate will be expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.

This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 2 to 5 based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at bit.ly/YULRanksPromotions .

Essential Duties

  1. Provides research service to students, faculty, clinics, centers, staff, and members of the Yale community through consultations, formal and informal instruction, and in-person and virtual reference services.
  2. Teaches in formalized legal research program as well as in a variety of classroom and electronic settings.
  3. Engages in outreach to support research, instructional offerings, and information resources of the Law Library.
  4. Creates and maintains research support tools and online guides. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, archivists, and other providers of information resources to provide superior research and instructional services.
  5. Works closely with collections, acquisitions, and cataloging librarians, and staff on selecting, acquiring, and receiving resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.) and preparing them for availability to users.
  6. Participates in departmental research support and collections program planning.
  7. Participates in library planning committees, working groups, and task forces within the Law and University Libraries. Engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities.
  8. Seeks opportunities for professional growth and involvement. Expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.
  9.  Monitors developments and best practices to help ensure the excellence of the Law Library’s research and instructional offerings.
  10. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.
  11. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (or foreign equivalent).

Required Skill/Ability 1:

A minimum of 2 years of professional experience. Demonstrated ability providing research and reference support in complex areas of legal research.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated ability teaching within a formal classroom setting, litigating in court, or presenting in another learning environment. Demonstrated ability with current legal information technologies, publishing formats, databases, and legal research sources and techniques.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability to function in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment that emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary research and instructional services. Strong public services orientation.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Emotionally intelligent with positive attitude. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively across units. Demonstrated ability to think independently, consult appropriately, and solve problems.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion. Ability to coordinate, lead and direct such projects. Self-motivated, superior attention to detail, excellent organizational skills. Strong analytical ability, creative, and agile.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

  1. At least three years’ experience providing research and instructional services in an academic, public, or private law library.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience researching in a specialized area or topic.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with web development tools, web based tools, or other technologies beyond traditional online research databases.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Note

Yale University is a tobacco-free campus