Duke University, School of Law

Position ID:Duke-Law-RIL [#18534, RESINLIB]
Position Title: Research and Instructional Librarian
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline:2021/05/24 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/04/28, listed until 2021/05/24)
Position Description:    

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The Goodson Law Library invites applications for the one year term position of Research and Instructional Librarian.  Research and Instructional Librarians at Duke work as a team of skilled and creative law-trained professionals who have primary responsibility to provide extensive reference and research services in a technologically advanced environment serving a sophisticated and research-oriented faculty and student body. This position is expected to be hybrid, with both virtual and in person work.

 Core Responsibilities: 

1.       Provide extensive reference and research services to Duke Law faculty, students, staff and the Duke University community; 

2.       Teach one section of first-year legal research in an integrated legal research and writing curriculum and one section in the US legal research instruction program for international LLMs;

3.       Provide instruction and consultation services for student research assistants, student journal editors, and guest lecture in upper level courses;

4.       Create and update research guides and other instructional and promotional materials in various formats;

5.       Participate in collection development.

Qualifications and Experience:

Required: Completion of Masters of Science in Library, Information, or related discipline and JD degree from an accredited institution.

Preferred: 1-3 years teaching experience, law practice experience, or law library reference experience.

The successful candidate will also have

- Knowledge and ability with legal research sources and techniques, and proficiency in using and learning databases and other research tools;

-Ability to work effectively and creatively with an active, research-oriented faculty in varied settings;

-Demonstrated interest or experience in teaching;

-Commitment to excellent service;

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; 

-Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills;

-Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation;

-Self-initiative and ability to work in a collegial environment with high performance expectations;

-Willingness to work some evening and weekend hours.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Duke University offers a very competitive benefits package.  Law Librarians are non‑tenure track members of the Law School faculty at the rank of Lecturing Fellow. Library staff are encouraged and supported in seeking opportunities for professional growth and educational involvement.

Available July 2021 (earlier start date possible) for a one year appointment.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
210 Science Drive
Suite 1015, Duke Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708-0362

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