Reference Librarian and Faculty Services Coordinator at Stanford Law Library
Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford University
January 25, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
MLS/MLIS & JD
Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.
Double Posted Position as a Librarian 2 or 3
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. Applications received by March 2, 2018 will receive priority consideration.
Reference Librarian and Faculty Services Coordinator, Stanford Law School
Stanford Law School is seeking applications for a Reference Librarian and Faculty Services Coordinator position in the Robert Crown Law Library. Librarians who are interested in joining an outstanding team supporting world-class research and teaching through a combination of traditional and new collections and services are encouraged to apply.
Working under the supervision of Head of Public Services, SLS reference librarians are responsible for providing premier-level reference, research and instructional services. Our reference librarians receive an array of requests for assistance from our faculty and student body. The reference team collaborates on a wide range of academic projects and instructional resources, including sophisticated, in-depth research for faculty scholarship.
The reference librarians are actively engaged in teaching at SLS, where opportunities abound. Reference librarians may also teach advanced research courses. Advanced research training is also offered in a variety of formats, often in small group presentations to doctrinal classes and clinics.
In addition to providing in-depth reference and research assistance to SLS faculty, students and staff, the Reference Librarian and Faculty Services Coordinator coordinates complex, short and long-term research projects, serves as liaison to Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Expresso and Scholastica, creates and updates legal research guides, manages faculty bibliography, and participates in library-clinics liaison program. This position may have supervisory responsibility within the department.
Other duties include: participation in the evaluation and selection of information resources; participating in library orientation programming; and maintaining library web pages cooperatively with other librarians. RCLL librarians are encouraged and supported to seek opportunities for professional growth and education evolvement, both here in the education-rich Bay Area and nationally.
JD and Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies required.
Must possess a very strong service ethic, and the ability to blend harmoniously with colleagues and the law school and university communities.
Candidate must demonstrate deep and broad knowledge of legal research sources and be skilled at using print and electronic materials. Interest in empirical legal research preferred.
Candidate must have at least 3-5 years of experience in a relevant library setting with evidence of capacity to work at a high level of responsibility or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Experience managing research service in a fast-paced law library setting is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated deep knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies.
Strong commitment to continuous service improvement and innovation. Candidates with demonstrated interest in developing innovative faculty services are strongly encouraged to apply.
Excellence in oral and written communication.
Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Internal Number: 77715
About Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford University
Robert Crown Law Library is the legal research center of Stanford University. The law library welcomes Stanford students, faculty and staff to delve into the rich collection and turn to the friendly and service-oriented staff for help with research needs.