(HYBRID) Research and Faculty Services Librarian, Law Library – Roger Williams University Bristol, RI

Roger Williams University

Location: Bristol, RI Category: Professional and Clerical Posted On: Thu May 16 2024 Job Description:

The Roger Williams University Law Library seeks a dynamic Research and Faculty Services Librarian to join the law library in July 2024. If you are passionate about supporting legal scholarship and excel at providing research, instructional, and reference services to a diverse community, join an experienced library team in supporting the educational and social justice mission of Rhode Island’s law school, a national public service leader.

Reporting to the Associate Law Librarian for Research and Administration, you’ll play a pivotal role in fostering a supportive environment for faculty and students alike.

Key Responsibilities:

In addition to delivering comprehensive reference, research, and instructional services, the Research and Faculty Services Librarian will lead the design and implementation of our next generation of faculty-focused services and programs and coordinate in-depth support to faculty members throughout the research and publication process. The Research and Faculty Services Librarian will succeed in these endeavors by cultivating collaborative relationships within the library, the law school community, with the University librarians, and the larger law librarianship community.

RWU Law librarians contribute to library-wide initiatives and strategic planning efforts, collect and analyze statistics to support program assessment and reporting, serve on relevant committees, and contribute to collection development efforts. The library administration supports and encourages active participation in local, regional, and national professional development activities.

Job Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school or two years of professional librarian experience in an academic law library.
  • Excellent legal research skills and advanced knowledge of legal resource’s.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability and experience with instructional design and technologies.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to interact with faculty, students, visitors and staff.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks and projects.
  • Attention to detail needed to complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Advanced computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.
  • Availability to work evening and weekend hours, as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of professional academic law library experience in reference/research services.
  • Demonstrated expertise in coordinating faculty services.

If you’re ready to make a meaningful impact within a vibrant academic community, apply now to become our Research and Faculty Services Librarian! We offer competitive compensation, professional development opportunities, and a supportive work environment dedicated to your success.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to shape the legal education and scholarship. Apply today!

At the University’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be accepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visit 

RWU prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Complaints of Title IX sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the contact information listed below. Details regarding the formal complaint process can be found here: Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and responded to promptly. TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Dr. Jen Stanley, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 / Phone Number: (401) 254-3123 /Email Address: [email protected]

Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall between the minimum and midpoint salary ranges.