Law Librarian Assistant The New York State Unified Court System Oneida, NY

Location: Oneida County

The New York State Unified Court System is seeking applicants for Law Librarian Assistant to assist in the 5th Judicial District Syracuse Law Library.

Law Library Assistants perform paraprofessional library duties either in support of professional library staff or as the highest level library staff member in a library that has at least one (1) specialized collection and serves ten (10) or more full-time (or the equivalent) judges, law clerks, and court attorneys. Law Library Assistants perform a variety of paraprofessional duties, such as operating library specialized computerized research and cataloging systems, organizing and maintaining the reference collection, applying library policy, reviewing and evaluating requests for information, and obtaining loaned resources by determining the location of each resource. Law Library Assistants may supervise law library and other clerical personnel and perform administrative and related duties

*Section 25.20 (a) Rules of the Chief Judge provides that an appointment may be made on a provisional/temporary basis
provided there are no eligibles available for appointment from the existing eligible list. To be appointed on a permanent
basis, you must take the civil service examination and be among the top three acceptors.


There are currently three positions available and they will be assigned to Syracuse, Utica and Oswego Law Libraries. Duties include, but are not limited to: conducting manual manual bibliographic searches using print materials, computerized legal reference data base services or on-line search engines; locating requested legal reference material by conducting research; providing answers to basic reference questions in person, on the telephone or on-line to library users regarding the use of legal research sources; assisting supervisors in implementing library programs, legal research programs, and local court initiatives; evaluating collection usage and recommending acquisition and or elimination of materials; preparing reports regarding library operations for supervising personnel; maintaining library collections and judicial chambers collections; preparing vouchers and assisting with processing of invoices; instructing library patrons in the use of legal reference sources, on line databases and library equipment and performing other duties as assigned.


One year of permanent, competitive class service in the Law Library Clerk title; or Certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program; or Associate’s Degree from an accredited college and two (2) years of clerical experience working directly with a legal collection in a library or with an automated library system in a Library Technical Services Department; or High school diploma or the equivalent and three (3) years of clerical experience working directly with a legal collection in a library or with an automated library system in a Library Technical Services Department.

Please view the full employment announcement at:

Job Postings – 5th Judicial District – Careers | NYCOURTS.GOV

Base Salary: $54,768

Location: Oneida County

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: $54,768.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person