Law Librarian for Research Services (Part Time) Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

Job Details
Part-time5 days ago
  • Communication skills
  • Research
  • Master’s degree
  • Doctoral degree
  • Doctor of Law
Full Job Description
Position Announcement: Research Services Librarian (Law) (Part-Time)

The Law Library, a unit of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries serving the Law School and University, offers a broad range of expertise, resources and services that enable the Law School to carry out its program of legal education, and support research and scholarship.

Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Libraries are in an exciting time of transformation. With new leadership at the Chancellor, Provost, and University Librarian levels, we are re-envisioning the future of library services at Vanderbilt. Through radical collaboration we seek to deepen student and faculty engagement with the libraries, equip students for life-long information proficiency, increase faculty research impact, create more opportunities for interdisciplinary experimentation, and optimize access to collections and resources, including marginalized and hidden histories and cultures.

We are seeking a team member to help us educate the next generation of leaders and enable research that solves our most pressing problems. We are looking for an innovative and user-centered problem solver ready to join our collaborative environment and transform library services.

The part-time Research Services Librarian will support faculty scholarship and assist with preparation of materials for the 1L research course.

Duties and Responsibilities

Providing reference and research services to Vanderbilt Law School students and faculty as well as the larger Vanderbilt University community
Developing course materials for the first-year Legal Writing and Research Program
Creating and updating online research guides, tutorials, and other web content


Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited institution required
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution required
Expertise in legal bibliography and legal research methodologies
Outstanding communication skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach and present
Knowledge and/or interest in using emerging technologies to enhance the delivery of information services
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Experience working with law faculty
Understanding of scholarly communications
Aptitude for web management and design
Interest in developing skills to support empirical research

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Vanderbilt is a community of talented and diverse staff & faculty!

At Vanderbilt University , our work – regardless of title or role – is in service to an important and noble mission in which every member of our community serves in advancing knowledge and transforming lives on a daily basis. Located in Nashville , Tennessee, on a 330+ acre campus and arboretum dating back to 1873, Vanderbilt is proud to have been named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” as well as a top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area by Forbes for several years running. We welcome those who are interested in learning and growing professionally with an employer that strives to create, foster and sustain opportunities as an employer of choice through:

Working and growing together as a community of communities… we are One Vanderbilt .
Providing a work environment where every staff and faculty member can be their authentic and best self , while providing the resources and opportunities to learn and grow.
Encouraging development, collaboration, and partnership both internally and externally while fostering the value that every member of the Vanderbilt community can lead and grow regardless of title or position.

We understand you have a choice when choosing where to work and pursue a career. We understand you are unique and have a story. We want to hear it. We encourage you to apply today so that you might become a part of our story.


Vanderbilt University has made the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires all employees to (1) participate in any required on-campus COVID-19 testing protocol as may then be in effect, or (2) show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.