The New York State Unified Court System is seeking applicants for Law Librarian to assist in the 5th Judicial District Syracuse Law Library.
Under supervision of a Principal Law Librarian, Senior Law Librarian or other supervisory court personnel, Law Librarians are responsible for providing professional library service, including legal research assistance, original cataloging, assistance with acquisitions, library management in some libraries, clerical supervision, and collection-related responsibilities. Law Librarians provide information about the legal research collection, maintain the collection according to standard library guidelines, perform bibliographic searches, implement resource sharing and may provide professional-level direction and assistance to library personnel. Law Librarians operate a variety of library and research automation systems, participate in electronic reference and technical consortiums. Law Librarians assist higher-level law librarians in managing large diverse legal research collections in the Unified Court System, or have primary responsibility for operation of a small, less complex legal research collection that serves a small number of judges. In addition to responsibility for a main body of legal research material, Law Librarians may have responsibility for other collections, including those in individual chambers, in one or more separate geographical locations and perform other related library and administrative 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.
Duties include, but are not limited to: consulting with judges and legal staff to identify research alternatives using all available formats; providing legal reference services in person, by telephone, and electronically; preparing informational and instructional documentation to support all types of research; reviewing and evaluating legal research materials to identify items to be added to or withdrawn from collections; designing and implementing systematic evaluations of law library and chambers collections; managing or assisting in managing the system for maintaining control of the collection; classifying new items in the collection according to library classification schedule and established guidelines; operating acquisitions system, including bibliographic searching, order preparation, receipt, payment and reporting, preparing reports and monitoring expenditures from library budget. This position may also assist with cataloguing and preserving rare book collections and developing best practices for digitizing library holdings and materials. This position will also help answering the State-Wide 1-8oo Help line as well as the District-Wide Help line and assist in the implementation and staffing of a new Help Center based out of the Onondaga Supreme Court Library.
Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Sciences from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university and one (1) year of professional work experience using library automation, providing legal reference services or involving library administration. This experience must have been in a law library or library information center with a significant legal collection. or Law Degree from an accredited law school and one (1) year of professional work experience using library automation, providing legal reference services or involving library administration. This experience must have been in a law library or library information center with a significant legal collection.
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Base Salary: $66,069
Location: Onondaga County
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $66,069.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
Work Location: One location