Librarian Asst. Professor – Reference Librarian, School of Law University of Miami

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Reference Librarian – Librarian Assistant Professor
Law School Library
The University of Miami School of Law offers a varied JD and graduate curriculum. The reference department works from the heart of campus to support the scholarship and learning of faculty and students. For more information about the library, please see our website. The University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida, is located in the South Florida region, a diverse, multicultural area that boasts a tropical climate, vibrant entertainment, abundant outdoor activities, and a variety of nearby neighborhoods in which to live.
The Reference Librarian will perform general reference duties, such as working at an active reference desk, responding to faculty research requests, teaching, and preparing library resources.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Participates in reference services provided by the department to the law school
  • Works at a centrally located, active reference desk to provide reference assistance to law students and faculty, the University of Miami community, members of the bar, and the public
  • Performs complex research for faculty and administration
  • Provides legal instruction in the LComm (Legal Communication & Research) program; lectures in selected law school classes and clinics on legal research, and teaches other workshops and instructional sessions
  • Possibility of teaching an advanced legal research course as an Adjunct
  • Some evening and weekend work is required
  • Maintains current awareness of issues and trends related to legal research, instruction, and academic services by participating in professional development activities; develops professional relationships with counterparts in other institutions, both on and off the law school campus
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
  • A J.D. (or foreign equivalent) and an MLS (or equivalent) from accredited institutions (must have both degrees within 6 months of hire date); or
  • An MLS (or equivalent) from an accredited institution and 5 years of relevant law librarianship experience
Also requires excellent organizational and teaching skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong service philosophy; ability to develop and implement a new program from beginning to end; ability to work in a fast-paced environment with people from varied backgrounds; willingness to collaborate and participate as an enthusiastic team player; willingness to take initiative and be flexible.
Applications should be submitted using the University of Miami

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. The application should include a complete statement of qualifications, a resume/CV, and the names and contact information for at least three persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position. Questions should be emailed to Abby Deese, Assistant Library Director for Reference and Outreach, at [email protected].

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Full time

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