Library Services Law Librarian – Florida International University

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Florida International University College of Law Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative law librarian to join our team as the Library Services Law Librarian. This position provides reference, research, outreach, and instructional services offered by FIU Law Library. This position is responsible for creating and developing FIU Law Library reference and research materials, including outreach and social media content, research guides, and tutorials.

The Library Services Law Librarian will be expected to teach for-credit legal research and technology skills courses offered from FIU Law Library. As an FIU Law Library Faculty member, this position provides subject-specific and legal research instruction, supporting Legal Skills and Values, experiential and seminar courses, as well as co-curricular and extra-curricular programs. As a member of a forward-thinking library valued for its responsive and evolving services, the successful candidate will have practical librarianship experience and a dedication to innovation in provision of law library services.


Provides research consultations to FIU Law students, faculty and administration responsive to legal research and cross-disciplinary needs; develops specialized research expertise as needed in support of the scholarship and teaching of FIU Law faculty.
Creates research guides, specialized course resources and research resources in print and electronic formats.
Provides reference services via in-person and virtual modes to support the mission and scholarly pursuits of the FIU community, responding to inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Conducts outreach programs tailored for student and faculty engagement.
Provides instruction via programs and workshops; guest lectures in FIU Law and FIU courses.
Trains students, faculty and staff in legal research sources, techniques and technology through lectures and research guides.
Teaches for-credit courses as assigned and budgeted. Law Librarians teach for-credit FIU courses as Adjunct Professors and are compensated separately for those courses.
Explores new and emerging legal research methods and technologies, including those supporting data and analytics research.
Identifies new resources and maintains current awareness services related to law librarianship, legal education and pedagogy, and substantive legal subjects.
Contributes to the COL, the profession and grows professionally through substantive involvement in committee work, research, publishing and/or participation in professional organizations at national, regional, section, and local levels.
Participates in law library outreach initiatives.
Participates in collection development activities and makes recommendations in keeping with lowering the cost of education principles.
Serves as liaison to legal research resource vendors.
Minimum Qualifications

JD from ABA accredited institution.
MLIS from ALA accredited institution.
A minimum of 1-year combined experience working in a library setting.

Desired Qualifications

Ability to conduct legal research and provide reference services leveraging electronic resources.
Knowledge of legal resources, print and electronic, and digital legal research systems.
Ability to create digital library resources, such as research and resource guides, through web pages, LibApps, video, graphics, and other formats.
Ability to instruct in a variety of formats and modes, leveraging modern pedagogical techniques.
Experience working with new and emerging technologies as used in a library setting.
Strong customer service orientation.
Ability to take initiative and to excel both independently and as a responsible team member in a collaborative and efficient work environment.
Ability to work effectively with broad populations including faculty, students, researchers, and the general public.
Experience with community engagement and outreach.
Excellent oral, organizational and written communication skills.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Experience providing legal research or reference support services.
Instructional experience, in either an informal or a formal professional setting.
Familiarity with open educational resources for education.
Experience with collaborative library content management systems, web content management systems, and understanding of content and data management workflows.
Foreign language fluency.

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Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check