National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law Librarian – George Washington University

Full Job Description
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Provides research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons
Performs regular reference desk duties and provides backup reference desk assistance (including weekends and/or evenings), as needed
Assists patrons in locating and using a variety of print and online information resources
Participates in liaison services, which includes providing research and library-orientated curriculum support to GW Law faculty, students, and staff of the GW Law’s National Security Law Program, Federal Communications Law Journal, and other Law School organizations; alerting liaison faculty to current developments in areas of interest through selective dissemination of information; and assisting students participating in co-curricular activities
Prepares and delivers research lectures for law students and other groups
Drafts, revises, and contributes to research guides, bibliographies, instructional recordings, and other specialized finding aids and publications
Maintains expertise in both general and national security law and U.S. foreign relations law research techniques and resources through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study
Participates in collection development activities relating to national security law and U.S. foreign relations law, which includes selecting new materials; monitoring acquisitions budget and expenditures; reviewing gifts; and periodically reviewing the collection for currency, withdrawal, or relocation of materials
Plans and mounts library exhibits
Conducts library orientations and tours as necessary
Performs other duties as assigned by the head of reference

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment, and
JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment

Advertised Salary: Other Benefits: Other Information:Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in providing general legal reference assistance, including working with national security law and U.S. foreign relations law materials or the ability and intention to develop expertise in these areas, that demonstrates a proficiency with print and online legal resources
Reference experience in a law library environment
Demonstrated superior customer service skills
Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
Demonstrated attentiveness to detail
Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please complete an online application to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 29, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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