The New York State Unified Court System is seeking applicants for Principal Law Librarian to assist in our Suffolk County law Library.
Under general supervision, Principal Law Librarians are responsible for providing professional library service and assisting the Chief Law Librarian in the formulation and implementation of statewide legal research collection policies and directly participating in statewide library planning. They evaluate existing library systems and services for sufficiency in meeting the needs of the users of the collection, and set standards for the currency, relevance and completeness of these systems and services. They serve as a resource for new developments in the law library profession, resolve complex questions related to the application of library classification and cataloging systems, and coordinate resource sharing among several collections. Principal Law Librarians, in concert with the local administrative office, are responsible for budget preparation, resource allocation, and other administrative duties. Principal Law Librarians supervise Senior Law Librarians, Law Librarians and clerical personnel, and may perform legal research and other related duties. Principal Law Librarians generally have direct responsibility for a legal research collection that is extensive and specialized.
Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting the District Executive and Administrative Judge in developing and implementing legal research collection policies and procedures; analyzing library operations and implementing changes; organizing/assisting judicial chambers with legal reference purchases; liaison with the statewide Chief Law Librarian and assisting with developing and implementing statewide legal research collection policies and procedures and participating in statewide library planning; overseeing the preparation of budgets; monitoring and revising resource allocations to comply with fiscal conditions; consulting with judges and court personnel; performing complex legal research; training and supervising subordinate staff, making work assignments, and evaluating work performance; reviewing and evaluating legal research materials of all formats; formulating collection development policies suited for the library and preparing statistical and administrative reports. Travel to other Court Libraries throughout the district is required.
Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Sciences from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university and five (5) years of professional work experience in a law library or a library specializing in the social sciences, e.g., political science, economics, business, criminal justice, sociology, one (1) year of which must be in an administrative position; or Law Degree from an accredited law school and five (5) years of professional work experience in a law library or library specializing in social sciences; e.g. political science, economics, business, criminal justice, sociology, one (1) year of which must be in an administrative position.
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Job Postings – 10th Judicial District – Careers | NYCOURTS.GOV
Base Salary: $ 97,522
Location Pay: $4,300
Location: Suffolk County
New hires must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by the date of hire, unless granted a reasonable accommodation due to disability or religion.
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Pay: $97,522.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
Work Location: One location