Reference Assistant, Westminster Law Library, Sturm College of Law

Full Job Description
Job no: 495327
Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Library Professionals, Legal Professionals, Business Operations / ServicesJob Description:
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a national leader in experiential legal education, a recognized innovator in legal pedagogy, and the home of multiple nationally ranked programs, including a Top 10 program in legal research and writing. Housed in a state-of-the-art, LEED Gold building on the campus of the University of Denver, the Westminster Law Library supports cutting-edge faculty research, trains students in legal research skills across multiple subject matter areas, and familiarizes students with a range of technologies relevant to modern-day legal practice.

Position Summary

This position provides reference and specialized research services to law school faculty, staff, students, the practicing bar, alumni, and the legal community. The position spends significant time providing research assistance directly to these groups at the reference desk; via phone, e-mail, chat; and through in-person individual consultations. The position will also require work on additional projects as assigned.

This is a non-benefited position, not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

Staff law library reference desk to provide legal research help to law students, faculty, staff, alumni, the practicing bar, and the legal community upon request.
Support the law library’s reference services team, providing excellent and responsive general information and legal reference services through regular weekday shifts at the reference desk.
Collaborate with law librarians to design, develop, and maintain library instructional tools, including the research web pages on the law library website (bibliographies, handouts, tutorials, LibGuides, internet research links, etc.).
Complete other projects as assigned by the law librarians.

Required Qualifications

J.D. degree. An MLIS degree and prior legal reference experience may substitute for the J.D. degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Practice experience as an attorney and/or in a law library.
MLIS degree.

Work Schedule

Part-Time, Monday through Friday.

Application Deadline
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions, please contact Karina Condra at [email protected].

Salary Range

The salary for this position is $20 per hour.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non?discrimination?statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Advertised: July 22, 2022