Reference Librarian (Law School) Westcliff University CA

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At Western State College of Law, we are constantly striving to be the best while valuing each of our team members as human beings and succeeding together!

Western State College of Law is a leader in innovative global education. We are respected for our transformative, technologically advanced programs and initiatives with a focus on excellence, social responsibility, and diversity. Our tagline – “Educate. Inspire, Empower.” –is a summary of our Mission Statement. As it suggests, the main focus of our University is tostrive to enhance the opportunities of our students and employees to enjoy success through empowerment, as a result of their education and hard work.

With diversity and inclusion at the forefront of Western State College of Law’s core values, wepromote a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness regardless of, but not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, family status, religion, ethnicity, national origin, physical disability, veteran status, or age. By joining the Western State College of Law team, you’ll beplaying a significant role in our growth, having an opportunity to put your personal touch on Western State College of Law’s progress as we grow and succeed together!

Western State College of Law at Western State is seeking for a Reference

Librarian. The Reference librarian reports to the Director of the Law Library.

Located in beautiful Orange County, California, Western State is located minutes from beaches, world-class amusement parks, and top dining and shopping areas.

Essential Duties:

Responsibilities for this position include:

· Provides reference assistance to law students, faculty, and other WSCL patrons

· Participates in student instruction and outreach activities including the first-year

Legal Writing and Research program, orientation, specialized in-class research sessions, as well as research courses taught exclusively by librarians

· Participates as a member of the collection development team for both online and print collections

· Contributes to the creation of print and electronic reference tools

· Supervises the Reserve Desk and student library assistants as needed

· Evening and weekend hours every so often (not the norm)

· Other duties as assigned


· JD from an ABA-accredited (or foreign equivalent) institution and a MLIS

degree from an ALA-accredited (or foreign equivalent) institution. Persons with a JD who are currently accepted in an MLS degree program at an ALA-accredited school are encouraged to apply

· In-depth knowledge of legal sources and legal research in electronic and print formats

· Strong customer service orientation

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Ability to work both independently and collaboratively


· Experience working in an academic law library

· Supervisory Experience

· Teaching Experience

· Demonstrated interest in or experience with law practice technology


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to

follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an at-will basis, unless otherwise contractually bound.Western State College of Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location