Reference Librarian Supreme Court of Nevada Carson City, Nevada, United States


The Supreme Court of Nevada Law Library is searching for a Reference Librarian who will join a collaborative team of librarians excited about future innovations to improve the collections and services we provide to judges, court staff, legal practitioners, and the general public.

Under general supervision, the successful candidate will be responsible for staffing a daily reference shift, completing research requests, revising and developing new LibGuides, creating monthly book displays, responding to document delivery requests from inmates, and performing other library duties. The Librarian develops training materials, library promotional materials, and research guides; may participate in selecting books and other materials for the library’s collections; participates in state, regional and national library associations and activities; and attends professional meetings and workshops. This position supports the Library Technician and the Library Assistant positions, as needed.

As a member of the Reference Staff, the Reference Librarian has the option to work off-site one day a week to handle chat reference and creative projects, such as developing LibGuides.

We are looking for candidates who: 

  • Are able to work independently and establish priorities; 
  • Have strong attention to detail;
  • Work and communicate well with others; and 
  • Have a passion for libraries and the law.



Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Master’s degree in a Library Science program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent, accredited institution; OR current enrollment in an academic program leading to a Master’s degree in a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent, accredited institution and one year of library or customer service experience; OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year of library experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.


  • Ability to read and understand court documents, legal publications, and complex instructions.
  • Ability to use required communication technologies.
  • Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift ten pounds overhead, such as reporter volumes or other bound books for shifting projects.
  • Ability to demonstrate patience and civility, especially when working with the public.
  • Knowledge of office software applications, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail (MS Office Suite, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe).
  • Knowledge of document management software and best practices (ShareFile, OneDrive, SharePoint, etc.).
  • Proficiency in the correct usage of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.


  • Familiarity with the Nevada judiciary, legislature, and executive branches.
  • Familiarity with SpringShare LibGuides, LibCal, LibAnswers, and LibStaffer.
  • Familiarity of HTML formatting and experience with website content management systems.
  • Familiarity working with ebooks and digital resources.
  • Experience conducting legal research or prior experience working in a law library.
  • Experience with an integrated library system (Koha open source preferred).
  • Experience with Library of Congress classification and cataloguing (MARC records).
  • Experience with graphics programs (Canva, Photoshop, GIMP, MS Publisher, etc.).
  • Experience using Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, Lexis+, and/or Westlaw Edge and other non-legal research databases.

Supplemental information

Carson City offers sunshine and recreational opportunities abound including golfing, biking, off-roading, hiking, skiing, and fishing. Carson City is nestled between stunning Lake Tahoe and vibrant Reno. Nevada’s beautiful landscape, exciting adventures, and thriving economy are just a few of the reasons to join the Silver State workforce!

Benefits include: 

  • Health Insurance: medical, dental, life and disability insurance programs for employee and dependents/family is offered.
  • Vacation: Accrual of three weeks of annual leave each year.
  • Sick Leave: Accrual of three weeks of annual leave each year.
  • Holidays: 11 paid holidays per year.
  • Retirement: Participation in the Nevada Public Employee Retirement System (PERS).
  • Deferred Compensation: the State has a voluntary deferred compensation program.
  • No Nevada state income tax.
  • Flexibility: a work-life balance beyond compare!

COVID-19 vaccination, including one booster, is required as a condition of employment. Verification of vaccination status will be required at the time of job offer. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered. Please DO NOT attach any individual health information related to COVID-19 vaccination status to the application.