Technology and Reference Librarian Brooklyn Law School

Full Job Description

POSITION: Technology and Reference LibrarianREPORTS TO: Director of the Library

STATUS: Full-time, Exempt, Hybrid Work Environment

SALARY RANGE: $75,000 to $110,000, dependent on skillset and experience.


SUMMARY: Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School is a distinguished, independent law school located in Downtown Brooklyn, New York. The Law School is searching for an Executive Assistant to the President and Dean of the Law School. The Law School’s size, vibrant employee and student population, and commitment to training the next generation of lawyers and promoting social justice, will offer a candidate the opportunity to develop and diversify practical skills and participate firsthand in operating a successful educational institution. This highly visible position supports the Dean in the daily management of the office. The Law School is searching for a dynamic, innovative, user-focused individual to serve as a Technology and Reference Librarian.


The Technology & Reference Librarian manages the day-to-day technical support as well as the lifecycle of the Library’s systems, applications, hardware and web services, and collections management applications; coordinates the planning, evaluation and implementation of the Library’s electronic resources; recommends, configures, and provides support for new and emerging technologies and processes, and evaluates new education technologies and provides training on its use. The Librarian also manages the operations of the Library’s Student Computing Network and the executes the library’s vision for education technology.



  • M.L.S. from an ALA (or equivalent) accredited library school.
  • Strong information technology skills.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of legal electronic information resources.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to remain flexible and to adjust to change.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience, however, experience can be substituted with relevant education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ABA accredited JD (or equivalent foreign degree)
  • Degree in a computer science, information design, network technology or equivalent experience.
  • Commitment to emerging library practices and technologies.
  • Familiarity with KOHA or other integrated library systems.
  • Familiarity with cataloging and metadata standards for e-resources.
  • Proficiency with web design and familiarity with web standards and usability practices.
  • Experience teaching or training people to use legal research tools.
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services in a law library setting.



Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the operations of the Library’s Student Computing Network including supervision of 2 full-time and 8 part-time computer technicians.
  • Administrative management and technical support for Koha (integrated library system), EBSCO Discovery Service, and other library systems and applications.
  • Manages, implements, and troubleshoots systems for optimal performance, usability and accessibility.
  • Collect statistics for systems usage to assist with resource allocation, identify trends, improve metadata descriptions, and gap analysis.
  • Library Technology/Resources
    • Support
    • Emerging trends
    • Evaluation
    • Implementation
    • Standards, policies, best practices
    • Training
    • Usage statistics
    • Data management
    • Access
    • Discovery
  • Education Technology
    • Support
    • Emerging trends
    • Evaluation
    • Implementation
    • Standards, policies, best practices
    • Training
  • Works with the IT Department, Library staff, and vendors to maintain the Library’s systems and services.
  • In House Digital Collections
    • Controlled Digital Lending
    • Digital Archives/Repository/BePress/Digital Commons
    • SpringShare LibGuides
  • Reference and research support.
  • Instruction
  • Professional development.



To Apply:

All application materials must be submitted online. Please use the link below to begin your application.

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter describing interest, qualifications, and experience
  • A current resume detailing education and relevant experience
  • The names and contact information for three professional references

NOTE: Applications without these additional materials may not be considered.


The position is available immediately; applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.


Brooklyn law school has an excellent benefits package that includes sick, personal and vacation paid time off, a generous retirement plan, dependent tuition scholarship Pre K- undergraduate college and additional summer Friday PTO.


Brooklyn Law School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Brooklyn Law School not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local law. Brooklyn Law School values a diverse and vibrant community and affirmatively encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds and life experiences.