Reference Librarian for Thomas Jefferson School of Law

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:                 Reference Librarian

DEPARTMENT:          Library

REPORTS TO:            Associate Library Director

POSITION STATUS:  Exempt (Professional)

GENERAL SUMMARY:     The Reference Librarian serves as a member of the Library’s Reference Department, providing a wide range of reference and research services to the law school community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

•      Provides reference, research and document delivery services to faculty in support of their teaching and scholarship;
•    Provides current awareness services relating to faculty research and teaching interests;
•    Manages or participates in creation and maintenance of course research guides using
LibGuides;
•      Participates in the creation of the Reference Desk Staffing Schedule; Covers the reference desk up to 10 hours/week;
•    Reviews citations for inclusion in the faculty bibliography;
•    Provides reference services and instruction to non-faculty patrons;
•    Teaches Advanced Legal Research course on a regular basis;
•    Teaches electronic and print legal research classes to students, faculty and alumni;
•      Coordinates or participates in library social media presence, including blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.;
•      Manages or participates in maintenance and troubleshooting of subscription databases, to include online LLM
databases;
•      Coordinates  or participates in vendor  relations with LexisNexis, Westlaw and CALI  to ensure  proper  ID
distribution,  timely  patron  training,  and  the  highest  level  of  vendor services for our community;
•    Provides training to Jessup Moot Court team
•    Manages or participates in maintenance of study aids collection;
•    Participates in collection development;
•     Supervises  circulation  desk  student  workers  when  Circulation/Reserve  Librarians  are absent;
•    Creates book displays
•    Assists with Interlibrary Loans as needed
•    Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM LEVEL OF EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and J.D.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

•   Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
•   Demonstrated interest and proficiency in computer applications for legal research;
•   Demonstrated ability and desire to teach the Advanced Legal Research course;
•   Demonstrated competence in delivering legal research services;
•   Solid knowledge of legal bibliography;
•   Firm commitment to law librarianship and to a high level of outreach services;
•    Ability to work cooperatively with staff, fostering team building so as to constantly improve service;
•   Ability to work with initiative and flexibility in order to respond to changing information needs;
•    Ability  to  work  with  grace  under  pressure  while  performing  several  tasks  and  helping demanding patrons;
•   Knowledge of Millennium Circulation Module;
•   Knowledge of Web Usability and Design principles;
•    Basic understanding of HTML, RSS feeds, best practices in blogging and using social media.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Millennium Integrated Library System (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) – primarily the Circulation module; Microforms reader-printer; standard office technology.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Frequently sit, talk and hear; reach with hand and arms;  walk, stoop, kneel, bend and retrieve objects at a height of 8 feet (with or without the use of a stool) or at floor level; push a fully loaded library book truck; lift up to 25 pounds; work in an environment that may contain dust and/or mold.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.  Evenings and weekend if needed.

SALARY:

Commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter and résumé to Lisa Chigos at  lchigos@tjsl.edu

Or mail to:

Thomas Jefferson School of Law
ATTN: Lisa Chigos, Director of Human Resources
1155 Island Ave.
San Diego, CA  92101