Reference Librarian (Faculty Announcement) NCCU School of Law


(Durham, North Carolina)

This is an EPA (exempt from the state personnel act) position.

The person in this position will serve as a member of the team of reference librarians that provide research and instructional services to the law school faculty, students and staff. Duties include, but are not limited to: teaching in the first year legal research and writing program, participating in the library faculty liaison program; preparing research bibliographies, user guides and other research aids; participating in the selection of information resources; providing reference and research assistance to faculty, students, staff, the local bar and the public; developing and marketing outreach initiatives to educate faculty and students about library services. S/he will also develop and coordinate initiatives and programs to support faculty research, including monitoring the quality, effectiveness and timeliness of reference assistance provided to faculty and recommending, as needed, steps to improve service; managing all aspects of the faculty research assistants program; developing and coordinating training for faculty on the use of databases and library resources; developing and maintaining methods for receiving, distributing and tracking faculty reference questions; engaging the faculty through individualized services and group activities.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Commitment to diversity and inclusion in fulfillment of the university’s mission; aptitude to excel in the general practice of law librarianship; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; excellent research and analytical skills and reasoned judgment; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others.

Training and Experience:
This position requires a Juris doctor degree from an ABA approved law school and an MLS from and ALA accredited institution; a demonstrated record of providing sophisticated research assistance to faculty or attorneys; excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, a familiarity with and understanding of legal research materials in all formats and a minimum of two years teaching/training experience.

Application Procedure:

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references. This search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.