Reference Librarian (Faculty Announcement) NCCU School of Law

Reference Librarian–NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY 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.

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Collection Management Librarian (Job Announcement) NCCU School of Law

Collection Management Librarian-NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

(Durham, North Carolina)

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

The collection management librarian reports to the law librarian for access and technical services and works closely with the school library. S/he will coordinate the updating of print and microfilm/microfiche materials; coordinate the process of getting newly purchased items properly shelved and maintain a regular shelf count to aid in keeping inventory. S/he is responsible for knowing when a shift of the collection is necessary to accommodate growth and for coordinating any such shift, including keeping track of necessary signage changes and maintenance of statistics of all coordinated work. Position requires management of the work of support staff, service at the circulation desk and evening and weekend hours.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Commitment to diversity and inclusion in fulfillment of the missions of the university, law school and law library; excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities are essential. Candidate must be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, lift, finger pages and carry out repetitive motions associated with the maintenance of library stacks.Training and Experience:

Candidate must have an MLS or MSLS from an ALA accredited institution, previous experience working with the public and two or more years of supervisory experience. Candidate must have experience in providing quality customer service, familiarity with issues and trends in access and delivery services, experience managing a large library collection and experience using an integrated library system.