JOB: Research and Instruction Librarian, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco

UC Hastings seeks a talented and enthusiastic law librarian for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian. Under the general supervision of the Library Deputy Director, the Research and Instruction Librarian provides legal reference, research and instructional services to UC Hastings students and faculty, as well as other users of the UC Hastings Law Library.

Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides sophisticated research and reference assistance to U.C. Hastings students and faculty, as well as other users of the UC Hastings Law Library, during business hours, plus occasional Saturdays
  • Provides legal research instruction to UC Hastings students and faculty via workshops, guest lectures, and video tutorials
  • Teaches or co-teaches for-credit research courses in the College curriculum.
    Participates in the library’s faculty liaison program by providing in-depth research assistance to assigned faculty and their RAs, attending faculty workshop presentations, and making resource recommendations to the Collection Development Committee on the faculty’s behalf
  • Coordinates statistical research for accreditation studies related to the library and law school
  • Prepares and maintains online legal research guides, video tutorials, and library aids
  • Participates in the work of the Collection Development Committee in the selection of print and electronic resources
  • Assists in the evaluation and weeding of the library’s collections
  • Provides Circulation Desk support as needed
  • Contributes to the library’s strategic initiatives and participates in the planning and implementation of new library programs and procedures
  • Maintains an active interest in the profession of librarianship by attending seminars and conferences, and monitoring professional publications
  • Facilitates collaborative relationships across College departments
  • Participates in the life of the law school by attending events and volunteering for projects and committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned

The education requirements include an MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program or significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree and a JD degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
Experience working in an academic law library is desirable. Knowledge of legal materials and research methodology using electronic and print resources is essential.

The position is open until filled. To apply, click here