JOB: Research and Instruction Librarian, UC Hastings Law Library, San Francisco

The UC Hastings Law Library 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
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

Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited program, or significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree
JD degree from an ABA-accredited institution preferred
Experience working in a law library desirable

Knowledge of legal materials and research methodology using electronic and print resources
Knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies
Knowledge of materials and research methods in non-law disciplines desirable
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills
Strong service orientation
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Enthusiasm, creativity, and ability to propose new projects and workflows

Health and Welfare Benefits
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses
Employee Assistance Program
For your Financial Future
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Legal Insurance
University of California Retirement Plan (defined benefit)
Deferred Compensation Plans/Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs
For your Work/Life Balance
Fourteen paid holidays per year
Generous vacation and sick leave
Commuter Benefits Program

The full listing can be found here.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to