Research Librarian Fellow
The University of San Francisco School of Law invites applications for the position of Research Librarian Fellow for a one-year term. The University of San Francisco is recognized nationally and internationally as a premier Jesuit, Catholic, urban university with a global perspective. Its mission is to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world.
Founded in 1912, USF Law is fully accredited by the ABA and is a member of the AALS. It offers both a JD degree and the following dual degree programs: JD/Master of Business Administration, JD/Master of Public Affairs, and JD/ Master of Arts in Urban Affairs. USF Law also offers LL.M degrees in Taxation, International Transactions and Comparative Law, and Intellectual Property and Technology Law. Embracing the University’s mission, USF Law is dedicated to pursuing excellence and educating for justice, evidenced by the quality of students who attend the law school, the faculty’s commitment to teaching and to scholarship, and an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming learning community.
The Dorraine Zief Law Library supports the research needs of the students, faculty, and alumni of the Law School and of the University, as well as members of the State Bar of California. It is part of a modern, technologically advanced 60,000 square foot building featuring a comfortable, flexible, fully accessible research and study environment with 428 seats and technology-equipped group study rooms. The Library currently contains over 200,000 titles, including the equivalent of 164,000 volumes in microform.
Under the supervision of the Law Library Director, the successful candidate will provide virtual and in-person reference assistance and research support for law library patrons, and participate in the law library’s faculty liaison program. They may also participate in the law library’s extensive teaching programs, including guest lectures and presentations, and law librarian-taught courses.
Full Job Description:
• Participates in the virtual and in-person research service rotation.
• Provides guest lectures and presentations on legal research.
• May teach semester-long legal research courses.
• Serves as library liaison for assigned full-time and visiting faculty.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Law Library Director.
• A JD from an ABA-accredited law school.
• An MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Significant progress toward this degree may be accepted.
• Commitment to dynamic, experiential teaching and excellent patron support.
• Legal research proficiency.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills.
• A strong commitment to faculty and student research and scholarship.
• A strong commitment to serving a diverse and vibrant community, and to the University’s mission.
Additional Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Teaching experience and legal reference experience preferred.