Open date: June 28th, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Aug 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Mabie Law Library at the University of California, Davis School of Law seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, and creative law librarian for the position of Research Law Librarian.

Research Law Librarians provide legal reference, research and instructional services to UC Davis School of Law faculty, staff, and students, as well as members of the public. In addition, Research Law Librarians prepare and maintain research guides and actively participate in the teaching of legal research courses and workshops throughout the year. Research Law Librarians may be assigned to an area of concentration or to projects that vary according to library needs and the Librarian’s individual talents and interests. This position may also serve as a liaison to law school clinics and faculty members.

About the Law Library:
The Mabie Law Library is an integral part of the UC Davis School of Law and provides services that support the teaching, research, and scholarship of its students and faculty. The Law Library’s collection and staff are housed in King Hall on the Davis campus. The Law Library has access to a wide variety of databases which are provided through its library licenses, campus, and UC-wide license agreements.

Consistently ranked among the nation’s top law schools, UC Davis School of Law offers the highest quality of legal education to outstanding students from all backgrounds. Our unique combination of excellence, diversity, and community is known worldwide. Our world-class “majority-minority” faculty consists of scholars whose expertise ranges from constitutional and criminal law fundamentals to the latest takes on intellectual property and big data. The city of Davis is located just 15 miles from Sacramento, the capital of California, and is a vibrant college town known for its quality of life. We are within a two-hour drive from San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley, and a day trip away from popular Northern California destinations such as Yosemite.

• Provides extensive legal research assistance to law students, faculty and other patrons;
• Serves as library liaison to faculty members and provides complex legal research assistance in support of faculty scholarship and teaching;
• Provides topical resource and research presentations to law school classes, clinic students, RAs, externs, Journal editors, etc. as needed;
• Assists with the development and adaptation of new technologies and systems relevant to research services;
• Participates in the library’s marketing and communications efforts;
• Actively participates in student outreach programs;
• Contributes to the development, implementation, and evaluation of reference and public services policies, procedures, and publications;
• Reports to the Law Library Director who may assign additional functions as necessary;
• Initial work hours are in-person M-F 8am-5pm, with several reference desk shifts. Some evening and an occasional weekend shift may be required.

Salary, Benefits, and Work Hours:
This is a career position and the salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining unit, the University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit. Department:



Basic Qualifications (required at time of application)

Basic Qualifications:
• JD from an ABA-accredited law school, or significant law library work experience;
• MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school, or current enrollment towards completion of such a degree, or equivalent experience in fields relevant to library services;
• Substantial knowledge of print-based and online legal research systems and resources, especially Lexis and Westlaw;
• Strong service orientation;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment;
• Interest or experience in teaching legal research preferred.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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