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Associate Law Librarian, Research Services

Posted by: MacMillan Law Library

Posted date: 2017-Jun-21

Location: MacMillan Law Library

Reference and Information Literacy

Manages the operations of the reference desk, including scheduling, staff training, evaluation and policy development. Works with the faculty of the Law School to ensure that students receive the best possible training in research. Plans and directs information literacy programs for Law School students and other key user groups. Participates directly in reference and user instruction programs. Teaches courses in advanced legal research.

Faculty Research Support

Plans, directs, and promotes the Library's program for supporting Law School faculty information needs. Oversees the work of librarians in providing research support. Evaluates the effectiveness of these services and implements beneficial changes. Participates directly in faculty support.

User Technology

Handles ongoing relations with Westlaw, LexisNexis, and other providers of online legal information resources. Identifies, evaluates and implements current and emerging technologies to maximize usage of the Library's electronic resources. Consults with the other members of the Library senior management team on the public interface for the Law Library catalog. Evaluates and assesses emerging research, training, and communication technologies for the Law Library.

Service Promotion and Communications

Plans and coordinates the promotion of library services, communications, and outreach efforts of the Law Library. Directs and participates in the preparation of research guides, bibliographies, and other publications of the Law Library. Coordinates with the Head of Access Services and the Assistant Law Librarian for Outreach Services to organize and manage public events hosted by the Law Library. Represents the Law Library on Law School and university library committees and in professional organizations.

Administration and Supervision

Hires, trains, and supervises all professional staff members of the Research and Services department. Advises the Director of Library Services regarding departmental staffing and budgetary needs. As part of the Law Library senior management team, works closely with the Director of Library Services, the Associate Law Librarian for Collection Services, and Head of Access Services to develop and implement policies and plans that guide overall library operations.
Job Title Associate Law Librarian, Research Services
Start Date Fall 2017
Library/Institution Name MacMillan Law Library
Certification Required? Yes
City Atlanta
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Education
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, (or equivalent information sciences degree).

At least seven years of successful experience as a public services law librarian; with at least four years gained in an academic library setting. Experience in teaching legal research and significant supervisory experience are strongly preferred.

Technical Skills
Knowledge and experience with technology used in legal practice. Knowledge of current and emerging trends and best practices in library technology and databases.

Administrative Skills
Well-developed ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in an active department where priorities and workflow are subject to change. Demonstrated ability to train, supervise, and motivate professional staff.

Reference and Instructional Skills Extensive knowledge of current and emerging trends in legal research, reference services, and information literacy. A strong commitment to the highest level of reference and instructional service.

Interpersonal Skills
Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written. The ability to work collegially and promote teamwork among colleagues. Aptitude for handling challenging service situations.
Application Instructions Salary will be based on education, qualifications and experience. Emory provides a highly competitive fringe benefit plan that includes personal leave, holiday pay, medical and dental plans, life insurance, courtesy scholarships, and tuition reimbursement. For a full list of benefit programs, please go to

Interested candidates should apply online to the Emory University careers sites. When applying please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Address the cover letter to Search Committee, Associate Law Librarian for Research Services. Please refer to Job Code: 72393BR in your application materials.

We will begin accepting and reviewing application immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by July 7, 2017 will receive priority consideration.

For questions or additional information, please contact Mark Engsberg at
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