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Friday, May 10, 2013

F/T - Reference Librarian, Int'l and Foreign Law - NYU (NY)

Reference Librarian for International and Foreign Law; New York University School of Law Library

NYU School of Law Library is seeking a Reference Librarian for International and Foreign Law. The incumbent will serve as one member of a two-person team responsible for collection development, in-depth reference services, and training relating to the Law Library’s collection of foreign, comparative and international law.Develops and manages the foreign and comparative law collection in print and electronic formats. Evaluates new websites and databases for foreign, comparative, and international law and shares in maintaining public webpages that list these resources. Cooperates with counterparts at other research libraries to share information about foreign, comparative, and international law resources. Serves as liaison to constituents from throughout the Law School, including faculty, students, and clinics. Provides specialized legal research instruction to meet the needs of those constituents; teaching formats may include live lectures, online presentations, individual instruction, and written materials, and topics may include human rights, transnational taxation, and other specialized topics as requested. Serves as a member of the Law Library’s general reference team. As such, the candidate is expected to be able to provide high-caliber legal reference service to Law School faculty and students; to serve as a liaison to designated faculty members; to assist in the staffing of the reference desk, a task that entails some evening and weekend hours; to author and update research guides, bibliographies, and other types of instructional material; and to perform other duties as assigned.

Classification: This is a tenure track position within the Law Library Faculty. The successful candidate must have the ability to meet the Law School’s requirements for promotion and tenure, including superior performance in job duties, commitment to professional service, and/or history of scholarly work.

Application Procedure: Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to: Radu Popa, Director of the Law Library and Assistant Dean for Library Services, New York University School of Law Library, 40 Washington Square South, Vanderbilt Hall Room 102, New York, New York 10012. Applications may also be sent via email ( The deadline for applications is June 21, 2013. The preferred starting date is September 1, 2013.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
  • J.D., M.L.S., and one to two years law library reference experience required, academic environment preferred.
  • Working knowledge required of two foreign languages in addition to English, with preference for French or Spanish, plus German or an Eastern European language.
  • Dynamic and engaging public speaking style. Experience teaching legal research sources and strategies preferred.
  • Experience in LibGuides and/or other web editing preferred.
  • Knowledge of legal and interdisciplinary databases and print materials.
  • Experience in analyzing complex reference questions and in locating and disseminating responsive information and materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn on the job through a combination of peer instruction and self-study.
  • Self-motivated and willing to work independently, as well as within a collaborative and collegial team of librarians.
  • Interested in scholarly publication.
NOTES:Additional Salary Information: Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefit package includes health and dental coverage, retirement plan, and tuition assistance for self and certain family members.