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Saturday, December 14, 2013

F/T - Reference Librarian, Brooklyn Law School (NY)

Reference Librarian, Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School Library (BLS Library) seeks a dynamic, innovative, user-focused individual with 0–3 years’ experience to serve as a Reference Librarian.

BLS Library is the legal research center for Brooklyn Law School, a private law school located in downtown Brooklyn, New York City.  Founded in 1901, BLS enrolls approximately 1000 full-time and 150 part-time students.

Position Summary
The Reference Librarian will join a library staff of ten librarians and eleven paraprofessionals.  BLS Library provides reference service to faculty, staff, students, and alumni six days per week, both in person and electronically.  Reference Librarians teach Advanced Legal Research courses as well as other formal and informal classes. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Staffing the Library’s Reference Desk, including evening and/or Saturday shifts
  • Supporting the research and instructional needs of BLS faculty, students, and other library users
  • Teaching students legal research skills using electronic and print information sources and providing informal legal research instruction
  • Participating in the Library’s faculty liaison program and serving as liaison to one of the BLS scholarly journals
  • Participating in marketing library services and resources to the BLS community, including using social media and preparing web-based research guides
  • M.L.S. or equivalent and J.D. from accredited institutions (will consider candidates receiving the M.L.S. in Spring 2014)
  • Working knowledge of legal materials and research strategies needed by law faculty and students
  • Demonstrated expertise and aptitude for learning technology related to job duties
  • Strong service orientation
  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated  ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups within an academic community
  • Experience teaching or training people to use legal research tools
  • Experience working in an academic law library
To apply:
Applications should include:
  • A cover letter describing qualifications and experience
  • A current resume detailing education and relevant experience
  • The names and contact information for three professional references
Apply to:

Janet Sinder
Director of the Library & Associate Professor of Law
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Applications by e-mail are accepted and encouraged.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.  Preference will be given to applications received by January 10, 2014.