The Branch Librarian for the Oklahoma Branch Libraries manages and maintains law libraries within the Oklahoma City and Tulsa courthouses. The librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to the federal judges and judiciary staff in the Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of Oklahoma in their respective courthouses. The Branch Librarian will work with the Circuit Librarian and other Research and Reference Librarians circuit-wide as necessary to develop and deliver training and educational programs, as well as provide online reference services throughout Oklahoma (including Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, OCLC, SIRSI ILS, and the judiciary intranet). The librarian is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies, and is responsible for improving access to online databases and Internet resources and providing training for such resources. The librarian may perform chambers collection maintenance, as needed. The librarian will work as part of a collaborative team on library-wide issues and projects with other librarians in the Circuit. This position reports to the Associate Circuit Librarian in Denver and will supervise one full-time Library Technician in Oklahoma City and a Library Technician in Tulsa.
Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (Bar certification not required); at least three years of professional library experience in a law library or legal research setting.
Expert online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources; highly comfortable with providing digital reference service; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to make presentations and conduct training sessions; strong service orientation; ability to work alone and as part of a team; flexibility; initiative. Regular travel to multiple locations is required.
The United States Courts Library Program actively contributes to the courts’ delivery of justice by conducting research and analysis that informs judicial decisions and court administration; leveraging information sources and relationships; and, enhancing knowledge management and dissemination.
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Library primarily serves the judges and court staff in the six states comprising our circuit. Additionally, we provide limited services to to other federal agencies, state and local courts, members of the bar, and the public.
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