The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is seeking creative and innovative applicants to serve as Senior Research Librarian. This senior researcher will join a dynamic library staff that provides the highest level of service and support to federal judges and court staff.
The Senior Research Librarian develops and manages library services, websites, newsletters, and other materials to promote research services; provides substantive content and participates in programs pertaining to research and civics education; oversees collection development and migration to electronic resources; works with print and digital media vendors; establishes networks with neighboring law libraries; and supervises and provides research pertaining to special projects involving new media, court history, and civics outreach and education. The Senior Research Librarian will report to the Deputy Circuit Librarian.
Provide senior-level research expertise and distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner;
Ensure research services are effectively promoted; develop strategies to increase knowledge flow and accessibility of information;
Apply deep professional knowledge to achieve high quality research services and to ensure department is operating at full potential;
Investigates and implements new technologies and systems relevant to research services;
Provides substantive content for training and education materials;
Develops and provides guidance for collection development and maintenance;
Other duties and projects as assigned.
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program; Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school is preferred.
Minimum of three years of professional law library experience, including one year of supervisory responsibilities.
Substantial legal research skills utilizing print, Westlaw, Lexis, and other digital resources.
Demonstrated teaching ability.
Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Evidence of teamwork, strong service and work ethic, creativity, initiative, and flexibility.
Comprehensive understanding of library operations and management concepts, including experience with OCLC, SirsiDynix, or a similar integrated library system.
Occasional travel is required.
Internal Number: FY19-28
About U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
The Second Circuit Library provides research services to over 200 circuit, district, magistrate, and bankruptcy judges, over 2,000 court staff, and also serves lawyers, self-represented litigants, and the general public. The Library currently employs 27 staff members circuit-wide and maintains six staffed branch libraries in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont. There are 20,000 titles in the full library collection, and a wide variety of legal and non-legal electronic resources.