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This position serves as a member of the Research and Instruction team, providing legal reference and research services to law students, faculty, staff, the College community, and other patrons of the Law Library. Serves in a leading role in providing access to online research resources, law library online outreach, and workshops and trainings.
What You'll Do
Research and Reference
Provide reference and research support to law school students, faculty, staff, the College community, and other patrons of the Law Library.
Provide reference services at the reference desk, in individual student consultations, and via phone, email, and online chat.
Provide in-depth research assistance to law school faculty. Participate in faculty research projects assigned to the research and instruction department.
Digital and Electronic Resource Management
Create and maintain research guides, instructional videos, and other research resources.
Maintain and extend the library’s online presence, including the library website, Libguides, blog, social media, and other outreach services.
Provide password and training support to the law campus for major legal research databases.
Develop and conduct workshops and trainings. Provide instruction and curriculum support to Lawyering, clinical, and substantive law courses.
Participate in teaching upper-division legal research courses.
Participate in the evaluation and selection of information resources. Maintain current awareness of new research tools and resources.
Master's degree in Library Science (or equivalent)
J.D. (or foreign equivalent) or a minimum of 4 years of legal research experience
Knowledge of current legal research techniques, sources, and formats
Self-motivated, with excellent attention to detail, and superior organization and analytical skills
Ability to function in a team-oriented environment that emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary reference and research services
Strong public services orientation and the ability to work with a diverse population and varied user groups
Cultural competence and commitment to building an equitable, inclusive, and diverse instructional and scholarly environment
Excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
Nice to Haves
1 year experience professional academic law library experience
37.5 hours per week
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Commensurate with experience
The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions
The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.
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Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
Eligibility to Work
In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.
About Lewis & Clark College
Lewis and Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the Law School—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. Located in Portland, Oregon, the student experience is enhanced by the inspiring beauty of the college's natural setting on 137 wooded acres in Portland’s southwest hills.