This position serves as a member of the Research and Instruction team at Lewis & Clark Law School’s Boley Law Library, 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.
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.
Working at Lewis & Clark College
The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
Dates and Deadlines
Applications accepted until filled. Anticipated start date is September 3, 2019.
Interviewing at the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting
We hope to interview candidates during the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting, or by video conference if you are not attending AALL. Successful finalists will be invited for an onsite interview.
Please direct any questions about the position to Mari Cheney, Assistant Director, Research & Instruction, at email@example.com.
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
1 year professional academic law library experience
Internal Number: R-000689
About Lewis & Clark Law School
Lewis & Clark Law School believes in a balanced approach to legal education that ensures a solid theoretical foundation along with hands-on experience in practice. Situated next to a state park, the campus is one of the most beautiful in the nation in one of the most dynamic cities in the nation. Students are only a moment away from an extensive trail system used by joggers, walkers, and bicyclists. The hub of the legal market in Portland's city center is also just a few miles away by campus shuttle.