The University of Missouri School of Law Library seeks a Student Services and Outreach Librarian who will provide excellent library services to the Law School community. The position will be responsible for overseeing the Law Library's access services operations and engaging students in many capacities. We seek a creative, energetic candidate who will inspire and guide students in utilizing innovative library resources for their academic and work endeavors. The ideal candidate will be passionate about understanding student legal education, flexible and adaptable to change, a strong problem-solver, a team-builder, and an excellent communicator.
Oversee access services operations including the library systems and personnel supporting circulation and resource sharing services.
Work with the Associate Law Librarian in the development and implementation of access services policies and procedures.
Provide reference, research, instruction, and other duties as assigned.
Cultivate strong working relationships with students, student groups, faculty, and staff.
Promote and demonstrate library resources including emerging legal technologies.
Develop and maintain web-based guides and related digital resources to support user education and access to library resources.
Coordinate effective and strategic marketing of library services, resources, and spaces.
Contribute Law Library social media content for the Law School communication outlets.
Develop outreach materials such as displays, exhibits, brochures, and other marketing materials.
Serve on Law Library, Law School, and other committees (or teams) as appointed.
The successful candidate will bring:
Strong communication skills. Comfortable and adept communicating face-to-face, in writing, and through social media.
Effective problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills to be a good team member and strong relationship builder.
Innovative thinking. Contribute and implement ideas for overall library improvement.
Master's degree from an A.L.A. accredited school of information or library science by time of appointment.
J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Previous relevant experience in a law library. Demonstrated interest in law librarianship through a combination of education and relevant experience. Tech-savvy with library systems and with legal education and law practice technologies.
Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with experience.
Upload cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for at least three references.
Preference for applications received by March 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The position is available June 1, 2020. Start date negotiable.
The University Libraries are an open, active, and accessible learning environment, a hub for global information, and a secure repository for scholarship. We value freedom of access, diversity and inclusion, service to our community and state, and responsible stewardship. We seek candidates who share these values, who are active leaders engaged in the pursuit and discovery of knowledge and the advancement of education, and whose work will reflect a strong commitment to advance the teaching, research, and services programs of an engaged public University and Law School.
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