The Pritzker Legal Research Center of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law invites applications for the full-time, benefits-eligible position of Faculty Services and Digital Strategies Librarian. The successful candidate will join a team of experienced reference librarians that provides the highest level of reference assistance, research instruction, and support to meet the multifaceted information needs of the Northwestern Law community, as well as to a broad range of library users throughout Northwestern University and beyond. Reporting to the Associate Director for Public Services, the Faculty Services and Digital Strategies Librarian has responsibility for providing dynamic and proactive research support to Northwestern Law faculty.
Specific duties of this position include the following:
- Coordinates and promotes library services to Northwestern Law faculty, including overseeing the faculty-librarian liaison program.
- Initiates and maintains regular contact with Northwestern Law faculty to ascertain specific research and teaching interests and requirements; Works with the Scholarly Communications Librarian to develop research profiles of faculty members pursuant to those research interests.
- Liaises with Northwestern University Library on faculty-focused Digital Strategy development.
- Supervises the Pritzker Faculty Research Fellows program, which provides student research assistance to faculty.
- Works with the Dean’s office to coordinate onboarding of new faculty members regarding library services and resources.
- Participates in the collection development process with particular emphasis on identifying resources that address needs identified by the faculty research profiles.
- Provides in-person and online reference services, including development of tutorials and guides.
- Participates in the legal research curriculum and presentations.
- Establishes and fosters contacts with other professionals-particularly those in faculty service positions-and libraries by participating in committee work and activities of Law School, University, and professional organizations.
- Participates in library staff development activities and engages in special projects and miscellaneous duties as assigned.
- D. from an A.B.A.-accredited institution.
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school, or related experience and interest in pursuing an M.L.S., or equivalent degree.
- Demonstrated experience with legal research materials, techniques and strategies.
- Strong service orientation and enthusiasm for working with law faculty and students.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others in a collegial atmosphere; ability to manage and work efficiently on multiple projects.
- Successful experience teaching legal research in the classroom.
- Professional experience in an academic law library.
To apply, candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter explaining their interest in the position through Northwestern’s online application system at this link: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MTgwMA==. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Specific inquiries can be addressed to Tom Gaylord, Faculty Services and Scholarly Communications Librarian, Pritzker Legal Research Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Applications will only be accepted via online submission.
- Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.
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