Stanford Law School is seeking a motivated, hard-working reference librarian for the Robert Crown Law Library.
The reference librarians provide premier level reference desk service, and librarians receive a flood of requests for assistance from an accomplished faculty and student body. The reference team collaborates on a wide range of academic projects and instructional resources.
The reference librarians are actively engaged in teaching and comprise the core of the legal research instruction to first year students. In addition, librarians may opt to teach one or two Advanced Legal Research electives at the Law School. Advanced research training is offered in a variety of formats, often in small group presentations to doctrinal classes.
- Provides reference assistance to Law School faculty, staff and students and to other users of the Library. Responds to reference requests received by personal visit, telephone and e-mail.
- Initiates contact with Law School faculty and staff to determine personal and course-related research needs. Facilitates reference-on-the-road program created to serve the faculty and staff in their offices and departments.
- Supervises and supports Library Faculty Borrowing and Interlibrary Loan staff.
- Utilizes desktop publishing software to create audience appropriate faculty, staff and student library resource guides.
- Creates, publishes and develops bibliographies, guides and web pages in furtherance of the law library’s research mission.
- Conducts classes on computer assisted legal research, both in groups and individually, including the use of Lexis, Westlaw and other online databases.
- Reference librarians are encouraged and supported to seek opportunities for professional growth and education evolvement, both here in the education-rich Bay Area and nationally.
- Candidates must have knowledge of basic legal research sources and be skilled at using print and electronic materials.
- Should have a JD and MLS degree, or equivalent law and/or library degree or a related advanced degree.
- Candidates with 1-3 years relevant experience; teaching experience; and/or basic knowledge of digital resources are also preferred.
- Must possess a very strong service ethic, and the ability to blend harmoniously with his or her colleagues and the law school and university communities.
- A commitment to continuous service improvement and innovation is important.
All librarians are eligible for continuing term appointments.
All qualified and interested applicants must apply online via the Stanford jobs website http://jobs.stanford.edu (Reference job number 38203). To apply, please send resume, the names of three references and a few short paragraphs briefly describing a typical day in what would be your “dream” law library job.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Deputy Director, Robert Crown Law Library
Stanford, CA 94305-8612