The University of Michigan Law Library seeks a Reference Librarian to join our highly engaged and collaborative team of librarians dedicated to providing excellent and innovative services to law faculty and students. Applicants who have passed a U.S. bar exam are strongly preferred. We will be conducting in-person interviews at the AALL Annual Meeting in Austin.
The University of Michigan Law School has 82 full-time and 57 part-time faculty, and approximately 1,000 J.D., 40 L.L.M., and 7 S.J.D. students. With over 1 million volumes, the Law Library has one of the world’s premier collections. The Law Library also has one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of foreign, comparative, and international law materials. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.
Those who will have earned both required degrees by September 2017 are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the Head of Public Services, the Reference Librarian will have the following reference and research responsibilities:
Provide reference service in all areas of law for all jurisdictions, as well as in non-law subject areas.
Participate in the evening and weekend rotation at the reference desk.
Provide research instruction sessions in classes and individual or group research consultations.
Collection development in assigned area(s).
Participate in outreach efforts to law students, including exam coffee break, therapy dogs, and newsletters. Work with Head of Public Services to plan and implement new outreach efforts.
Create and update research guides.
Fill in for other reference librarians and provide backup supervision for unit functions during vacations and other absences, as needed.
Complete research for law faculty as needed.
May be assigned other duties.
Once the Reference Librarian is fully trained in the above aspects of the position, they will be assigned to supervise one or more functions in the Reference & Faculty Services Unit (e.g., the Reading Room Desk or the Reference Desk). A more detailed description of Reference Librarian positions and the functions of the Reference & Faculty Services Unit is available at: https://www.law.umich.edu/library/about/Documents/jobs/RefLib_7-17.pdf
Salary: minimum $63,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications; benefits worth 28% of salary. Librarians at the University of Michigan hold academic appointments.
Available: Applications accepted until July 31st, 2017. Applications considered upon receipt.
A complete application requires the following documents:
Names and contact information for three professional references; indicate professional relationship with each reference
A list of all post-secondary schools attended
Copies of transcripts for all post-secondary schools attended; official transcripts are not required