The Legal Information Librarian participates as a member of the professional Education & Reference (“E&R”) team to provide research and technology instruction and reference service to Boston College Law School students, faculty, staff, and other members of the university and general community. The E&R team supports the educational and scholarly mission of the law school through a proactive program designed to enhance support for faculty research and to integrate legal research instruction throughout the curriculum. Team members accomplish this mission by building liaison relationships with faculty members and student groups, teaching introductory and advanced legal research courses, by taking a leading role in introducing new technologies into the classroom, and by participating in professional activities at a regional and national level.
Demonstrated knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources and techniques using print and electronic sources. Candidate must have demonstrated expertise in the use of technologies and electronic communication, including Microsoft Office, electronic mail, BloombergLaw, LexisAdvance, Westlaw, web-based research, course management systems, and integrated library systems. Must possess the ability to master new technologies quickly with little or no instruction, develop appropriate documentation and training aids, and teach the technologies to others. Ability and willingness to lead the law school community into adopting new educational technologies; instruct faculty members in the use of these technologies, including presentation tools and web course management software. Demonstrated experience in legal research instruction, including curriculum development, teaching in both large and small group settings, and using a wide range of educational technologies. Applicants must possess the ability to address the research needs of law school faculty in a proactive manner. Strong writing, speaking, personal organization and interpersonal skills are required. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team, and enthusiastic about embracing the challenges of an evolving profession in a time of major technological change. Rotation through evenings is required during the academic year and some weekend rotations may be required.
Please note that we will be interviewing candidates for this position at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically as a PDF or MS Word document attachment. Please be sure to submit your cover letter and resume as one document. Boston College also accepts resumes and cover letters through US Mail at:
Boston College Department of Human Resources 129 Lake Street, Room 110 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Please reference Job Requisition #998
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Boston College also offers a generous benefits package -- please visit the Boston College Benefits Office website: www.bc.edu/offices/hr/employees/all-benefits.html
The Boston College Law Library is a $12 million, state-of-the-art facility constructed in 1995. It is part of a four-building law complex located on a beautiful forty-acre campus one mile from the main campus of the University. The law library serves a student body of 750, a full-time faculty of 56, and over 60 adjunct faculty. The library houses a collection of over 495,000 volumes and volume eq...uivalents, an exciting Rare Book Room collection and a growing array of digital resources. The library facility is fully automated with Ex Libris, offers a wired and wireless networked environment and houses the Law School’s student computing lab, three teaching labs, and multiple group study rooms equipped with audio-visual capability.
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,100 full-time undergraduates and 4,700 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities and a member of the Association of Research Universities, Boston College has 752 full-time and 1,080 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $886 million, and an endowment of approximately $2 billion.
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