The University of Houston Law Center invites applications for a Reference and Student Services Librarian.
The University of Houston Law Center O’Quinn Law Library is seeking outstanding candidates with demonstrated excellent communication skills and strong service orientation; ability to work strategically in a complex, changing environment; proven capacity to work both independently and as a team member; and the ability to work effectively with law faculty, students, staff, and a diverse community.
The Law Center has 47 full-time faculty and enrolls a total of 850 students. In addition to offering a vibrant J.D. program, the Law Center offers LL.M. concentrations in health law; taxation; energy, environment, and natural resources; international law; and intellectual property and information law. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
Responsibilities: Develop, market, and coordinate library services and programs for law students; provide reference services to law school faculty, staff, students, attorneys, and the public at the reference desk, including some evening and weekend hours; serve as library liaison to assigned law school faculty members; provide legal research instruction for law center classes and workshops; create and maintain legal research guides, tutorials, and other library publications; participate in the evaluation and selection of information resources for collection development; and other duties as assigned.
Reports to the Director of the Law Library.
The Reference and Student Services Librarian is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation will be based on experience.
About O'Quinn Law Library
The O'Quinn Law Library is the largest public legal research institution in the nation’s fourth largest city. With a very reasonable cost of living, Houston is a cosmopolitan city, with first-rate restaurants, symphony, opera, ballet, and theatrical companies and museums, as well as a port ranked number one in international shipping. A sophisticated international and domestic legal practice provides a superb professional environment for law librarianship. Law Center programs consistently rank among the best in the country. The Law Center’s student body of over 1,000, forty-five full-time faculty members, and a rich complement of adjunct faculty provide the intellectual challenges and opportunities for professional growth. The Law Center and the Law Library support the professional development and travel of professional staff.