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.
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.
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.
Create and update research guides.
Fill in for other reference librarians and provide back-up supervision for unit functions during vacations and other absences, as needed.
Complete research for law faculty as needed.
May be assigned other duties.
Reference librarians may be assigned to supervise one or more functions in the Public Services unit once they have been fully trained in the above aspects of the position. A more detailed description of Reference Librarian positions and the functions of the Public Services Unit is available at: http://www.law.umich.edu/library/about/Documents/jobs/RefLib.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 February 23, 2019. Applications considered upon receipt.
A complete application requires applicants to upload all of the following documents as one PDF when applying:
Names and contact information for three professional references; indicate professional relationship with each reference