The Reference Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library is responsible for significant research, reference, outreach, and instructional tasks to further the excellent service of the Research Services department in a dynamic and challenging environment.
Provides superior research support, outreach, instruction, and other library services to our diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and other constituent scholars. Provides research support in both Anglo-American law and foreign, comparative, and international law. Provides reference and outreach services as a library liaison to Yale Law School Faculty and legal services clinics. Participates in the development of print and electronic research guides, tutorials, and other technology-based tools to educate and assist patrons in conducting legal research and using library resources. Participates in developing the Library's online presence via the web site and other electronic means.
Together with the Associate Librarian for Collections and Access, the Senior Librarian for Reference, Instruction and Collection Development, the Curator of Foreign and International Law, and other selectors of materials for the law library, develops expertise in collection development in all formats.
The Reference Librarian requires a strong commitment to teamwork, individual growth, cultural competence, emotional intelligence, and professional development. Participates in library planning committees, working groups, and data collection and analysis efforts within the Law Library and the University Library. Seeks opportunities for professional growth and involvement. Engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Research Support
University Job Title: Reference Librarian
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (or foreign equivalent). Qualified individuals new to the profession are welcome to apply.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability with basic legal research sources and techniques. Demonstrated interest and/or experience in foreign, comparative, and international law topics.
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated ability to function in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment that emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library reference and research services. Strong public services orientation and the ability to work with a diverse population. Culturally competent.
Required Skill/ability 4: Strong communication and interpersonal skills; emotionally intelligent; positive attitude. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively across units. Demonstrated ability to think independently, consult appropriately, and solve problems.
Required Skill/ability 5: Self-motivated, superior attention to detail, excellent organizational skills. Strong analytical ability, creative, and agile. Proficiency in one Western European foreign language.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Fluency in Spanish, Italian, and/or French. Demonstrated ability: providing reference services in a legal setting, supporting the research of a foreign, comparative, or international law practitioner or scholar, and providing instruction in an academic or corporate setting. Experience with Drupal or similar content management system.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science. 2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. 5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.