- Position will remain open until filled -
The University of Minnesota Law Library seeks highly motivated applicants for the position of Instructional Services Librarian. This position reports to the Reference Administration & Web Services Librarian. Professional librarians are hired under the University of Minnesota Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) employee classification system which may lead to promotion and continuous appointment based on successful fulfillment of library duties, published scholarship, and professional participation.
The Law Library is an integral part of the University of Minnesota Law School, which consistently ranks among the top law schools in the nation. The Library serves a highly productive and engaged Law faculty and an exceptional student body, and supports a wide array of legal and interdisciplinary scholarly research interests. The Law Library is one of the largest academic legal research centers in the United States, offering extensive U.S., foreign, comparative, and international law collections in print and electronic formats.
The Law School and Law Library greatly benefit from being part of the University of Minnesota, one of the largest research institutions in the world. The Twin Cities—Minneapolis and St. Paul—offer a vibrant economy and diverse community, providing residents with a quality of life generally considered among the very best in the United States.
Primary areas of responsibility include leading the Law Library's research instruction program in consultation with the Reference Administration & Web Services Librarian, and providing reference and research assistance as a member of the Library's reference team. The range of research instruction currently provided includes: Practice-Ready Legal Research, a two-credit course, offered in the fall and spring semesters; legal research instruction provided as part of the first-year Legal Research & Writing course; research presentations in upper-level courses with significant writing requirements; and subject-specific research presentations.
In consultation with the Reference Administration & Web Services Librarian, the Instructional Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of teaching the Practice-Ready Legal Research course. The Instructional Services Librarian collaborates with the Law School's Director of Legal Writing and leads the Library reference staff in providing basic legal research instruction for the first-year Legal Research & Writing program. The Instructional Services Librarian develops and coordinates other formal and informal research instruction initiatives in collaboration with the reference staff.
The Instructional Services Librarian is a member of the Law Library's reference team, providing general reference and research assistance to all Library patrons and participating in a rotating reference schedule that includes evenings and some Saturdays. Reference duties include: conducting in-depth research and developing specialized research expertise as needed in support of the scholarship and teaching of the Law School faculty; facilitating research conducted by students including their work on journals, moot courts, clinics, and in seminar courses; preparing and updating Library research guides; and other responsibilities as assigned.
For complete information and to apply for this position, please view the posting at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs Job Opening ID #315699