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Student Services Librarian, Law Library
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
The Charles B. Sears Law Library at the University at Buffalo seeks a collaborative, dynamic, and service-oriented librarian to serve as our Student Services Librarian.
As the Student Services Librarian, your primary duties will include:
- Developing and coordinating programs, services, and events to enrich the law student experience, including but not limited to, legal research training sessions, individual or group research consultations, prepare to practice sessions, library-hosted social gatherings, and orientation;
- Coordinating strategic marketing of library services, resources, and spaces including managing the Law Library’s social media communications, creating web content, displays, and other marketing materials;
- Cultivating strong working relationships with students, student groups, faculty, and staff;
- Assessing students’ research needs, satisfaction with library services, and soliciting suggestions for improvements through surveys, focus groups, and other methods;
- Teaching JD students in the Legal Analysis, Writing & Research (LAWR) program;
- Providing in-person and remote reference service as a member of the reference team;
- Creating research guides and tutorials to further the discovery of legal information resources;
- Providing legal and interdisciplinary research support and liaison services to Law School faculty;
- Initiate and participate in other projects and initiatives according to institutional needs;
- Other duties as assigned.
This is a two-year, renewable, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian in an academic research-oriented environment with expectations for research, publication and service. The Student Services Librarian will report to the Director of the Law Library and work with librarians, faculty, and staff across the School of Law and the University Libraries.
We invite individuals to apply whose perspectives and experiences will enrich and strengthen our organization. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies strive to honor and reflect this diversity. We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply.
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
About the University Libraries
As SUNY’s largest academic research library, we offer an outstanding array of information resources, technologies, services, and people to support academic achievement. The Libraries play a vital role in the academic success of our students, the teaching and research of our faculty, and the intellectual pursuits of our alumni and community members. Our broad selection of digital and print resources, innovative services, and expert staff support scholarly and creative achievements in new and exciting ways.
The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups in order to build a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community.
- Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent required at commencement of employment;
- Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited institution or equivalent required at commencement of employment;
- Demonstrated awareness of the challenges and opportunities for justice, diversity, inclusion, equity and access in staffing, services, collections, and physical spaces within the Libraries, the University, and in higher education;
- Knowledge of and proficiency with a wide range of legal information sources and research methods;
- Experience performing legal research in an academic, government, or law firm setting;
- A strong service orientation;
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
- Demonstrated ability to think independently, consult appropriately, and solve problems;
- Evidence of the ability to meet the University at Buffalo’s standards for tenure and promotion, including research, publication, and service.
- Experience in an academic law library;
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