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Research Librarian and Assistant Director of Legal Research Instruction

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Type: Full-time
Campus: North Haven - North Haven, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview: Quinnipiac University's School of Law Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library seeks a thoughtful, innovative, and practical librarian to join our library as a Research Librarian and Assistant Director of Legal Research Instruction. Together with the Director, this librarian plays a critical role in designing and implementing the library’s legal and non-legal research curriculum, including credit-bearing courses, guest lectures, and workshops. This position also provides research services to law school faculty, students, and other users of the law library. Additionally, this position will have the opportunity to engage in collection development and outreach endeavors.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls more than 9,500 students in 110 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as both a best-value school and a top national university, and has also earned recognition in Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges". Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit qu.edu. Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter and Instagram @QuinnipiacU.
Responsibilities:
  • Works with the library director, law school administration, and faculty to create and implement instructional programs
  • Provides classroom instruction in credit-bearing courses, workshops, and guest lectures
  • Provides research services for Quinnipiac students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the public
  • Engages in outreach to student groups, journals, research assistants, and other library users, highlighting library resources and programming
  • Works with other librarians to analyze, evaluate, and select materials to reinforce the law school curriculum
  • Creates online research guides, tutorials, and other educational resources to provide access to legal information for students, faculty, and staff
  • Collaborates on library and university committees
  • Participates in scholarly activities and professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Education Requirements:
  • M.L.S. or an equivalent degree from an ALA accredited Library or Information Science Program required
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school (or foreign equivalent) required
Qualifications:
  • All experience levels encouraged to apply. 2-3 years professional experience in a Law Library preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of current trends in law, legal information, and libraries, including teaching, learning, and research trends
  • Demonstrated ability teaching within a formal classroom setting, litigating in court, or presenting in another educational/learning environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong public services orientation required
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants: TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit www.qu.edu/health-wellness-and-safety/covid-19-resources/

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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