The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its reference/business & finance librarian position to begin as early as September 3, 2019. The librarian in this position will provide research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons;
Performs regular reference desk duties and provides backup reference desk assistance (including weekends and/or evenings), as needed;
Assists patrons in locating and using a variety of print and online information resources;
Participates in liaison services, which includes providing research support to faculty, students, and staff of the GW Law Business and Finance Law Program and other Law School organizations; alerting liaison faculty to current developments in areas of interest through selective dissemination of information; and assisting students participating in co-curricular activities;
Prepares and delivers research lectures for law students and other groups;
Drafts, revises, and contributes to print and online research guides, bibliographies, and other specialized finding aids and publications;
Maintains expertise in both general law and domestic business and finance law research techniques and resources through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study;
Participates in collection development activities relating to domestic business and finance law, which includes selecting new materials, monitoring acquisitions budget and expenditures, reviewing gifts, and periodically reviewing the collection for currency, withdrawal, or relocation of materials;
Plans and mounts library exhibits;
Conducts library orientations and tours as necessary; and
Performs other duties as assigned by the head of reference.
MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and
JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment.
Experience in providing general legal reference assistance, including working with business and finance law materials or the ability and intention to develop expertise in these areas, that demonstrates a proficiency with print and online legal resources;
Reference experience in a law library environment;
Demonstrated superior customer services skills;
Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors;
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
Demonstrated attentiveness to detail; and
Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin August 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. For complete information and to apply for this position, please view the posting at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/68250. Please upload a resume, cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.
Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Location/Region: District of Columbia