Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown DC neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.
The Law School's Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library .
The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its Business & Finance Law Librarian position to begin as early as August 1, 2021. The librarian in this position supports reference services offered by the Public Services Division of the Law Library.
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 and library-oriented curriculum support to faculty, students, and staff of the GW Law Business and Finance Law Program, Business & Finance Law Review, 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 research guides, bibliographies, instructional recordings, 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
- Performs other duties as assigned by the head of reference
- Graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) 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 service 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
- Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application athttps://www.gwu.jobs/postings/83621 and upload a resume and cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 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.