Essential Functions: The Wayne State University Arthur Neef Law Library seeks and experienced and innovative Public Services Librarian I. The Public Services Librarian I reports to the Director of the Law Library. The librarian provides expert reference and research support and information resource training for the Law School's faculty, students and staff. In doing so, the Public Services Librarian liaises with Law Faculty and administrators, as assigned, and collaborates with User Experience and Collection Management/Discovery Services librarians and staff throughout the Library System. The librarian also supports the Law Library's mission of public service by providing on-campus reference assistance for the Michigan bench and bar, and for members of the Detroit community. This position requires a librarian with a strong background in legal research and substantial knowledge of Anglo-American legal bibliography. A commitment to service and the ability to work collaboratively with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds are essential to this position. The successful candidate will be eager to explore new methods for supporting academic and clinical research at Wayne State and participate in building collaborative professional networks internal and external to the University. Essential Functions:Substantially contribute to the daily, evening and weekend reference desk services, providing legal reference in person, by telephone, and electronically;As a Law Faculty liaison, expand library support for legal research initiatives by identifying and proactively meeting the faculty's need for scholarly and instructional support and assist with complex legal research projects;Develop research tools and outreach materials in law and related disciplines for students and other patron groups;Participate in collection development by recommending new acquisitions and evaluating existing resources;Work collaboratively within the Library System to provide instruction on legal and law-related information management and retrieval skills, techniques and methods; Participate in Law Library and Library System teams, work groups, and committees; andActively engage and collaborate in ongoing professional development, achievement and service to the profession.
Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution;Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school;Minimum 5 years of full-time professional experience in the practice of law librarianship with a focus on providing research or reference services; Demonstrated experience in providing reference services for public patron groups.Substantial knowledge of Anglo-American legal bibliography; Proficiency with LexisNexis, Westlaw and other online databases and web-based legal resources;Demonstrated commitment to expanding skills and professional growth; andDemonstrated ability to communicate effectively through speaking, writing, and presenting.
Internal Number: 76_206190
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.