Description DESCRIPTION: The Alyne Queener Massey Law Library at Vanderbilt University seeks a creative, energetic, and highly customer-oriented librarian to join our team. The Research Services Librarian will provide legal reference and research services, participate in the faculty liaison program, and teach legal research classes in the first-year Legal Research & Writing program. The person in this position will also participate in the development of course materials and teach in upper-division legal research courses. This position reports to the Associate Director for Public Services. Key Functions and Expected Performances: Provide legal reference and research services to students, faculty, the Vanderbilt community, and the public Support faculty research, instruction, and publication through participation in the faculty liaison program Teach legal research skills in the first-year Legal Research & Writing program Develop course materials and teach upper-division legal research courses Participate in collection development activities Create and update online research guides, tutorials, and other web content Maintain professional growth by participating in educational programs and activities to ensure knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments Participate in the work of Law School and University Libraries committees Perform related duties as required Required Education, Skills, and Experiences: Education/Experience: J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and M.L.S. or equivalent from an ALA accredited library school. Two years related experience preferred, but will consider entry-level candidates. Job Related Skills: Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research process in both print and electronic formats. Teaching interest and ability. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong service orientation, and the ability to interact positively with law faculty, students, colleagues, and public patrons. Strong technology skills and knowledge of current trends in instructional and educational technologies. APPLICATIONS: Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references. Review of applications will begin June 19, 2017. ENVIRONMENT: This is an exciting time to be at Vanderbilt University! With an enrollment of over 12,000, Vanderbilt is ideally situated on a wooded campus in the heart of vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. The Jean and Alexander Heard Library System is an integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of the university and community. Our libraries are engaged in major initiatives within Vanderbilt, as well as nationally and internationally. Our libraries have an exceptionally talented and dedicated staff of almost 170, an annual budget exceeding $26 million, and hold over 3.7 million volumes. The Heard Library includes nine libraries and the nationally acclaimed Vanderbilt Television News Archive. Our innovative digital exhibits programs have attracted national attention along with our Gold LEED Central Library renovation. Vanderbilt University is ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News and World Report and has ten nationally-ranked schools and colleges. For more information, please see http://www.vanderbilt.edu/virtualtour/. With a collection of over 600,000 volumes and access to leading legal electronic resources, the Alyne Queener Massey Law Library supports the curricular and research interests of the students and faculty as well as the editorial needs of four student publications. Our talented law librarians are actively engaged in the intellectual life of the law school, providing extensive legal research instruction to law students as well as support for faculty scholarship through an active liaison program. As part of Vanderbilt University's Jean and Alexander Heard Library, the Massey Law Library provides access to a broad range of non-legal resources, including business, science, and medical publications. More i
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