The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its reference/foreign & international librarian position to begin as early as August 1, 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 include:
-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 GW Law’s International & Comparative Law Program, The George Washington International Law Review, the Jessup Moot Court Competition, 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 and foreign & international law research techniques and resources through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study;
-Participates in collection development activities relating to foreign & international 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.
ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) or completion of degree requirements by time of appointment; and ABA-accredited JD (or equivalent) or completion of degree requirements by time of appointment.
-Experience in providing general legal reference assistance, including working with foreign & international 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.
-Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages.
-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.