Research and Instructional Services Librarian

The Ruth Lilly Law Library, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, is seeking applicants for the tenure-track position of Research and Instructional Services Librarian. IU McKinney is located in Indianapolis’s vibrant downtown and plays a leading role in Indiana’s legal and governmental communities. We have a diverse faculty and student body, a collegial atmosphere, a beautiful building, and outstanding librarians.



The Research and Instructional Services Librarian works with library faculty and staff to advance the library’s educational programming, including the library’s legal research instruction courses and programs for faculty and students; provides reference assistance to library patrons (faculty, students, and members of the public); participates in evening and weekend reference coverage; assists in developing and promoting instructional and user support materials including multimedia and web-based materials; participates in the faculty liaison program; assists with other information services activities; works on team-based projects; and participates in collection development. The Research and Instructional Services Librarian reports to the Associate Director.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with other librarians to teach legal research in the classroom and/or online in the library’s legal instructional courses, including developing and enhancing the legal research curriculum with existing and emerging multimedia technology.
  2.  Provide legal research instruction to Law School faculty and students in informal training sessions.
  3. Provide reference and research assistance to library users with an emphasis on service to the faculty, students and staff of the Law School by participating in day, evening and weekend reference schedule.
  4. Participate in the faculty liaison program to provide research support for Law School faculty, provide liaison support to law review and the moot court.
  5. Participate in collection development by evaluating and selecting information resources.
  6. Other duties as assigned by the Law Library Director and Associate Director.


  1. J.D. from ABA approved law school; M.L.S. from ALA accredited library school.
  2. Research and reference experience and evidence of successful teaching experience in an academic law library or commensurate experience.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in traditional and electronic legal research methods and excellent knowledge of legal and interdisciplinary research resources including print and electronic materials.
  4. Demonstrated expertise in the use of technologies including instructional technology, internet resources, and integrated library systems.
  5. Evidence of ability to meet Indiana University (IUPUI campus) promotion and tenure requirements including scholarship and participation in professional activities.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  7. Demonstrated strong service orientation and leadership skills.
  8. Ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative environment.
  9. Exhibits professionalism by being reliable, timely, flexible, and collegial.

SALARY:       Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


As an urban-serving institution whose commitment to diversity and community engagement is embodied within its mission and vision, IUPUI is a dynamic campus of nearly 30,000 students and more than 8,500 faculty and staff. As an anchor institution within the city of Indianapolis, IUPUI has been recognized for excellence in civic engagement and community partnerships.

IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. IUPUI has received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity for eight consecutive years. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden students’ academic experience and to enrich our campus community. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, and protected veteran status.