Reference and Instructional Services Librarian

The University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law, Cracchiolo Law Library invites nominations and applications for a Reference and Instructional Services Librarian position. The Rogers College of Law is one of the top twenty public law schools in the country. Located in picturesque Tucson, the University of Arizona is a vibrant academic community of more than 50,000 students, faculty and staff. Tucson is an affordable city of rich and diverse cultures, including a unique blend of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American influences. The natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and an unsurpassed climate of 360 sunny days a year affords Tucsonans unlimited opportunities for outdoor activity and an unmatched quality of life.

Outstanding UA benefits include a choice of health, dental, life insurance, and retirement plans; paid vacation, sick days, and holidays; tuition reduction for employee and qualified family; and access to campus cultural and recreational activities.

Reference and Instructional Services Librarian Position

The library is seeking an individual who enjoys and is comfortable working with a diverse constituency of students, faculty, colleagues, and other library users. This position is continuing status eligible, the equivalent of tenure eligible for librarians, and librarians are eligible for a sabbatical every seven years. Reporting to the Head of Public Services, the Reference and Instructional Services Librarian is responsible for providing significant research, reference, and instructional service in a dynamic and challenging environment.

Duties in this position will evolve over time as the library continues to focus on how best to meet the changing demands of our users. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching legal research throughout the curriculum. Currently, librarians at the Cracchiolo Law Library teach or co-teach Legal Research, Analysis, and Communication with a legal-writing professor, Intermediate Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, and a new course in Law Office Technology. Some librarians are also involved in online course development and teach online courses to a diverse population of students including JD, Masters of Legal Studies (MLS) and students in an innovative BA in Law program, which includes multiple foreign micro-campuses.
  • Provision of a wide range of reference and research assistance to a diverse group of library users.
  • There may be opportunities to participate in collection development, engage in scholarship, create exhibits, and develop other law library activities according to abilities, aptitude, and desire.
  • Strong emphasis on teamwork, individual growth, and professional development.

Minimum Qualifications

  • JD and MLS or other information science degree from accredited institutions. Significant (at least two years) law library, information industry, or technology experience may be substituted for one of the degrees for exceptional candidates.
  • Demonstrated ability in the classroom or public speaking.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, enthusiastic, innovative, flexible, and comfortable in working in a team environment.
  • Experience with legal research databases.

PreferredĀ  Qualifications

  • Experience performing the duties described above.
  • Demonstrated aptitude with technology.
  • Experience designing a curriculum or syllabus.
  • Demonstrated success in the classroom.

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Salary: DOE, competitive.

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