Instruction & Faculty Services Librarian

The Alexander Campbell King Law Library at the University of Georgia School of Law seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and service-focused individual to serve as the Instruction and Faculty Services Librarian. The Instruction and Faculty Services Librarian’s primary duties include implementing and supporting research services for law school faculty, teaching first year, advanced and specialized legal research courses, and supporting the reference desk. This position will report to the Associate Director for Research Services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Instruction & Faculty Services Librarian will:

  • Faculty Services:
    Promote and provide research services for law school faculty. Coordinate the faculty current awareness program. Assist faculty members in increasing the impact of their scholarly publications. Design and implement assessment measures to gauge faculty satisfaction with library services.
  • Instruction:
    Teach 1L legal research and/or advanced legal research as well as undergraduate and specialized legal research courses in in a variety of formats, including fully online, hybrid or blended, and face-to-face instruction. Provide additional instructional delivery of research skills to law students and non-JD UGA students through course specific in-class lectures, topical workshops, and programs in conjunction with School of Law student services and career development.
  • Other Duties as Assigned:
    Participate in professional, scholarly, and service activities. Responsible for special projects as needed.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BENEFITS:  Standard benefits package includes life, health, and disability insurance; mandatory participation in the state or optional retirement system (TIAA/CREF, etc.); 21 days annual leave; and 12 paid holidays.  More information at http://www.hr.uga.edu/benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three references at http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/142393.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Initial interviews may be conducted by phone or video chat.

Position available: July 1, 2020

CONTACT: TJ Striepe, Associate Director for Research Service, tstriepe@uga.edu

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and an ALA-accredited master’s degree in librarianship or information science. Degrees must be completed prior to candidate’s starting date of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Mastery of advanced legal research skills including ability to conduct in-depth research, synthesize research results, and deliver a high quality, comprehensive final product. Ability to plan, design, implement, and evaluate services and programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with educational technologies and knowledge of legal research instruction design.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. An established record of service and teamwork. Proven ability to coordinate complex activities and develop new services.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience BENEFITS: Standard benefits package includes life, health, and disability insurance; mandatory participation in the state or optional retirement system (TIAA/CREF, etc.); 21 days annual leave; and 12 paid holidays. More information at http://www.hr.uga.edu/benefits.

About University of Georgia Law Library

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Questions about the application process can be directed to UGA Central HR, hrweb@uga.edu. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests. The Law Library is committed to diversity in its staff and encourages all qualified persons to apply. ABOUT US: The University of Georgia’s Alexander Campbell King Law Library has a team-oriented, cooperative atmosphere and strongly supports professional development. The library, as the oldest and largest law library in the state, has a rich, established collection of more than 500,000 digital and print titles. Its mission is to actively support and advance the goals of the University of Georgia School of Law by providing exceptional knowledge services, resources and expertise. The law library is part of the University of Georgia School of Law which is consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top law schools and is located in Athens, Georgia, often described as one of the best college towns in the country. The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.