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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Regular Faculty
Location Boise
Division/College College of Law
Department Law Library
Employee Category Faculty
Classification Group Title Regular Faculty
Tenure Tracking Tenure Track
Rank Negotiable (must be justified)
Interim/Term Appointment No
Multi-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track) Not Applicable
Position Type Permanent
Pay Range $55,000 to $65,000
Type of Appointment Fiscal Year
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Funding
Internal Posting?
Position Summary

The Reference and Instruction Librarian is located at the University of Idaho’s Boise, Idaho campus and works under the direction supervision and general direction of the Associate Director of the Law Library – Boise. This positions provides reference and research support services to law school students, faculty, staff, members of the University community, and the general public; helps to develop, coordinate, and implement Law Library instructional programs and teaching services; teaches Introductory Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, or other research courses; prepares presentations, lectures, or other materials – including library publications – on specific legal research topics and use of the law library collection; assists with the supervision of student and part-time personnel; consults on collection development policies and decisions, as requested; and completes other duties as assigned.

The Reference and Instruction Librarian is a full-time, tenure-track member of the law faculty and will be appointed at the faculty rank of assistant professor or associate professor, depending upon experience and qualifications. As a tenure-track member of the College of Law faculty, the Reference and Instruction Librarian is expected to be engaged in scholarly, outreach, and teaching/instructional activities consistent with the tenure and promotion standards of the College of Law and the University of Idaho. The Reference and Instruction Librarian reports to the Associate Law Librarian.

The College of Law and Law Library are located on the main campus of the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. The College has a vibrant satellite campus in Boise, Idaho at which the Idaho State Law Library is located. The College of Law Library administers and manages the Idaho State Law Library pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding with the Idaho Supreme Court. The Law Library participates in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 academic libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, with access to over 28 million items.

Responsibilities

Job Duty Function Outreach and Extension
Job Duties/Responsibilities

• Provides Reference and Research support services to law school students, faculty, staff, members of the University community, and the general public.
• Refers patrons to and demonstrates the use of a broad range of resources, both legal and non-legal, using both traditional and electronic resources.
• Promotes and supports use of electronic resources and electronic resource research; provides instruction in the use of electronic resources, and reviews and disseminates literature on electronic resources and online searching techniques.
• Prepares library publications (including bibliographies, user guides, or training materials) in support of Reference and Research services.
• Makes presentations to individuals or classes on library resources and their use.
• Undertakes special assignments, studies or surveys related to the delivery of library public services as requested or needed.
• Engages in intramural and non-university, professional service activities (via committees, etc.) consistent with the traditional service roles engaged in by clinical faculty and in keeping with departmental, college, and university expectations, including appropriate professional organizations at the state, regional, or national level.

Job Duty Function Teaching and Advising
Job Duties/Responsibilities

• Helps to develop, coordinate, and implement Law Library instructional programs and teaching services.
• Teaches Introductory Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, or other research courses.
• Prepares presentations, lectures, or other materials – including library publications – on specific legal research topics, resources, and methods – including Lexis, Westlaw, research databases, or other electronic or digital resources in support of Public Services programs, outreach, and services.
• Prepares and provides electronic resource and research database training for students, faculty, staff, the University community, and the general public.
• Assists in the coordination of CALR training by vendor representatives or vendor-provided student representatives, as directed.
• Assists in training of library staff on the use of legal research materials, and prepares instructional materials as needed.

Job Duty Function Leadership and University Service
Job Duties/Responsibilities

• Coordinates and manages the law library’s e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, and activation of licensed electronic or digital content; coordinating with other collection development personnel as necessary; and coordinating with library personnel from various units to ensure effective integration of e-resources with the integrated library system and library web pages.
• In consultation with the Associate Director, prepares applicable documentation and sets priorities and goals in assigned areas of responsibility.
• Assists with the supervision of student and part-time personnel.
• Consults on collection development policies and decisions, as requested.
• Other duties as assigned.

Job Duty Function Scholarship and Creative Activities
Job Duties/Responsibilities

• Engages in scholarly and creative activity in the areas of legal research, legal information, librarianship, or legal education consistent with the traditional scholarly roles engaged in by tenure-track faculty and in keeping with departmental, college, and university expectations.
• Continues intellectual and professional growth through involvement in professional associations, conferences, and workshops.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in library or information science from ALA-accredited graduate school
• Juris Doctor degree from ABA-accredited law school.
• Strong service orientation, including comfort in relating to a variety of patrons and collaborating with colleagues at various levels throughout the College.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and a commitment to sustaining a collaborative and productive work environment.
• Thorough knowledge of a broad range of resources, both legal and non-legal, in a broad range of formats.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully perform legal and non-legal research in print and electronic resources.
• Knowledge of trends and developments in reference and research services.
• Knowledge of or interest in electronic databases and acquisition and management of e-resources
• Knowledge of ongoing trends and challenges in legal information creation and delivery, legal research, and legal research instruction.
• Ability to effectively instruct and assess students in legal research methods and resources.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Posting Information

Posting Number F000618P
Posting Date 09/26/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and a minimum of three references with contact information via the University of Idaho Career Website. The position is open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received by Oct. 31, 2017. The anticipated start date is April 1, 2018, though this may be delayed due to the needs of the college and the candidate.

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA/M/F/D/V

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

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